A 21-0 2nd half performance is the first true building block for dominant sucess this season for Chiefs.
Once going down 13-10 at halftime, the Chiefs won the game 31-13 and everything seemed right in Chiefs Kingdom.
The offense moved the ball at will, with running back Darrell Williams churning into the endzone two times in the second half. Williams finished with 62 yards on the game.
The offensive passing weapons came in layers in Week 6. Wide receivers Tyreek Hill, Mecole Hardman, Demarcus Robinson, and Byron Pringle all had over 45 receiving yards. The wide receiver core was able to show its depth and playmaking ability.
Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce had a game-high 99 receiving yards. The Chiefs’ defense also started to turn their lackluster season around with game-changing plays.
The defense created two turnovers against Washington, without possibly their best defensive player Chris Jones. But the most notable piece is the change seen at the safety position.
Long-time Chiefs safety Daniel Sorensen was replaced by three-year safety Juan Thornhill. The defense looked much improved in several facets of the game, but how can they move forward?
The Chiefs’ next matchup is against Titans running back Derrick Henry, who rushed for over 2,000 yards last season. Henry has proven time and time again he is a freak of nature, both his size with the athleticism and his insanely high production.
Sorensen may need to play more snaps given his aggressive tackling. However, the Chiefs would need to play him much closer to the line of scrimmage relative to Thornhill.
The Titans also have wide receivers A.J. Brown and Julio Jones, which both are dealing with injuries. Jones missed a few weeks with a hamstring injury but played Monday in Buffalo, and Brown is dealing with an illness.
The Chiefs have underperformed to this point in the season. However, they have played some of the best teams in the AFC: the Bills, Ravens, Browns, and Chargers. Add in the Titans and Kansas City has stood the test even with horrendous turnovers with injury woes and mismanagement on the defensive side.
Despite the start, the defense may be the most prepared they’ve been given how well they previously played. The defense is riding high and if they can limit teams consistently under 30 points, except the Chiefs to go on a significant regular-season run.