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)
The Kansas City Chiefs have made improvement, as Todd Haley would say, "across the board." I was taking a look at a set of stats from the Chiefs game release for the Indianapolis Colts and the improvement is obvious.
And it's not just cherry-picking stats. We're talking about things like points scored, given up, third-down percentage. You know, the important stuff.
The most obvious improvement is wins. Three this year compared to zero last year.
Here's a look at the Chiefs statistical improvement through the first three games (with 2009's stat in parnetheses).
Points scored: 68 (48)
Third-down percentage: 32.5 (19.4)
Total YPG: 322 (264.3)
Rushing YPG: 160.7 (100.3)
Sacks allowed: 2 (8)
Points per game: 12.7 (28.3)
Second-half points: 14 (48)
Third-down percentage: 26.7 (44.2)
Rushing YPG: 75 (119.3)
Passer rating: 80.2 (90.4)
Punt return avg: 15.4 (8)
Opp. KOR avg: 14.7 (22.1)