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The Kansas City Chiefs game release has a cool look at a bunch of special teams stats in which the Chiefs are excelling. We know the Chiefs are doing very, very well on special teams. That was something that Rich Gannon talked about today during his "Film Room" segment on the Chiefs on Sirius NFL Radio. It's not just a dynamic return group. It's the coverage units that's probably the most impressive.

Here's a set of stats from the Chiefs game release:

Category
Rank
Stat
Note
Opp, KOR Avg.
1st
16.2
6.5-yard decrease from 2009
Opp. Field Position
1st
25.8
Finished 20th in 2009 (30.7)
20+ Punt Returns
T1st
4
46.0 avg. of 20+ returns
Punt Return Yards
2nd
259
1 TD return
Opp. Net Punting Avg.
2nd
33.8
Second-most return yards
Opp. Punt Return Avg.
2nd
3.8
Third-fewest yards allowed
Punt Return Avg.
3rd
14.4
94-yard TD return
Opp. KOR Yards
4th
291
Fewest returns of 20+ yards
Net Punting Avg.
7th
40.1
52.0 net avg. at IND (10/10)

The opponents starting field positions is an outstanding stat. The Chiefs defense is pretty sound and they've got an even bigger advantage when they consistently make the opponent go a long distance. It's the little things the Chiefs are starting to do well and while special teams aren't exactly little I think they're included in that.

Anything else that surprises?