Kansas City Chiefs Report Card Vs Denver Broncos

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Sep 14, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tight end Anthony Fasano (80) makes a catch during the second half against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos won 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports


Alex Smith – 26/42, 255 passing yards 0 TD’s, 5 carries 42 yards rushing – GRADE: A

Knile Davis – 22 carries, 79 yards, 2 TD’s, 6 receptions 26 yards – GRADE: A+

Dwayne Bowe – 3 receptions, 40 yards – GRADE: C

Travis Kelce – 4 receptions, 81 yards – GRADE: A

Anthony Fasano – 3 receptions, 39 yards – GRADE: A (extra props for his amazing catch)

The Offensive Line – 75 plays, 381 offensive yards, 8 drives, 2 sacks allowed – GRADE: B-


A Jamaal Charles’less Chiefs offense played pretty well, all things considered. Knile Davis stepped up big, carrying the load for 79 yards and two TD’s. Knile proved that he can be the work horse in place of Charles which might be needed depending upon how long Charles ankle injury holds him back.

I really liked how Knile played, earning him a well deserved A+.

Alex Smith played SO much better than last week, getting in a rhythm with the offense and making great decisions. Smith picked up 18 first downs through the air and also helped the Chiefs convert on 11-of-16 third downs in this game. Considering his offense is depleted and he’s playing behind a patchwork offensive line, Smith looked pretty good. Look, I get it, Smith’s record is now 3-33-1 when he’s facing a team that has scored at least 24 points. Maybe he isn’t your best shot at comebacks but where would the Chiefs be without him right now?

I know he didn’t play well last week, but his grade of an A was well deserved against Denver in my eyes.

D-Bowe, Travis Kelce, and Anthony Fasano all played pretty well. I would have liked to have seen Bowe get open more often but facing bracket coverage most of the game opened things up for the two tight ends. Fasano’s huge catch late in the game was one of the best we’ll see all season. He displayed amazing concentration and hauled in the catch at a crucial moment in the game.

Kelce also showed that he is going to be a monster for this offense when he gets in space. Both tight ends deserved their grades of an A.

Last but not least, the offensive line played much better than week one. Facing the daunting task of Demarcus Ware and Von Miller, the offensive line gave Smith time in the pocket for most of the game. Though they did give up the two sacks (one was at the end of the half when it didn’t really matter) the o-line has something to build on and earned a B- in my eyes.

Ultimately, what doomed the Chiefs in this game was their two long drives in the second half that resulted in zero points. Walking away with at least ten points on those drives is what would have been the difference in them being 1-1 instead of 0-2.

I give the Chiefs offense a C because of their inability to capitalize, despite all the great individual performances.