In what has been the strangest of years for the Kansas City Chiefs, it only gets worse. No one guaranteed they would beat Buffalo. However, no one thought they would get blown out the way they did. Quite frankly, it was embarrassing. Now the Chiefs face the daunting task of beating a team with no real identity yet. Literally, they don’t even have a name. However, if you let them, Washington will beat you.
The Washington Football Team is coming off a playoff season, where their defense pretty much carried them to that point. Yes, Washington gave Tom Brady fits in the post-season, but not enough to beat the greatest of all time.
If there was an identity for this Washington team, it would be their stout defense. While it is not as good as they were last year, the defense on the opposite side of the Chiefs can do some damage. The Washington Football Team has three players who must be accounted for at all times.
Washington defensive players for Chiefs to watch
Johnathan Allen, DT:
Everyone talks about the Washington Football Team’s defensive line, as they should. Guys like Johnathan Allen, are exactly why. Allen is a force upfront and can throw his weight around like no other.
In five games this year Allen has been amazing. As a defensive tackle, Allen is one of the team’s leading tacklers with 22 total tackles. The more impressive thing would be the three sacks and five tackles for loss. This is a guy the Chiefs definitely need to watch for as the offensive line has been struggling a bit.
Montez Sweat, DE:
Everyone knows about the versatility of Sweat. This is a guy who is as quick as anyone on the outside you will see. Defensive ends are not supposed to move the way he does, and that is what makes him so lethal.
So far this season, Sweat is churning out yet another good one. With 17 total tackles, Sweat has been finding the ball relentlessly, including stoping it before the line of scrimmage twice, and three sacks. The Chiefs need to watch the ball when around Montez Sweat as he is great at forcing fumbles, and the Chiefs are not the best at holding the ball.
Kamren Kurl, S:
The former Arkansas safety has emerged out of nowhere as the Football Team’s best defensive back, in my opinion. With his great ball skills and physicality, Kurl is hard to gameplan around.
Leading the team in tackles with 23, it seems as if Kamren Kurl is always wherever the ball is, which is a great thing. While he only has one tackle for loss, he consistently meets ball carriers at or near the line of scrimmage. The opposing team’s quarterbacks don’t throw to him often, as he has batted away a few passes as well.
These three players are anchoring down Washington’s defense, and it is no secret they can take over a game. With the way Kansas City has been playing, the Chiefs will need a strong game plan on Sunday.
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