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#1 von liny195 , 11.03.2019 05:01

victory over the San Francisco 49ers in which Patrick Mahomes eluded the pass rush San Francisco 49ers Hoodie , rolled out to his right and flipped a short, simple pass to running back Kareem Hunt in the flat.He had at least two other wide receivers wide open, too.Such is the nature of the Kansas City offense through the first three weeks of the season, and the challenge it has presented to a trio of defenses.Even if they manage to contain one target, or even two or three, Mahomes always seems to have somebody else wide open downfield."It's hard for teams to play every single one of them," Mahomes said Sunday night. "I know if I get through my reads there will be someone open. With the offensive line blocking so well, I can sit in the pocket and get through my whole entire read and find the open guy."That was once again evident against the 49ers, when Mahomes targeted 11 different receivers and connected with nine.Travis Kelce led the way with eight catches for 114 yards, his second straight 100-yard performance, and Sammy Watkins hauled in five catches for 55 yards and a touchdown.But the breadth of the Chiefs' options was really apparent in the fact that Mahomes' other two touchdown passes went to No. 3 wide receiver Chris Conley and backup tight end Demetrius Harris.Even little-used wide receiver Marcus Kemp managed a reception."I've never played with an offense that good before Youth Customized San Francisco 49ers Jerseys ," said Tyreek Hill, who had two catches for 51 yards. "Like I was telling Sammy, man, I'm excited to have all these weapons on the team. It's amazing, man, because a defense has got to worry about so many options."It's not just the quantity, though. The Chiefs have quality players at every position, and in most cases they have multiple guys capable of stepping onto the field without missing a beat."Guys everywhere," Mahomes said. "Knowing that I have those weapons, whenever someone has to get a break 鈥?we say if you're tired, get a break , because I know I can trust the next guy coming in."That's hardly a luxury most teams experience.Then there's the variety of talent.Kelce is one of the league's best tight ends, a capable blocker whose soft hands allowed him to spear a high throw on Sunday that few others could catch. And when he gets into the open field, just ask 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster how difficult it is to bring him down.On the outside are Watkins and Hill, giving the Chiefs not only two of the fastest playmakers in the league, but also two of the most sure-handed.Yes, Hill only had two catches against San Francisco, but one was a leaping grab deep downfield between two defenders in tight coverage, while Watkins made his mark by catching slant routes in traffic and making guys miss.Indeed, his touchdown grab Sunday looked as if someone was running a gauntlet.When defenses finally try nickel and dime packages to cover the downfield threats, the Chiefs merely have the reigning NFL rushing champion in Hunt ready to handle the ball.He finally got into the end zone Sunday for his first two touchdowns this season."Coach (Andy) Reid has done an unbelievable job of creating these plays," Kelce said. "Right now we're just dialing them up and going out there and executing what's called. It's as simple as that. Not every single play is going to have one certain guy and that's the fun of it."It hasn't been much fun for opposing defenses."We have to do a little better in the second half San Francisco 49ers Womens T-Shirt ," offensive lineman Mitch Schwartz said Sunday, "but we had nine possessions. Five touchdowns and a field goal. That's pretty good."Notes: Reid said Monday that he's comfortable with the Chiefs' pass rush heading into Monday night against Denver, even though outside linebacker Dee Ford hurt his groin against the 49ers. "I think we'll be fine there if (Ford is unavailable)," Reid said. "I know he was sore yesterday. For him to come out of a game is never a good thing. We'll see how he does here, but I'm glad we've had an opportunity to play those guys and give them a little experience here." We will hear plenty over the next week about Nick Mullens’ performance in the San Francisco 49ers win over the Oakland Raiders. But beyond his performance, the pass rush was a revelation — for at least one game — and it was critical to the 49ers victory.The 49ers have struggled to get any kind of pressure off the edge. Cassius Marsh occasionally has gotten through, but it’s been an inconsistent unit. On Thursday, the unit was huge in Dekoda Watson’s return from injured reserve. Marsh finished the game with six pressures and 2.5 sacks, while Watson had six pressures and 1.5 sacks. The 49ers as a whole sacked Carr seven times and got 26 total pressures, according to Pro Football Focus.The 49ers had averaged a little under 18 pressures per game entering Week 9. The unit has been able to harass quarterbacks, but they have struggled mightily in closing the deal. That was not the case this week San Francisco 49ers Hats , even against a Raiders offensive line that has been shaky but not atrocious. Entering the game, Football Outsiders ranked the Raiders 16th in adjusted sack rate. That’s certainly not great, but it’s not exactly atrocious.Dekoda Watson has never been a big pass rush guy. He entered the game with four career sacks, and has been more a special teams player than regular defensive option. I’m not expecting a massive close to the season, but having a guy with fresh legs might be worth noting. Someone mentioned that on Twitter last night, and it makes some sense. The Raiders were playing on a short week, and Watson has been rehabbing the first eight weeks of the season. Maybe these next couple weeks he has an edge over some of the offensive linemen he’s facing.We’ll break down the pass rush in more detail in the coming days, but suffice to say, it was great seeing at least one week of positive momentum for the unit. And there might be some room to build on it next week against the New York Giants. Football Outsiders ranks them 25th in adjusted sack rate, and Eli Manning just seems comfortable giving up on plays and falling into a sack. The pass rush could get a chance to eat once again in nine days.

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