Chiefs get poor marks in win over Jaguars
By Andrew Jones
The defense won this game by forcing turnovers. However it was not a perfect day. While Marcus Peters was rarely targeted in coverage, he did give up one of the bigger plays of the day in the 4th quarter. Philip Gaines, Ron Parker, and Steven Nelson all missed interception opportunities that hit them right in the hands.
Parker and Gaines could have prevented a touchdown at the end of the half. The turnovers that were created were key in winning the game as the Chiefs needed to be in field goal range any time they started a drive to get points.
One of the most impressive players on the Chiefs defense continues to be Ramik Wilson. He was third behind Josh Mauga and Justin March-Lillard during training camp but has emerged since he has been given his chance. He notched an interception along with four solo tackles and always seemed to be around the ball.
Another player that we officially need to recognize is Dee Ford. No more bust talk. That man has been on a tear the last few weeks and no one can seem to stop him. Before Sunday night, Ford led the league in sacks with nine. If he continues his current work then he will finish in the top two and be in serious discussion for NFL Defensive Player of the Year.
If you were to tell me this last year I would have laughed and told you to do your research. Somehow Ford has developed a bend in his outside rush and a pretty good inside rip move in a very short amount of time. I drool over the possibility of Justin Houston, Ford, Tamba Hali, and Chris Jones all getting after QBs at the same time.