Its not going to be some wild shootout. The Chiefs offense is going to be focused on ball control and keeping Manning on the sideline. It has to happen, because if it doesn't, then the Chiefs likely lose the game. We cant have any of these Dez Bryant/Victor Cruz type of busted plays. The Safeties are going to have to be on point. I don't see the KC offense surviving a shootout with as inconsistent as the receivers have been.
All due respect to the Ravens, Giants, Raiders, and Eagles, but none of them have fielded a defense that can lace the KC Chiefs boots this season. We get pressure, and as good as Manning is, when he gets his head rattled a couple of times, he's not the same guy, especially after the ordeal with his neck.
Sutton is going to know that the key to stopping the Broncos offense is simply to rush the throws, or stop them altogether with tipped balls at the line, or sacks.
Its not like it used to be. You cant just key on Hali, or in the past, Jared Allen and crush any hope of QB pressure the Chiefs had. It comes from everywhere now.
Hali, Houston, and Poe are the big ones but then weve got guys like DeVito, Bailey, and even Jackson is getting in on the action.
Ryan Clady is out. Whoever is in there trying to block either Hali or Houston is going to need help. The Broncos O line will have to be at the top of their game if they want to protect their rental QB.
Otherwise, youre looking at a Blue and Orange Pez dispenser.
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