The Kansas City Chiefs defense was not about to be embarrassed again by the the Denver Broncos.
On November 14th the Chiefs went to Denver and got stomped by the Broncos offense. Denver jumped all over the Chiefs secondary, airing it out an establishing a lead that Kansas City would not be able to overcome.
It was a different story on Sunday. The Chiefs secondary smother Denver’s receivers, allowing QB Kyle Orton to complete only 9 of 28 passes for 117 yards.
Leading the way for the Chiefs was CB Brandon Carr. Carr, often been criticized for his inconsistent play, was sensational. He recorded no tackles but that was because he was too busy breaking up passes. Carr broke up a staggering 5 passes throughout the afternoon, nearly coming up with a number of interceptions. His coverage was airtight all day long and that, compared with the usual fantastic play of Brandon Flowers, put a cork in the Denver passing attack.
Let me put in to perspective how good the Chiefs defenders were today. Denver’s number one and number two receivers, Brandon Lloyd and Jabaar Gafney combined for 4 catches for 59 yards but were targeted 16 times!
The Chiefs took a bit of a hit in the running game because of their commitment to stopping the pass but what matters is the scoreboard and the Chiefs held the Broncs to only 6 points.
If Brandon Carr can manage to play at this level next week in San Diego, the Chiefs will have a very good chance to win their 4th game in a row.