Can Broncos Withstand Chiefs’ Pressure?; Week 11 Storylines

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anon76
anon76

@SI_PeterKing -

You're not making a very convincing argument that Denver's line is leaky.  According to MMQB's own Greg Bedard, the Denver O-line is providing the best pass protection in the league by some margin.  That includes the loss at Indy (4th best protection on the weekend), as well as the Washington game (2nd best protection on the weekend), and the win at San Diego (10th best protection on the weekend).  In fact, their rate of allowing pressure has improved over the last 3 games, from allowing pressure on 17% of snaps after the Jacksonville game, to allowing pressure on 16.3% of their snaps.You're also ignoring the steady degradation of KC's pass rush.  Since their week 6 explosion against Oakland, KC has been managing to get QB pressure on 24.4% of their opponents' passing downs (again according to Bedard's metric).  That sort of output throughout the season would have them ranked 26th out of the 32 teams, among the likes of San Diego and the G-men.  In fact, after KC's poor showing against Buffalo (ranked last of the 26 teams that played that weekend), KC's defense slipped from 1st in the rankings to 3rd in the rankings.So unless you don't trust your own stat guy's methods, what you are seeing is a Denver O-line that is starting to play better, against a K.C. pass rush that is no longer doing such a good job of getting after the QB.  Admittedly, the first 6 weeks were something to behold for KC, but that's not who they were heading into the bye.

Tommy K
Tommy K

Vasquez... 99.1% PBE, best on the team... good work Chargers, letting him walk away for nothing, idiots... sigh 

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