The Kansas City Chiefs narrowly defeated the New York Jets in their Week 4 matchup, a surprising outcome.
Many expected the Chiefs to win this game by at least two touchdowns, but the Jets were able to keep it close.
Patrick Mahomes threw two interceptions and had an overall underwhelming night based on his typical standards.
The Chiefs were able to win this game largely due to their rushing attack, which was led by Isiah Pacheco.
When asked about Pacheco’s performance in front of his home state, Andy Reid responded, “He’s always high octane,” via Charles Goldman.
#Chiefs HC Andy Reid on Isiah Pacheco playing in his home state potentially giving him a little extra juice: "He's always high octane."
— Charles Goldman (@goldmctNFL) October 4, 2023
Pacheco finished the game with 115 rushing yards and a touchdown, averaging 5.75 yards per carry.
Despite the Chiefs using a first-round pick on Clyde Edwards-Heliare in 2020, Pacheco has been their primary back for the past two seasons.
Pacheco has gotten praise throughout the league for his unorthodox play-style, and the violent way he runs the football.
He has been a breath of fresh air in an offense that has craved a talented player in their backfield.
Kareem Hunt was able to be that player early in his career for the Chiefs, but his off-field issues ended up being his downfall.
Pacheco has taken over this role, being able to pick up serious yardage, especially in games where Mahomes might not entirely be on his game.
Thanks to Pacheco’s performance, the Chiefs are now 3-1 heading into their Week 5 game against the 1-3 Minnesota Vikings.
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