Mitch Holthus Knows His Kansas City Chiefs

KANSAS CITY MO - SEPTEMBER 26: Matt Cassel #7 of the Kansas City Chiefs passes the ball against the San Francisco 49ers at Arrowhead Stadium on September 26 2010 in Kansas City Missouri. The Chiefs won 31-10. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

I took a listen to Soren Petro on the Chiefs Red Zone Podcast that was taped on Wednesday (and linked by AP reader ArrowSpread) and I must say, his guest, Mitch Holthus the 'Voice of the Chiefs', knows his Kansas City Chiefs talk.

His knowledge of the Chiefs is, frankly, a little crazy.

Here's a sampling of statistics Holthus threw out there during the interview:

  • Chiefs have not turned the ball over in the red zone in 19 games.
  • 1st in the NFL with zero giveaway points. The NFL average after three weeks is 13.
  • They have 24 takeaway points. The NFL average after three weeks is 13.
  • Only two teams have less negative plays than the Chiefs.
  • Chiefs are top 5 in fewest penalties.
  • 5th in penalty yards by unit (not getting 10 and 15 yard penalties).
  • 1st in the NFL in rushing and 1st in the in runs of 20+ or more in the NFL (4 for Jamaal Charles and 1 for Thomas Jones)
  • 2nd in fewest sacks allowed.
  • In 5 minute drives, they were 32nd in 2009. This year, they're 9th with 5 5-minute drives.
  • 4th in the NFL with 38 offensive possessions. The average is 34.
  • 3rd in the NFL in forcing three and outs.
  • They're 2nd in the league in defensive scoring efficiency allowing scores on 15% of drives. The league average is 30%.

Which one surprises you the most?

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