Pro Football Focus - 3 To Focus On (Chris Phillips)
The Broncos’ offense is still tops in our PFF cumulative rankings, even though Peyton Manning has cooled off a bit since his record pace at the start. The Chiefs were hoping for a cold day at Arrowhead (to keep Manning uncomfortable), but the forecast is for about 45 degrees. This should keep the Broncos’ offense on schedule. The Bronco defense is still playing well overall, though Danny Trevathan and Wesley Woodyard struggled a bit in coverage last week but are going to attempt to get back to form this week. Overall, the Broncos will try to repeat their performance from the last KC game. They want to contain Charles and not give up any big plays. They are also hoping the production of Shaun Phillips can continue. Phillips has played very well, and over the last two games has eight stops, two sacks, and four hurries. If his production can continue it will take additional pressure off of Von Miller.
The Broncos counter with Orlando Franklin and Chris Clark. Each of these players carries a pass blocking grade of +10 or higher coming into this game. Franklin’s 97.2 Pass Blocking Efficiency is tied for first in the league. Chris Clark’s 95.6 efficiency ranks 12th out of all tackles. Clark has stepped right in and made the season ending injury to Ryan Clady more palatable. Throw in Peyton Manning’s quick release (he averages only 2.35 seconds from snap to throw, tops in the league) and the Chiefs could have a rough time generating pressure in this game.