Week 6 has come and gone with yet another set of enthralling matches involving the AFC West teams.
With the Kansas City Chiefs coming off a loss to the Colts in week 5, many had expected a more dominant performance and for them to get back to winning ways. They came up against one of the in-form teams at the moment in the Houston Texans with a 24-31 loss. Even though Patrick Mahomes threw a total of 273 yards with 3 TD passes and 1 INT, he only managed 19 completions from 35 attempts. None of the offense exceeded 100 yards although one player came close; Tyreek Hill gained 80 total yards with only 5 receptions averaging 16 yards per carry and getting 2 TD’s. Next up for the Chiefs are the Denver Broncos.
Moving onto the Denver Broncos who produced a 16-0 whitewash of the Tennessee Titans. Joe Flacco produced another average performance completing 18 from 28 attempts bringing in 177 yards, no passing TD’s and 1 INT. Phillip Lindsay led the way rushing for 70 yards and 1 touchdown. He also had 15 carries throughout the game and there was also a hattrick of INTs for the Broncos from Justin Simmons, Chris Harris Jr and Kareem Jakson. Winning two games in a row will be a much needed boost for the Broncos; Once a force to be reckoned with, veteran QB Peyton Manning, since the future HOF QB retired its been an uphill struggle. However, the foundation is there for the team to build on.
The Los Angeles Chargers took on a team in similar standing to themselves in the Pittsburgh Steelers but fell to a 17-24 loss. Both teams have not had the greatest of times leading up to this encounter. Nevertheless, it was a hard fought game by two teams looking for the ever important W. Phillip Rivers threw an impressive 320 yards completing 26 from 44 attempts resulting in 2 TD’s but he also had 2 INTs on the night. Hunter Henry powered through the game receiving 8 passes for 100 yards and getting himself 2 TD’s. Rayshawn Jackson was involved with 1 INT in the game. Next up for Chargers are the Tennessee Titans.
The Oakland Raiders had a week 6 bye which was very deserving after their 24-21 victory over the Chicago Bears in London in Week 5; A rest up would have been welcomed by the team. It seems that after the off season saga with Antonio Brown now a distant memory its all focus on the business at hand. Next up for the Raiders are the Green Bay Packers.