Originally posted by Mr.Mcgibblets:
Originally posted by dj43:
That is the equivalent of the 49ers losing Willis and Bowman.
don't know about that! as good as those two are at ILB, a 3-4 losing their pass rushers outside is death.
I won't quibble over the difference. I was only trying to express for those who do not follow the Chiefs the impact of losing those two guys. They, along with Dontari Poe, are the engine that defense runs on. As we all know, if you can't pressure the QB your secondary is going to look bad.
Still Keenan Allen was having a pretty good day before those two went out. Losing them just allowed him to continue. However, in a field goal game decision, their absence certainly had an impact.
What we saw today was the answer to those who questioned if Alex Smith could compete in a shootout with a good QB. Rivers is having a career year this year and Smith was right there matching touchdowns.
[ Edited by dj43 on Nov 24, 2013 at 4:04 PM ]