It’s a new Wednesday tradition on PFT Live. It’s called After Further Review, and it focuses on several of the biggest calls from the week that was. Today’s segment, appearing in the embedded video, looks at a wide variety of plays and calls. Two of the calls that we discuss overlap with two of the [more]
As you would expect for any team that began the season 3-4 — and has now won five consecutive games to put themselves back into the thick of the AFC’s postseason race — a lot of ink (or electrons, as we would say here on the Interwebs) is being devoted to the unusual way the Kansas City Chiefs have recently been taking care of their business: by depending on the team’s defense to win games. It’s something we really haven’t seen since quarterback Patrick Mahomes took over the offense in 2018.
Patrick Mahomes shredded the Raiders secondary in Week 10, completing 35 of 50 passing attempts for 406 yards and five touchdowns, by far the most productive game he's had all season. Part of the reason for that was while Bradley did mix up his coverages more frequently than normal, he didn’t run enough of the two-high coverages that have been giving Mahomes trouble all season. The defensive play-calling this week needs to be much more complicated.