Kansas City Chiefs: Takeaways From Week 10’s White-Knuckled Win

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“Pass Protection” Is An Oxymoron

Nov 9, 2014; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes (55) sacks Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Kansas City beats Buffalo 17 to 13. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

There were times this afternoon when Smith would’ve been better off standing behind five sandbags.

Obviously, blocking Marcell Dareus and Co. is infinitely easier said than done, but linemen shouldn’t be whiffing on basic stunts/twists in Week 10. While the final numbers are still being calculated, Pro Player Insiders gives you a glimpse into what Smith’s pocket looked like:

From a monetary standpoint, it’s like investing in a Mercedes and driving without insurance.

The Chiefs are 6-3 and in the thick of the playoff hunt—next offseason isn’t on the radar. However, while a slew of ticket holders will (rightfully) clamor for wide-receiver help, putting your franchise quarterback behind this front five is tempting fate.