Chris Jones: We’ve been so spoiled by offense, they’ll get back in rhythm
The Chiefs offense hasn’t been the highly functioning machine that we’ve associated with quarterback Patrick Mahomes and tight end Travis Kelce in recent years, but one of their longtime teammates said he’s not concerned about how the unit will fare over the rest of the season.
After falling down 14-0 to the Raiders on Sunday, the Chiefs only gave up three more points and that defensive effort allowed the offense time to find its footing. They would go on to win 31-17 and defensive tackle Chris Jones said it was just a matter of the defense holding up while the offense was “finding a rhythm and getting going.” Jones added that he thinks that the offense will be back in that rhythm for the long term.
“Listen, over the years, man, the offense has been so good, right? And we’re so used to Pat scoring 30 points a game and Travis having 80 to 100 yards a game. We’ve been so spoiled with that as a team,” Jones said, via Ed Easton Jr. of USAToday.com. “It might not start it the way we wanted to start it right. But as this offense continues to play, they’re gonna continue to get better. Young guys are going to continue to step up, and we’re gonna get back in their rhythm of Pat scoring 30.”
The Chiefs will be back at it in Green Bay in Week 13 and picking up where they left off offensively would be a welcome sign for the state of the offense in Kansas City.