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Chiefs Finish 12th In Overall Special Teams Ranking

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Rick Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News has posted his annual ranking of special teams units in the NFL. Gosselin is considered among the most accurate and fair judge in this category so take this as Gospel if you will.

The Kansas City Chiefs finished 12th overall.

The Cleveland Browns, who were 32nd on defense and 31st on offense, finished first overall, largely due to Josh Cribbs record setting season.

This actually represents a major improvement for the Chiefs. Last year, they were 29th in the NFL (Note: Click that link and look at all the problems we had last year on special teams compared to now. It's certainly interesting/encouraging). That's a jump of 17 spots. The Cowboys jumped the highest going from 27th in 2008 to 4th in 2009.

The Chiefs certainly have their kicker and punter of the future in Ryan Succop and Dustin Colquitt, respectively. Also, the Chiefs coverage units were praised throughout the season for consistently finishing in the top ten.

The ranking is based off of 22 categories.

Check out Mr. Gosselin's full write-up over at the DMN.