Back to back losses for the Kansas City Chiefs have created a lot of questions on if this team is for real. Can the Chiefs back to form against the Denver Broncos?
Welcome everybody to NFL’s Week 8! We’re almost officially to the halfway point of the season. The Chiefs are currently sitting at 5-2 and are performing perhaps a lot better than anyone could have guessed—at least when it comes to the offense.
Through the first 7 weeks of the season, the Chiefs are 2nd in points, 3rd in total yards, 5th in rush yards, and 5th in passing yards per game. However on defense the Chiefs currently rank 19th in points, 29th in total yards, 25th in rushing yards, and 28th in passing yards. The defense is giving up 3.9 more yards per game than the offense is producing which is unlike anything we’ve seen in some time in Kansas City. Can the Chiefs get back to winning? Or is the defense poor performance too much to overcome?
Over in Denver, the Broncos’ defense is still as mighty as it as been in recent years. They currently have the 9th best defense by points allowed, but on the other side of the ball have only been able to score 18 points per game. That’s 24th in the league. Like the Chiefs, the Broncos are coming off back-to-back losses including a shutout against the LA. Chargers. The Broncos biggest concern on offense is their offensive line. They currently give up the 6th highest pressure rate and the 2nd highest sack conversion rate (pressures that turn into sacks).
So who will help turn the tide in their teams favor? It’s time to take a look at this weeks top matchups.