We've gone over five good stats in the Kansas City Chiefs comeback victory over the Indianapolis Colts and now it's time for five bad stats. I found a few legitimately bad stats, and stretched on a couple others because things are always better after a win.
Here are the five bad stats:
24. First half points for the Colts. While a second half comeback is awesome to watch, it's not the ideal way to win games. The Chiefs gave up a whopping 24 points to the Colts. This is the other side of a comeback win -- the team played poor enough in the first half to put themselves in position to have to come back.
0. Number of sacks from the Chiefs. It's not a huge deal because they ended up winning but the Chiefs' inability to get pressure on the quarterback from someone not named Tamba Hali is a little concerning. Who will step up this year?
2. Number of times Matt Cassel was sacked. Again, not a huge deal with the victory but one of the concerns entering the game was stopping the Colts two defensive ends -- Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis. They combined for two sacks in the game, both of which basically ended drives. The first came on a third down, forcing the Chiefs to punt, and the second game on a second and long putting the Chiefs in an impossible third and 24.
5. Number of touches for Dexter McCluster. Before Jackie Battle, he was supposed to have a rising role with 10-14 touches per game. He had just five on Sunday. Early in the game he had a drop and lined up wrong forcing the Chiefs to call a timeout. He looks like a player who could be dangerous in space but we just haven't seen that from him consistently.
67. Pierre Garcon's touchdown catch. It went for 67 yards and it appeared Brandon Flowers bit on a Curtis Painter pump fake allowing Garcon to get free. One of the Chiefs goals was avoiding the big play from the Colts offense. They failed on Garcon's touchdown.