Can Chiefs secondary have repeat performance?
By Nick Floyd
Besides the bad game they played last week, the Steelers are not slouches when it comes to their team. The rank right in the top 20 of teams in terms of offensive stats, and are fourth when it comes to their rushing defense; an area in which the Chiefs tend to thrive. Perhaps the worst part of their defense comes in their pass defense in which they allow 332 yards per game, sitting at 31st overall in the NFL.
So with all the numbers in mind, when it comes to the battle between two 2-1 teams, will the Chiefs pass defense be able to do the same to Pittsburgh?
That might be a little tough. Yes, Ryan Fitzpatrick is no Big Ben, but he is still a usually protective quarterback. Fitz also did not have one of the best wide receivers in the game on his team like Ben does with Brown. However, despite the obvious difference with the Jets and the Steelers it is feasible that the pass defense of KC can be a hassle for Pittsburgh.
Cornerback Marcus Peters will be tested early and often especially when he is required to cover Brown. The team saw what happened when another good QB, Philip Rivers, went to his big target Keenan Allen. Peters was flustered out of position and was getting beat. He has gotten better over the last few games, 4 picks in two games is pretty decent.
While another six-interception game is more than likely out of the picture, it is not unreasonable to think that they can still have a dominate performance. Ben does take risks and those risks can turn into much needed turnovers. The Steelers are a good team especially at home. The game could very well turn into a defensive battle as both offense can stall if given a lot of pressure from the opposite team.
The game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Pittsburgh Steelers will be a good test for both teams that look to the postseason. The pass defense of the Chiefs are slowly finding their own and the Steelers will be a good test. However the offensive power of the Steelers will prove to be just a tad bit too much and the Chiefs walk out with their second loss of the season.
Prediction: Pittsburgh 28, Kansas City 21
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