Week 1 of the National Football League has come and gone. It is time to nominate a Team of the Week.
Let’s break Kansas City’s big performance.
Keys to Chiefs Victory
Mahomes had a fantastic showing in this game, passing for 360 yards with five touchdowns. That effort led Kansas City to a 44-21 win over the Cardinals. The leading receiver for the Chiefs was tight end Travis Kelce, who notched eight receptions, 121 receiving yards, and one touchdown. The Chiefs’ run game was unstoppable, too, headlined by Clyde Edwards-Helaire; he rushed for 62 yards and one touchdown.
Quality of Opponent
Now, of course, we must look at the quality of the Chiefs’ opponent. Last season, the Cardinals were a playoff team. Don’t forget that they were the last undefeated team in 2021, going 7-0 before suffering a loss at the hands of the Green Bay Packers.
Both Kansas City and the Buffalo Bills were the top two candidates to be recognized as the Team of the Week in Week 1. Ultimately, the nod goes to the Kansas City Chiefs because Buffalo got off to a slow start while the Chiefs were great for the whole game.
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