Chiefs’ offense attains remarkable standard of efficiency in victory vs elite Ravens defense
They were on-point and quite efficient with the ball on Sunday night’s huge 34-20 win over the Ravens. They manage to finish 10 of their 13 third downs against the tough Ravens defense with one of those three failed attempts coming in garbage time as they ran the clock on the final minutes of play.
The Chiefs finish 10 of 13 on third downs versus the Ravens' defense, and one of those "failed" third downs was the clock-draining run you just saw in these final minutes.
— Matt Zemek (@MattZemek) September 29, 2020
If that isn’t impressive then you must be watching the wrong sport.
Reigning Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes had another masterful performance tallying 385 passing yards, four passing TD’s, zero interceptions and a rushing TD to his name. The 25-year old was simply surgical on Week 3 as he outplayed QB counterpart Lamar Jackson to walk away with the Chief’s third straight win this season.
The Ravens did end up out-tackling the Chiefs 73-47 but those clearly didn’t matter as Mahomes and his offense simply took Baltimore’s defense apart. Kansas City took an early lead and jumped to a 27-10 lead at halftime which clearly set the tone on Sunday. When the Ravens were slowly clawing their way back in the fourth quarter, Mahomes simply turned on his jets again and took control and kept Baltimore at bay.
As remarkable as the Chiefs’ offense was on Sunday, their defense also had quite the game. Kansas City was pretty successful in limiting Jackson production and even sacked him four times. Jackson finished with a career-low of just 97 passing yards and ended the evening with just one passing TD and a 73.1 passer rating.
It should be pretty crystal clear at this point that the Chiefs aren’t letting anyone get in their way from a trip back to Super Bowl LV.