In almost every challenge it has faced this season, the Kansas City Chiefs defense has succeeded.
Without its best defender, superstar pass rusher Chris Jones, the unit surrendered just two touchdowns in the season-opening loss to the Detroit Lions. In the Chiefs’ first win, they held the Jacksonville Jaguars without a touchdown. The Kansas City secondary, a group led by cornerbacks L’Jarius Sneed and Trent McDuffie, has limited the production of some of the NFL’s best receivers, including Garrett Wilson (New York Jets), Justin Jefferson (Minnesota Vikings) and Tyreek Hill (Miami Dolphins).
Two weeks ago in Frankfurt, Germany, the Chiefs defense generated the game-winning turnover and touchdown against the Dolphins, who at the time had the NFL’s top-scoring offense, averaging 33.9 points per game.
Monday’s prime-time matchup at home against the Philadelphia Eagles — a highly anticipated rematch of Super Bowl LVII — will present the next test for the Chiefs.
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