Kansas City Chiefs: 3 Keys To Victory vs. The Denver Broncos
By Nick Floyd
Nov 20, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) throws a pass against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
2. Get A Passing Game Going
It’s no secret the Chiefs lack a dominant passing game. That was never more apparent than in Oakland, when Smith was not able to move the ball down the field to a top target. The likes of Travis Kelce and De’Anthony Thomas provide weapons through the air. However, they are lacking a serious deep threat. This is hurting the Chiefs more than they realize, as not being able to push the ball down the field allows defenses to fill the box and attack the run.
This week the Chiefs announced the signing of a veteran wide receiver in Jason Avant. Now Avant is not a speedster like Thomas, but he does have sticky hands. Avant also brings in years of experience from his time with head coach Andy Reid and offensive coordinator Doug Pederson.
With Avant in the mix, the Chiefs should be able to move the ball better through the air, having an option besides Jamaal Charles and Kelce. This will be key in relieving the pressure on Charles and Davis and should help to open up the pass for this weekend’s game. If the Chiefs are able to do this, their chances of beating the Denver Broncos improves dramatically.