Not only is this week’s Monday Night Football matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens a rematch of one of last season’s most competitive games, but it also marks the latest reunion between the Chiefs and their former All-Pro cornerback, Marcus Peters.
While the Chiefs’ 2015 first-round pick was still with the L.A. Rams during the compelling 33-28 victory over the Ravens a year ago, Peters was on the right side of a game-ending interception thrown by Patrick Mahomes on Monday Night Football in 2018 during one of the most historic games in NFL history — ending in a 54-51 shootout victory for the Rams.
Heading into Week 3, Peters again turns his attention to slowing down Mahomes, his teammate of one year in Kansas City before being traded to L.A. in March 2018.
Follow the Heavy on Chiefs Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors and content!
Peters on Mahomes: ‘You’ve Got to Respect His Game’
As expected, the Ravens cornerback fielded a variety of questions related to his former team during his media availability on Thursday. Known for his animated playing style and interviews, Peters appeared focused on the task at hand. However, when asked about Mahomes and whether he recognized the ability of the young quarterback during their season together in 2017, Peters offered up a high level of respect to the Chiefs’ star.
“I knew he had the talent,” Peters said. “I knew he loved the game. So that’s two ultimate things that can help you. I just respect somebody who loves the game of football like he does.”
“He’s a Super Bowl champ, he’s an MVP of this league,” Peters later continued. “He’s a hell of a player, man, and a guy like that, you’ve gotta respect his game.”
Mahomes’ No-Look Passes Date Back to 2017
As often happens when discussing Mahomes’ talent and growing list of accomplishments in the league, reporters also brought up the topic of no-look passes, which Mahomes quickly became known for after successfully completing one in Week 14 of the 2018 season against the Ravens.
“I remember when he first started throwing the damn no-look pass at practice and he’s been doing it since he was a rookie,” Peters said. “So, the dude is amazing.”
Peters was not the only Baltimore defender to discuss Mahomes’ trickery this week. His All-Pro defensive counterpart, CB Marlon Humphrey, who was on the wrong end of the viral no-look pass from Mahomes to WR Demarcus Robinson in 2018, also chimed in on Wednesday.
Whether the completions come of the traditional or no-look variety, the Ravens secondary will have their hands full on Monday night. However, the Chiefs may be without two key playmakers on offense — WR Sammy Watkins (concussion / neck) and backup RB Darrel Williams (ankle) — who will both look to get in at least a limited practice on Friday.