Chiefs O-Line goes from bad to worse

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Chiefs O-Line goes from bad to worse

PFF-headlinesHow could it get worse? After the Kansas City Chiefs offensive line put together arguably the worst performance by any team unit in Week 1, it has now lost starting left guard/right tackle, Jeff Allen for the year. He came out mid-way through a drive late in the second quarter, returned for the first series of the third and made it another 17 plays before leaving for what we now know to be the season.

Allen had only been playing right tackle because Donald Stephenson is suspended four games for the use of a performance-enhancing substance.

This now brings Ryan Harris into the frame, the man who replaced Allen for the 18 snaps he missed. He’s coming off a poor 2013 for the Texans when he gave up 28 QB disruption in only 293 snaps (equating to a pass blocking efficiency of 92.7 or 15th worst in the NFL).

With Eric Fisher continuing where he left off last year by giving up four hits on Alex Smith the issues aren’t only on the right.

They’ve now got to find a way to block a Denver defense fired up by their lack of penetration against the Colts. The clever money is on Von Miller and Demarcus Ware faring a little better tomorrow than against the Indianapolis tackles last week.

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