Buffalo Bills: 4 under-the-radar Chiefs to watch in AFC Championship
The Kansas City Chiefs are an excellent team that has superstars like Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce, and Tyreek Hill. While these players get a majority of the attention, these are not the only players that the Buffalo Bills have to be concerned about this week.
There are a number of players on both sides of the football that are under-the-radar that can make big plays that quickly change the momentum of a game. Let’s take a look at four players on the Kansas City Chiefs that fall into this category.
One player that has emerged as a key contributor on this defense who may still be overlooked is L’Jarius Sneed. When I talked with Matt Conner at Arrowhead Addict about this upcoming game and asked for one under-the-radar player, this is the player he mentioned.
And rightfully so. He was a fourth round pick by the Kansas City Chiefs this past draft and has moved his way up the depth chart. He missed seven games midseason, including Week 6 against the Buffalo Bills. However, he has started seven games this year, including this past week against the Browns. But even when he didn’t start, he was on the field for a majority of the defensive snaps playing 70% or more in seven of 10 games this year
One of the things to watch with Sneed is that while he is a cornerback, the Chiefs have started to use him more to get pressure on the quarterback. He has not registered a sack in each of the past three games he has played.
The way the Chiefs are using the rookie, especially as of late, will make it very important for Josh Allen to know where he is lining up prior to the snap.