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Why the Chiefs Oline are as bad as you think....

Info via FootballOutsiders.Com

This is just a little stats table to show how our offensive line is terrible. No matter how good Brandon Albert is, we have to fix the line as a whole. As you can see in the table....we are dead last 32nd in run blocking and 29th in pass protection. We have to address this problem....its not gonna go away by itself.  

Teams are ranked according to Adjusted Line Yards. Based on regression analysis, the Adjusted Line Yards formula takes all running back carries and assigns responsibility to the offensive line based on the following percentages:

  • Losses: 120% value
  • 0-4 Yards: 100% value
  • 5-10 Yards: 50% value
  • 11+ Yards: 0% value

These numbers are then adjusted based on down, distance, situation, opponent, and the difference in rushing average between shotgun compared to standard formations. Finally, we normalize the numbers so that the league average for Adjusted Line Yards per carry is the same as the league average for RB yards per carry. These stats are explained further here.

The following stats are not adjusted for opponent:

  • RB Yards: Yards per carry by that team's running backs, according to standard NFL numbers.
  • 10+ Yards: Percentage of a team's rushing yards more than 10 yards past the line of scrimmage. Represents yardage not reflected in Adjusted Line Yards stat.
  • Power Success: Percentage of runs on third or fourth down, two yards or less to go, that achieved a first down or touchdown. Also includes runs on first-and-goal or second-and-goal from the two-yard line or closer. This is the only statistic on this page that includes quarterbacks.
  • Stuffed: Percentage of runs where the running back is tackled at or behind the line of scrimmage. Since being stuffed is bad, teams are ranked from stuffed least often (#1) to most often (#32).

NFL averages for each stat given in red.

Why are these rankings different from the team offense DVOA ratings for rushing? Among other reasons, they don't include quarterbacks or fumbles, long runs are truncated, and a different set of adjustments is used, attempting to isolate line play rather than total team offense.

A team with a high ranking in Adjusted Line Yards but a low ranking in 10+ Yards is heavily dependent on its offensive line to make the running game work. A team with a low ranking in Adjusted Line Yards but a high ranking in 10+ Yards is heavily dependent on its running back breaking long runs to make the running game work.

However, it is important to understand that these ratings only somewhat separate the offensive line from the running backs. A team with a very good running back will appear higher no matter how bad their line, and a team with a great line with appear lower if the running back is terrible.

Stats in blue represent pass blocking. Teams are ranked according to adjusted sack rate, which gives sacks (plus intentional grounding penalties) per pass attempt adjusted for down, distance, and opponent. Pass blocking stats are explained further here. Our sack totals may differ slightly from official NFL totals depending on the league's retroactive statistical adjustments.

Because it is still early in the season, opponent adjustments are currently set at 60 percent strength.

RUN BLOCKING PASS PROTECTION
TEAM Adj. Line
Yards
RB
Yards
Power
Success
Power
Rank
10+
Yards
10+
Rank
Stuffed Stuffed
Rank
TEAM Sack
Rank
Sacks Adj.
Sack Rate
1 MIA 4.89 4.83 89% 1 16% 16 16% 6 ATL 1 2 0.7%
2 DAL 4.85 5.97 55% 22 31% 3 21% 19 IND 2 2 1.9%
3 BAL 4.73 5.02 50% 26 22% 9 17% 8 NYG 3 5 2.7%
4 NO 4.51 4.72 71% 8 21% 11 22% 23 NO 4 5 3.1%
5 DEN 4.50 4.46 53% 24 14% 20 25% 29 NE 5 7 3.5%
6 PHI 4.43 4.34 75% 6 13% 22 16% 4 TEN 6 5 3.7%
7 NE 4.37 4.50 70% 10 14% 19 21% 22 TB 7 12 4.7%
8 NYG 4.36 4.57 50% 29 19% 13 22% 24 BAL 8 10 4.9%
9 CAR 4.23 4.38 50% 27 15% 17 15% 1 DEN 9 9 5.0%
10 ATL 4.14 3.73 79% 4 11% 25 21% 21 DAL 10 9 5.1%
11 MIN 4.07 4.48 55% 23 29% 4 21% 18 CIN 11 11 5.2%
12 JAC 4.05 4.31 70% 11 25% 6 20% 13 HOU 12 10 5.4%
13 CIN 4.05 4.16 79% 5 14% 18 16% 3 ARI 13 10 5.6%
14 NYJ 4.02 4.79 89% 2 27% 5 19% 12 CHI 14 9 5.7%
15 GB 4.01 3.70 60% 17 9% 29 16% 5 STL 15 13 6.0%
16 PIT 3.98 4.10 67% 12 19% 12 20% 16 PHI 16 13 6.4%
RUN BLOCKING PASS PROTECTION
TEAM Adj. Line
Yards
RB
Yards
Power
Success
Power
Rank
10+
Yards
10+
Rank
Stuffed Stuffed
Rank
TEAM Sack
Rank
Sacks Adj.
Sack Rate
17 IND 3.92 3.45 70% 9 10% 27 25% 30 SD 17 15 6.7%
18 BUF 3.91 3.91 56% 19 11% 24 15% 2 CLE 18 16 6.9%
19 STL 3.81 4.24 44% 30 17% 15 21% 20 JAC 19 15 7.0%
20 WAS 3.81 3.96 67% 15 21% 10 17% 7 SEA 20 15 7.1%
21 TEN 3.67 5.67 67% 14 38% 1 19% 10 MIN 21 14 7.2%
22 SEA 3.65 3.77 57% 18 19% 14 20% 17 PIT 22 16 7.7%
23 CLE 3.58 3.54 56% 20 10% 26 22% 26 NYJ 23 12 7.8%
24 SD 3.50 3.01 43% 31 6% 32 22% 27 CAR 24 13 8.2%
25 OAK 3.50 3.31 80% 3 7% 31 17% 9 WAS 25 17 8.2%
26 TB 3.47 4.07 67% 13 23% 8 20% 15 DET 26 22 9.1%
27 CHI 3.43 3.65 55% 21 24% 7 28% 31 MIA 27 13 9.4%
28 HOU 3.35 3.24 50% 28 12% 23 25% 28 OAK 28 16 9.6%
29 DET 3.35 3.26 63% 16 10% 28 20% 14 KC 29 22 9.8%
30 ARI 3.31 3.20 50% 25 13% 21 31% 32 BUF 30 19 10.2%
31 SF 2.89 3.90 43% 32 36% 2 22% 25 SF 31 16 10.6%
32 KC 2.87 3.03 73% 7 9% 30 19% 11 GB 32 25 12.7%
x NFL x 4.15 63% x 19% x 20% x NFL x 12 6.5%



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