Декабря 14 2017


Chiefs CB Peters gets one-game suspension from team

Декабря 14 2017, 10:31 | Van Peters

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Peters was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct, and perhaps assuming he would be ejected, walked to the locker room as the game continued.

The Chiefs responded by putting up some big numbers, even if their defense wasted them, and it was at least enough for Reid to consider keeping Nagy in charge of the play-calling.

But with a noticeably wide-open approach at the Meadowlands, the Chiefs managed to spring a few big plays - especially early in the game. Peters missed a game last season, sitting out a home contest against the Tampa Bay Bucs with a hip pointer injury.

"It's going to be huge", quarterback Derek Carr said.

"You do what you can to adjust", Del Rio said.

The recent addition of Revis helps cushion the loss of Peters. But, certainly, a lot of the leaders on this team are ready to go. Acker and Nelson were the starting cornerbacks that day. The unit averaged 32.8 points during the five-game winning streak that opened up the season and established Kansas City as the league's hottest team. The two teams share a 6-6 record along with the Los Angeles Chargers, heightening the importance of this weekend's game.

The 24-year-old Peters has a team-leading three interceptions to go along with 41 tackles, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in 12 games this season.

Kansas City had been averaging less than 300 yards total offense over its previous four games, and was coming off a 236-yard performance against Buffalo. "Nothing really changes in terms of putting a plan together". It's not easy, this is a hard situation, a hard decision, coach made it and we're going. "It just depends on how they roll the coverages". It's hard to blame coach Andy Reid for this decision because he wants what is best for the team and what is best for Peters. With Peters in the lineup, the Chiefs won the first four meetings between the teams before their loss in October. However, between Smith's poor play and the draft-day decision to trade into the top 10 for Texas Tech's Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs might have backed themselves into a corner. "And it happened at the beginning of the week, so we have that time to prepare".



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