Andy Reid is the fourth-most winningest coach of all time with great defense and offensive showing.
The Bears came into Arrowhead following a week full of controversy. From the resignation of their defensive coordinator to Justin Fields words causing controversy. They were simply not ready to face the high-powered offense and a shutdown defense.
The Chiefs defense is the youngest defense in the league and yet they are fighting for the position to be the best in the NFL. The Chiefs did a great job containing Fields. He broke the pocket 11 times and was only able to get 47 yards. This is by far the best defense the Chiefs have put on the field during the Mahomes era. They have no clear weakness on any level of the defense.
Nick Bolton missed the game due to an injury and it was time for someone to step up and the rest of the linebacking core did. One of the performances of the game came from linebacker Drue Tranquill. Tranquill led the team in tackles and was given credit for half a sack.
Another Chief player who had a great game was second-year cornerback Trent McDuffie. He was the second-leading tackler on the team. Usually, when a corner is near the top of the team in the number of tackles it’s during a shoot-out or at the very least a heavy passing game. This was not the case against the Bears as they only had 99 passing yards. McDuffie was attacking the outside on the run game and playing great coverage a sentiment backed by head coach Andy Reid.
“He (Mcduffie) was all over the place,” Reid said. “From my standpoint, I kept seeing him make these plays I think he had a heck of a game.”
On the offensive side of the ball, the Chiefs were in late-season form against the Bears. In the second quarter alone Kansas City put up 27 points. Patrick Mahomes would be pulled from the game early in the third quarter. He finished the day with 272 yards, three touchdowns and a 127.3 passer rating.
Mahomes was able to spread the ball out. The Chiefs had 10 different receivers catch the ball. No receiver had more than 70 yards. Travis Kelce was the leading receiver on the day with seven receptions for 69 yards.
The Chiefs were able to run the ball effectively on the day. Isaiah Pacheco found the endzone and was the workhorse with the number one offense. He had 15 carries for 62 yards. He was pulled later in the game and Clyde Edwards-Helaire picked up the torch. He carried the ball 15 times for 55 yards and a touchdown.
The Chiefs ended the game with no significant injuries. there was a slight scare with Mahomes towards the end of the second quarter however he played into the third quarter.
The Chiefs head to New York to take on the Jets on Sunday night football.