It's travel day for the Kansas City Chiefs, who are looking for their tenth win of the season, facing the Washington Redskins at FedExField in Landover, Md. on Sunday.
All week long, the Chiefs have studied game film, corrected previously-committed mistakes and prepared for a Redskins team composed of the talented players that carried it to the playoffs last season.
Earlier this week, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid explained one of the many threats of the Washington Redskins, their no-huddle offense.
The Redskins offense covers plenty of real estate each game, averaging 386.2 yards, seventh best in the league. Chiefs LB
“Especially with the college-style offense that they do," Johnson said. "You have to perfect it, during the week, so you can stop it. They’re going to run it; that’s their offense. They’ve got two different offenses; they have a pro-style and they’ve got the college look, with RG III back there. They do a great job scheming up stuff; we’re going to have to do a better job stopping them."
DJ and his fellow KC LBs like
"Contain them," Jackson said. "We're going to do our best to keep pressure on RG III, as much as possible. One thing we pride ourselves on is stopping the run; they're the number one offense, rushing the ball, so, we're going to have to do a real good job of going out there and being dominant."
When RG III steps back to pass, Chiefs CB
“Great receiving corps," Flowers said. "(Redskins WR) Pierre Garcon, we’ve faced him a few times in my career; he's a great receiver, great after the catch, strong hands and can stretch the field vertically. All around, those guys can make plays with the ball. Everyone knows what RG III can do, when he gets hot; we have to make sure it doesn’t happen on Sunday.”
When the Chiefs defense does its job, getting the ball back to the offense, QB
“They have a lot of good guys up-front and on the edge, like Redskins LBs (Brian) Arakpo and (Ryan) Kerrigan," Allen said. "They have some really good interior guys, too.”
“They really pack the box and they're real active," Schwartz said. "They have a lot of vets on their team; they know what they’re doing and where to fill.”
“Just out-physical them," Bowe said. "They have a good defense. They have a lot of veterans; we just have to outsmart their veterans at the point of attack and finish every passing play to be able to defeat them.”
“Their cornerbacks, they play the run," McCluster said. "They want to get involved. Some cornerbacks, they kind of stay away from all the action, but they want to go out and make plays, so we have to be aggressive, when we're blocking. They have some speed, so, we just have to attack them.”
Speaking of attacking, Chiefs RB
“They have great guys," Charles said. "Some of the guys I played in the Pro Bowl with, like (LB) London Fletcher. He’s been in this league for a long time, 16 years. He studies film really well. You just try and go out there and just try to play hard. They’ve got great cornerbacks and d-lineman as well. It’s going to be a shootout game. I know they’re going to go out there and give us their all and we have to come up there and swing the whole game.”
As for the third phase of Sunday’s game, Chiefs LB
“They’re pros,” Moses said. “They have a lot of pride and they’re going to come out fighting. We have to go out there and play some good football, so we can help the team on our side of the ball.”
Following the flight to the East Coast, later today, the Chiefs will continue in meetings tonight and then rest, prior to Sunday's 12 p.m. CT kickoff.
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