by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (9/14/14) The Chiefs DST had a tough time getting to the Broncos Week 2.
Kansas City had a lot of trouble in the first half. The team gave up 21 points before halftime. Peyton Manning was the usual culprit, throwing all three touchdown passes. It was a different story in the second half, as the Chiefs defense held the strong Broncos to just three points. The damage was done, though, and the Chiefs couldn't manage a comeback.
Kansas City also had trouble forcing turnovers. The club did sack Manning once, but failed to come up with any fumbles or interceptions.
The Chiefs will look for more Week 2 against the Dolphins.
Chiefs defense in good health for Week 2
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (9/12/14) The Chiefs have five players on the injury report for Week 2 against the Broncos, but as of Friday all are expected to play in Sunday's game.
Linebacker Tamba Hali (ankle/knee) was limited throughout the week, but is still considered probable for the game.
Three on Chiefs' defense injured in Week 1
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (9/8/14) Chiefs defensive backs Husain Abdullah and Eric Berry are dealing with quad contusions, head coach Andy Reid announced Monday following Week 1's loss to the Titans.
Additionally, defensive lineman Tamba Hali tweaked his ankle in the game. At this point, none of these injuries sound serious, though the players' availability for Week 2 against the Broncos is in question until practice begins.
Chiefs lose two defensive starters for the season
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (9/8/14) Chiefs coach Andy Reid confirmed Monday linebacker Derrick Johnson and defensive lineman Mike DeVito will miss the rest of the season after suffering Achilles injuries Sunday against the Titans. An MRI confirmed both players suffered torn Achillies.
Derrick Johnson, Mike DeVito tear Achilles, MRI confirms
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (9/8/14) Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson and defensive lineman Mike DeVito are out for the season after suffering torn Achilles during Sunday's game against the Titants in Week 1, NFL.com reports Monday.
Johnson and DeVito had MRI's taken on their legs Monday which confirmed the initial diagnoses. They will both likely be placed on injured reserve in the coming days.
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The Chiefs DST was expected to improve in 2013, but no one could have predicted a No. 2 finish in Fantasy points in standard leagues. Only the Seahawks DST was a better unit, but the Chiefs DST led the way in touchdowns with 11. That will be hard to duplicate, so get ready for a downturn in production, but they still managed 21 interceptions, 47 sacks and 15 fumble recoveries. The Chiefs do have plenty of standout defenders with Derrick Johnson, Justin Houston, Tamba Hali and Eric Berry, and they spent a first-round pick on rookie pass rusher Dee Ford, so they should remain a No. 1 unit. Plan on drafting the Chiefs DST with a late-round pick in all leagues.