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2-0, 1st in AFC West

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers said he's impressed how his Chiefs counterpart, Alex Smith, has diffused what could have been an awkward situation. The Chiefs drafted QB Patrick Mahomes II in the first round. “Obviously it's from afar but it seems like Alex has handled it absolutely as good as it can be handled, not only the way he's handled it from a media standpoint but just the way he's handled it with his play . . . I don't think there's any question who the quarterback of that team is,'' Rivers said. The Chiefs and Chargers meet on Sunday in Los Angeles.

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Raiders to test Chiefs' Super Bowl potential (1:52)

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

The most interesting thing about Chiefs lineman Chris Jones being named AFC defensive player of the week is that he played only 32 snaps out of a possible 72 in Sunday's win over the Eagles. Jones missed much of training camp after having arthroscopic knee surgery and the Chiefs are working him back into the playing rotation. He didn't start against the Eagles, but still managed three sacks, an interception and two forced fumbles.

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FPI ranks best games of NFL Week 3

The classic AFC West matchup between the Chiefs and Chargers will shift to the StubHub Center, where the (perhaps-less-than capacity?) crowd will be treated to what FPI projects as Week 3's highest-quality contest.

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NFL Insiders predict: Week 3 upsets, fantasy flops, more

Can the Chargers find their first win of 2017 against the Chiefs? Which top fantasy wide receiver should you bench? Which 2-0 team is most at risk of not making the playoffs? Our experts weigh in.

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What we learned (and didn't learn) in Week 2

Will Kareem Hunt be the best of the rookie running backs? Scouts agree he's an excellent runner, but there are still areas where he needs to prove himself.

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Week 3 NFL Power Rankings: Let's be optimistic

The Falcons shook their 28-3 demons (for now). The Chiefs are living up to the Week 1 hype. Even the Jets have a reason to hope. Here's how our experts stack all 32 teams after two weeks.

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Daniel Sorensen and Eric Murray, the two safeties who filled in for the injured Eric Berry, wound up leading the Chiefs in tackles in Sunday's win over the Eagles. Sorensen was particularly effective rushing the quarterback. He had three hits on Carson Wentz. Murray broke up a pair of passes and had a key tackle after a deflected pass that could have resulted in a Philadelphia touchdown. “I thought we missed him early,'' coach Andy Reid said of Berry. “It was a matter of the new guys settling down and playing. I thought (Ron) Parker did a nice job of, he's a quiet guy but (he told the other players to) relax, that we were going to be OK here. He kind of filled that role that Eric does with the defense. Then you end up seeing Murray and Sorensen being the leading tacklers on the defense . . . with the exception of the one holding call early Murray came back and had some big plays for us and Sorensen had some big plays. His ability to blitz in there and sacrifice, jumping over people, and doing all that was (important).''

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Vote: The best (and worst) so far from Week 2

What's been the best performance so far this week? What's been the most surprising result? And which teams off to a 2-0 start look most playoff-ready? Vote now.

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Can Smith lead Chiefs to playoffs? (1:39)
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Strong start goes a long way

The road to the playoffs already looks much easier for the Broncos, Chiefs, Falcons, Panthers, Raiders, Ravens and Steelers. Since the postseason field expanded to 12 in 1990, 63 percent of teams to start 2-0 have made the playoffs.

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The Patriots are back on top. After yielding the No. 1 spot in FPI's rankings for one week to the Chiefs, New England's dominating win over the Saints slid them back ahead of Kansas City.

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Hunt credits O-line for early success (1:26)
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Chiefs 'have the pieces' to be efficient offense (0:26)

Adam Teicher ESPN Staff Writer 

Alex Smith has been sacked seven times through the Chiefs' first two games. The Chiefs will need to slow that pace considerably if they're going to keep Smith around for a full season. The Chiefs had trouble blocking the Eagles' sturdy front for much of Sunday's game but they won't always face an opponent so difficult every week.

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Rough day for Wentz against pressure

Carson Wentz thrived under duress in Week 1, but the script flipped entirely against the Chiefs on Sunday. Wentz went just 1-of-7 for minus-3 yards against pressure in K.C., while taking six sacks.

Team Stats

Passing Yards292.05th
Rushing Yards148.52nd
Points For34.52nd
Points Against23.525th

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