Chiefs’ JuJu Smith-Schuster credits team chemistry to Call of Duty session: ‘Kinda just showed on the field’

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Kansas City Chiefs Wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster attributed Sunday’s win over the San Francisco 49ers to the team’s “chemistry” and “energy” on the field but where it was all built may surprise fans.

During the post-match press, Smith-Schuster repeatedly praised the Chiefs’ ability to connect as unity and trust. Patrick Mahomes He builds with an attack that allowed him to spread the ball in the President’s 43-23 defeat of the Niners.

Kansas City Chiefs wide, Joe Smith-Schuster, hunts against the San Francisco 49ers on October 23, 2022, at Levis Stadium in Santa Clara, California.
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What he thinks made everything click together on Sunday was a Friday night game session with the Mahomes, said Smith Schuster, who has had more than 100 yards and two touchdowns in each of his last two games. Travis Kelsey The Marquis of Valdes-Scantling.

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“Want to talk about chemistry and confidence? We started in Dallas (off season) and worked there….we came here and worked camp, and built that chemistry…but I’ll tell you what made us the chemistry we needed in this game.”

“I think it was Friday night, it was me and Pat and Travis and the MVS – we were playing Call of duty together. We were playing Warzone and we played three games. We’ve won three games in a row… It’s really hard to win a game in Warzone, Call of Duty. And you can just tell the connection between all of us and the harmony, it was like we were in a match.”

Justin Watson of the Kansas City Chiefs, right, celebrates with Joe Smith-Schuster after collecting a touchdown pass against the San Francisco 49ers on October 23, 2022.

Justin Watson of the Kansas City Chiefs, right, celebrates with Joe Smith-Schuster after collecting a touchdown pass against the San Francisco 49ers on October 23, 2022.
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“It kind of led to this game. Kinda just came out on the pitch.”

Mahomes threw for 423 yards and three touchdowns to rally Kansas City from an early double-digit deficit. Kelce was 6 of 8 for 98 yards and Valdes-Scantling had his best performance of the season so far, going 3 of 4 for 111 yards.

“I think it’s honestly just the hard work we do,” Smith-Schuster said. “I think it’s about harmony and it’s about trusting all of us and putting the ball where it needs to be and let’s start playing.”

Mikol Hardman celebrates with the Chiefs' Patrick Mahomes after receiving a touchdown pass against 49 players on October 23, 2022.

Mikol Hardman celebrates with the Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes after receiving a touchdown pass against 49 players on October 23, 2022.
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The Chiefs averaged 10.17 yards per game and earned eight wins of at least 20 yards in eight rounds with the Mahomes in the game.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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