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NFL Week 16 PFF ReFocused: Kansas City Chiefs 26, Chicago Bears 3

Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs cruised past the Chicago Bears in Week 16, beating them 26-3 on Sunday Night Football.

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Total Pageviews Article Pageviews Non Article Pageviews Premium Pageviews
75,072 24,015 51,057 0
79,723 34,404 45,319 0
66,599 27,574 39,025 0
48,668 19,700 28,968 0
56,035 23,242 32,793 0
68,614 28,697 39,917 0
74,405 34,602 39,803 0
Final Score

Kansas City Chiefs 26, Chicago Bears 3

Kansas City Chiefs

Patrick Mahomes had a strong performance on Sunday night. He didn't light the world on fire, but he was accurate, he made plays with his feet and he didn't put the ball into harm's way. Paired with the performance from his defense, Mahomes did more than enough to earn Kansas City the win in primetime.

Both Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill showed up for their star quarterback. Both players were heavily targeted, and they made good on those targets with solid production. Both guys were machines when it came to picking up first downs; neither player dropped a pass and Hill made a couple of guys miss with the ball in his hands.

Charvarius Ward was targeted a handful of times throughout the game and didn't give up a lot in coverage. He was also able to break up a couple of passes.

Tyrann Mathieu was all over the field tonight. He allowed the Chiefs to mix up a lot of their coverage looks and he was able to tally a few stops and a pass breakup in the game.

Chicago Bears

Mitchell Trubisky struggled to get the offense moving against the Chiefs; he threw for just 120 yards and only completed a couple of passes over 10 yards downfield as the Bears' offense was forced to dink and dunk.

Allen Robinson II was one of the only bright spots for the Bears' offense, and while his five catches for 48 yards doesn't look like much, he had to consistently make tough catches to help the Bears move the ball. His first catch of the night was at the start of the second quarter when Trubisky was hit as he threw, and somehow Robinson managed to find the ball and make a diving 9-yard catch for a play that probably should have been an incompletion.

Coverage wise, nobody really stood out for Chicago's defense. Prince Amukamara had the quietest night, as Mahomes chose to attack Kyle Fuller and Chicago's linebackers instead, but nobody really made any notable plays on the ball in coverage.

The Bears also struggled as a whole when it came to rushing the quarterback. Khalil Mack had the one early sack, but outside of that, they just weren't able to get to Mahomes.

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