Chiefs Struggle in Second Halves: Both the Raiders and the Chiefs faced difficulties scoring in the second half of their recent Week 11 matchup.
Offensive Decline: The Chiefs, with a 7-3 record, are leading the AFC West, but their offense has seen a significant decline compared to last season.
Mahomes' Perspective: Quarterback Patrick Mahomes emphasizes the importance of going back to basics and executing plays to improve their performance.
Coach Reid's Confidence: Despite challenges, Coach Andy Reid remains confident in the team's ability to reclaim their first-half prowess.
Penalty Woes: Penalties have been a significant issue for the Chiefs, ranking 22nd in the league with 55.5 yards yielded per game.
Receiver Challenges: Drops among receivers pose additional challenges for the Chiefs, with a league-high 23 recorded.
Mahomes' Adjustments: Mahomes is adapting to a makeshift receiving corps, resulting in career lows in various statistics, but he maintains trust in his teammates.
Defensive Strength: Despite offensive struggles, the Chiefs boast a strong defense, ranking fourth in yards allowed, third in points allowed, and second in sacks.
Super Bowl Contender Potential: If the Chiefs can improve their offensive performance, they remain a top-tier Super Bowl contender, as they have been since Mahomes joined in 2018.
Team Expectations: Mahomes stresses the team's high expectations for themselves, aiming for greatness in offense, defense, and special teams as they progress through the season.