Kansas City's defense was overdue for a truckload of interceptions. Denny Medley USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City is intercepting passes at a higher rate that the glory days of the early 00's.

They've posted three consecutive games with 2+ quarterback pick-offs. That's the first time that's happened since 2003-04.

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It turns out they were due for a windfall of picks. They finished last season as a top scoring defense, but tallied only six interceptions.

No team has ever had back-to-back season with less than nine picks; the Chiefs already have eight behind a stellar rookie in Marcus Peters (3 interceptions).

That number figures to get even better with Peyton Manning in town. K.C. accounted for one of his league-leading 13 interceptions way back in Week 2.

(h/t Arrowhead Pride)