The Kansas City Chiefs Will Have 2 Interceptions
Drew Lock returned from a shoulder injury last week against the Patriots. While the Broncos were victorious in his return, he made some poor decisions with the football. Lock finished the game completing 10 of 24 for 189 yards, 0 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. But, all the blame cannot be placed on Lock as he made some good throws that just weren’t hauled in by his wideouts.
Once again this week, Lock will be playing with the same receiving core as WR Courtland Sutton is set to miss the remainder of the season after suffering a torn ACL in Week 1.
Lock will also be going up against the third best passing defense in the NFL, the Kansas City Chiefs. This may come as a surprise too many, but the Chiefs defense has significantly improved this year. They currently allow 208.0 yards per game through the air.
The Chiefs were able to force 1 interception last week against early MVP candidate, Josh Allen. This week, they will look to do the same against Drew Lock. The Chiefs are currently tied for third most interceptions in the NFL, with 7. A large part of that is due to the pressure applied for by their defensive front. Chris Jones and Frank Clark, a.k.a. Black Elvis, have been doing a nice job all year long applying pressure.
Defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo has done a great job turning this defense around. At his core, Spags love to bring the blitz and this week, I see the Chiefs forcing Lock into two interceptions.