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Kansas City Chiefs Statistical Improvement From '09-'10

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KANSAS CITY MO - SEPTEMBER 26: Matt Cassel #7 of the Kansas City Chiefs passes the ball against the San Francisco 49ers at Arrowhead Stadium on September 26 2010 in Kansas City Missouri. The Chiefs won 31-10. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY MO - SEPTEMBER 26: Matt Cassel #7 of the Kansas City Chiefs passes the ball against the San Francisco 49ers at Arrowhead Stadium on September 26 2010 in Kansas City Missouri. The Chiefs won 31-10. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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The Kansas City Chiefs have made improvement, as Todd Haley would say, "across the board." I was taking a look at a set of stats from the Chiefs game release for the Indianapolis Colts and the improvement is obvious.

And it's not just cherry-picking stats. We're talking about things like points scored, given up, third-down percentage. You know, the important stuff.

The most obvious improvement is wins. Three this year compared to zero last year.

Here's a look at the Chiefs statistical improvement through the first three games (with 2009's stat in parnetheses).

Offense

Points scored: 68 (48)

Third-down percentage: 32.5 (19.4)

Total YPG: 322 (264.3)

Rushing YPG: 160.7 (100.3)

Sacks allowed: 2 (8)

Defense

Points per game: 12.7 (28.3)

Second-half points: 14 (48)

Third-down percentage: 26.7 (44.2)

Rushing YPG: 75 (119.3)

Passer rating: 80.2 (90.4)

Special teams

Punt return avg: 15.4 (8)

Opp. KOR avg: 14.7 (22.1)