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Another week, another dominant performance from Patrick Mahomes. After a slow first quarter, he got red hot in the second quarter, making multiple big-time throws deep down the field to lead the Chiefs to another big offensive showing.
Center Austin Reiter struggled in the run game in this one, as the Chiefs as a team couldn't really get anything going in that area, and it started with the man in the middle. He was beat early and often, surrendering multiple stops to the Oakland defense.
The Raiders' offensive line could not contain Chris Jones, especially when in pass protection. Jones was beating his blocks quickly and consistently. He racked up a batted pass, a sack, and multiple quarterback hits and pressures as he singlehandedly wrecked the Raiders passing attack.
Cornerback Kendall Fuller did allow a touchdown in the red zone but was excellent in coverage during the rest of the game, breaking up a pass and barely allowing any yardage in the passing game.
Juan Thornhill didn't make a ton of wow plays in this one, but he limited his mistakes across a high snap count.
Vontaze Burfict was impressive in the run game and in coverage. He had a nice pass breakup in the first half and successfully made an impact in stopping the run. Burfict seems to be a much-improved player thus far in 2019.
LaMarcus Joyner was victimized by Mahomes and company, getting picked on for chunk yardage early and often. He was on the wrong end of two of the four Mahomes touchdowns, though he did battle throughout the game, and did make some nice defensive plays.
Josh Jacobs didn’t get a lot of touches but made the most of his opportunities. He forced multiple missed tackles and was consistently powering through contact to finish his runs.
Jacobs broke multiple missed tackles and gained a handful of yards after contact. He really did make the most of his opportunities.