The Chiefs starters shut down the Aron Rodersless Packers in the first quarter with not one, not two, not three but 4 straight three and outs.
“It’s very important, said Chiefs first round draft pick Eric Berry. “Just get that momentum going into Monday night football and make sure we’re ready to play.”
The Chiefs defense may not have been facing all of Green Bay’s starters but that never used to stop them from laying an egg. The Chiefs defenses of recent years have often been just as inept against backups as they have been against starters. For a team that was atrocious in pretty much every phase of the game in 2009, these little victories are signs of improvement.
Linebacker Demorrio Williams continued his push to retain his starting job, lining up at OLB for the injured Tamba Hali and blowing by the Packers left tackle of a sack. It was the third sack for Williams in 2 weeks.
The rest of the defenders stepped up as well, holding the Packers to a mere 15 yards in the first quarter.
There is no telling how the defense will perform when the games count but it is good to see the once dead unit showing some life.