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Chiefs stock watch: Which players impressed during Week 9

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The Kansas City Chiefs hosted the Green Bay Packers without their leader Aaron Rodgers on Sunday. The Chiefs defense performed admirably, holding Green Bay scoreless through three quarters, eventually securing a 13-7 victory in Week 9 of the 2021 NFL season.

The Chiefs’ offense struggled to find a consistent groove and relied heavily on the defense. Here’s a look at how the stock is trending for some players after Week 9.

Check it out:

Stock Up: Travis Kelce

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Kelce finally reached the endzone for the first time in almost a month and made clutch receptions throughout the game to extend drives. The All-Pro tight end bounces back from his worst game of the season last week with a more common strong performance. He ended Sunday with five catches for 68 yards and a touchdown, he eclipsed 50 receptions on the season marking the 8th-straight year with at least 50 catches.

Stock Up: Tyrann Mathieu

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Tyrann Mathieu Chiefs

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Mathieu has recently had his name in the press for his frustrations but puts that energy to good use in a masterful performance against the Packers. The veteran safety was an intimidating presence in the secondary against Jordan Love and recorded a rare sack. The 11-yard sack is Mathieu’s first of the season, third since joining the Chiefs, and tenth in his career.

Stock Up - Harrison Butker

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Butker continues to grow his legend as one of today’s most prolific kickers with another outstanding performance. In the victory, the Chiefs kicker connected on two field goals, including a 55-yard attempt to end the first half. The kick was his 16th career attempt of 50+ yards, the second-most in franchise history.

Stock Down - Daniel Sorensen

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Sorensen’s defensive mishaps are growing weekly, with another noticeable mistake putting him on our stock down list for a second consecutive week. The veteran defensive back was the victim of the Packers’ only score of the night whiffing on a tackle attempt of wide receiver Allen Lazard. The Chiefs are committed to Sorensen because of his longtime experience with the team, but he needs a big game before this season is over.

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