The Kansas City Chiefs defense has passed the eye test during its first nine games of the 2023 NFL season, and the stats compiled by Pro Football Focus certainly seem to back up their dominance on film.
According to PFF, the Chiefs defense ranks third among all teams in the league for first downs allowed through its first nine games.
First downs allowed in the NFL this season:
— PFF CLE Browns (@PFF_Browns) November 16, 2023
Kansas City only trails the Cleveland Browns and Dallas Cowboys, who occupy the top two spots on this impressive list.
The Chiefs’ defense will need to leverage its ability to get off the field in Week 11 when they face off against Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football in a Super Bowl LVII rematch.
Pressuring Hurts and keeping the Eagles behind the sticks will be among the most important factors for Kansas City’s success, and with any luck, the Chiefs should have no problem creating dilemmas for Philadelphia to remain among the NFL’s best teams in this capacity.