Report Card: Chiefs’ defense holds it down in win over Cardinals

Annette Crawford
November 13, 2018

Mahomes targeted Hill again on the second play, but it was an incompletion.

Hill celebrated the score by leaping into the stands, then commandeering the CBS camera - earning him an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty from the officials and a sharp rebuke from coach Andy Reid.

GETTING HEALTHIER: Chiefs safety Daniel Sorensen is expected to play after returning from injured reserve, where he'd been since breaking his leg in training camp. "We just had to take advantage of that today". Not only that, but running back David Johnson finally had his breakout game of 2018, finishing with 183 yards from scrimmage and scoring both of Arizona's touchdowns.

With weapons like Hill, Kelce, and Kareem Hunt for Patrick Mahomes to still call upon, the Chiefs will likely not have too much trouble putting up points against Arizona.

"I thought he was pretty good", Rosen said, reflecting on those days working camp together.

Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson rushed 21 times for 98 yards and 1 touchdown and caught 7 passes (9 targets) for 85 yards and 1 touchdown in a 26-14, Week 10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. They hit Rosen a total of 13 times and hurried him on a number of other plays, rarely allowing the rookie quarterback time to scan the field. "I just needed to put a little more air on it". Thanks to the efforts of veteran players like Patrick Peterson on defense and WR Larry Fitzgerald on offense the team has been keeping most games close. "He's here this morning and he's got things set there, organized and settled down", Reid said, "so he can do what he's got to do here".


The Cardinals will find themselves in the unusual position of being favored on Sunday when they host the Oakland Raiders.

Johnson scored both of Arizona's touchdowns, on a nine-yard pass from Josh Rosen and a one-yard run. Directly after this picture I sprinted to the front entrance to see my step dad passed out!

Trubisky may turn out to be a Pro Bowl quarterback, and Allen may be the answer the Bills were looking for, but Mahomes is playing better than anyone under center right now - including Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees and Tom Brady.

"I'm all in to the personality thing, but he was out of character there", Reid said. But Cardinals coach Steve Wilks has seen enough to know that stopping him may be impossible, and slowing him down is almost as hard. His 249 passing yards from Mahomes give him 3,434 yards through his first 11 games, eclipsing the previous best of 3,205 yards by Andrew Luck with Indianapolis in 2012.

Jones' sack was one of five for the Chiefs on the afternoon, matching their most in a single game this season. Now, there are a lot of things we can build off to get better.

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