The reigning NFL champions, the Kansas City Chiefs, will play a rematch of Super Bowl LVII against the Philadelphia Eagles on Week 11’s Monday Night Football, with everyone expecting it to be one of the season’s most exciting games.
The Chiefs enjoyed a BYE Week, with quarterback Patrick Mahomes talking to the media ahead of the game about the crisis the team is facing with wide receivers, as the group has underperformed throughout the 2023 NFL season.
Pat Mahomes speaks about WR issues
Mahomes said to the press that he’s seen some improvements as the season goes by, knowing that it is just the natural progression in a group that features several new pieces.
I’ve always felt that throughout the season, the chemistry gets better and better. Obviously, everybody wants the receivers to blow up and everything like that. But I think the guys have gotten better as the season has gone on and they’re getting better. We’re making strides in the right direction and hopefully, we’ll keep doing that as the season goes and carry that momentum into the playoffs.
Chiefs’ WR woes
Tight end Travis Kelce has been Mahomes’ most reliable target throughout the season with 597 receiving yards and 4 TDs, meanwhile Rashee Rice it’s the most prolific wide receiver on the team, with also 4 TDs and 378 yards.
Amongst the other WRs in the team, Kadarius Toney, Skyy Moore, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Mecole Hardman Jr., etc, have only scored 3 TD between all of them in the season.