By Larry GLicken

The Kansas City Chiefs are still undefeated and now sit at 6-0. It wasn’t before they administered a stress test on the team’s head coach Andy Reid. The way the Chiefs played the first half against the Raiders, you would have thought they were trying to give Reid a heart attack.

Alex Smith and his Chiefs couldn’t find the end zone in the first quarter of the game. The team headed into the locker room at the half tied with a team many thought the Chiefs were going to blow away. Smith and the Chiefs offense are still in need of tightening up.

The Chiefs defense is as sharp as they come in the NFL. They continued to do what they have done all season long by producing large amounts of pressure on the Raiders quarterback.

By the time the game was over the Chiefs sacked the Raiders quarterback 10 times. Tamba Hali led the way with 3-1/2 sacks and then Derrick Johnson got himself 2 sacks in he game. Safety Eric Berry got a sack and so did Tyson Jackson,Justin Houston and Mike Catapano.

It was a defensive showing you don’t get to see every weekend. The Chiefs are putting on a clinic this season on how to bring pressure to the quarterback. Imagine how much pressure this takes off Smith and the K.C. offense.

Smith only threw for 128 yards completing 14 of the 31 passes he threw, you could say he had a bad day and you would be right. But the thing that has plagued him more than anything else this season are all the dropped passes by the Chiefs receivers.

In order for Smith and his Chiefs offense to be effective, the receivers have to catch the ball that hits them in the hands. The team is 6-0 but one day those drops are going to hurt this Kansas City Chiefs team.

 

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