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Kansas City Chiefs offensive line had more continuity last year than most teams

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The Kansas City Chiefs offensive line did not play all that well as a group last year but they did have plenty of continuity. Football Outsiders discovered that there was not a single team that had the same five starting offensive linemen for all 16 games last year.

The Chiefs were third in Football Outsiders offensive line continuity score, which you can read about here.

The Chiefs had seven total starters on the offensive line last year. This offensive line grouping started 12 straight games, the third longest streak in the NFL last year: LT Eric Fisher, LG Mike McGlynn, C Rodney Hudson, RG Zach Fulton and RT Ryan Harris.

The Chiefs lost McGlynn for three games and he was replaced by Jeff Linkenbach. The Chiefs also lost Jeff Allen in the first week of the season and he was replaced by Harris for the rest of the season.

Only five teams had a lower continuity score in 2013 than the Chiefs.

We always talk about continuity as an important factor on the offensive line. Football Outsiders has tracked this stat since 2000 and this is the first time they've seen no team have all five starters for 16 games.