Pro Football Focus released some good stats on the Kansas City Chiefs win over the New England Patriots. Let’s take a look at a few of them.
Alex Smith against the blitz
Alex Smith had a 124 rating against the blitz which is outstanding. The Patriots blitzed him 10 times and Alex went 8/10 for 179 yards and three touchdowns against that. The Patriots don’t have a killer pass rush this year but this is a very good sign going forward. We all think the o-line has taken a big step forward.
Pressure couldn't stop these quarterbacks. pic.twitter.com/pwnRwem5nD— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) September 11, 2017
Justin Houston’s pass rush productivity
He didn’t really get going until the second half but a couple of those sacks were terrific. Shortly after NBC’s Cris Collinsworth highlighted the work of RT Marcus Cannon, they highlighted Houston blowing past him and drilling Brady.
The most productive edge rushers from Week 1 pic.twitter.com/qQB2jYOmLs— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) September 11, 2017
Quarterback rating throwing at Tyreek Hill
As it turns out, catching 70-plus yard passes for touchdowns is good for this stat. Alex Smith was very successful when throwing at Tyreek Hill, who had seven catches for 133 yards in the game. That’s a perfect QB rating, by the way.
QBs in the NFL saw the highest passer rating when targeting these five WRs this week pic.twitter.com/8QYtn0ffDW— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) September 11, 2017
Adjusted completion percentage
Alex Smith’s completion percentage when you take into account drops and throwaways and things like that. He was perfect on all of his short passes.
Taking into consideration drops and other things outwith a QBs control, these guys would have had the highest completion % this week pic.twitter.com/L3D05MeK5c— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) September 11, 2017