Chiefs have Bob’s SUTTON DEATH defense

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Nov 15, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs free safety Eric Berry (29) celebrates his interception with defensive back Daniel Sorensen (49) and cornerback Marcus Peters (22) in the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

This game will not be an offensive shootout.

So, how good is the Chiefs defense?

+ It’s so good that… the Chiefs defensive lineman Dontari Poe outscored the San Diego offense 6-3.

+ It’s so good that… Justin Houston did the same with his incredible pick-6.

+ It’s so good that… it ranks 4th against the run in the NFL, even after giving up three consecutive 30-point games early in the year.

+ It’s so good that… Philip Rivers had 0-TD passes in Qualcomm for the first time in 3 years.

+ It’s so good that… San Diego RBs averaged 2.1 yards per carry in 25 attempts.

+ It’s so good that… the “30-point margin of victory was their best in San Diego since a 40-3 victory on Dec. 8, 1968”

So exactly how did the defense accomplish this thrashing of the high flying Bolts? A closer look at the Bob Sutton’s methods reveals what has become the mechanics envisioned before the season began. First of all the Chiefs D is at 100%, and that’s made a big difference.

An article by Dave Eckert and Jared Koller called, “Chiefs defense shines in blowout of Chargers,” points to Sutton’s recipe for death in this win,

"“…the secondary applied the bend but don’t break approach once the offense took the lead. Often times dropping six to seven in coverage, the corners would let the Chargers get decent yardage but never the big play. Sean Smith was rarely targeted and Marcus Peters  gave up some competitions, but never the big play.”"

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