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The Chiefs' Pass Defense is Pretty Good

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Ringing endorsement, eh? It is only Week 3...

Rank Team Pts/G TotPts Comp Att Pct Att/G Yds Avg Yds/G TD Int 1st 1st% Lng Sck Rate
1 Denver 17 34 22 38 57.9 19 125 4.5 62.5 1 4 8 21.1 46T 6 38.2
2 Jacksonville 10 20 23 38 60.5 19 234 7.3 117 0 1 14 36.8 35 9 72
3 Pittsburgh 5 10 32 63 50.8 31.5 296 5.9 148 1 2 17 27 30 10 61.1
4 St. Louis 22 44 29 44 65.9 22 298 7.4 149 3 0 11 25 68T 4 110.7
5 NE 14 28 40 61 65.6 30.5 316 6.2 158 4 2 22 36.1 22 8 90.9
6 KC 20 40 36 56 64.3 28 338 6.9 169 2 3 17 30.4 77T 5 73.9
7 Indianapolis 15 30 45 68 66.2 34 359 5.5 179.5 1 2 18 26.5 48 4 72.9

These stats from NFL.com are ranked according to pass defense. I said the pass defense was our biggest defensive weakness in my Texans' game recap so I figure I needed to show them a little love after two weeks. We're 16th in rushing defense, giving up an average of 108 yard a game.

I'm still not sold on Jarrad Page just yet, despite his INT in Week 1. I've praised him quite a bit around here but this season has created some doubt in my head. I think he has bigger issues than I realized with tackling players and his INTs last season and this season are at least partially the result of horrible passes by opposing QBs.

Bernard Pollard was burned by Andre Johnson in Week 1 but I haven't been able to go back and see if it was a breakdown in the Cover 2 or if it was Pollard's mistake. Still, I don't see any reason why Pollard won't improve by leaps and bounds this year. He's very talented and getting burned like that was unlike him.

Ty Law and Patrick Surtain's names haven't been talked about much this year and I'll take that to mean they're doing their jobs.

By the end of the year, I still believe we are looking at a top 10 defense.

GO CHIEFS!!!