The defense has been here before (and turned out alright)
This isn’t the first time Kansas City’s defense has gotten off to a poor start to the season recently. And even when that has happened, they have still been able to achieve success.
So far this season the Chiefs have allowed over 900 yards on defense and 65 points.
In their first two games in 2018, they allowed over 1,000 yards and gave up 65 points. The Chiefs were the 24th-ranked defense that year, but still went on to win their division and make it to the AFC Championship game.
In their first six games in 2019 under new defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, Kansas City’s defense gave up over 400 yards four times in their first six games—including in a game against Baltimore—and they gave up 26 points or more four times as well. Their defense showed vast improvements as the season progressed and they ended the year as the seventh-ranked defense before going on to win the Super Bowl.
With such a potent offense the Chiefs just need their defense to be good, not necessarily great. And while a slow start is certainly not ideal, Kansas City has shown they can improve over the course of the season and be successful.