KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs are heading into the bye week with an 8-1 record and the team is looking to rest and improve before their Week 11 match against the Las Vegas Raiders.
“We still have plenty of work to get accomplished. Yesterday was a good example even though we won the game,” Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said.
Reid highlighted what the team is doing right — the offense spreading the ball around, getting everybody involved in the game and the defense’s aggressive and rough play and being flexible with the schemes.
“Then, special teams, we’ve done a good job with our coverage teams and we’ve had a couple nice plays in there. We got one back on us yesterday, but we’ve had some good things that we’ve done there on special teams. So, again, with room to improve in all three areas,” said Reid.
Reid said the time off will not just be beneficial to injured players like Mitchell Schwartz and Sammy Watkins, but the entire team and staff.
“But for right now, we re-charge the battery and we go back and self-scout ourselves. We do a pretty good job of that throughout the season, but it gives you a little bit of time here to evaluate and make any changes that you need to make, or adjustments," Reid said. "Then get on with the Raiders who are a heck of a football team."
Recovery and refocus is what Reid wants his players to do over the bye to be ready to face the team that gave the Chiefs their only loss.
“The Raiders are the next opponent, and so its AFC West team, they’re a rival, they’re not too far from your memory as you go through here this week," Reid said.