For the second straight week, the Kansas City Chiefs failed to record a sack. This is simply unacceptable for a team with a high seeding in the postseason.
You can’t knock off teams like the Patriots and Steelers without making their quarterbacks uncomfortable.
In order for the Chiefs to make it to a Super Bowl, they HAVE to get pressure on the opposing quarterbacks. They didn’t even come close to sacking Philip Rivers, which is concerning.
The good news is that the Chiefs have the bye and perhaps that will give Justin Houston enough time to heal up and play in that divisional game. Houston is the difference maker for this defense and we’ve seen how electric this pass rush is with both him and Dee Ford at the helm this season.
I have confidence that the KC Chiefs pass rush will improve by their first home playoff game since 2010, but it’s a huge factor to if they’ll advance in the playoffs or not. You can’t knock off teams like the Patriots and Steelers without making their quarterbacks uncomfortable.
All right, Chiefs Kingdom… These were the only two bad grades on this week’s report card. Let’s get to the more positive grades.