The Kansas City Chiefs lost 19-9 to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday and as there is with every game there are good stats and bad stats. Today we look at the good stats.
Here are five good stats from the Chiefs loss to the Colts and our game ball of the week. Chris is coming up with five bad stats in just a bit.
Turnover margin even
The Chiefs just don't lose the turnover battle apparently. They may not be winning all the time but they're not losing.
This all fits very nicely for the Chiefs. It gives the defense a break from having to defend a lot of short fields and it makes it more difficult for the Chiefs to go into a hole when they're not turning it over.
Jamaal Charles' fumble was the first lost fumble for the Chiefs all year.
If a team is going to beat the Chiefs, apparently it's going to be straight up -- not a turnover filled game.
Jamaal Charles over 5 yards per carry
Jamaal Charles once again rushed for over five yards per carry. He had 16 carries for 87 yards for about 5.5 yards per carry. That's a very good number.
The best part? That number if below his season average of 6.5 yards per carry.
Defensive red zone efficiency
The Chiefs gave the Colts a short field to start the game with the onside kick and held them to a field goal when they entered the red zone. The Colts entered the red zone again on their next possession and again settled for a field goal.
They went into the game knowing they had to make the Colts go for field goals instead of touchdowns.
The Colts entered the red zone three times and got one touchdown. Against that offense that's a good number.
Dustin Colquitt's career day
Dustin Colquitt had a career day averaging 52 yards a punt.
There were three returns for a whopping four yards.
The Chiefs didn't give the Colts a chance on special teams.
Run defense holds up again
The Chiefs gave up 97 yards rushing to to the Colts avoiding a 100-yard rushing day by the opponent for the third straight game.
The Colts got 97 yards on 31 carries. The Chiefs defense was strong against starter Joseph Addai holding him to 50 yards on 17 carries (although he seemed to get timely first downs). As a whole though the run defense was solid.
Game ball of the week
There are a few to pick from but I'll go with Tamba Hali who pressured Peyton Manning multiple times on Sunday. He forced a fumble and pressured Manning enough to cause him to miss Reggie Wayne in the end zone on one play. Great effort from Hali.