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The Chiefs D :) It might not be a wise idea to attack this bunch head-on. The 3rd quarter of the season has ended for all 32 NFL teams now. How does the Chiefs front seven stack up against the other teams that run the 3-4 Defense?

www.profootballfocus.com ranks the Chiefs as the overall 12th best defense and 10th best against the run.

Kansas City Chiefs QB Sacks QB Hits QB Pressures Batted Passes Tackles Assists Missed Tackles Stops
Nose Tackle 2 - 2 1 27 7 2 25
Defensive End 4 6 19 6 68 18 6 55
Outside LB 11 11 39 2 73 9 9 56
Inside LB 2 2 11 - 147 25 15 91
Totals 19 19 71 9 315 59 32 227

PFF ranks the San Francisco Defense #1 overall in total defense and 3rd overall against the Run.

SF 49ers QB Sacks QB Hits QB Pressures Batted Passes Tackles Assists Missed Tackles Stops
Nose Tackle 0 2 7 0 13 7 1 12
Defensive End 9 14 67 6 50 12 3 43
Outside LB 16 16 52 4 45 11 1 48
Inside LB 2 2 11 - 153 26 12 87
Totals 27 34 137 10 261 56 17 190

Houston ranks 3rd overall and 15th vs the run. Last year Houston ranked 31st overall and 29th vs the run.

Houston Texans QB Sacks QB Hits QB Pressures Batted Passes Tackles Assists Missed Tackles Stops
Nose Tackle 1 3 9 1 24 8 2 23
Defensive End 13 20 51 4 52 10 6 50
Outside LB 20 21 49 9 45 14 3 48
Inside LB 3 11 22 - 99 24 13 67
Totals 37 55 131 14 220 56 24 188

The Jets rank as the 9th best Defense and 6th against the run.

New York Jets QB Sacks QB Hits QB Pressures Batted Passes Tackles Assists Missed Tackles Stops
Nose Tackle 0 0 6 3 34 8 3 30
Defensive End 4 6 18 2 68 11 6 57
Outside LB 14 12 44 1 75 9 8 66
Inside LB 5 11 12 - 98 18 12 58
Totals 23 29 80 6 275 46 29 211

Dallas ranks as the 10th best overall and 12th against the run on the season.

Dallas Cowboys QB Sacks QB Hits QB Pressures Batted Passes Tackles Assists Missed Tackles Stops
Nose Tackle 1 6 20 1 23 6 0 20
Defensive End 5 8 25 4 51 9 3 43
Outside LB 21 13 54 2 56 17 8 64
Inside LB 0 4 8 - 107 29 11 53
Totals 27 31 107 7 237 61 22 180

PFF ranks the Green Bay Packers overall defense 28th in the NFL and the Run defense is 31st.

Green Bay Packers QB Sacks QB Hits QB Pressures Batted Passes Tackles Assists Missed Tackles Stops
Nose Tackle 3 1 15 1 13 4 1 12
Defensive End 3 1 15 3 42 9 3 33
Outside LB 9 34 59 6 64 18 10 44
Inside LB 6 5 26 - 142 24 15 59
Totals 21 41 115 10 261 55 29 148

The Kansas City Chiefs have defensively defeated the opponents planned play 227 times on the season. Our front seven has made the tackle 374 times in 12 games; 60 more than the other top 3-4 defensive teams. The Chiefs in creating pressure are on par with all but the 49er's and Texans. This post is not to debate the merits of PFF statistics as much as to show the raw data and which position groups perform best for whichever NFL team.

Rk Team G Pts/G TotPts Comb Total Ast Sck SFTY PDef Int TDs Yds Lng FF Rec TD
1 Green Bay Packers 12 35 420 738 552 186 26.0 0 100 23 4 421 76 8 4 0
2 Houston Texans 12 25.8 310 656 529 127 35.0 0 93 17 1 196 42 8 6 0
2 Kansas City Chiefs 12 13.6 163 754 559 195 20.0 0 78 17 2 260 59T 9 4 0
2 New England Patriots 12 30.2 362 845 582 263 27.0 0 58 17 1 217 28 5 6 0
5 Buffalo Bills 12 23.2 278 815 605 210 17.0 1 65 16 3 256 43T 8 6 0
5 Chicago Bears 12 24.2 291 718 586 132 24.0 1 74 16 3 153 44T 10 9 1
5 San Francisco 49ers 12 24 288 703 575 128 29.0 1 97 16 1 200 48 15 12 0
link to www.nfl.com Interception stats The Pittsburgh Steelers rank 20th on total defense and 17th against the run per PFF so there is that. Geaux Chiefs

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Arrowhead Pride's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Arrowhead Pride writers or editors.

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