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

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The Secondary Can Survive

Nov 9, 2014; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills running back Bryce Brown (35) dives for a first down as Kansas City Chiefs strong safety Ron Parker (38) and outside linebacker Justin Houston (50) tackle during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Chiefs beat the Bills 17-13. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City sacked Kyle Orton one time this afternoon.

While Justin Houston and Tamba Hali didn’t register a takedown, they also spent an inordinate amount of snaps in coverage. Apparently, Bob Sutton and Co. spotted a trend in Orton’s tendencies.

If and when the Chiefs didn’t apply pressure a year ago, the defense was picked apart, making the field look more like an Operation board.

That wasn’t the case in Week 10.

To be fair, Buffalo’s pass-catchers didn’t help its cause, dropping would-be receptions on a series-to-series basis.

However, Parker played the game of his career. Time and again, he stalked Bills wideouts like a shadow, accounting for all three of Kansas City’s passes defensed. His strip also forced the momentum-swinging touchback.

When the final whistle rang out, Sammy Watkins had four catches on 10 targets for 27 yards.

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