Smith completed 17 of 26 passes for 264 yards with a touchdown and interception in Thursday's 21-13 win over the Raiders. He also gained three yards on four rushes and lost a fumble on a strip sack. The virtually unstoppable Khalil Mack forced Smith into his only miscue of the night when he separated him from the ball on an early third-quarter sack, but the veteran signal caller was otherwise virtually flawless. He was particularly proficient in an area that he rarely excels in, downfield passing, as he completed throws of 34, 36 and 39 yards on the night to three different pass catchers. Smith's 10.2 YPA equaled his second-highest figure in that category this season, and he threw a touchdown for the fourth straight week when he found Tyreek Hill for a 36-yard score early in the second quarter. Now having pulled the Chiefs into a tie for first place in the AFC West, Smith will look to keep pushing for a division crown when they face the Titans in a Week 15 home tilt.
Smith was an efficient 20 of 24 through the air including one touchdown pass and zero interceptions in Sunday's 29-28 win over the Falcons. Outside of a lost fumble in the first half, Smith was quiet yet effective while managing the Chiefs to a victory Sunday. He tallied his lowest pass attempt total since Week 7, while Kansas City attempted to hang on to a lead for the majority of the second half. Although his attempts were limited, the veteran signal caller averaged 10.8 yards per throw, his highest of the season. Smith will have a short week to prepare for a Thursday night tilt against the division-leading Raiders.
Smith completed 26 of 44 pass attempts for 220 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 30-27 win over the Broncos. Smith was limited to mostly quick passes against a relentless Broncos pass rush and finished with an underwhelming average of just five yards per attempt. He did manage to protect the ball in the face of all the pressure and came through with a three-yard touchdown pass to Tyreek Hill before converting a two-point try to force overtime. Smith remains something of a game manager, rather than a player who is tasked with making things happen on offense, and expectations should be tempered even against a generous Falcons defense next week.
Smith completed 24 of 31 passes for 261 yards, one touchdown and a pick in Sunday's loss to Tampa Bay. He added 10 yards and a touchdown on two carries. Smith scrambled for an 11-yard touchdown to give the Chiefs the lead in the second quarter and drew them within a score with a three-yard out for a touchdown to Albert Wilson in the fourth. It was Smith's play in between that proved to be the difference in the game, however. Smith was picked off in the end zone early in the fourth quarter and the ball was returned to midfield, setting up Tampa Bay's lone touchdown. Smith, known for his carefulness with the ball, has now thrown picks in consecutive games and hasn't thrown two scores in a game since Week 7. His next test comes against Denver's top-flight pass defense.
Smith completed 25 of 38 passes for 178 yards, no touchdowns and a pick in Sunday's win over the Panthers. He added 13 yards on four carries. Smith uncorked a deep bomb to Tyreek Hill in the first quarter that was picked off. He stuck short for the majority of the remainder of the game, with just one pass of 20 or more yards and a putrid 4.7 yards per attempt. It was the fourth time this season Smith has been held under the seven-yard mark. More notably, Smith has been held scoreless three times this season and hasn't topped 250 yards since the Week 5 bye. This Chiefs team is built on defense, running and their quarterback playing safe, which is clearly not conducive to Smith's fantasy output.
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