The team's biggest problem throughout the season was their defense and they will quickly work to address the issues on that side of the ball. The team has fired defensive coordinator Bob Sutton after a season in which the Chiefs' defense finish towards the bottom of league by most standards.
Chiefs fired DC Bob Sutton.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 22, 2019
Despite boasting one of the best offenses in the league, the Chiefs were plagued by their inability to make stops on defense, particularly against the pass. Their defense allowed 26.3 points per game and were the second-worst passing defense in football.
Sutton's defensive unit wasn't able to contain the high-powered offenses the Chiefs' matched up against and they were defeated in the overtime drive against the Patriots as they failed to stop Tom Brady's aerial assault.
Head coach Andy Reid gave a short statement after announcing that Sutton had been removed from his position.