The Kansas City Chiefs lost a heartbreaker to the Philadelphia Eagles at home on Monday night mainly because of their struggles on offense. All 17 of the team’s points were in the first half as the Eagles capitalized on Kansas City’s mistakes to steal the victory at rainy Arrowhead Stadium.
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes gritted out the game with tough throws not often secured by his receivers. He addressed the issues on offense with reporters during his postgame press conference.
“Yeah, I don’t think it’s just me and receivers. I think, offensively, we’re just not where I would want to be at this point in the season. And that starts with me,” said Mahomes. “I got to get to make better throws at certain times. We got to continue to move the ball down the field and just be more consistent thoroughly throughout the game.”
The Chiefs’ pass catchers had several drops during Monday’s game, none more significant than receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling’s dropped touchdown pass on the team’s last drive.
“Yeah, I have no regrets. I mean, they tripled-teamed Travis (Kelce). So I went to the guy that was that one downfield, and Marquez was one we just didn’t come away with the ball. I could probably throw a little bit shorter. He was that open. So you just got to continue to try to get better and better,” said Mahomes. “Defense is keeping us in games. And if we can find a way to just get a little bit better as an offense, we’re going to win a lot of these games.”
Marquez Valdes-Scantling dropped what would’ve given the Chiefs the lead
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Mahomes will always have confidence in his receivers, especially in Valdes-Scantling, with whom he’s had great success in the past. The Chiefs will be on a short week as they travel to Las Vegas on Sunday to face the Raiders.