Can Chiefs secondary have repeat performance?
By Nick Floyd
The Kansas City Chiefs pass defense absolutely made the New York Jets looks silly on Sunday, but can this group repeat against the Pittsburgh Steelers?
Six interceptions in one game. Some teams have trouble getting six picks all season, but the Kansas City Chiefs accomplished this in one single game. The New York Jets came into Arrowhead and were straight out played, especially on defense.
Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who is normally a careful quarterback, kept throwing picks left and right; including a pick-six from Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson. Reigning defensive rookie of the year Marcus Peters racked up two more picks during this game, bringing his total to 4 on the year. KC’s defense also forced two fumbles, and one of which was returned by tight end Demetrius Harris for six.
This week the 2-1 Kansas City Chiefs head to Pittsburgh to face Big Ben Roethlisberger and Steelers. Pittsburgh is coming off a thrashing at the hands of former Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson’s Philadelphia Eagles, losing the game 34-3.
But despite the big loss by the team, the league’s best wide receiver Antonio Brown still managed to gain 140 yards through the air. Big Ben also put up OK numbers, but not his usual self, completing 54 percent of his passes for 257 yards with one interception. Running back DeAngelo Williams had awful numbers on the ground rushing for 21 yards, and only collecting 23 yards receiving as well.