Rex Ryan had harsh criticism for the Chiefs’ defense on ESPN’s Get Up
The Tennessee Titans are not known for their offense, as they rank 25th in the NFL in yards and 22nd in scoring, but playing the Kansas City Chiefs seemed to be an effective solution for their woes on Sunday.
The Titans put up 35 points in a three-point victory over the Chiefs, overcoming a 446-yard, three-touchdown performance from Patrick Mahomes to improve to 5-5 on the season and keep themselves alive in the AFC playoff picture.
As for Mahomes and Co.? They dropped to 6-4 on the year and are now just a half-game in front of the Oakland Raiders for first place in the AFC West. They have also already lost as many games as they lost all of last season.
Former NFL head coach and defensive guru Rex Ryan ripped into Kansas City’s defense on Monday morning, saying that he does not think the Chiefs can win a Super Bowl with that type of porous defensive unit:
"Who's afraid of them?!"
Rex Ryan goes in on the Chiefs defense 😳 pic.twitter.com/o87AKyqx4p
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) November 11, 2019
Say what you want about Ryan, but he makes a good point.
While having a great quarterback is obviously a big part of winning championships, you also need your defense to at least be passable, and the Chiefs’ defense hasn’t even been average this season.
Kansas City ranks 23rd in yards allowed and is second-to-last in run defense, with only the Cincinnati Bengals being worse in the latter category.
Derrick Henry gashed the Chiefs for 188 yards and a couple of touchdowns on Sunday, and even Ryan Tannehill, who is not known for his wheels, was able to carry the ball three times for 37 yards.
Kansas City will take on the Los Angeles Chargers next Monday.