We've also got five bad stats from the game. It's a good sign that it's getting harder and harder to write the five bad stats story. I almost wrote about net punting average.
18-of-34 for 222 yards, 2 TDs, 2 INTs
Those are Todd Bouman's numbers. No offense to the Jacksonville QB but the Chiefs made him look a lot better than I think he is. The first half in particular I was surprised to see Bouman moving the ball. The Chiefs tightened up in the second half but I had quick flashes of the Chiefs 2009 defense in the first half.
There's not a ton of tape on Bouman in the last five years so the Chiefs didn't handle him perfectly at the start.
Kick and punt coverage
The Chiefs are normally among the elite in kick and punt return coverage but they weren't on top of their game against the Jaguars. They gave up a 49-yard punt return (right before the return man fumbled it away) and a 35-yard kick return. The Chiefs usually do the little things like this right so it was a little surprise to see that.
Pass rush outside of Tamba Hali
The Chiefs had just one sack. I figured on a 22
42-point victory that you'd get after the QB more often than not. In the fourth quarter when the opposing QB is passing a little more it'd be nice to see the Chiefs get one. The pass rush as a whole is average -- Tamba Hali is very good -- which is actually a big upgrade.
Big plays coming in
The Chiefs defense gave up five plays of 20 or more yards. That's a little high for them. Maurice Jones-Drew had one in an otherwise tame day and Todd Bouman completed four passes over 20 yards. The Chiefs didn't let those big plays beat them all the time but it's still something you could do without.
92 penalty yards
The Chiefs had seven penalties for 92 yards. I didn't realize it was that many until after the game. They're in the top 5 in penalties so this was a little more than average for the Chiefs (couple of pass interference calls didn't help). i wouldn't worry a whole about it. I'll take five games of data over one to determine what kind of team they are.