5 Keys To Victory Over Seattle

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  1. The team needs to work the same Sutton magic against the run.

Nov 2, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; New York Jets running back Chris Johnson (21) is tackled by Kansas City Chiefs inside linebacker Josh Mauga (90) and defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson (94) during the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

As Paddy pointed out this week:

"There is perhaps no NFL team better equipped to go into Arrowhead and beat the Chiefs than the Seattle Seahawks. Last week, the Seahawks ran all over the New York Giants, running the ball 45 times for a ridiculous 350 yards. 140 of those yards came from Marshawn Lynch while QB Russell Wilson added 107 yards of his own."

As scary and consistent as Seattle’s running attack has been, it’s been Wilson’s legs that have kept them alive late in games. The Chiefs may not be able to shut down Beast Mode, but if they can remain stout in the red zone and keep Wilson from breaking big runs, KC should still be able to own the day.

With tenacious edge-defenders and corners that have been good at sniffing out misdirection plays like screens, I feel confident that Wilson won’t make the Chiefs look lost like the hapless Giants last week. By keeping a guy like S Eric Berry as a spy on Wilson at all times, the Chiefs should be able to bottle up Wilson and force Seattle to rely on the straight-ahead running game.