Like we do every week, we'll have five good stats and five bad stats from the Kansas City Chiefs game. After last week's game against the Buffalo Bills, finding five good stats was nearly impossible. After this week against the Detroit Lions, I'm having a lot of trouble with five good stats again.
Here's my best effort at five good stats from Sunday's game between the Chiefs and Lions:
2. That's the number of receptions from TE Brandon Pettigrew and TE Tony Scheffler. Granted, one of Scheffler's went for six points but a key to this game was holding the tight ends in check after S Eric Berry was lost for the season. The Chiefs basically did that holding both of those guys in check. The receivers and RB Jahvid Best hurt them in the passing game but they held the tight ends in check throughout the game.
3-of-3. The Chiefs first three drives of the game went into Lions territory. The first one produced the only points of the game, the second one resulted in a missed field goal and the third one sent them back into Chiefs territory because of a penalty. That's what I was saying when I noted the beginning of this game wasn't bad for the Chiefs. They hung in there, ran the ball well and had a chance for points.
89. That's the number of rushing yards for the Lions, and it came on 30 carries, for an average of less than three yards per carry. The Chiefs said they wanted to stop the Lions rushing game, and they did.
Unfortunately they forgot to stop the pass.
91. You're never going to replace Jamaal Charles. You're just not going to do it. But Dexter McCluster and Thomas Jones tried accumulating 90 rushing yards on 20 carries. That's 4.5 yards per carry which is decent (for people not named Jamaal Charles).
14. Games left in the regular season. Though I can't imagine KC turning things around after this start, there are more games to be played. (Whether that's a good or a bad stat is debatable).