Since we're at a nice, one quarter of the season stopping point, I figured it would be a good time to review the Kansas City Chiefs play calling choices. Above is a chart detailing how often the Chiefs call run vs. pass, organized by down.
Before people start complaining about the play distribution, this is pretty typical of an NFL team: More runs on first and second down and definitely more passes on third down.
For a little more conversation, here's how the Chiefs' first downs look by play call:
- First down: 7 rushing first downs, 10 passing first downs;
- Second down: 13 rushing first downs, 14 passing first downs;
- Third down: 5 rushing first downs, 9 passing first downs; and,
- Fourth down: 2 rushing first downs, 1 passing first down.