The Cheifs are not efficient in passing defense either. In fact, they have given up 2,996 yards to teams passing this year. That is not as bad as their rushing defense, but it isn’t top ten. They give up 230.6 yards per game to passing.
In terms of passing, the Chiefs have given up over 780 yards of those passing yards to tight ends. There are only three teams that have given up more yards to opposing tight ends this year. Tight ends average of seven targets and 60 yards per game against the Chiefs.
Because of that Jared Cook and Adam Trautman should thrive. Cook will always see the field, but this should be a game that Sean Payton gets his young, rookie tight end involved more than he has. Trautman could be in for a big game if he sees the targets.
If the Saints were to knock off the Chiefs, it would be a glorious win. They would bounce back up in the power rankings, and if Green Bay losses, they will take the No. 1 spot in the NFC again. This game really matters for black and gold.