In this week’s Red Raiders in the NFL, the Chiefs are gutted once again and the mystery behind Keke Coutee’s absence has been solved. Here’s what you need to know about our guys in week 10:
Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes continues to break records despite the loss. Mahomes made his 25th career start on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans marking his return from a kneecap dislocation. He completed 36-of-50 passes for 446 yards and three touchdowns. This was Mahome’s 16th game with at least 300 passing yards. He now also holds the record for the most passing yards through 25 career games with 8,007. He surpasses Hall of Famer Kurt Warner with just under 7,400 passing yards in 25 games. Mahomes also passed Dolphins legend Dan Marino for the most passing touchdowns through 25 career games with 68. Marino had 65 in the same number of games. Mahomes now has the highest passer rating and the most completions in his first 25 starts of any player in NFL history. He’s leading all quarterbacks in four of the most significant passing categories through 25 games. Sadly, this was not enough to take down the Titans. The final score was 35-32 for the Titans.
Jakeem Grant was scarcely involved in Sunday’s 16-12 win over the Colts. With Preston Williams (knee) on injured reserve, Grant seemed to have a shot at an increased role in Miami’s offense, but he ended Sunday’s win with another ordinary receiving line. He caught just two targets for 15 yards.
The unexpected absence of quarterback Matthew Stafford made it difficult for Danny Amendola to get in sync with backup quarterback Jeff Driskel. Amendola corralled only four of eight targets for 29 yards in the Lions’ 20-13 loss to the Bears on Sunday. He also dropped the ball on the Lions’ second-to-last series while on the Chicago side of the field. Still, most of Amendola’s woes were not his fault as Driskel struggled with his accuracy. Hopefully, next week, they’ll be more in sync.
Texans wide receiver Keke Coutee is determined to work his way off of the bench after being replaced by DeAndre Carter due to lapses in assignments the past two games. Although healthy and active against the Jaguars and Raiders, Coutee has not played leaving fans wondering why. Let’s take you back to Week 7. The Texans had possession of the football with under two minutes left to play against the Indianapolis Colts, who held a seven-point lead. Deshaun Watson and the Colts were moving towards midfield when Coutee dropped an easy catch, which was intercepted by Darius Leonard. The Colts then took a knee and won the game. On Tuesday, Texans head coach Bill O’Brien explained that Coutee’s costly drop and mental mistakes are to blame for the extended amount of time Coutee has spent on the bench. The Texans have a bye week this week.