PFF: Expect Broncos to counter Chiefs’ pass rushers with play action

3TFO: Chiefs @ Broncos, Week 11

Don’t be surprised to see Denver duplicate the high play-action rate they used against other teams with productive edge rushers to protect their tackles and keep the Chiefs’ dynamic duo at bay. Against Baltimore’s Terrell Suggs and Elvis Dumervil, Manning used play action on 35.6% of his dropbacks, the second-highest rate in Week 1; his 34.8% rate against Washington’s Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan was the fourth highest in Week 8.

According to PFF, Manning's 29.3% play action rate is sixth highest in the league, and he leads in attempts, completions, touchdowns, yards, and YPA off fakes. In terms of QB rating on play action, it's Philip Rivers (152.5), Manning (144.4), and everyone else (Tony Romo is third at 121.2).

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