To beat the good teams, the Chiefs are going to have to start stretching the field. Defenses know QB Alex Smith is overly conservative, so they’re dropping a safety down and playing a lot of man.
The Chiefs have a big problem with receiver Dwayne Bowe. Not sure what has happened to him, but he lacks explosion and can’t beat man coverage anymore. Defenses don’t fear him at all.
Bowe has been pretty invisible so far this season outside of a garbage-time TD against the Giants. It doesn't help that Smith tends to check down more than throw down field. We rank Bowe 33rd this week, which is equal to a high-end WR4 in 10 team leagues.