One way or another tonight, the Chiefs’ offense likely will have to produce tonight in ways it hasn’t all season if the team is to stay undefeated. The Chiefs season-high scoring total is 31; the Broncos, who lead the NFL in scoring, have scored as few as 28 just once.
One key to that will be the play of rookie right tackle Eric Fisher, who has experienced some growing pains with the learning curve of the position and the level of play.
But general manager John Dorsey in an interview last week said he is happy with the development of Fisher, the overall No. 1 pick in the 2013 NFL draft.
“There’s not that great splash that everybody wants, but that happens over time,” Dorsey said, adding, “It’s hard to walk in here as a rookie and prevail. But I like where ‘Fish’ is. He’s got all the talent in the world, and he’s going to prevail. He’s got that type of spirit.”
If the Chiefs are going to prevail tonight, Fisher will need to be on: He’ll be tested against the likes of defensive end Shaun Phillips (7½ sacks) and linebacker Von Miller.