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KC offense

Kansas City struggling to get offense in gear

Kansas City has completed over a third of its season, and the offense hasn’t quite clicked in yet. The team is winning, but it isn’t putting up its usual numbers. It’s being carried by the defense.

KC scored 3 TDs at Minnesota, and it scored 5 TDs at Chicago, but it’s finished with 2 or fewer in each of its other four games. That is, it’s been below-average in two thirds of its games.

I imagine they’ll get it going at some point. The next three are against the Chargers, Broncos and Dolphins, which should help promote scoring. But it’s hard to go into weeks expecting about 4 TDs when the only such game this year has come against the hapless Bears.

Below see the rundown of all games that Patrick Mahomes has started, along with the team’s offensive production – rushing yards, passing yards and total (offensive) touchdowns.

The weeks in bold, those are high-payoff weeks – with the offense scoring at least 4 TDs. That’s what you’re looking for when you using an early pick on Mahomes. The weeks tagged with black dots are those that the offense scored fewer than 2 TDs (what what might call fantasy misses).

In the Mahomes era, I see two other stretches similar to what we’re in right now. In 2019, both Mahomes and Tyreek Hill had injury issues, bogging down the offense. And at the end of the last year, KC scored more than 3 TDs only once in one six-game stretch.

KANSAS CITY OFFENSE WITH MAHOMES STARTING
YearGOppResultRunTDRPassTDPOTDs
201716• at Den.W 27-24110228402
20181at LACW 38-28106025644
20182at Pitt.W 42-37127032266
20183S.F.W 38-2777230735
20184at Den.W 27-23142230413
20185• Jac.W 30-14126229802
20186at N.E.L 40-4394035244
20187Cin.W 45-10198135345
20188Den.W 30-2349029144
20189at Cle.W 37-21139236035
201810Ari.W 26-14118121223
201811at LARL 51-5498044866
201812at Oak.W 40-33174129545
201813Balt.W 27-2494134823
201814LACL 28-2960223424
201815at Sea.L 31-38154026533
201816Oak.W 35-399231024
20191at Jac.W 40-26113137834
20192at Oak.W 28-1031043644
20193Balt.W 33-28140136334
20194at Det.W 34-30123331503
20195• Ind.L 13-1936028811
20196Hou.L 24-3153025633
20197• at Den.W 30-680019122
201910at Ten.L 32-3597043333
201911at LACW 24-17130218013
201912Oak.W 40-996316314
201913• at N.E.W 23-1675127112
201914• Den.W 23-392032722
201915at Chi.W 26-3106124423
201916LACW 31-21162217413
20201Hou.W 34-20166120334
20202• at LACW 23-20125028922
20203at Balt.W 34-20132138545
20204• N.E.W 26-1094022922
20205L.V.L 32-4080233324
20206at Buff.W 26-17245122123
20207at Den.W 43-16101218513
20208NYJW 35-950044655
20209Car.W 33-3136036144
202010at L.V.W 35-31108335225
202011at T.B.W 27-2487045633
202012• Den.W 22-16134031311
202013at Mia.W 33-2794135423
202014at N.O.W 32-29179123234
202015• Atl.W 17-14117027822
20211Cle.W 33-2973132434
20212at Balt.L 35-3662134334
20213LACL 24-30186025133
20214at Phil.W 42-30200127156
20215• Buff.L 20-38120027222
20216at Was.W 31-13109239024
20217• at Ten.L 3-2777025700
20218• NYGW 20-17107126112
20219• G.B.W 13-777016011
202110at L.V.W 41-1494042255
202111• Dall.W 19-9126224402
202112• Den.W 22-989117801
202113L.V.W 48-9132324025
202114at LACW 34-2886141034
202115Pitt.W 36-10127125434
202116at Cin.L 31-34155225924
202117• at Den.W 28-24135025522
20221at Ari.W 44-21128136056
20222• LACW 27-2493022622
20223• at Ind.L 17-2058125712
20224at T.B.W 41-31189222835
20225L.V.W 30-29103026544
20226• Buff.L 20-2468031922
20227at S.F.W 44-23112341736
20228• Ten.W 20-1777142212
20229Jac.W 27-17155033144
202210at LACW 30-27163032233
202211• LARW 26-10117132012
202212at Cin.L 24-27138221113
202213at Den.W 34-2889034233
202214at Hou.W 30-24189231324
202215Sea.W 24-1077122023
202216Den.W 27-2446132834
202217at L.V.W 31-13168318114
20231• Det.L 20-2190022622
20232• at Jac.W 17-9101029822
20233Chi.W 41-10153230335
20234• at NYJW 23-20204119712
20235at Min.W 27-2067126623
20236• Den.W 19-896029311

—Ian Allan

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