We’re already halfway through the NFL season and the Chiefs, coming off two consecutive wins, have reach their bye week before heading to Denver to take on the rival Broncos and one of the league’s top defensive units.
Andy Reid has seen his team look better each of the last two weeks, culminating in wins over the Steelers at Arrowhead Stadium, and a demolition of the Lions (45-10) in London last Sunday.
This week, the Chiefs have a chance to rest up, get healthy, and hit the practice field hard before facing the Broncos, a team which KC should have defeated earlier in the year on Monday Night Football.
A late Jamaal Charles fumble followed a Peyton Manning touchdown throw, sinking the Chiefs in front of the home crowd during its most emotional game of the season.
Things would only get worse for Kansas City for the next several weeks, including a season-ending ACL tear for Charles.
However, Alex Smith and Co., have pulled it together and are playing solid, all-around good team football.
With Denver coming up, the focus won’t be as much on how to stop Manning, but rather how to move the offense and avoid turnovers on a spectacular Broncos D.
Of course Manning will always serve as a dangerous weapon anytime he takes the field, but with an obvious loss in velocity and unable to make many of the throws he has made for so long, the Chiefs bigger concern has to turn to the other side of the ball.
In terms of local interest, the Broncos secondary is headlined by two former Kansas Jayhawks, Aqib Talib and Chris Harris, Jr., who are ball-hawking corners that typically shut down their opponents.
Talib, when focused and healthy, is quite possibly the best corner in the NFL, while Harris continues to make a name for himself as one of the elite DB’s.
The Chiefs, although better at passing, haven’t proven to be a truly dynamic passing offense, which means defenses can hone in on the ground game.
Without Jamaal Charles, the ground game shrinks to Alex Smith’s scrambling ability, and a young Charcandrick West, who has been a spark since taking over the running duties.
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