Here’s a closer look at what the Kansas City Chiefs need to work on after losing to the Cowboys and heading into the bye week.
The kansas City Chiefs went to Dallas to face the Cowboys and came up short in a game that was there for them to win. Kansas City had a chance to win the game but couldn’t make enough stops on defense for it to matter. The defense played much better against the run than they have recently. Defensive coordinator Bob Sutton finally started playing the base defense and it showed. They weren’t able to make plays enough for it to matter, but it shows they have the ability to slow the run game down.
Veteran linebacker Tamba Hali made his presence felt coming into the game early in the first quarter. It was a surprise for the Chiefs to activate him on Saturday but he showed energy and the ability to be effective. Playing against a tackle like Tyron Smith is not something where you expected much but Hali was able to pressure Dak a couple of times. He even forced a hold on Smith. Frank Zombo also added the Chiefs only sack on Sunday. One of the biggest areas of need for the Chiefs headed forward is pass rush.
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The Chiefs head into their bye week with a record of 6-3. Granted they have lost three of their last four games and that is not something that you want happening. This is a good time for the team to get their bye week. They need to get healthier and they need to get refocused. Head coach Andy Reid must find a way to get back to playing the way they started early in the year. They need to get running back Kareem Hunt rest and hopefully get their offensive line sorted out as well.