The Los Angeles Rams get a “home” game back at home as their Monday Night Football contest with the Kansas City Chiefs has been moved from Mexico City to Los Angeles. While that was a big headline in itself as the NFL has set a precedent about moving games, another major headline has surfaced regarding the game......
Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes...... likes ketchup on his steaks.
While there are a plethora of big name players to pick from the Chiefs, here are some Chiefs that will potentially have a huge impact not named RB Kareem Hunt, ketchup-loving QB Patrick Mahomes, or former Rams WR Sammy Watkins.
CB Steven Nelson
A former third round pick, Nelson’s potential and play was part of the reason why the Chiefs were willing to trade CB Marcus Peters to the Rams in the offseason. Nelson has played extremely well as the top corner, earning a 80.6 grade from PFF so far in the season (11th ranked CB). For the season, Nelson has 38 total tackles, three interceptions, and nine passes defended.
TE Travis Kelce
Arguably the best tight end in football now, Kelce is a proud Ohioan and contributes so much to the Chiefs offense. The third rated TE per PFF, Kelce helps in all aspects of the game with his pass-catching and blocking. Given the Rams struggles covering the tight end (Jared Cook comes to mind), Kelce should be a priority as he has 57 receptions for the season for 787 yards and six touchdowns.
EDGE Dee Ford
With Justin Houston missing time this season, Ford has emerged as the Chiefs stud pass-rusher. With the third highest grade for EDGE players from PFF, Ford earns high marks in every aspect of responsibility, run defense, pass rushing, and pass coverage. For the season, Ford has 30 total tackles, nine sacks, four forced fumbles, and one interception.
WR Tyreek Hill
The player that scares me most this week is the speedster, Tyreek Hill. A monster in the pass and gadget game, Hill is rated the #6 WR according to PFF. With the Rams secondary not necessarily being “lock down” with CB Aqib Talib potentially coming back soon, Hill will face the likes of Marcus Peters, Troy Hill, and Nickell Robey-Coleman. For the season Hill has 55 reception for 891 yards, nine touchdowns, a long play of 75 yards. In addition, Hill has also rushed for 81 yards on 13 tries this season.
DL Chris Jones
Quietly playing really well in the trenches is DL Chris Jones. Jones is considered a top-15 DL per PFF while showing off his multi-dimensional skill=-set in the run and pass game. A 6 foot 6, 310 pound monster, Jones has gotten hot, evident with his three sacks in the last two weeks. For the season, Jones has 20 total tackles, seven sacks, three passes defended, two forced fumbles, and one interception.