INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 10: Eric Foster #68 of the Indianapolis Colts tackles Thomas Jones #20 of the Kansas City Chiefs at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 10, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Colts defeated the Chiefs 19-9. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
Piggybacking on Joel's five good stats post from yesterday, this afternoon I've got three not so good stats from the Kansas City Chiefs' loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. Why only three this week? Well I feel like we've crapped on Matt Cassel and Dwayne Bowe enough. Both of those guys would have been in this list this week.
We'll probably be close to shutting down the talk about last week's game after this, and shift our focus more towards the Houston Texans for the rest of the week.
Here are the bad stats I'm talking about after the jump:
- 3rd down conversions;
- Thomas Jones' rushing yards; and,
- Red zone efficiency;
Keep the conversation going, after the jump.
3rd Down Conversions
You've probably read by now that the Chiefs were 1/10 on third downs on Sunday against the Colts. That's a 10% conversion ratio during a season where the Chiefs were average about 33% on third downs. The toughest part stat to swallow is that in the fourth quarter, the Chiefs were 0-4 on third downs while the Colts went 3-6.
We're all going to have bad games now and again but Thomas Jones' performance on Sunday was tough to swallow. Jones was not himself, rushing 8 times for 19 yards. That's a measly 2.4 yard per carry average. He's better than this but we needed him to be better on Sunday.
Red Zone Efficiency
In a game of essentially field goals, the KC Chiefs were 0-2 when down in the red zone. The first stop was the failed fourth down attempt in the fourth quarter, which would have probably changed the entire course of the game if the Chiefs had scored.
Any stats we missed?