Consider this an early look at our weekly "Five Good Stats" story each week. The Chiefs official site has a collection of some good stats following the Chiefs 42-20 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Here are a few of the ones that stood out to me.
Kansas City’s 42-point performance was the club’s best outing at home since registering a 45-17 win vs. Denver (12/19/04).
CB Brandon Flowers said after the game the Chiefs want to make a statement that "we're going to be hard to beat at home and that's what I think we're proving this year." The Chiefs are 3-0 at home and two of those have been in dominating fashion. After the Monday Night Football game, we've heard more of the players talk about getting the fans into the game. That's a significant advantage for the home team and I think the Chiefs know it.
Derrick Johnson is now tied for fifth in Chiefs history with six other players with three INT return TDs. It was the Chiefs second INT return TD of the season.
"Once again RAC had a good call," Derrick Johnson said after the game. "He put me in the middle of the field to read the quarterback. It was a quick throw and I just used my speed and my ability to go over there and make the play."
"It gave us a spark," DE Shaun Smith said.
"Derrick Johnson," CB Brandon Flowers said, "his interception for six, that was huge."
This play goes along with the killer instinct I was talking about. The Chiefs were barely hanging onto their lead and DJ came up with a critical interception. The timing was great, too, because last week against the Houston Texans and then earlier in this game he had dropped what seemed to be somewhat easy interceptions. This time he got his hands on it and brought it back.
RB Thomas Jones registered his second consecutive 100-yard rushing game. He last accomplished that feat in back-to-back games vs. Buffalo (10/18/09) and at Oakland (10/25/09).
The Chiefs next two opponents? Buffalo and Oakland.
QB Matt Cassel threw two TDs, marking his ninth multi-TD game as a member of the Chiefs and the 15th of his career. Cassel has thrown 93 consecutive passes without an interception.
On Cassel getting in on the shoving match down near the goal line, Chiefs G Brian Waters said laughing, "It's not smart. That's one thing. It makes the rest of us have to work even harder." The Chiefs offensive line is working pretty hard already. The last two games Cassel has consistently had time to make a play and his numbers show that. The last two games he's been completing a high percentage of passes and a place where I think you can really see that is third down percentage: 54 percent today.