Monday, October 25, 2010
Moving on: Kansas City Chiefs
By Bill Williamson
Here are some areas the Kansas City Chiefs need to focus on after a 42-20 home win over the Jacksonville Jaguars:
Recap: The Chiefs have to be pleased with the way they handled their business in this game. The Jaguars were playing third-string quarterback Todd Bouman. This was a very winnable game for Kansas City. It did everything it needed to do and continued to make strides in this season of growth. The AFC West-leading Chiefs are now 4-2.
Biggest area to fix: pass rush. Kansas City had just one sack. It has improved in that area this season, but if the Chiefs are going to be a contender, it needs a better pass rush.
Biggest area to build on: run offense. This is an excellent running team. The Chiefs had 236 yards on the ground, led by Thomas Jones’ 125 yards. Great teams win on the ground. The Chiefs may be heading in that direction by dominating the rush.
What to watch for: The Chiefs host Buffalo on Sunday. The Bills played well against the Ravens, but the Chiefs should handle Buffalo. This is a golden opportunity for Kansas City to improve to 5-2. That would be a huge win for a team that went 4-12 in the previous season.