10 quick facts after Sunday’s Week 9 win over Tennessee

It was by far the longest play of Gray’s young career.

5. A total of 11 different players caught an assist for the Chiefs on Sunday.

Mahomes found 11 pass catchers for completions in Sunday’s game: Travis Kelce 10 times, wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster 10 times, Mecole Hardman six times, tailback Jerick McKinnon six times, Noah Gray three times, wide receiver wide Justin Watson twice, wide receiver Kadarius Toney twice, tailback Clyde Edwards-Helaire once, wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling once, tailback Isiah Pacheco once and fullback Michael Burton once.

That tally matched Buffalo (who did it in Week 3) for the most players to catch a pass in a single game this season. This group combined to help Kansas City rack up 499 net rushing yards and 29 first downs.

6. The Chiefs’ defense kept Kansas City in the game as the offense struggled.

Despite all that offensive yardage, however, the Chiefs struggled to find the end zone after their quick start. Kansas City had 148 yards and nine points on its first two drives, but after that the Chiefs went empty on each of their next seven possessions.

Another Tennessee score during that streak may have put the game out of reach, but the Chiefs’ defense made sure that didn’t happen. In fact, after the Titans’ back-to-back touchdowns early in the game, Tennessee recorded a grand total of a first down over its next nine touchdowns.