The First 15: Success and Failure Against 2-Man Coverage
Taking a look at the Kansas City Chiefs first 15 plays against the Buffalo Bills.
For the first time in the Patrick Mahomes era — doubt is starting to creep in about the outlook of this team’s ability to win a Super Bowl.
The Chiefs were embarrassed on Sunday Night Football, on national television, in a 38-20 home loss to the Buffalo Bills — the new favorite to come out of the AFC side of the bracket.
Kansas City fell to 2-3 on the year — a result highlighted by a team with a painful-to-watch defense and an offense that has picked the worst times to turn the ball over.
Things could not be going worse from a timing perspective. When the offense is good, the defense is terrible. When the defense strings together stops, the offense doesn’t capitalize. The Chiefs’ offense has turned the ball over at an alarming rate, and the defense hasn’t done anything to equalize.
We’ve spent a lot of time talking about the slim margin for error the offense has, but they didn’t hold their end of the bargain up on Sunday night. The defense started the second half with three straight forced punts, and the Bills’ lead increased in that time on the back of a pick-six that went in between the hands of Tyreek Hill.
On a wet night in Kansas City, when it rained, it poured for the Chiefs.