Every day I find a new stat that I think is the best stat so far this year. For the KC Chiefs defense, today is that day. I found a stat that I love more than any other.
It comes courtesy of BJ Kissel of Chiefs dot com who ran the numbers on the quarterbacks the Chiefs have faced this year. This is how the four quarterbacks the Chiefs have faced this year (Tom Brady, Carson Wentz, Philip Rivers and Kirk Cousins) have fared playing against the Chiefs and against everyone else:
vs. Chiefs: 51%, 4 TDs, 4 INTs
vs. everyone else: 68%, 25 TDs, 3 INTs
This is a great go-to stat to put into context how well the Chiefs defense has played. They aren’t tops in points or yards or anything like that but if you watch them you know a good defense when you see it. It’s also impressive they’ve done this without arguably their best player in Eric Berry.
The Chiefs won’t face one of the classic elite quarterbacks for a while. They likely won’t see Derek Carr in a few weeks. Dak Prescott of the Cowboys comes up next month. Brady and Cousins are two of the best quarterbacks they’ll play all year.