Nov 17, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) in the first quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Andy Reid says Chiefs needed more pressure on Peyton Manning

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.

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  • CSconce

    Question… Did Coop’s weaknesses get exposed in this game, or did he just have a bad game against a great QB?

    • tm1946

      When you do not pressure a QB, much less a HOFer, CBs look less than competent. Cooper was picked on but the defense “no pressure” look was exposed.

      • anon76returns

        True in general, but the “no pressure” in this case was mostly due to the QB getting rid of the ball very early. I don’t remember too many plays like the completion to Decker where Peyton had all sorts of time. If you’re going to play press-man coverage, you need to still be in position 2.3 seconds (or whatever it was) after the QB gets the snap.