Tackling remains a concern
Yes, the turf at Mile High Stadium was a problem for everyone. Drew Lock fell down without being touched. Harrison Butker slipped on a kick. That lack of traction affected everyone all afternoon.
That said, there was still a big, big problem with tackling on the day for the Chiefs defense in a way that made the defense look soft. It was hard to find a single defender who arrived first to the ball who ended up making an actual tackle. Instead, it was usually the third or fourth player to the ball who ended up finally tripping up the running back or wide receiver after gaining several yards.
Early in the year, tackling was a big concern for the Chiefs’ defense with poor angles or outright misses to go with bad communication and blown assignments. Given the way the Chiefs also looked against the Cincinnati Bengals, fans can only wonder if this is a blossoming issue once again. If so, this is not a good time.