5. Clyde Edwards-Helaire Rushes for 125+ Yards
The focus for opposing teams when attempting to slow down the Chiefs’ offense begins with the passing attack. There is a lot required to slow down Patrick Mahomes along with game-wrecking talents like Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce.
A beneficiary of the attention placed on the Chiefs’ passing attack is Clyde Edwards-Helaire. In Week 1, he served as the counter to the Texans’ defensive game-plan — resulting in a performance featuring 25 carries, 138 yards, and 1 touchdown run.
Having to put out speed-rushing personnel to be able to attack Mahomes and pressure him in the pocket puts the front-seven in a tougher position to stop the run. Expect the rookie running back to continue to thrive against many defenses throughout the season.
There is just too much talent for a defense to have to stop when stacking up with the Chiefs. Edwards-Helaire will manage to thrive against the Chargers’ defense and finish with at least 125 all-purpose yards and don’t be surprised if he finds the end-zone once or twice, too.