Despite 2-0 start, concerns persist over Chiefs D

Despite 2-0 start, concerns persist over Chiefs D
Posted at 10:55 PM, Sep 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-17 23:55:26-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Chiefs offense led by second-year quarterback Patrick Mahomes has been stellar. However, the defense is quite another story.

The defensive unit has been without Chiefs all-pro safety Eric Berry, and it's definitely showed.

They gave up 37 points and allowed Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to pass for 452 yards. And, Big Ben dropped back to pass 60 times. The Chiefs defense managed just one sack.

For all of the effort the offense has put in with Mahomes' six-touchdown performance, and 10 touchdowns in the first two games of the season, setting an all-time NFL record for most in the first two games.

Those performances were almost undone by the defense. 

Head coach Andy Reid found positive things to focus on during Monday afternoon's press conference.

"That second half, our guys did not get weaker on defense at all," Reid said. "They had 54 snaps in the first half. And then, the second half, they come out and, you know, I thought we were strong through that second half."