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The Chiefs stats against the rush are weird

The Kansas City Chiefs have been one of the best teams at not allowing rushing touchdowns. Since Andy Reid arrived in 2013, the Chiefs have allowed fewer rushing touchdowns than any other team.

You might be seeing where I’m going with this. How are the Chiefs not allowing rushing touchdowns when they’re so bad against the run?

Maybe bad is a little strong but the stats tell the story. The Chiefs are 27th in rushing yards allowed. On a per play basis, they are 30th in yards per attempt. The Chiefs have rushed for 806 yards while they’ve allowed 996 yards. That’s not very good.

However, the Chiefs are No. 1 in the NFL in rushing touchdowns allowed. They’ve allowed just three this season. They’ve allowed 15 passing touchdowns which is 22nd in the league.

I’m not sure I’ve got much of a point here. Can anyone explain these rushing stats?

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