The Kansas City Chiefs’ undefeated start to the season has come to an end. They fell to the Denver Broncos and their high-powered offense and quarterback Peyton Manning looked unbothered by his ankle. More incredible was the fact that Kansas City Chiefs, who as of today have the second most sacks in the NFL, didn’t sack Peyton Manning once.
Maybe that isn’t all that impressive. No Chiefs defender even registered a “quarterback hit” stat. Chiefs head coach Andy Reid says that was because they got the ball out quickly, and did it well.
“They did a good job getting the ball out fast,” Reid said, via the Kansas City Star. “They work the pocket pretty well. There were times we had pressure, but he would slide and throw opposite, which isn’t an easy thing to do. He’s a pretty good quarterback . . . he got away with a couple that most guys wouldn’t be able to get away with. But we need to do a better job of getting a little more pressure on him.”
Manning completed 24 of 40 passes for 323 yards and a touchdown in the 27-17 over the Chiefs. In his quest for the single season touchdown record he lost some ground by only throwing one. That fives him 34 of the season and he needs at least 16 to tie it with 6 games left.