Chiefs keep winning in spite of patchwork offensive line

KC continues to mix and match group in front of Mahomes
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Posted at 1:15 PM, Dec 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-21 14:15:15-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There’s not much to complain about in Chiefs Kingdom.

Kansas City just wrapped up a perfect 8-0 road record with a 32-29 win over the New Orleans Saints Sunday; the team's 22nd win in the last 23 contests.

But nagging injuries on the offensive line could force Kansas City's "Run it Back" tour to a screeching halt.

“I think overall, they did a pretty good job when they had to bare down that fourth quarter,” Reid told the media Monday.

The Saints defense got to Mahomes early and often, sacking him a season-high four times and registering 11 hurries.

“I talked to … them after the game and they tell you a couple they'd like that back. Yeah, absolutely,” Reid continued.

According to, the Chiefs have started 11 different offensive line combinations through 15 weeks. Kansas City is averaging 2.5 sacks allowed over the last 4 weeks after allowing just over 1 per game through the first 11 weeks.

Surely the opt-out of 2019 tackle Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, along with injuries to Mitchell Schwartz and Kelechi Osemele loom large.

Reid remains confident his group can right the ship.

“That's not easy when you're out on that edge,” Reid said on TV cameras catching an emotional exchange between Mahomes and tackle Eric Fisher. “Linemen are used to that... they can take it, they put their big boy pants so they can handle it."