Butker now ranks fourth in franchise history with 18 made field goals as a rookie kicker, and he’s also five shy of setting the franchise record for consecutive field goals made.
"30,000 pounds of protein delivered and distributed out to the different areas in Kansas City. Man, that's pretty big," said Derrick Johnson.
On Monday night, something was off. The team had 11 days to prepare, Denver came in limping, Arrowhead was rocking, all signs pointed to a blowout win. But the Chiefs still let Denver hang around, outgain them and left with a victory many fans felt should have been closer to 45-6.
But unlike past postseasons when the team wasn’t totally clicking, on Monday the Chiefs still won. No, a win on October 30 does not mean the team is more likely to win in the divisional round. But if you take anything away from the regular season, it’s that the Chiefs have shown the ability to win a variety of games in very different ways.
The Cowboys could have their first taste of life without Elliott on Sunday, but it might be a blessing coming against the Chiefs. KC has one of the worst run defenses in the league, giving up an average of 131.1 yards on the ground (28th in the league). Denver rushed for 177 yards on the ground Monday, and KC knows this is among its biggest weaknesses.
For all the weapons you see on offense, including one of the NFL’s top rushers, a dynamic tight end and a receiver with track-speed making huge plays all over the field, it’s still the quarterback that runs the show. In fact, Alex Smith is head and shoulders above any other QB in the league, with a 115.4 rating, nearly 10 points higher than Tom Brady, who ranks second.
Of course Kansas City is one of the best teams in football. Kansas City this season has beaten New England; they have beaten Houston; they have beaten Philadelphia. They, they just thoroughly dom-- they dominated the Broncos enough yesterday that they felt comfortable calling a ludicrous trick play in the first quarter. Because they were like, "We're up 14-0, we know these guys can't score." Like this game-- we have won this game midway through the first quarter.