Something that Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley has been adamant about -- and I agree with -- is not giving up turnovers. The Chiefs have to protect the football.
Along that same theme, they need to create turnovers on defense and make the opponent pay by scoring after a turnover. It's like a double-whammy and it's hard for the opponent to recover from that.
The Chiefs were +1 and even in the first two games of the 2010 season. They haven't lost a game yet so we don't know how they'll react if they lose that turnover battle but early signs indicate that they're making the most of the turnovers they create.
Here's how the top of the NFL shakes out in points scored off of turnovers: Indianapolis Colts (24), Green Bay Packers (21) and....the Chiefs (17).
Not bad company, right?
That's seven against the San Diego Chargers and 10 against the Cleveland Browns.
Kudos to the Chiefs for taking advantage of the opportunities that are presented to them.
On Sunday against the Browns, the Chiefs turned it over twice with two interceptions. The Browns failed to respond on both turnovers (one missed field goal).
I get the feeling that turnovers -- whether they're creating them or giving them up -- will be key to the Chiefs 2010 season.