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Smith completed 20-of-36 passes for 234 yards, with two touchdowns and no interception in Thursday's 24-20 loss to the Raiders. He added five yard on two carries.
This is one of the better stat lines you'll see from Smith, but he didn't actually play one of his better games. While the lack of aggressive downfield throws is to be expected at this point, Smith typically does well with his composure in the pocket and short accuracy, both of which were problems for most of Thursday's game. Even in leading the Chiefs to back-to-back touchdown drives to tie the game, Smith mostly just hit wide-open receivers on botched coverages by the Oakland defense. The Chiefs may need another 35+ pass attempts from Smith next week against the Broncos, but that doesn't change the reality of his limited weekly ceiling.
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Smith completed 11 of 16 passes for a season-low 108 yards Sunday against the Seahawks.
The Chiefs got significant production in the running game, with Jamaal Charles racking up 159 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries, though Smith was held to minus-1 yard on two carries. Smith has now failed to reach 200 yards in three straight games, while failing to account for a touchdown in back-to-back contests. He'll look to break through Thursday against a Raiders defense ranked 18th against the pass this season.
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Smith completed 17 of 29 passes for 177 yards and ran four times for 25 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Bills.
Smith's touchdown came with 8:59 left in the game to put the Chiefs up for good after trailing 13-3 heading into the fourth quarter. The score was his first on the ground this season and came one week after he failed to record even a single rushing yard. Smith has thrown for fewer than 200 yards in back-to-back games, and he isn't likely headed for a breakout in Week 6 against a Seahawks defense ranked sixth in the NFL against the pass this season.
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Smith (shoulder) completed 21 of 31 passes for 199 yards and two touchdowns Sunday against the Jets.
Smith suffered a right shoulder strain last Sunday against the Rams, but didn't appear to be bothered by it at all, connecting with nine different receivers, including touchdowns to tight ends Travis Kelce and Anthony Fasano, though the latter's score was a bit fluky as it went off a Jets' defender's hand and fell right to Fasano, who was on the ground, caught the ball and stretched for the score. Smith ended a three-game streak of passing for fewer than two touchdowns, though he's only reached the 250-yard mark once this season (Week 2 against the Broncos when he had 255). Up next is a Week 10 trip to Buffalo to face a Bills defense ranked 12th in the NFL in fewest passing yards allowed per game and lead the league with 12 interceptions.
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Smith (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Jets.
Smith suffered a right shoulder strain during last Sunday's win over the Rams, but he practiced fully this week and will take on a Jets defense that has allowed a league-high 22 passing touchdowns so far this season.
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Smith (shoulder) practiced fully Friday and is probable for Sunday's game against the Jets, the Chiefs' official site reports.
Smith -- who has a 9:4 TD:INT ratio to date -- looks good to go for Sunday's game and working in his favor is that the 1-7 Jets have surrendered a league-high 22 passing TDs thus far.
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Smith (shoulder) practiced fully Wednesday, the Chiefs' official site reports.
Smith thus appears headed for a probable designation in advance of Sunday's game against the Jets, who have surrendered a league-high 22 passing TDs to date.
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Coach Andy Reid relayed Monday that Smith suffered a right shoulder strain in Sunday's win over the Rams, BJ Kissel of KCChiefs.com reports.
Reid suggested that the signal-caller should be fine as Week 9's game against the Jets approaches, though he did note Monday that Smith's throwing shoulder "is a little tender," so it wouldn't surprise us to see the QB limited some once the Chiefs return to practice.
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Smith completed 24 of 28 passes for 226 yards in Sunday's 34-7 win over the Rams.
Smith was at his low-risk best on Sunday in terms of taking care of the football and being accurate with his passes, but the conservative approach resulted in no passing touchdowns and a rather lackluster fantasy day. He gets another outstanding matchup next week against the Jets, which should hopefully result in more touchdowns, but his upside will continue to be capped by the Chiefs' grind-it-out, don't-make-mistakes philosophy.
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Smith completed 19-of-28 passes for 221 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 23-20 win at San Diego. He also ran six times for 29 yards.
Smith looked sharp after Kansas City's bye in Week 6, completing 68 percent of his passes while posting a solid 7.9 YPA. He was starting to pick up the touchdown pace, with seven in his previous three games, but the Chiefs scored only twice as a team Sunday. In Week 8, he'll face a St. Louis squad that has allowed over 300 passing yards to Colin Kapernick and Russell Wilson in back-to-back weeks.