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MATT CASSEL: YEAR 4 - ESSAY - BY THE NUMBERS

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A QUARTERBACK IS JUDGED BY VICTORY, NOT STATS


As a Kansas City Chief, Matt Cassel has only beaten two teams with records over .500. I’ll repeat - In Matt Cassel’s 18 wins. Only Two Had RECORDS over .500.

Both Wins Were In Overtime.
Both Teams Were 9-7.
Neither Team Made the Playoffs That Season.


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CASSEL’s WINS

2009

4 WINS.

Washington (8-8)
Oakland (5-11)
Pittsburgh (9-7) DNQ
Denver (8-8)

2010

10 WINS

San Diego (9-7) DNQ
Cleveland (5-11)
San Francisco (6-10)
Jacksonville (8-8)
Buffalo (4-12)
Arizona (5-11)
Seattle (7-9) PLAYOFF
Denver (4-12)
St. Louis (7-9)
Tennessee (6-10)


2011

Vikings (3-13)
Colts (2-14)
Raiders (8-8) DNQ
Chargers (8-8) DNQ


Cassel has only beat TWO teams that have finished over .500. A Year 1 Overtime victory against an injured Pittsburgh Steelers. (Big Ben was injured in overtime, no Troy P).
A win against San Diego that ended in a rare fluke fumble by Phillip Rivers.

Matt Cassel has only beaten 1 team that has made the playoffs. That was against Seattle in 2010. They finished 7-9.

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STATE 2 : Only 7 of Matt Cassel’s 18 wins were by a deficit of a touchdown or more.

Those teams, along with their starting quarterback, are below.

2009
44-24 vs Denver (8-8) Quarterback : Kyle Orton

2010
42-20 vs Jacksonville (8-8) Quarterback : Todd Bouman
31-13 vs Arizona (5-11) Quarterback : Derek Anderson
42-24 vs Seattle (7-9) Quarterback : Matt Hasselback
27-13 vs St. Louis (7-9) Quarterback : Sam Bradford
34-14 vs Tenn (6-10) Quarterback : Kerry Collins

2011
28-0 vs Oakland (8-8) Quarterback : Kyle Boller

Only Sam Bradford is a current starter in the 2012 season. Boller, Anderson, Collins, and Bouman are no longer in the league.

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via static.nfl.com


PART 3 : WHAT THE DEFEATS SAY

2009

Oakland Raiders 10-13 (5-11)
Philadelphia Eagles 14-34 (11-5) Playoff Team
New York Giants 16-27 (8-8) DNQ
Dallas Cowboys 20-26 (11-5) Playoff Team
San Diego Chargers 7-37 (13-3) Playoff Team
Jacksonville Jaguars 21-24 (7-9)
San Diego Chargers 14-43 (13-3) Playoff Team
Buffalo Bills 10-16 (6-10)
Cleveland Browns 34-41 (5-11)
Cincinatti Bengals 10-17 (10-6) Playoff Team

2010

Indianapolis Colts 9-19 (10-6) Playoff Team
Houston Texans 31-35 (6-10)
Oakland Raiders 20-23 (8-8)
Denver Broncos 29-49 (4-12)
Oakland Raiders 10-31 (8-8)

Playoff
Baltimore Ravens 7-30 (12-4) Playoff Team

2011

Buffalo Bills 7-41 (6-10)
Detroit Lions 3-48 (10-6) Playoff Team
San Diego Chargers 17-20 (8-8)
Miami Dolphins 3-31 (6-10)
Denver Broncos 10-17 (8-8) Playoff

2012

Atlanta Falcons 24-40
Buffalo Bills 35-17

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LOSSES BY MORE THAN A TD : 16 out of 23 losses.
LOSSES BY 10 POINTS OR MORE : 12 out of 23 losses
POINT MARGIN OF LOSSES AGAINST PLAYOFF TEAMS - 92 - 271


BEING UPSET - Since 2010. The Chiefs Have Been Beaten BIG by Teams with 6 Wins or Fewer.


2010 Denver Broncos - 29-49
2011 Buffalo Bills - 7-41
2011 Miami Dolphins 3-31


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PART 4 - START ME UP' - OPENING QUARTER / OPENING DRIVE STATISTICS

Under Matt Cassel the Chiefs OFFENSE has only had touchdowns in the opening quarter 10 of his 41 games. He has only scored a touchdown on his opening drive

2009 2 TDs
2010 7 TDs
2011 2 TDs
2012 0 TDS

The last time the Chiefs scored a Touchdown on their opening drive (under Cassel) was 2010 against the Tennessee Titans. It is also the only game where Cassel has scored 2 TDs in the 1st Quarter in his career as a Chief.

Cassel and the Chiefs have only scored 4 touchdowns on opening drives.

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via sportsofboston.com


AUTHOR’S NOTE : We could dissect specific stats (ie Passing Yards, Completion %, INT, TD). But this is how the Kansas City Chiefs have played underneath Matt Cassel.
This was originally part of the Scott Pioli era essay however, this is more of a spin-off of the essay rather than an inclusion. As with the Pioli essay, I'm keeping my own beliefs and comments to the side, and let the numbers talk for themselves. If you feel like these stats are biased in or against the essay, please feel free to include stats of your own in the comments section and I shall add them myself.

missing stat that may be added. Early Leads Lost vs Comebacks?


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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