To me, the game against the Chiefs seemed to be a template for how to gameplan against our offense.
Basically, you take away our passing game. I'm not sure what coverage scheme they were running, but there were always a lot of people in the secondary. I can't really blame Orton for locking on Lloyd, because Lloyd is the only one of our three starting receivers that has demonstrated a clear ability to catch the ball in traffic.
It was pretty clear that this is what the Chiefs were trying to do. They might have been in nickel or dime fairly often. The other thing that stuck out at me is that every time Moreno broke a run, there were plenty of Chiefs in the secondary ready to take him down. Usually when a back breaks through a line, you expect to see daylight, but that never happened in this game.
What that means is that the defense will have tightened up closer to the goal line. This was basically bend-but-don't-break against our running game. I think this basically means is that Moreno is really good, but perhaps not quite as good as the game made him look. And, Orton had a bad game, but perhaps not quite as bad as the game made him look.
This might also explain why we were taking downfield shots outside of the end zone - it might have been easier to sneak in that way.
I hate to say it, but I think what really might have helped today is if Demaryius Thomas hadn't been injured, and if Decker had started ahead of Gaffney. Thomas is a bit delicate but he has a powerful frame, and Decker is just tough with soft hands. They could have both caught in traffic better, and muscled for position a bit better, that's my opinion anyway. This is a bit outside the box, but I think a starting trio of Lloyd, Thomas, and Decker is our best bet. Royal is dangerous and a good weapon, but while he's good running in traffic, he doesn't seem so good catching in traffic.
Good effort by the defense. I hope a film-watcher will step forward to explain, but it seems our secondary had a better game outside of Champ. It'd be nice to hear if any of our younger players are actually stepping up.