- Gary Horton, Scouts Inc.
In an ordinary NFL week, both of these teams have such explosive offenses that they can usually afford to play mediocre defense and come away with a win. But in the first two weeks of the 2005 season, the Indianapolis Colts and Kansas City Chiefs have relied on surprising production on the defensive side of the ball to help them jump out to 2-0 starts. Let's look at the revamped D's in Indy and K.C. and see if they can sustain their early season success.
The Colts really upgraded their defensive front seven in the offseason and have perhaps the most athletic, range-type group in the NFL. In Week 1 against the Ravens, the most visible upgrade was their linebacking, led by new starting MLB Gary Brackett.
Two weeks into the season, the Chiefs' and Colts' defenses appear to be much improved over last year.