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Stat day is traditionally the most boring day of the week, judging by comments. I don't know though. I like it. I'm pulling these stats from which you should definitely check out. Lots of good stuff there.

I'm taking a bit of a different approach to our (semi) weekly look at different Kansas City Chiefs stats.

Are all of these relevant? Of course not. But hopefully you find them interesting.

Talking stats, after the jump...

D Bowe and TG Get Lots of Throws

I wasn't exaggerating when I said that Tyler Thigpen had locked in on Dwayne Bowe and Tony Gonzalez the last few weeks. Here is a look at the top AFC targets of the 2008 season.

Rank Name Team Games Tgt
1 Brandon Marshall DEN 12 146
2 Andre Johnson HOU 13 138
3 T.J. Houshmandzadeh CIN 13 131
4 Dwayne Bowe KC 13 128
5 Wes Welker NE 13 127
6 Tony Gonzalez KC 13 123


Tony Gonzalez nearly edges out the NFC leader Roddy White, who has been thrown to 127 times. NFC stats for targets is here.


Bowe's YAC lacks

One of the commentators in last week's game said after a Bowe catch something along the lines of, "That's why he's one of the best in the league after the catch." Which is sort of true. Here is where Bowe ranks in the AFC in yards after the catch.

Rank Name Team Games YAC
18 Kevin Walter HOU 13 271
19 Darren Sproles SD 13 265
20 Dwayne Bowe KC 13 257


Bowe's yards after the catch stat isn't terrible. Just not worthy of an in-game mention IMO. NFC YAC leaders are here.


Who do you pass to on 3rd down?

Tony Gonzalez, that's who. Here are the AFC stats for 1st down catches on 3rd down. As you already knew, TG is money.

Rank Name Team Games 1st
1 T.J. Houshmandzadeh CIN 13 24
2 Derrick Mason BAL 13 20
T-3 Tony Gonzalez KC 13 19
T-3 Hines Ward PIT 13 19


Give Thigpen Three WRs

With three WRs lined up, Tyler Thigpen has the best QB rating. Lots of Pistol formations line up with three wide outs but it's still cool to see that stat.

Rank Name Team Games Rating
1 Tyler Thigpen KC 11 95.8
2 Philip Rivers SD 13 91.4
3 Peyton Manning IND 13 89.2
4 Chad Pennington MIA 13 86.5
5 Matt Cassel NE 13 84.2

NFC stats for QB rating with three wide outs is here.


Receiving first downs

Moving the chains is the most important aspect of an offense and the Chiefs do it through the passing game. Check out the AFC stats for receptions that resulted in a first down.

Rank Name Team Games 1st
1 Andre Johnson HOU 13 61
2 Tony Gonzalez KC 13 54
3 Brandon Marshall DEN 12 53
4 Reggie Wayne IND 13 52
5 Derrick Mason BAL 13 51
6 T.J. Houshmandzadeh CIN 13 49
T-7 Matt Jones JAC 12 47
T-7 Wes Welker NE 13 47
T-9 Dwayne Bowe KC 13 40

NFC stats are here.


If you get some extra time today, make sure you check out stats. So many interesting stats to look at in there.