Chiefs Beat Chargers: Five Good Stats

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 31: Dexter McCluster #22 of the Kansas City Chiefs carries the ball during the game against the San Diego Chargers on October 31, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

It's time for five good stats from the Kansas City Chiefs overtime victory over the San Diego Chargers on Monday Night Football. 

4. Turnovers created by the Chiefs defense. That's 10 in the last two games and they haven't lost the turnover battle since Week 2 against the Detroit Lions. (Frankly, I consider the Chiefs winning this turnover battle because I think the fumbles by Dexter McCluster and Matt Cassel were very questionable calls.) The Chiefs will be in most games where they win or split the turnover battle.

2. Sacks by Tamba HaliSomeone very smart predicted two sacks for Tamba last night. Chargers left tackle Marcus McNeill played decent in some stretches but he racked up six penalties and Tamba drew a couple of holding calls. You always have to account for him so, even without a sack, he's making a difference.

82. Receiving yards for Jonathan Baldwin. Five catches, 82 yards and one awesome touchdown. I think this is important for Baldwin because the more productive he is, the more chances he'll get. This came at a big time and I think, despite a couple of the mistakes, it'll result in a larger role in the offense for him moving forward.

7-of-14. Third down conversion percentage. The Chiefs went about a quarter and a half gaining just over 20 yards so they had their struggles but a 50 percent third down conversion percentage is solid. You really only have to be good when it counts, like Matt Cassel to Steve Breaston on that third and eight.

28. Receiving yards for Dexter McCluster. OK, I gotta point out the obvious -- McCluster had six carries for zero yards on the game. He was largely a non-factor throughout the night. But in overtime he had three receptions for 28 yards, two of which went for first downs. He made a couple of guys miss on 12 and 13-yard receptions. That was huge at the time.

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