The Kansas City Chiefs offensive line entered Sunday night’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles facing quite a challenge. The Eagles had what might be the most dominant and dangerous defensive line and pass rush in the entire NFL this season and star quarterback Patrick Mahomes was still a little bit hampered by an ankle injury, which he ultimately re-aggravated during the game. But the offensive line did its part, and then some.
The Chiefs’ offensive line didn’t just perform well, it absolutely dominated in the game allowing zero sacks in the entire game and not a single run for negative yardage against one of the top defensive fronts in the NFL – all while surrendering zero penalties. It was such a dominant performance that Chiefs offensive tackle Orland Brown called it a “historic offensive line” and said that they need to “print the f***ing shirts” to celebrate.
It was certainly an insane and unexpected performance from the Chiefs in the trenches, especially since the Eagles had the second-most sacks in the entire league this season, and the NFL world had plenty to say about it on Twitter.
The Chiefs offense in the second half:
4 total drives: TD, TD, TD, game-winning FG
Patrick Mahomes: 13-of-14, 2 passing TD
They had ZERO total penalties, allowed ZERO sacks and had ZERO negative runs against arguably the best DL in the NFL.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) February 13, 2023
The Chiefs OL was fabulous tonight! Hope they get the love they deserve. Wylie crushed it. pic.twitter.com/0ekt25OcbM
— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) February 13, 2023
— Eric Eager 📊🏈 (@ericeager_) February 13, 2023
Zero sacks allowed. Masterpiece https://t.co/CpWnjM9Irp
— trey wingo (@wingoz) February 13, 2023
Shoutout to the Chiefs oline. Allowing zero sacks to the best pass rush in the NFL is wild pic.twitter.com/yl4uuBhzCH
— Colonel Reverend Youngboy (@reverendyb) February 13, 2023
MVP- chiefs oline
Gave up zero sacks to the vaunted eagles dline
— Jay Feely (@jayfeely) February 13, 2023
This is just more proof that for any team to become dominant at any level of football, it all starts with the play in the trenches.