This week Niner Noise teamed up with the Kansas City Chiefs blog ArrowheadAddict.com in a segment we call Inside the Enemy Camp. Patrick Allen answered my questions below. Check out my answers Inside the Enemy Camp: 49ers for the matchup in week 3.
1. The Chiefs offense had a hard time gaining yards against the Chargers in week one but the defense and special teams came up big to hold onto the win. Do you think the weather had a lot to do with stopping the Chargers offense or is the Chiefs defense just underrated?
I think it is a little of both. The weather certainly had an effect on Rivers but the Chiefs D has to be given some credit. It isn’t like Rivers and the Chargers offense didn’t move the ball. He threw for over 300 yards but the Chiefs kept coming up with stops. In fact, had it not been for a blown coverage by our rookie safety, the Chargers wouldn’t even have scored 14 points.
I’m not saying out D is shutdown by any stretch but they stopped Ryan Mathews, forced turnovers and sacked Rivers twice. I’d say they are average at this point but dangerous. If a team makes a mistake, this Chiefs D will capitalize.