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Gap Control

The Kansas City Chiefs defensive line turned in a few gems last season and a few dogs too. In four games the Chiefs allowed less than 100 yards rushing. Four other contests the defense allowed between 100 and 110 yards on the ground. Buffalo, Denver, Minnesota, Oakland, New England, and the Jets all had great games on the ground against us.

The Chiefs Defensive lineman did a good job wrapping up (if given a shot) as Kelly Gregg (4), Tyson Jackson (3), Glenn Dorsey (2), and the rest of the lineman (2) combined for just 11 missed tackles all season. All stats are from www.profootballfocus.com data. Derrick Johnson and Jovan Belcher each missed 10 tackles on the season. I wonder how many of those 720 yards after contact was on the Inside Linebackers?

The Chart is looking at the Defensive line as if the Center was at the bottom between the "A" gaps. Glenn Dorsey would be on the Left side and Tyson Jackson on the Right.

Gap "C" "B" "A" "A" "B" "C" Totals
Rush Attempts / Yards 42 / 140 62 / 197 76 / 295 71 / 275 52 / 242 44 / 188 347 / 1337
Average Yards per Rush 3.30 3.18 3.88 3.87 4.65 4.27 3.85
Yards allowed after Contact 86 103 156 145 115 115 720

Tyson Jackson and the Left side B and C gap run defenders allowed 430 yards, 111 of those were to the Denver Broncos in 2 games played. The Right side surrendered 87 of the combined 337 yards it allowed all season also to the Broncos. The Nose Tackles did their part allowing 77 yards right up the gut to the Broncos.

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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