Number of drives: 15 (Last week: 15)
Average starting field position: 31 yard line (Last week: 38.5 yard line)
Average number of plays per drive: 4.4 (Last week: 4.6)
Average net yards gained per drive: 19.3 (Last week: 23.6)
Average drive time: 2:06 (Last week: 2:20 minutes)
Longest drive: 74 yards (Last week: 58 yards)
Time of possesion: 31:51 (Last week: 35:10)
The Kansas City Chiefs still haven't produced a drive this season that I would say is sustained. In other words, a drive with probably 10+ plays with three or four first downs that runs a significant amount of time off of the clock. The Chiefs longest scoring drive this season lasted 6:30 and that was in the first game of the season.
Just for fun, here is the length of time of each scoring drive this season:
Houston: 6:30 (FG)
Chicago: 1:08 (TD), 1:37 (FG)
Minnesota: 2:40 (FG), 6:21 (FG), 5:47 (TD)
San Diego: 3:41 (FG), 2:55 (FG), 3:50 (FG), 0:39 (TD), 3:24 (TD)
Jacksonville: 1:54 (TD)
Cincinnati: 5:21 (FG), 4:06 (TD), 3:30 (TD), 1:27 (FG), 3:10 (TD)
Oakland: 4:20 (FG), 2:13 (FG), 3:10 (TD)
I've also updated our fancy table that I made up last week.
|Opponent||Drives||3/outs||Scoring||Avg. Start||Pass 1st downs||Run 1st downs||Pen. 1 st downs|
This past week, the Chiefs were exactly even on their first downs via passing and rushing, garnering seven a piece. Our first down ratio for the season is 25 (rushing) to 77 (passing). Here are the ratios of a few AFC different teams:
New England: 63:104 (Are you kidding me?)
San Diego: 43:66
Do I really have to tell you that the Chiefs are 30th in the league in terms of first downs per game? If you look at the numbers, as sad as they are, you would have to say that the Chiefs offense is a quick strike offense (we just don't strike very often). Our drives have few first downs, usually involve a big play and burn little time off of the clock. Still, you're probably like me and would feel embarrassed describing this offense as a "quick strike".