Chris Jones Chiefs Nov 20, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones (95) is introduced prior to a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

It’s fair to say that the Kansas City Chiefs have struggled a bit on the offensive side of the ball, at least compared to how the team had been performing on offense the past few years. But star defensive tackle thinks there is something else at play when it comes to evaluating the team’s offense: we’ve simply become used to their dominance.

During a recent press conference, Chris Jones pointed out that the team has “been so spoiled” by the way the Chiefs have played on the offensive side of the ball in recent years with Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce leading the way, and he thinks the team is still going to get back into a rhythm this year.

“Listen, over the years, man, the offense has been so good, right? And we’re so used to Pat scoring 30 points a game and Travis having 80 to 100 yards a game. We’ve been so spoiled with that as a team,” Jones said according to Ed Easton Jr. of USA Today. “It might not start it the way we wanted to start it right. But as this offense continues to play, they’re gonna continue to get better. Young guys are going to continue to step up, and we’re gonna get back in their rhythm of Pat scoring 30.”

Kansas City is scoring just 23.3 points per game on average this season, down nearly six points per game from last season. But the good news for the Chiefs is that the team’s defense has been dominant, helping lead them to a division-leading 8-3 record.

[USA Today]