The chargers just have to learn how to beat the chiefs. In fact, every time they face Kansas City, Los Angeles seems to be giving the NFL free lessons on how to restrict Mahomes. Containing it is a different story.
It should be remembered that the Chargers are the only AFC West team to beat Mahomes since the quarterback debuted as a starter in the NFL in Week 17 of the 2018 season.
During the game in which Kansas City defeated the Chargers 23:20 in overtime against Harrison Butker’s 58-yard field goal, the Los Angeles defense put Mahomes’ main offense into trouble again.
The chargers put Mahomes under pressure in 30 percent of the Chiefs’ passing games (16 out of 54 games).
While the pressure on those 16 passing games was remarkable and the Chargers defense managed to put the passer in a difficult position, the damage to Los Angeles was significant when Mahomes was able to bond with his receivers under pressure.
Mahomes completed three of 13 passes under pressure for 68 yards with a touchdown. He was released twice and twice escaped pressure for five meters.
Under pressure, Mahomes completed three passes for 68 yards. This production shows that the Chargers know how to limit the chief’s quarterback but not include him.
In the first half of the game, Mahomes missed all four passes of 10 yards or more that he attempted, but after adjusting for halftime, the second half was a different story against the Los Angeles Defense as the quarterback made five of nine passes . for 119 yards and a touchdown if he threw the ball 10 yards or more.
The Chargers were very close to achieving what was going to be an achievement for anyone in the NFL so far: being the first team to beat Mahomes’ Chiefs twice.
The chargers seem to get it, and Mahomes’ limitation seems like the only way they can get it.
In his five games against the Chargers, Mahomes made an average of 59.6 percent of his passes for 219.3 meters through the air with four touchdowns and two interceptions.
The Chiefs quarterback numbers are better than the rest of the NFL: 66.5 percent complete passes, 282.2 yards through the air, and 29 touchdown passes with five interceptions.
Like virtually all quarterbacks in NFL history, Mahomes’ kryptonite is efficient and under constant pressure. The dilemma is how to hold it for 60 minutes.
Hawks and a serious and embarrassing mistake
This is hard to understand, and even more so after the heat of an uphill battle, but the reality is that the Dallas Cowboys would be 2-2 this season if the Atlanta Falcons special teams didn’t make any of the worst mistakes. Concentration, at least in recent NFL history.
This shouldn’t detract from the efforts of Dak Prescott and the Cowboys Offensive after losing four balls in the first quarter. On the contrary, the merit of Dallas is never to lower your arms and for whatever reason put yourself in a position to win.
The problem is that this motive was alien. Everything the hawks had to do when Greg Zuerlein took the short kick the cowboys recovered.
The rule states that no player on the team taking the kick-off should touch the ball before it advances 10 meters. From that moment on, the ovoid no longer belongs to anyone.
All the Hawks had to do was jump on the ball before it covered 10 yards and four (FOUR!). Had they done so and had 1:46 left in the fourth quarter, they would have secured victory in Dallas.
It’s unbelievable how a mistake in concentration, and perhaps even the ignoring of a basic rule, caused the defeat of Atlanta.
CONCLUSION: Dallas did what it should, but the reality is Atlanta gave them the win and that’s not the cowboys’ fault.
Lack of physical work and its consequences
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Some injuries are more serious than others, but most that occurred on Week 2 of the regular schedule were from players who were important to their teams, leading to the belief that the unusual training camp with limited physical activity and activity cancellations was in The off-season and preseason games are already taking their toll in the NFL due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the price seems too high.
Serious injury is normal in a game, but in a game like the San Francisco 49ers, who lost their starting quarterback and lost in the first half of their win over the rewind and defensive end, three are supposed to pass New York Jets in a short time Get attention and turn on the warning lights in other teams.
It is worth remembering that the pandemic affected various aspects of the NFL calendar and that 2020 is an atypical time of year, but serious injuries (e.g. torn ligaments or biceps and quadriceps) have been increasing in frequency for several years and that’s because the Players require less physical labor in the off-season, and the NFL allows this to prevent problems such as brain damage from concussions.
The players and the league are in their rights, but they tend to forget about the physical exhaustion they face from September to January. It would be easier if they had a more demanding physical preparation without neglecting the obvious care to avoid head injuries.