What’s that old saying?
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
The Kansas City Chiefs have been one of the most dominant teams in the NFL this season, and they have been consistently beating their opponents with one particular play.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) December 16, 2022
A screen pass, for context, is any sort of passing play in which a pass-catcher is shielded by an array of blockers.
Oftentimes, a defense may be tricked into thinking that a particular offense is going to throw a deep pass when teams are lined up in this formation.
Due to the way that the Chiefs play and the fact that Patrick Mahomes has the ability to take the top off of defenses with a deep bomb, opposing defenses have to respect Mahomes’ arm at all times.
This is one of the leading reasons for the Chiefs’ success with screen plays.
Whenever Mahomes is on the gridiron, it is a sight to behold.
Between his ability to throw the ball deep, his no-look, underhand, and even left-handed passes, Mahomes is a difficult quarterback to stop.
The screen play is just one of the Chiefs’ tools to beat opposing teams.
Mahomes is currently leading all quarterbacks in passing yards, touchdown passes, and first-down passes, among many others.
There’s a reason that Mahomes is one of the top two leaders in MVP projections at the moment.
With a current record of 10-3, the Chiefs can become the third team to clinch a playoff spot on Sunday, if they are able to get a win against the Houston Texans.