Where the Kansas City Chiefs Rank: Week 6

Team Yards / Game Yards / Play Rushing Yards / Game Rushing Yards / Play Passing Yards / Game Passing Yards / Play Interception Rate Sacks / Pass Attempt First Downs / Game
KC Offense 30 (31) 30 (31) 24 (18t) 27 (22) 29 (29) 28 (28) 5t (11) 28 (29) 27 (27t)
Punt Return Avg Kickoff Return Avg Field Goals Made 3rd Down Pct 4th Down Pct Red Zone Pct Goal to Go% Avg Time of Possession Points / Game
17 (17) 16 (14) 15t (1t) 32 (32) 5 (8) 1 (1t) 10 (9) 16 (18) 24t (26)

Categories in which we fell in the rankings are highlighted in red.

What can you say about a team that is ranked 30th in offensive yards per game and 32nd in yards given up per game?

Those two stats right there sum up the season so far for me. Forget all of the other stats. Through five games, we're only two spots away from being statistically the worst team in the NFL. Unarguably the worst team in the NFL.

There just isn't any spin you can put on those numbers. Unless you're wearing Chiefs-colored glasses. Which I do wear. But still...

The lone bright spot up there is our red zone percentage, which is negated by our points/game ranking. So when we get down to the red zone, we're able to score at over a 70% rate. But we don't get there very often.

The Chiefs rushing game also appears to be settling out probably where it should be - in the bottom five of the NFL. I was looking at the stats last night and the rushing game of 2009 is looking eerily like the rushing game of 2007. Remember when the offensive line was all we talked about in 2007? Yep, same thing again in 2009.

The first five games of the 2007 season had rushing totals of 72, 70, 50, 126 and 10 yards respectively. And it didn't get much better throughout the rest of the season, with only a couple of bigger spikes in rushing yards.

And if I'm sounding negative, I'm sorry about the defensive table that is after the jump.

Team Yards / Game Yards / Play Rushing Yards / Game Rushing Yards / Play Passing Yards / Game Passing Yards / Play Interception Rate Sacks / Pass Attempt First Downs / Game
KC Defense 32 (28) 30 (24) 25 (23) 21 (17) 29 (28) 29 (23) 30 (27) 30 (29) 28 (26t)
Punt Return Avg Kickoff Return Avg 3rd Down Pct 4th Down Pct Red Zone Pct Goal to Go% Points / Game Point Differential / Game Yard Differential / Game
1 (1) 15 (13) 27 (26) 6t (5t) 20t (26t) 14 (24t) 28 (29) 25 (27) 31 (30)

The Chiefs are statistically the worst defense in the NFL, according to yards given up per game. Yards differential is another dirty stat. It's the difference between your team's offensive yards and defensive yards given up.

But there is one bright spot. Watch out opposing special teams units. When the Chiefs offense doesn't convert that third down (worst in the NFL again this week), you're not getting anything on that punt return!

Again, sorry for the negativity. But I don't see how these rankings can be spun towards a positive note.

We're going through a rough time, everybody knows that. Just remember this when I post these rankings one week and the screen lights up with a nice, green glow.

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