I re-watched the Kansas City Chiefs game and while I’m not quite ready to give an opinion on how Dee Ford played throughout the entire game (that’s coming) I did want to point out that he made a big play for the Chiefs at a time when they really needed it.
It’s tied with 53 seconds left in the game. The Chargers completed a 12-yard pass to make it first down at their own 37-yard line. It didn’t feel like it because all the momentum was on the Chiefs side but the Chargers had a legit shot to drive down into field goal range.
On first down, Rivers had time if he got the ball out quickly. Note Dee Ford coming along the right side of the line where he is blocked.
BUT ... a second effort along with apparently good coverage in the secondary allowed Ford to continue to push past the tackle and dive to pull down Rivers, who was trying to move out of the pocket.
This made it second and 20 but the Chargers went on to run it twice. So Ford’s sack effectively ended that drive and the Chargers shot at winning it in regulation.
Watch it here:
What is it with Dee Ford vs the Chargers? Actually shows a LITTLE bend to get around edge to basically assure OT. pic.twitter.com/4CBTgSqkRg— Seth Keysor (@RealMNchiefsfan) September 12, 2016
The rest of his game wasn’t as good. We’ll get to that. But to his credit he came through late in the game.