To bring the Kansas City Chiefs back to the winning streak after their first defeat in 11 months, coach Andy Reed turned the rulebook upside down in Monday night’s match against the Buffalo Bills.
The second time only in Patrick MahomesMarch 37 began, the heads of the ball ran more than they passed by. They were rewarded for the change with a 26-17 win.
The Chiefs pushed 245 yards on Monday, the most since 2012. rookie Clyde Edwards Hillier He led the way with 161 yards.
Kansas City also has 46 runs, tied for most attempts by any team that Red coaches, whether regular or after season, according to ESPN Statistics and Information Research. (Reid coached the Philadelphia Eagles for 14 seasons before becoming Chiefs coach in 2013).
Mahomes was still effective, going 21 of 26 with two touchdown passes in the first half Travis Kelsey. But Mahomes only threw 225 yards on a rainy night in Buffalo.
But days after signing the veteran return Levon Bell To provide an offensive spark, Running was the star even without Belle. He can’t join the presidents until later this week due to COVID-19 testing protocols.
The Chiefs played most of the match without two offensive men. guard Kelechi Osimili He tore a tendon in both of his knees in last week’s match while tackling Mitchell Schwartz He left the match permanently in the first half due to a back injury.
The Chiefs led a large portion of last week’s match against the Raiders, but Mahomes still fell 46 times with 43 assists and three bags. The Fullback Presidents only had 11 loads, and 10 of them went to Edwards Hillier.
The loss to the Raiders shattered the Chiefs’ winning streak in 13 games, including the Qualifiers and Super Bowl LIV.