By Michael Griggs
Kansas City’s defense was all over the Bills Josh Allen, who took hits 10 hits, four sacks and had seven pass deflections as the Chiefs steadily erased the Bills’ nine-point lead to lead by as many as 23 points in the fourth quarter.
Buffalo converted just 5-of-14 third down attempts and scored touchdowns on 2-of-5 trips to the red zone.
Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo’s unit was stingy – and, perhaps fortunately for the Chiefs, he has coordinated a Super Bowl-winning defense against Brady before.
.@Chiefs secondary was the STAR of the SHOW on #ChampionshipSunday. A lot of the stars were given up by other teams but molded by #CoachSpags into an elite outfit. #ChiefsKingdom #BaldysBreakdowns pic.twitter.com/Wx21IJUADX
— Brian Baldinger (@BaldyNFL) January 25, 2021
Brady’s line must protect him from defensive-line forces in Clark and two-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Chris Jones, while his throwing lanes lay at risk of disruption from Mathieu and his secondary. In their Week 12 head-to-head, Kansas City outlasted the Bucs 27-24 as the Chiefs hit Brady eight times and intercepted him twice. With their defense of the Super Bowl title on the line, the Chiefs will aim to create chaos for Brady a second time. Head coach Andy Reid sees room for improvement.
“Listen, we’ve got room to get better,” Reid said. “We had a couple things that went a little hay-wacky today but we stayed on course and did … more good things than bad things.
“This job is a little bit like being a farmer. The work’s never done.”