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Smith completed 18-of-30 passes for a season-high 297 yards and two touchdowns Sunday against the Raiders, also rushing three times for 17 yards.

Smith completed the Chiefs' longest pass of the season Sunday as well, a 70-yard touchdown pass to Knile Davis. Of the 70 yards, 65 came after the catch, however, as the defender covering Davis slipped and left him open. He also completed a 48 yard pass to the emerging Albert Wilson, as Smith has now surpassed 290 yards passing two straight weeks after failing to reach the mark in the first 12 games of the season. He will face a favorable matchup next week against a Steelers defense that allowed 310 yards through the air against the Falcons, who were playing without Julio Jones.

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Smith completed 26-of-39 passes for 293 yards, with one touchdown and an interception in Sunday's 17-14 loss at Arizona. He also added four carries for 26 yards.

Smith didn't play poorly, although his shortcomings as a passer -- namely his ineffectiveness as a downfield passer -- were evident in the final minute of the game, with the Chiefs needing a field goal to tie. The veteran QB did utilize Travis Kelce more than ever, as the duo hooked up seven times for 110 yards, but he and the Chiefs' coaching staff should have figured out that Kelce was their best receiving option a long time ago. In any event, Smith will face the Raiders at home next week.

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Smith completed 15-of-23 passes for 153 yards, with two touchdowns and an interception, in Sunday's 29-16 loss to the Broncos.

Smith took six sacks and added five carries for six yards, while Jamaal Charles had his worst rushing game since Week 2, producing 35 yards from just 10 totes. The Chiefs only ran 44 offensive plays, as the Broncos piled up 214 yards on the ground, led by C.J. Anderson. Smith relied on his typical array of short passes, and while his accuracy was decent, the Chiefs went just 1-of-9 on third downs. Smith and his teammates draw another tough matchup in Week 14, facing the Cardinals in Arizona.

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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.