The Kansas City Chiefs are on a roll, and head coach Andy Reid spoke his mind with regard to his team’s recent stellar play. After the Chiefs dismantled the Denver Broncos on Sunday, 22-9, Reid described Kansas City’s defense as “beautiful to watch” in a postgame interview.
Given that the Chiefs have won their last five games as of Week 13, Reid’s remarks are definitely warranted. Reid’s full quote can be seen below, via Jordan Foote of Sports Illustrated:
“It was beautiful to watch. The pressure we put on Teddy [Bridgewater] and the way we were able to sustain against the run game… they’re obviously a good football team.”
Speaking of the Chiefs’ defense, Kansas City has limited its opponents to under 20 points in all the wins on this run they’re on since Week 9. To illustrate this, Week 9 was highlighted by a 20-17 win against the New York Giants, Week 10 gave way to a 13-7 victory against the Green Bay Packers, Week 11 was a dominant 41-14 dub against the Las Vegas Raiders, and Week 12 was a 19-9 pounding of the Dallas Cowboys.
In Week 13’s matchup, one of the Chiefs’ touchdowns came by way of a Daniel Sorenson interception of a Teddy Bridgewater’s pass, which ultimately saw Sorenson perform a 75-yard return for the touchdown. Notably, Kansas City’s win against the Broncos came without the strong presence of Rashad Fenton at the cornerback position. Fenton was listed as out due to a knee injury, and Reid and his staff have touched on the importance of staying healthy in light of this spectacular winning streak.
Reid’s sentiments were reported via Foote:
“I think our front is playing well. It was a nice addition Brett Veach had with Melvin Ingram. The guys are taking a lot of pride in what they’re doing there, and they’re healthy. So, knock on wood it stays that way, but they sure are playing hard.”
As the Chiefs continue to roll, fans can only hope that Andy Reid and company don’t let up defensively.