Fans had to be surprised when the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Houston Texans in the first week. Since the offseason has been shortened and there is no preseason, it is possible to look forward to a hasty game, but the Chiefs mostly rejected this statement. They only had one penalty kick and made no mistakes. The game was put on hold in the first minute of the fourth quarter.
They may have spoken out for the opener, but when they faced the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 2, they caught up with the Chiefs. The Chiefs could only score 9 points in the first three quarters and committed 11 penalties throughout the game. Both sides of the ball did not perform well and were sloppy.
These mistakes have been overcome to defeat the Chargers, but Kansas City was unable to play a role and expected to defeat the Baltimore Ravens 2-0 in Week 3.
I looked at the negative themes of Week 2’s victory and explained how the crows used them.
Lax starts with the first defense of the game. After two 9-yard runs, the Chiefs̵
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Wilson’s pursuit obviously lacked effort and completion, and even nodded in frustration after Josh Kelley ran for 35 yards by him in the first quarter #Chiefs pic.twitter.com/DUhtwRoGCz
-Ron Kopp (@Ron_Kopp) September 21, 2020
Starting guard Damien Wilson-the fourth game of the entire game-if he is at full speed, he seems to have a good angle in running. Instead, when he approached the ball carrier, he appeared to be jogging, without reaching out or diving, watching him gain another 20 yards. He even tilted his head back when he was frustrated.
Of course, the chiefs have many bad attempts. There are too many performances, but because of the lack of effort, the play is frustrating.
Just as the Chargers’ fourth-round pick Joshua Kelley has been impressive so far this season, the Ravens will display more explosive and dangerous sprint weapons such as quarterback Lamar Jackson (Lamar Jackson) or guard Mark Ingram (Mark Ingram) and rookie JK Dobbins.
A few games later, in the third quarter, the defender had the opportunity to correct the previous mistake and take the ball away.
This drama has been bothering me this week. We know that Thornhill is a hawk, who showed up in his rookie season and has a great opportunity to win the first overall pick of the year here.
I know he may still be recovering, but this seems to be a mental error, not a physical #Chiefs pic.twitter.com/oIvjl1PsoP
-Ron Kopp Jr (@Ron_Kopp) September 24, 2020
Safety Juan Thornhill seemed to play the route perfectly from the point of running back to Austin Ekeler, putting himself in a good position to play on the ball. Instead, he made Ekeler jump up and pointed the ball high when Thornhill disappeared-hoping it would pass to him. Maybe Thornhill won’t see the ball right away, but this is a missed opportunity that can at least force a fourth knock down, even if no turnover is created.
The chief’s defense must be an opportunity against the crow. Baltimore’s NFL turnover margin leads by 4 points. They only made one shot this season, which was a defeat by defender Patrick Ricard. In the last two duels, the Chiefs only forced a substitution from the Ravens and still won twice, but they could not miss any chance to make mistakes.
Wasted offensive motivation
The defense allows open touchdowns, but this is not the end of the world. The offense has a chance to respond immediately. In the subsequent offense, the offense caused himself to fall by a third, with five yards to convert.
The script unfolds perfectly and can quickly complete the performance to the majority of recipients Tyreke Hill. The throw may be a bit overdone, but the ball bounced off Hill’s hands and fell. Hill had two drops of water-in week 2, the chieftains dropped water four times.
The Chiefs could have wasted financial resources to deal with the Chargers, and so far, their offensive points this year is only 35%. In the face of the crows-by 2020, the crows will score 60%-without scoring, reducing the score by 7 points may turn into a 14-point loophole. That would be fully in line with Baltimore’s plan, a team that was in a leading position early in the game.
The Chargers used the four pass sprints very effectively to put pressure on Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahoms. When they did decide to strike, especially in the third game with one minute left in the first half, the increased pressure made Mahomes feel uncomfortable.
Mahomes will conduct more surprise attacks on BAL this week. LAC put pressure on six people here, Mahomes felt it. It gradually disappears when throwing, resulting in inaccurate passing. Need to hang there, especially to shift the third gear and extend the last drive to half of pic.twitter.com/X25Sm1ThWU
-Ron Kopp Jr (@Ron_Kopp) September 24, 2020
Near-end Travis Kelce used his defender on the way across the middle, but the pressure caused Mahomes to fade away during the throw. The ball fell behind and the Chiefs were forced to score in the second half rather than before the end of the half.
According to “Pro Football Reference”, the Ravens scored 55% defensively in the 2019 season, the highest in the NFL. The next closest ratio is 43%. This year, Baltimore has adhered to this trend, with a growth rate of 47% so far this year.
Of course, access protection will need to be prepared to face this-but Mahomes can do some cleanup on its own. In most cases, he cannot cope with the edge pressure of the charger well. His retreat was too deep, allowing the edge charge to have a better angle to approach him. In Week 3, he will have to manipulate the chaotic pocket better (and possibly more frequently).
Negative major penalties
As I mentioned earlier, the chief was required to impose 11 penalties on the charger. For Kansas City, there are many signs at work that offset the successful results.
Several important games were called in the first half, but they became particularly critical in the fourth quarter.
With a little more than a minute left in the fourth quarter, Mahomes dropped three shots and passed the ball to the center to get Clyde Edwards-Helaire back to the 10-yard line. However, right back Andrew Wylly was charged. Later, in the same round, left-back Kelechi Osemele’s second suspension notice removed the team from the red zone-preventing a regulatory overtake.
The biggest fine of the day did not cost the chief, but it might. Reserve offensive winger Nick Allegretti falsely started a field goal attempt to win the game in overtime, reducing the distance from 53 yards to 58 yards.
The Chiefs kicker Harrison Barker made the kick look easy anyway-but it was not. If weather factors are to be taken into account, it will become more difficult to compete in outdoor stadiums. If the situation is worse, the five-yard difference between kicks will be a bigger problem. If not, a wrong start could damage the Chiefs’ victory. t in the indoor stadium.
Just as the game is sometimes chaotic, the Chiefs won and knew the problems they needed to solve. Head coach Andy Reid can correct these mistakes and prepare his team for perhaps the biggest game of the year.
If he can’t do it, and the Chiefs play in a similar way to Week 2, the game will be determined before overtime.