Many people thought that when the Kansas City Chiefs lost Tyreek Hill their offense would lose a step. However, they proved last week in their win over the Arizona Cardinals they haven’t lost a step. In fact, they look even better than last year, according to ESPN NFL commentator Dan Orlovsky.
“I think [the Chiefs] are more difficult to play against now after watching Week 1,” Orlovsky said, adding that the change allows the Chiefs to have formation diversity, which is what head coach Andy Reid wants.
The Chiefs' offense hasn't lost a step without Tyreek Hill 📈
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) September 15, 2022
Patrick Mahomes had no problem delivering the ball last week to his wide receivers, throwing for 360 yards and five touchdowns, with a passer rating of 94.1.
Now, it was the first game of the season against the Cardinals, who aren’t exactly known for their defense. The Chiefs will be facing tougher opponents starting Thursday night when they take on the Los Angeles Chargers, whose defense had a field day against Derek Carr and the Las Vegas Raiders last Sunday.
The Chargers intercepted Carr last week three times and the Raiders’ offense looked out of sync even with Davante Adams. We will see if the Chargers’ defense can keep that up against Mahomes and the Chiefs offense, or if their new-look attack will continue to find success.