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“They want to beat us badly”: The chief deals with the weekly burden of being on the “crosshairs”-NFL Nation – NFL Sports

Kansas City, Missouri-As a two-time defending AFC champion with dynamic talent Patrick Mahomes In quarterbacks, that’s natural Kansas City Chiefs Take the best shots of all your opponents.

Defensive back Tyrann Mathieu The chief suggested that it was worn under the burden.

“We have to find a way to dig deeper,” Matthew said after losing 38-20 on Sunday night. Buffalo Bills.. “Every team we play wants to beat us. They want to beat us badly …. we go to Washington [this] Week and they will want to beat us.

“Men stay up late [in preparation to play against the Chiefs], The coach stays up late. These people come to our stadium and all they want to do is win. When playing with Kansas City Chiefs, I say it’s a particular urgency you have to do. Everyone in this league wants what we have: Mahomes and Hills, and all the successes we have achieved so far. The team is chasing that glory. “

The chiefs, who have won at least four games and started each of the last four seasons, are in a rare location, the last of the AFC West districts, with a few people. They played on a difficult schedule-four of their five opponents appear to play off-but characteristically they don’t handle it well.

Many of the problems are in the last defense of the league, where you can score almost 33 points per game. It can be due to a number of factors, but as Matthew said, there seems to be no doubt that opponents are spending extra time preparing them.

Washington coach Ron Rivera will be the latest player to beat the Chiefs on Sunday (1 pm ET, CBS). He has played for the Super Bowl Championship team before and is well aware that it is a particular focus of his opponent’s preparation. Chicago Bears Since 1985 Carolina Panthers In 2015, it will be in the 15-1 regular season and the Super Bowl Bath.

“It’s very difficult,” Rivera said. “”[Chiefs coach Andy Reid] Beat him [Super Bowl] And next season, everyone shot him, and now everyone shoots him again.

“lost [the Super Bowl last season] And it’s difficult, just the trauma of trying to start it again. Really so. It robs you a lot. [Reid] Having experienced it for the second year in a row, I can only imagine how much burden it puts on the individual. It’s a lot of work. You are always at the crosshairs of the people. At that point there is nothing easy. … you have been in the situation of being a measuring bar for some time. “

Rivera said the players felt the same burden as the coaches.

“When I was a Bears player, from that point on, I always felt that we were going to get everyone’s best shots since 1985,” he said.

No one feels sorry for the chief. Wearing bullseye is a problem every team wants, and Reed suggested that doing so is a privilege, not a burden.

“I don’t want to be in a different position like the people who were here before,” Reed said. “And now you have an influx of new people, so they weren’t here last year or two.

“Everyone needs to have the same urgency for all of us to launch the game and get things done.”

Mahomes said: “I don’t want any other way. I want to be as prepared as possible to play in the playoffs and reach the Super Bowl. If that means, I’ll get the best shot. All Team, then I’m ready for the challenge. “

The problem for the chiefs is that they aren’t ready this season. Opponents have consistently attempted defensive strategies-not two deep safety and bullets-which sometimes frustrated Mahomes and Chiefs attacks and forced them into turnovers.

When it comes to defense, it’s almost non-functional. They allow an astonishing 7.1 yards per play. This is the last in the NFL, well above the league average of 5.7. The full season NFL record is 6.6.

It can explain why the chief is nervous, at least when it comes to defense.

“We have to find a way to stop the bleeding,” Matthew said.

– NFL Sports

“They want to beat us badly”: The chief deals with the weekly burden of being on the “crosshairs”-NFL Nation

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