Go here and find the Chief's 11 "Team Statistics" that I will be breaking down against our 13 different opponents for the 2011 regular season.
This is a thorough statistical breakdown that could, or could not, tell us what we will see next season. Mostly, it will let us know where we stand in quite a few areas against what looks like a very difficult 2011 season.
Note: Throughout this post I have not skewed stats to favor the Chiefs. I'm more than aware stats have the ability to lie.
(Complete results will be given post breakdown)
TOTAL FIRST DOWNS (Offense/Given up)
In the 2010 regular season we had a total of 319 1st downs, giving up a total of 293.
Here's the good, the bad, and the ugly. Good: Only 3 of the 13 teams below had more 1st downs. Bad: Nine of the 13 teams didn't give up as many 1st downs. Ugly: San Diego happened to be the only team in which to give us two losses in this category.
(The W, L, and T next to the stats will let you know if we won, lost, or tied that category. Half a point is given to each W.)
Buffalo W263 / W335 +1
Detroit W304 / W320 +1
San Diego L357 / L247 -1
Minnesota W289 / L276 E
Indianapolis L366 / W314 E
Oakland W306 / L292 E
Miami W300 / L264 E
Denver W309 / W334 +1
New England L335 / W348 E
Pittsburgh W295 / L272 E
Chicago W263 / L282 E
Green Bay W312 / L270 E
FIRST DOWNS (Rushing-Passing-By Penalty)
Last year in the regular season we rushed for 129, threw for 167, and we're gifted 23 1st downs. We gave up 88 1st downs on the ground, 186 through the air, and 19 by penalty.
The good: San Diego and Miami happened to be the only two teams that dominated us in this category. The Bad: We only dominated three teams in this category - Detroit, Oakland, and New England. The Ugly: In this category, 6 of the 13 teams statistically were better than us in 2010. Note: I eliminated 1st downs received by penalty in the breakdown, but left those given up by the defenses.
Buffalo Offense W82/W166 Defense W138/L179/L18 +0.5
Detroit Offense W83/L199 Defense W98/W187/W35 +1.5
San Diego Offense W94/L236 Defense L77/L153/L17 -1.5
Minnesota Offense W104/W159 Defense L87/L178/L11 -.05
Indianapolis Offense W87/L253 Defense W111/W190/L13 +.05
Oakland Offense W113/W159 Defense W98/L150/W44 +1.5
Miami Offense W91/L189 Defense L84/L166/L14 -1.5
Denver Offense W81/L204 Defense W126/L184/W24 +.05
New England Offense W119/L196 Defense W99/W226/W23 +1.5
Pittsburgh Offense W106/L175 Defense L61/L182/W29 -.05
Chicago Offense W76/W163 Defense T88/L183/L11 E
New York Jets Offense W118/L171 Defense L70/L169/W33 -.05
Green Bay Offense W88/L204 Defense L82/L163/W25 -.05
THIRD DOWN CONVERSION PERCENTAGE
On offense, our 3rd down conversion percentage last regular season ended at 37%. (83/226) On defense, our opponents 3rd down conversion percentage was 38%. (84/223)
The good: We were even, or better than, seven teams below in 3rd down conversion percentages. The bad: Six of the teams beat us both offensively and defensively in this category. The ugly: We found ourselves no better than all three of our AFC West rivals in 3rd down conversion percentages in 2010.
Seven of the teams below we were even or better than
Buffalo Offense 80/211 L38% Defense 98/227 W43% E
Detroit Offense 97/242 L40% Defense 77/198 W39% E
San Diego Offense 92/205 L45% Defense 70/208 L34% -1
Minnesota Offense 71/205 W35% Defense 87/213 W41% +1
Indianapolis Offense 91/204 L45% Defense 78/200 W39% E
Oakland Offense 75/220 W31% Defense 76/218 L35% E
Miami Offense 92/230 L40% Defense 84/226 L37% -1
Denver Offense 67/207 W32% Defense 80/209 T38% +.05
New England Offense 95/197 L48% Defense 99/210 L47% -1
Pittsburgh Offense 94/218 L43% Defense 70/209 L33% -1
Chicago Offense 64/195 W33% Defense 75/216 L35% E
New York Jets Offense 93/235 L40% Defense 81/219 L37% -1
Green Bay Offense 85/205 L41% Defense 77/213 L36% -1
FOURTH DOWN CONVERSION PERCENTAGE
On offense, we completed 10 out of 23 4th downs (43%). Our defense gave up 7 out of 20 (35%).
The Good: We happened to dominate by beating six teams both offensively and defensively in this category, and only two teams defensively beat us. The Bad: Both Buffalo and Detroit had better 4th down percentages on offense. The Ugly: Five teams below converted 4th downs at a higher percentage than we did offensively in 2010.
Buffalo Offense 11/24 L46% Defense 7/10 W70% E
Detroit Offense 10/16 L63% Defense 5/12 W42% E
San Diego Offense 5/13 W38% Defense 12/28 W43% +1
Minnesota Offense 8/17 L47% Defense 5/10 W50% E
Indianapolis Offense 5/8 L63% Defense 8/18 W44% E
Oakland Offense 8/20 W40% Defense 3/11 L27% E
Miami Offense 3/10 W30% Defense 8/22 W36% +1
Denver Offense 6/19 W32% Defense 10/16 W63% +1
New England Offense 7/14 L50% Defense 12/20 W60% E
Pittsburgh Offense 2/5 W40% Defense 10/16 W63% +1
Chicago Offense 2/7 W29% Defense 6/13 W46% +1
New York Jets Offense 5/14 W36% Defense 4/6 W67% +1
Green Bay Offense 5/13 W38% Defense 6/20 L30% E
TOTAL OFFENSIVE YARDS
Our 2010 Chiefs, on offense, racked up 5,595 yards in total. Our defense gave up less at 5,283 yards.
The Good: Only 6 out of 13 teams had more yards at the end of the season, 4 of those teams being NE, IND, GB, and SD. The Bad: On defense we were only better than 5 teams below. The Ugly: Detroit ended last season with 172 yards less on offense than we did, AND the Chargers differential between offensive yards and given up yards was an astonishing 1,984 yards. Ours happened to be a dismal 312.
Buffalo Offense W4878 Defense W5786 +1
Detroit Offense W5423 Defense W5497 +1
San Diego Offense L6329 Defense L4345 -1
Minnesota Offense W5039 Defense L5002 E
Indianapolis Offense L6092 Defense W5465 E
Oakland Offense L5674 Defense L5165 -1
Miami Offense W5170 Defense L4949 E
Denver Offense W5582 Defense W6253 +1
New England Offense L5820 Defense W5864 E
Pittsburgh Offense W5525 Defense L4429 E
Chicago Offense W4631 Defense L5029 E
New York Jets Offense L5616 Defense L4664 -1
Green Bay Offense L5730 Defense L4945 -1
AVERAGE YARDS PER PLAY
On offense we averaged 5.3 yards per play. On defense, in 2010, we gave up 5.1 yards per play.
The Good: Only 3 teams beat us both offensively and defensively in this category. The Bad: San Diego, Oakland, and Denver all averaged more yards per play than the 2010 Chiefs. The Ugly: We only beat two teams outright in both categories, and I'm sure you can figure out who that happened to be.
Buffalo Offense W5.1 Defense W5.4 +1
Detroit Offense W5.1 Defense W5.5 +1
San Diego Offense L6.1 Defense L4.6 -1
Minnesota Offense W5.1 Defense T5.1 +.05
Indianapolis Offense L5.6 Defense W5.4 E
Oakland Offense L5.5 Defense W5.2 E
Miami Offense W5.0 Defense L5.0 E
Denver Offense L5.5 Defense W5.9 E
New England Offense L5.9 Defense W5.6 E
Pittsburgh Offense L5.6 Defense L4.5 -1
Chicago Offense W4.9 Defense L5.0 E
New York Jets Offense W5.2 Defense L4.8 E
Green Bay Offense L5.7 Defense L5.1 -1
TOTAL RUSHING YARDS
Last season the Chiefs ran the rock pretty well, rushing for a total of 2,627 yards. Our opponents rushed for a total of 1,764 yards.
The Good: We are the rushing king of 2010. The Bad: In 2010, 7 teams below stopped the run better than us, some far better. The Ugly: There's nothing ugly I can find.
Buffalo Offense W1720 Defense W2714 +1
Detroit Offense W1613 Defense W1999 +1
San Diego Offense W1810 Defense L1500 E
Minnesota Offense W1942 Defense L1635 E
Indianapolis Offense W1483 Defense W2032 +1
Oakland Offense W2494 Defense W2138 +1
Miami Offense W1643 Defense L1601 E
Denver Offense W1544 Defense W2473 +1
New England Offense W1973 Defense L1728 E
Pittsburgh Offense W1924 Defense L1004 E
Chicago Offense W1616 Defense L1441 E
New York Jets Offense W2374 Defense L1454 E
Green Bay Offense W1606 Defense W1838 +1
PASSING (Completions, Interceptions, Average Yards Per Catch)
Our Chiefs in 2010 caught 274 passes. We also threw 8 interceptions, while averaging 6.7 yards per catch in the regular season. Our defense allowed 319 receptions, we snagged 14 interceptions, and allowed 6.5 yards per catch.
The Good: Only 4 teams gave us a negative number in this category. The Bad: San Diego takes 5 out of the 6 stats below. The Ugly: All 13 teams had more completions than the 2010 Kansas City Chiefs.
Buffalo Offense L296/W21/W6.5 Defense L294/W11/W6.9 +1
Detroit Offense L383/W16/W6.3 Defense W330/T14/W7.3 +1.5
San Diego Offense L359/W13/L8.7 Defense L285/L16/L6.4 -2
Minnesota Offense L305/W26/W6.6 Defense W333/L15/W6.7 +1
Indianapolis Offense L450/W17/W6.6 Defense W356/W10/W6.8 +2
Oakland Offense L279/W16/L7.1 Defense L249/W12/W7.1 E
Miami Offense L335/W21/T6.7 Defense L288/W11/W7.1 +.05
Denver Offense L334/W12/L7.4 Defense L297/W10/W7.8 E
New England Offense L331/L5/L7.9 Defense W388/L25/W7.1 -1
Pittsburgh Offense L298/W9/L8.1 Defense W363/L21/L6.3 -1
Chicago Offense L276/W21/L7.3 Defense W363/L21/W6.6 E
New York Jets Offense L288/W14/W6.5 Defense L269/W12/T6.5 +.05
Green Bay Offense L352/W13/L8.0 Defense L296/L24/T6.5 -1.5
SACKS (Defense, Given up)
In total, last regular season, our defense sacked the quarterback 39 times. On the contrary, our quarterback was sacked 32 times.
The Good: Only one team below beat us defensively and offensively in sacks, that's Detroit. And, only 3 teams gave up less sacks. The Bad: Eight teams below had just as many or more sacks than we did in 2010. The Ugly: Four defenses below had 8 or 9 sacks more than the 2010 Chiefs.
Buffalo Defense W27 Gave up W34 +1
Detroit Defense L44 Gave up L27 -1
San Diego Defense L47 Gave up W38 E
Minnesota Defense W31 Gave up W36 +1
Indianapolis Defense W30 Gave up L16 E
Oakland Defense L47 Gave up W44 E
Miami Defense T39 Gave up W38 +.05
Denver Defense W23 Gave up W40 +1
New England Defense W36 Gave up L25 E
Pittsburgh Defense L48 Gave up W43 E
Chicago Defense W34 Gave up W56 +1
New York Jets Defense T39 Gave up W36 +.05
Green Bay Defense L47 Gave up W38 E
TOUCHDOWNS (Scored, Given up)
Forty-four touchdowns were scored, in total, by the Chiefs last regular season. Our defense gave up 38 touchdowns.
The Good: Only four teams below had more touchdowns than the Chiefs. The Bad: Although our "given up" stat was quite good, there are still 6 teams below that better us. The Ugly: We have a stretch of footballl next season of 5 teams in a row that average, collectively, giving up less than two touchdowns per game.
Buffalo Scored W34 Gave up W48 +1
Detroit Scored W41 Gave up W45 +1
San Diego Scored L51 Gave up W39 E
Minnesota Scored W33 Gave up W42 +1
Indianapolis Scored L51 Gave up W42 E
Oakland Scored T44 Gave up W44 +.05
Miami Scored W26 Gave up L36 E
Denver Scored W40 Gave up W55 +1
New England Scored L65 Gave up L36 -1
Pittsburgh Scored W41 Gave up L22 E
Chicago Scored W37 Gave up L32 E
New York Jets Scored W39 Gave up L36 E
Green Bay Scored L46 Gave up L24 -1
Our 2010 turnover ratio was +9. Let's see how it compared to our 2011 opponents.
The Good: Only 3 of our 2011 opponents had a better turnover ratio than the 2010 Chiefs. The Bad: New England had more than 3x a better ratio than the Chiefs. The Ugly: Nothing ugly about this category.
Buffalo -17W +.05
Detroit +4W +.05
San Diego -6W +.05
Minnesota -11W +.05
Indianapolis -4W +.05
Oakland -2W +.05
Miami -12W +.05
Denver -9W +.05
New England +28L -.05
Pittsburgh +17L -.05
Chicago +4W +.05
New York Jets +9T E
Green Bay +10L -.05
The final results will add up the pluses and minuses for each 2011 opponent.
The Good: Only 4 of these 13 teams show a large advantage against us in 2011. Those teams being San Diego, New England, Pittsburgh, and Green Bay. The Bad: Statistically we dominate only 7 teams below. The Ugly: San Diego, on paper, as a team, dominates our Chiefs in nearly every statistic! Too bad their choke artists. :)
San Diego -5.5
New England -2
New York Jets -.05
Green Bay -5.5
According to this breakdown, the Chiefs in 2011, will once again lose 6 games. As a team we look strong, but not strong enough. Let's continue to get better, smarter, stronger, faster, and accept with open arms this challenging 2011 season ahead of us. Go Chiefs!
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