Grades for Chiefs-Cardinals

Here are the top takeaways and graded players from Saturday night’s Chiefs-Cardinals game.

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(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Grades for Chiefs-Cardinals

Here are the top takeaways from Saturday night’s Chiefs-Cardinals game, including the highest- graded players for each team:


– In his first game action since 2013, Dezman Moses shredded the Cardinals’ pass blockers for the tune of six pressures on 18 pass rushes.

– After no wide receivers found the end zone last season for the Chiefs, three caught touchdowns last night. Fred Williams may be down the depth chart, but he led the way against Arizona as he caught all six targets for 82 yards and a touchdown.

– It was a rough night for Kansas City’s reserve offensive linemen. Five of the ten earned overall grades of -1.0 or lower and none were above a +0.5 grade. They also combined to allow a sack, four hits, and four pressures.

Top 5 graded players:

Dezman Moses (+5.9)

Kevin Short (+2.8)

Dustin Colquitt (+2.5)

Chase Daniel (+2.3)

Fred Williams (+2.2)


– New Cardinal Cory Redding played just eight snaps in his Arizona debut, but he made the most of them with one hit, one pressure and a +2.1 overall grade.

– We saw an extended look at rookie tackle D.J. Humphries in his first NFL game action. He was beaten a couple times in pass protection, but his +1.8 run block grade was the highest of the game.

– We didn’t have an opportunity to see third-round pick RB David Johnson, but his collegiate teammate NT Xavier Williams shined. The undrafted rookie out of Northern Iowa impressed in the trenches with two run stops and a pressure to help lead him to the Cardinals’ highest grade of the game.

Top 5 graded players:

Xavier Williams (+4.2)

Gabe Martin (+2.8)

Rodney Gunter (+2.8)

Bradley Sowell (+2.6)

Cory Redding (+2.1)

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Matt has been an analyst for PFF since 2013. He is also a contributor to 120 Sports and a former NCAA Division-III football player.

  • Jason Groomes

    Go X-Man! Couple more performances like that and a roster spot is yours for certain.