Sep 17, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) is hit by Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston (50) during the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. The Broncos won 31-24. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
Key No. 2: Be disciplined on defense.
This second key really goes hand in hand with the first one. A good example is by looking at the game between Seattle and Green Bay.
Twice quarterback Aaron Rogers manipulated the defense to jump offsides, giving the Packers a free play and both times it worked well, including a touchdown pass. Along those same lines, the secondary needs to be on its heels this game.
Recently signed for a second tour in Green Bay, receiver James Jones, has been resurgent back in the green and gold. There is also Randall Cobb who is Rodgers’ go-to target with the absence of wide receiver Jordy Nelson. Rodgers, much like Peyton Manning, can tear apart a defense. The main difference is he can do it from the pocket or on the run. Rodgers will be the toughest quarterback they Chiefs will face all season, hands down.
The fact the secondary is missing star corner Sean Smith and Jamell Fleming got tore up by Manning has to keep defensive coordinator Bob Sutton up at night.
Stop the pass, win the game. It could not be simpler.
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