Kansas City Chiefs Offense Struggles in Loss to Denver Broncos
Offensive Coordinator Matt Nagy Remains Optimistic
During last Sunday’s game, the Kansas City Chiefs suffered a disappointing 24-9 loss to the Denver Broncos, marking their worst performance of the season. The offense struggled to find its rhythm, and multiple turnovers further hindered their ability to score, resulting in a measly nine points.
Despite the setback, Kansas City’s offensive coordinator, Matt Nagy, maintains faith in his unit’s ability to bounce back. “It’s very fixable,” Nagy assured reporters on Thursday. “There’s no panic. It’s there for us to understand.”
Nagy pointed out that just a few weeks ago, the team put together an impressive game where the players executed well and played complementary football with the defense and special teams. However, against the Broncos, turnovers proved to be a major issue. The offense lost two fumbles and two interceptions, while the special teams unit added another lost fumble, resulting in a total of five turnovers. With 16 giveaways for the season, the Chiefs now share the league’s second-worst mark with the Las Vegas Raiders.
“We felt like we were moving the ball at times,” Nagy explained. “But then, all of a sudden, a four-play drive and a turnover. You can’t get into a rhythm. Drives are about finding that rhythm, whether it’s through repeated runs or other methods. Unfortunately, we didn’t have many of those against Denver.”
The Chiefs’ struggles extended beyond turnovers. Their red zone offense also needs improvement, as they settled for three field goals in Week 8, failing to score a touchdown for the first time since their 27-3 loss to the Tennessee Titans in 2021.
Nagy acknowledged this issue, stating, “We were not very good in the red zone when we got down there and didn’t turn the ball over. We didn’t score, whether it was a turnover, a field goal, or simply not getting a touchdown. We were one-for-eight in two games against that defense, so credit must be given to the Broncos. However, we know we can be better.”
Looking ahead to their upcoming matchup against the Miami Dolphins, the Chiefs cannot afford to squander touchdown opportunities. They will likely need every scoring opportunity to keep up with one of the NFL’s most explosive offenses.
“We’re going back to the drawing board,” Nagy declared. “We’re analyzing where we went wrong. We’re not placing blame, but we’re accepting that we have to be better. We know we can be.”
This weekend presents a great opportunity for the Chiefs to showcase their capabilities in all three phases of the game. They are determined to make the necessary adjustments and demonstrate their true potential.