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Drive Charts: The Kansas City Chiefs Offense

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Number of drives: 14 (Last game: 10)

Average starting field position: 35 yard line (Last game: 29.5 yard line)

Average number of plays per drive: 5 (Last game: 5.5)

Average net yards gained per drive: 19 (Last game: 29)

Average drive time: 2:25 (Last game: 3:13 minutes)

Longest drive: 64 yards (Last game: 69 yards)

Time of possesion: 33:58 (Last game: 32:13)


Second half team, eh?

The Chiefs had three solid drives last week and scored on two of them. When Jared Allen caught that touchdown pass in the second quarter, it reminded me of the Patriots/Eagles game from two weeks ago. The Eagles, in order to even come close to competing with the Patriots, pulled out all the stops early. In the first half of that game, the Eagles converted a 4th and 1 and recovered an onside kick.

That's what the Chiefs had to do to score on Sunday- fool the defense using an unconventional play. And it worked. For one play. The rest of the game was the typical display of offensive ineptitude. So inept in fact that four of the Chiefs' fourteen drives on Sunday lasted under one minute.

Opponent Drives 3/outs Scoring TOs Total Yds. Pass. Yds Pass Att. Rush Yds. Rush Att. Avg. Start Pass 1st downs Run 1st downs Pen. 1st downs
Houston 9 3 1 4 219 147 33 72 17 23 8 5 1
Chicago 14 8 2 2 281 211 32 70 24 31 10 2 1
Minnesota 10 5 3 1 251 201 29 50 31 25 12 2 0
San Diego 12 3 5 2 390 264 29 126 28 32 12 5 0
Jacksonville 10 3 1 1 271 261 43 10 10 19 14 0 0
Cincinnati 15 5 5 2 354 233 35 121 34 39 14 4 2
Oakland 15 6 4 1 290 164 32 126 32 30 7 7 0
Green Bay 13 4 3 2 234 173 32 61 22 26 11 5 4
Denver 14 5 3 4 284 217 45 67 22 24 16 2 1
Indy 12 4 2 2 234 162 27 72 27 20 8 3 0
Oakland 10 5 3 1 292 128 23 164 37 30 7 9 2
San Diego 14 5 2 4 268 180 40 88 25 35 12 4 2
TOTAL 148 56 34 26 3368 2341 400 1027 309 28 131 48 13

The coaches still have Croyle pretty much reigned in, seeing how in the two games he started the Chiefs only passed the ball fifty times.

In the last two games, Kolby Smith has 233 yards rushing. In the three games before Kolby Smith became the starter, the Chiefs rushed for only 200 yards. No doubt about it. Kolby Smith is the Chiefs' best runner this year.

The Chiefs have not passed the ball for over 300 yards in a game this season. Six times this year the Chiefs have failed to pass for more than 200 yards. They have only garnered 300 or more total yards in a game twice this season.

I'm actually looking now in a thesaurus for words to use other than "debacle" because I feel like I've used that too much this season. How about...shellacking. The Chiefs were shellacked last week and have been all season.