Ah, yes. Our weekly Five Good Stats series continues and this week it feels pretty good to write this post. I was checking out some video highlights of the Kansas City Chiefs' win over the Tennessee Titans and thought you could almost have five great video highlights pulled out of just that game. It was that good.
And when the video highlights are good, the stats are good. After the jump, we're talking about Chris Johnson, Eric Berry and more....
The Titans rather amazing running back Chris Johnson was pretty much completely shut down by the Chiefs on Sunday. Johnson had rushed for over 100 yards eight times earlier this season. But against the Chiefs, Johnson only managed to get the ball 14 times on the ground. It was the third lowest carry total of the season for Johnson. The Chiefs' early lead was the main cause of Johnson's low rushing totals. The Titans were forced to pass once they were down by multiple touchdowns.
The Chiefs converted 50% of their third downs Sunday, which was one of the best conversion rates they've put up all season. At one point, KC was 8/11 on third down. Obviously, if you convert more third downs, your drives last longer and you score more points. This is exactly what happened on Sunday. This is a really good number to see so close to the playoffs.
This stat is the Chiefs time of possession in the fourth quarter. Even though the game was pretty much out of hand for the Titans at this point, the Chiefs, again, put the hammer down and showed their killer instinct late in the game. An interception and a fumble recovery by your defense sets up this long TOP.
With just over four minutes left in the first half, Titans QB Kerry Collins hit WR Kenny Britt for a 53-yard touchdown. Eric Berry covered an inside route allowing Britt to go one on one with Brandon Carr to make the grab. Just a few minutes later, Berry picked off Collins this time and returned the ball 54-yards for the TD. Berry screwed up against Britt but he completely made up for it just moments later.
This is Matt Cassel's QB rating against the Titans. For what the 100 point QB rating mark is worth, it was Cassel's 7th time this season with a QB rating of 100 or higher. His QB rating on the season is 98.8.
Check out some stats here. What else stood out to you?