Chiefs' Receiving Corps Ranked as the Best in the League by NFL.com

NFL.com analyst Chris Wesseling is impressed with Kansas City’s pass-catchers

The folks over at NFL.com are impressed with the Kansas City Chiefs – and for good reason.

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes  - who leads the NFL with 10 touchdown passes - has a slew of weapons at his disposal through the air, and according to analyst Chris Wesseling, it's an arsenal unmatched by any other in the league.

The Chiefs topped Wesseling's rankings of the best receiving corps in the NFL last week, and that was before five different pass-catchers accounted for six receiving touchdowns in Sunday's win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The electric Tyreek Hill accounted for one of those touchdowns, continuing his strong start to the 2018 campaign. Hill already has 259 receiving yards – the third-most in the NFL – and three touchdowns on the season.

Here's what Wesseling had to say about Hill in his explanation of the Chiefs' high ranking:

Like the early-career version of former Panthers star Steve Smith, Hill is not just the league's most dangerous kick-return ace, but an All Pro-caliber receiver, as well. With the imaginative Chiefs coaching staff dialing up trick plays, he's also a threat out of the backfield with constant pre-snap motion designed to deceive defenses.

Wesseling next mentioned tight end Travis Kelce , who he cited as "the best run-after-the-catch tight end in football," – a claim that holds weight.

In fact, since 2015, Kelce has the fourth-most yards after the catch (1,649) of any player in the NFL, trailing only Golden Tate, Jarvis Landry and Julio Jones. Kelce hauled in a team-high seven catches for 109 yards and two touchdowns on Sunday, picking up 21 yards after the catch.

Wide receiver Sammy Watkins also garnered a mention in Wesseling's piece, and the veteran reciever demonstrated why on Sunday. Watkins accounted for 131 yards of total offense on the afternoon, picking up 100 of those yards through the air.

Additionally, the duo of Kelce and Watkins became the first pair of Kansas City players to each tally at least 100 receiving yards in a single game since 2006.

Overall, 10 different players have caught a pass already for Kansas City, and seven individuals have caught touchdowns – matching the Chiefs' total from all of last season.

That list includes wide receivers Chris Conley and Demarcus Robinson, who each tallied their first scores of the season in Sunday's victory. Fellow wide receiver De'Anthony Thomas and fullback Anthony Sherman have also already found the end zone for Kansas City.

It all makes for a thrilling group of offensive players, and at least according to Wesseling, the very best in the league. Click here to check out the full rankings.

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