“We’re gonna get this offense figured out, I promise you, and we’ll be a hard team to beat.”– Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes after Kansas City’s 21-14 win over Miami in Frankfurt, Germany
“(He) is giving some very bad publicity to the S2 Test. All he did Sunday was throw for the most yards a rookie quarterback’s ever put up in the 104-year history of the league.” – King on Texans rookie QB C.J. Stroud
“To be great, you’ve got to make great plays in big moments. The Cowboys just don’t do that.” – King
STAMFORD, Conn. – Nov. 6, 2023 – Peter King speaks with Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes, tight end Travis Kelce, and head coach Andy Reid after the team’s 21-14 win over the Miami Dolphins in the first-ever NFL game in Frankfurt, Germany, in this week’s edition of Football Morning in America, available now exclusively on NBCSports.com. King also discusses Texans rookie QB C.J. Stroud’s impressive day, the Eagles’ win over the Cowboys, and more.
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The following are highlights from this week’s edition of Football Morning in America:
Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes to King after Kansas City’s win over Miami in Frankfurt: “We’re gonna get this offense figured out, I promise you, and we’ll be a hard team to beat.”
Chiefs TE Travis Kelce: “I really think this is probably the most complete team we’ve ever had.”
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid’s outlook on the rest of the season: “I do have faith in our guys. We’re a little bit like the defense was last year in that we’re young in some spots. But we’re getting better…We know what we can be.”
King on the crowd’s reaction to the Chiefs’ fumble-return touchdown in the second quarter: “I’m not equating (Trent) McDuffie to Messi, but the roar from the crowd when it happened had to be at a decibel level akin to what it might have been on a bicycle-kick goal by Lionel Messi.”
Chiefs WR Justin Watson on the Chiefs fans in Germany: “It felt like we picked up Arrowhead and dropped it over here in Frankfurt.”
Chiefs owner Clark Hunt on his father, Lamar Hunt’s love for international sport: “In 1974, I was 9 years old and we attended the World Cup here in Germany. The first game I saw at the World Cup was in the stadium we’ll play in tomorrow. My dad would be really excited that we’re playing here in Frankfurt this weekend.”
NFL VP/international Peter O’Reilly on the rising popularity of teams wanting to play home games outside of the U.S.: “Now it is very much teams raising their hands. There’s a reason that the Chiefs and the Patriots are the two designated teams these next two weeks, and that’s based on they have rights here. They raised their hands and said, ‘We want to be over there in Germany.’”
KING’S WEEK 9 AWARDS
Offensive Players of the Week: C.J. Stroud, Houston, & Josh Dobbs, Minnesota
King on Stroud: “(He) is giving some very bad publicity to the S2 Test, the cognition/process tests that trashed Stroud for a poor pre-draft score. All he did Sunday was throw for the most yards a rookie quarterback’s ever put up in the 104-year history of the league.”
Defensive Players of the Week: Kenny Moore II, Indianapolis, Trent McDuffie, Kansas City, & Demario Davis, New Orleans
King on Davis: “One of the most underappreciated players of this era.”
Coaches of the Week: Steve Spagnuolo, defensive coordinator, Kansas City, & Mike Tomlin, head coach, Pittsburgh
King on Spagnuolo: “Exactly 25 years ago, at age 38, he was the defensive coordinator for the Frankfurt Galaxy in NFL Europe and helped the Galaxy to a division title. On Sunday, as KC’s defensive coordinator, he choreographed a defense that totally frustrated the best offense in football.”
Special Teams Players of the Week: Dare Ogunbowale, Houston, & Nick Folk, Tennessee
NEWS & NOTES
King on the Cowboys’ loss to the Eagles: “To be great, you’ve got to make great plays in big moments. The Cowboys just don’t do that.”
King on the current state of the Raiders after firing head coach Josh McDaniels and GM Dave Ziegler: “How about installing seven coaches in one of the most high-profile coaching jobs on planet earth…and not one of them lasts even halfway into a fourth season? How about firing the latest coach 1.5 years into a six-year contract, with an estimated $50 million left to pay McDaniels? Shouldn’t the owner take some responsibility for that?”
King on the future of QB Daniel Jones with the Giants: “This was the golden year for Jones to prove to Brian Daboll in the coach’s second year that the Giants didn’t have to worry about the quarterback position. Now they do.”
King: “The future of a lot of players, coaches and executives might be at stake on the Giants decision at quarterback.”
King on the Steelers: “I think, for those who say Pittsburgh’s 5-3 record is fool’s gold and they’ll drop out of the race any day now, I bring you the next six games on their schedule: Packers at home, at Browns, at Bengals, Arizona home, New England home, at Indy. I feel an 8-6 team making a stretch run.”
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