2018 Kansas City Chiefs Season In Review

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

We’ll look back on the Kansas City Chiefs 2018 season. They finished the regular season with a 12-4 record.

The Chiefs defeated the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Divisional Round. The following week, the team lost to the New England Patriots, 37-31, in overtime in the AFC Conference Championship game.

It was their best regular record since the 2016 season when the team also finished with a 12-4 record.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes points to the sidelines after celebrating a touchdown pass against the Indianapolis Colts
Patrick Mahomes points to the sidelines after celebrating a touchdown pass against the Indianapolis Colts (Getty Images)

Kansas City averaged 35.3 points per game. That was the best in the entire NFL.

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes II started all 16 games. He went 383 of 580 for 5,097 yards. He also threw 50 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

Kareem Hunt — who was released after 11 games due to a TMZ Sports video there he hit a woman in February 2018 — had 181 carries for 824 yards and seven touchdowns. Mahomes II also had 60 carries for 272 yards and two touchdowns.

Damien Williams also contributed 50 carries for 256 yards and four touchdowns. Spencer Wade had 51 carries for 246 yards and two touchdowns.

The team had 16 rushing touchdowns. Mahomes II also had two touchdowns and Tyreek Hill had one.

Hill led the team in receiving yards, as he had 87 receptions for 1,479 yards and 12 touchdowns. Travis Kelce had a team-high 103 receptions for 1,336 yards and 10 touchdowns.

Sammy Watkins — who signed with the team in the previous off-season — had 40 receptions for 519 yards and three touchdowns. Hunt had 26 receptions for 378 yards and seven touchdowns. Chris Conley also had 32 receptions for 334 yards and five touchdowns.

Demarcus Robinson also had four touchdowns. Demetrius Harris had three touchdowns, while Williams had two touchdowns. Anthony Sherman, Charcandrick West, De’Anthony Thomas, and Darrel Williams also had a touchdown each.

Their defense averaged 26.3 points per contest. It was 24th out of 32 teams.

Anthony Hitchens led the defense with 135 tackles, including seven tackles for a loss, and two quarterback hits. He also had a force fumble in 15 starts.

Hitchens was the lone defensive player with more than 100 tackles. In fact, he had 53 more tackles than Kendall Fuller, who was second on the team with 82 tackles.

Chris Jones led the team with 15.5 sacks. Dee Ford also contributed 13.0 tackles.

The team had 52 sacks overall. If you add in Justin Houston’s 9.0 sacks, Jones, Ford, and Houston combined for 37.5 sacks.

The team also had 15 interceptions. Steven Nelson led the team with four interceptions. Ron Parker and Fuller were second with two interceptions each.

The team had 23 forced fumbles overall. Ford led the team with seven forced fumbles. Houston also had five forced fumbles.

There were also 23 fumble recoveries. Mahomes had the most fumble recoveries with five. Allen Bailey was second with four, while Houston had three and Breeland Speaks and Hill had two each.

Harrison Butker went 24 of 27 from field goal range. He also went 65 of 69 from extra point range.

Dustin Colquitt also had 45 punts for 2,021 punts. He averaged 44.9 punts per game.

Hill had 20 punt returns for 213 yards and a touchdown. Thomas also had a 48-yard punt return.

Tremon Smith had 33 kickoff returns for 886 yards. Thomas also had three kickoff returns for 58 yards.

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