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5 Things To Know About The Kansas City Chiefs

Learn more about Seattle’s Week 16 opponent, the Kansas City Chiefs.

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The 7-7 Seahawks' are still fighting for a playoff spot as they head to Kansas City to face the 11-3 Kansas City Chiefs. Here are five things to know about the team that has already clinched the AFC West:

Patrick Mahomes: Patty Ice

Sixth-year Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes continues to excel, recording over 4,000 passing yards for the fifth-consecutive season. On the year, Mahomes has completed a career-high 67 percent of his passes, throwing for 4,496 yards and 35 touchdowns over 14 games.

In the Chiefs' 30-24 overtime win over the Houston Texans, Mahomes completed 20-straight passes and threw for two touchdowns. The Seahawks will look to duplicate the success of their 2018 matchup when they defeated second-year Mahomes and the Chiefs 38-31.

Isaiah Pacheco: Diamond in the Rough

In April, the Chiefs selected Rutgers running back Isiah Pacheco in the seventh round of the 2022 draft. But Pacheco's been involved since the start, scoring in the season-opener in Kansas City's 44-21 win over the Arizona Cardinals.

Currently, Pacheco leads Kansas City on the ground, rushing for 677 yards and three touchdowns on 139 attempts (4.9 ypc). As Seattle looks to correct its run defense woes of past weeks, stopping the talented rookie will be a priority.

Travis Kelce: Mr. Consistent

It's Year 9 for Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, and he's showing no sign of regression. The 33-year-old surpassed the 1,000-yard mark for the seventh-consecutive season, catching 91 passes for 1,144 yards and a career-high 12 touchdowns through 14 games.

In Week 15's 30-24 overtime win over the Houston Texans, Kelce (10,150) surpassed Denver Broncos Legend Shannon Sharpe (10,060) for No. 4 all-time on the tight ends receiving yardage list. 

Chris Jones: Sack Attack

Seventh-year defensive tackle Chris Jones is on a tear, recording double-digit sacks for the second time in his career. The Mississippi State alum is tied for No.7 league-wide with 11 sacks, adding in two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.

Protecting quarterback Geno Smith will be a priority for Seattle, especially against Jones, who has four sacks in his last four contests.

Chiefs Injury Updates: Khalen Saunders, Jody Fortson

Chiefs defensive tackle Khalen Saunders is doubtful for Saturday's matchup against the Seahawks due to illness. The Western Illinois alum is having a career-year in his fourth season, but has not practiced at all this week. 

Second-year tight end Jody Fortson is out for Saturday's matchup after missing practices all-week due to an elbow injury. The Valdosta State alum has nine catches on the year for 108 yards and two touchdowns.

The Seattle Seahawks take on the Kansas City Chiefs, the 53rd meeting between the two teams, for Week 16 of the 2022 season. Take a look back at some of their previous matchups.

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