The Chiefs defense was the main reason why the team started the year 9-0, but their struggles have also been a major reason why the team has gone 2-4 over the last six games.
It certainly was a major reason for Sunday’s 23-7 loss to the Colts. They gave up 367 yards, didn’t force a turnover and sacked Andrew Luck just once even though the Colts were shorthanded on the offensive line. The Chiefs were missing linebacker Justin Houston again, but players like cornerback Dunta Robinson and safety Quintin Demps said there were “no excuses” to make about their performance.
Robinson thought it was a reminder that the Chiefs need to do a better job against other winning teams.
“We gotta look in the mirror and we gotta decide what kind of team we want to be moving forward,” Robinson said, via the Kansas City Star. “Yeah, OK, you dominate Oakland. Yeah, you dominate [Washington]. But what are we going to do when we face other powerhouses? We’re a much better team than we showed today.”
Depending on how things shake out in Week 17, the Chiefs may have a rematch with the Colts in their future. This one would be in Indianapolis and it would offer the Chiefs a chance to prove Robinson right about how good the Chiefs are this season.