This was always going to happen. The Kansas City Chiefs‘ offense could not live on the moon forever. The unit was eventually going to fall back down to earth. And this is where we are right now. The Chiefs have fallen, and apparently, their parachute isn't deploying.
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We can see this in their overall offensive efficiency after each week in the season.
|Chiefs Offense||Offensive Rank via EPA/play|
|After Week 4||1st|
|After Week 5||2nd|
|After Week 6||3rd|
|After Week 7||5th|
|After Week 8||7th|
|After Week 9||11th|
It feels like there is almost no end in sight. A team that was flying so high over the course of Patrick Mahomes‘ young career as a starter having its wings clipped has been shocking. There is certainly no individual actor to blame. It’s been a collection of issues, from Mahomes himself to the offensive play calling to the lack of a viable third receiver to the offensive line to the porous defense.