Chiefs Defense Proves It’s Mettle


Indianapolis Colts running back Mike Hart (L) tackles Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Jon McGraw (47) after McGraw intercepted a pass during the third quarter of their NFL football game in Indianapolis October 10, 2010. REUTERS/Brent Smith (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)

Source: Yardbarker.com

Even in a losing effort the Kansas City Chiefs defense showed Sunday that they are likely to give teams problems all year long.

It isn’t easy for the best defenses to slow down Peyton Manning but the Chiefs did just that in a 19-9 losing effort.

The Chiefs defense kept the heat on Manning all day holding the future hall of famer to under 250 yards passing, something no team has been able to do all season.

Manning finished the day 26 of 44 for 244 yards, 0 TD’s and 1 interception. He averaged only 5.5 yards per pass and had a QB rating of 65.0. He was sacked once.

The Chiefs also managed to shut down the Colts running game which was impressive given that the Colts came out determined to run the ball. The Colts rushed 31 times for only 97 yards and a 3.1 yards per carry average.

More after the jump.

The Chiefs defense has been playing well all year but there was some doubt about how they would perform against a high-powered offense on the road.

They didn’t disappoint.

Now a quarter through the season, the Chiefs defense is only giving up an averaged f 14.25 points per game.

We’ll have more detailed numbers on the defense later this week. For now it is your turn Addicts. What are your thoughts on the Chiefs defense?

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