The Broncos and Chiefs will have their second go round this afternoon with the chance to decide the AFC West Division. A Bronco win here will give them an outright lead and pretty much a lock for the postseason tournament. Here is how the Chiefs breakdown.
Quarterback Alex Smith manages Kansas City’s Offense. He has completed 235/398 passes for 2,443 yards, a 59.0% Completion rate, 14 Touchdowns, 5 Interceptions and an 83.4 Rating. Smith has ran for 314 yards (2nd on the team) and a Touchdown on 60 carries and has been Sacked 32 times. The backup Quarterbacks are Chase Daniel and rookie Tyler Bray out of Tennessee.
The Chiefs Offense is centered around Jamaal Charles, who has 918 yards on 200 carries, a 4.6 avg. and 8 Touchdowns. Jamaal also leads Kansas City in receptions with 53 for 425 yards and another 2 Touchdowns. Knile Davis, the rookie out of Arkansas, has 75 yards on 21 carries and 4 catches for 27 yards in 73 total snaps this season. 2nd year man Cyrus Gray and is their backup and Fullback Anthony Sherman is more of a Special Teams standout.
Dwayne Bowe (42 rec., 477 yds, 4 TD) and Donnie Avery (32 rec., 507 yds, 2 TD) are the starting Wide Receiver tandem. The speedy Dexter McCluster (37 rec., 374 yds, 1 TD) is a weapon that the Chiefs like to get in space. Tight End Sean McGrath (20 rec., 246 yds, 1 TD) has split starts with Anthony Fasano (19 rec., 153 yds, 2 TD), but they both get a lot of work in two TE sets. Fullback Anthony Sherman (16 rec., 132 yds, 1TD) is mostly a blocker.
The starting Linemen for Kansas City are from left to right; LT Branden Albert (9 penalties, 5 False Start, 2 Hold, 4.5 Sacks Allowed), LG Jeff Allen (1 FS, 1 HLD, 3 SA), C Rodney Hudson (2 HLD, 3.5 SA), RG Jon Asamoah (1 HLD, 1.5 SA) and the rookie RT Eric Fisher (4 FS, 2 HLD, 6.5 SA) out of Central Michigan.
Kansas City runs a 3-4 look in it’s Base Defense, with Dontari Poe (41 TKL, 2 TFL, 4 BP, 4.5 SK, 1 QBHit, 21 Hurries) as it’s anchor. Tyson Jackson (24 TKL, 1 TFL, 3 BP, 2 SK, 6 Hur.) plays at Left End and Mike DeVito (21 TKL, 1 TFL, 1 PD, 1 QBH, 10 Hur.) on the right. The backups are Allen Bailey (12 TKL, 1 SK, 2 PD, 2 QBH, 16 Hur.), Rookie Mike Catapano, out of Princeton (57 snaps, 2 TKL, 1 SK, 1 QBH, 5 Hur.) and Anthony Toribio (43 snaps, 5 TKL, 1 Hur).
The Chiefs will be missing one component of the best pass rushing tandem in the League this week with Outside Linebackers Justin Houston (44 TKL, 3 TFL, 4 PD, 1 FF, 2 FR, 11 SK, 8 QBH, 42 Hur.) being injured. Tamba Hali (35 TKL, 3TFL, 1 PD, 1 INT, 2 TD, 4 FF, 1 FR, 9 SK, 7 QBH, 48 Hur), will have to pick up the slack in pressuring the Quarterback. On the interior, Derrick Johnson (83 TKL, 7 TFL, 3.5 SK, 3 PD, 2 FR, 6 QBH, 11 Hur.) leads the team in Tackles, while Akeem Jordan (43 TKL, 3 TFL, 2 FF, 3 Hur.) patrols the other side. James-Michael Johnson (4 TKL), Frank Zombo (69 snaps, 6 TKL, 1 QBH, 1 Hur, 1 FR), Dezman Moses (50 snaps, 3 TKL) and Alabama Rookie Nico Johnson, who hasn’t taken a snap yet, are the reserves.
The starting Cornerback tandem for the Chiefs is Brandon Flowers (49 TKL, 2 TFL, 1 SK, 1 QBH, 3 Hur, 6 PD 1 INT) and Sean Smith (31 TKL, 12 PD 2 INT, 1 TD). Undrafted Rookie Marcus Cooper out of Rutgers (26 TKL, 1 TFL, 14 PD, 2 INT, 1 FF, 1 FR, 1 TD) has been quite a find. Ron Parker (6 TKL, 1 SK, 1 FF, 1 FR) and Dunta Robinson (6 TKL, 2 Hur., 2 PD, 1 FR) are the reserves.
The Safeties are SS Eric Berry (54 TKL, 4 TFL, 2.5 SK, 2 QBH, 8 Hur, 2 FR, 8 PD, 1 INT, 1 TD) and FS Kendrick Lewis (38 TKL, 3 TFL, 1 QBH, 3 PD, 1 INT). Husain Abdullah (18 TKL, 0.5 SK, 1 TFL, 1 QBH, 5 Hur., 4 PD, 1 INT, 1 TD) and Quintin Demps (25 TKL, 1 TFL, 9 PD, 3 INT) have contributed quality minutes, while Rookie Sanders Commings (5th round) out of Georgia has just been placed on Injured Reserve.
5th year man Ryan Succop does the Kicking chores, He is 20 for 23 (87%) on Field Goal Attempts in 2013, with all 3 misses coming outside of 50 yards. His longest for the year is 51 yards and his career long is 54. Ryan has converted all 30 Extra Point Attempts. He has kicked off 61 times with 38 Touchbacks (62.2%) and an average landing area of the 4 yard line. 22 of Succop’s Kickoffs have been returned an average of 25.7 yards.
Bronco Punter Britton Colquitt’s older brother Dustin is the Punter and Holder for Kansas City. Dustin has punted 66 times for a 45.4 gross average and a 39.4 Net. He has placed 28 Inside the 20 yard line, with 8 Touchbacks and 15 Fair Caught. Colquitt’s long went 65 yards and 28 have been returned for a 7.0 average. Dustin has also had a punt blocked this season. It came during the Chiefs Week 1 opponent, the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Thomas Gafford is the Long Snapping Specialist. Gafford is in his sixth season with the Chiefs after previously spending time in Training Camp with Green Bay, Seattle and Chicago prior to coming to Kansas City. He has appeared in 82 career games with 17 Special Teams Tackles and one Fumble Recovery on punt coverage. Thomas has 2 Tackles this season.
The Punt Returner is Dexter McCluster, who has fielded 46 punts for a 9.9 average and 1 Touchdown. He has also signaled 6 times for a Fair Catch.
Quintin Demps has done the majority of Kickoff returns. He has returned 22 for a 27.7 average and a long of 57 yards.
The Special Teams Tackle leaders are Husain Abdullah (11 TKL, 2 MT), Anthony Sherman (7 TKL, 4 MT), Ron Parker (5 TKL, 4 MT), Junior Hemingway (3 TKL, 4 MT) and Frank Zombo (4 TKL). The Coverage Unit has made 46 Tackles and has missed a whopping 22 Tackles.
The Chiefs will give the Broncos a good game, but they don’t have the firepower. Even at Home.
– Kaptain Kirk