The Chiefs ended the Ravens' undefeated run to start the year and emerged as 33-28 victors in Week 3 of the regular season.
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Starting in place of the injured Eric Fisher at left tackle, Cam Erving struggled out of the gate against the Ravens' pass-rush, but he eventually settled down to give Patrick Mahomes enough time to hit open receivers. With Fisher recovering from core muscle surgery, it will be interesting to see how Erving holds up on the left side going forward.
Mecole Hardman had multiple chunk plays on offense for the Chiefs. One in particular that stood out came on a catch in the second quarter that looked it like it was going to end up being a loss of yards before the rookie receiver cut across the field and accelerated for a first down.
Charvarious Ward more than held his own today. He wasn't targeted very often, but when he was, he didn't give the Ravens' pass-catchers much.
Tyrann Mathieu had a bit of an up-and-down day. He was OK in coverage, forcing a couple of incompletions, but he struggled in the run game with multiple missed tackles.
Lamar Jackson came back down to earth this week after two great starts. He struggled with accuracy and forced multiple dangerous throws. He did have a couple of nice throws, but overall it was not the best day for the young signal-caller.
Matthew Judon got up close and personal with Mahomes on more than one occasion during Sunday’s game, forcing the Chiefs quarterback to avoid pressure or get rid of the ball sooner than he wanted. What the Ravens lacked in pass coverage, they certainly made up for with pressure, and Judon was a big reason for that.
The speed on Kansas City’s offense was clearly an issue for the Ravens' defense. Players like Hardman and LeSean McCoy were able to burn defenders in the open field on short completions that racked up a lot of yards after the catch. Baltimore also struggled with more than a few missed tackles.