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Details of every short-yardage run from 2020


I wrote a comment in the 9/8/2021 Arrowheadlines that talked about our success or lack of success running the ball in short-yardage situations in 2020. I looked at ESPN's play-by-play logs for the 1st 15 games and pulled out every sort yardage run. In the comment I did not list this detail because it would have been too long. I include it below.

The short of it is that out of 967 total offensive snaps in those games, 31 were short-yardage rushing attempts (3.2% of total snaps). I considered a short-yardage attempt to be: 3rd down with < 3yds to go OR 4th down with < 3yds to go OR Any down with < 3yds to the goal. Of the 31 short-yardage attempts, 14 succeeded (extended the drive or scored) and 17 failed.

I evaluate this a little in the comment in Arrowheadlines but I just wanted to leave the details here in case anyone might be interested.

Houston @ KC

3rd & 2 at KC 33

(3:38 - 1st) (Shotgun) D.Williams left end to KC 34 for 1 yard (Z.Cunningham, E.Murray). FAILED

4th & 1 at KC 34

(3:00 - 1st) A.Sherman left guard to KC 36 for 2 yards (J.Watt). SUCCEEDED

3rd & 1 at KC 30

(9:21 - 2nd) (Shotgun) C.Edwards-Helaire right guard to KC 39 for 9 yards (Z.Cunningham). SUCCEEDED

3rd & 1 at HOU 8

(13:31 - 4th) (Shotgun) C.Edwards-Helaire up the middle to HST 8 for no gain (Z.Cunningham). FAILED

Chiefs went for it on 4th down - a pass, DPI called so 1st and goal at the 1

1st & Goal at HOU 1

(12:51 - 4th) (Shotgun) C.Edwards-Helaire left guard to HST 1 for no gain (B.Dunn). FAILED

2nd & Goal at HOU 1

(12:13 - 4th) C.Edwards-Helaire right end to HST 3 for -2 yards (B.McKinney). FAILED

********Next play was a successful pass for a touchdown...

Score was 31-20 late in the 4th when the following sequence happened

1st & Goal at HOU 2

(2:18 - 4th) C.Edwards-Helaire right end to HST 3 for -1 yards (P.Hall). FAILED

2nd & Goal at HOU 3

(2:00 - 4th) (Shotgun) C.Edwards-Helaire up the middle to HST 1 for 2 yards (B.Scarlett). N/A not <3yds

3rd & Goal at HOU 1

(1:19 - 4th) (Shotgun) C.Edwards-Helaire right end to HST 1 for no gain (P.Hall). FAILED

********Next play was a field goal

KC @ LAC

There were no 3rd and short, 4th and short or goal-to-go <3yds runs in the entire game

KC @ BAL

3rd & 1 at KC 49

(3:40 - 3rd) (Shotgun) D.Williams left guard to KC 49 for no gain (B.Williams). FAILED

4th & 1 at KC 49

(3:01 - 3rd) A.Sherman up the middle to KC 49 for no gain (C.Campbell; D.Wolfe). FAILED

NE @ KC

3rd & 1 at KC 34

(8:29 - 2nd) (Shotgun) D.Williams up the middle to KC 36 for 2 yards (B.Cowart; J.Jones). SUCCEEDED

LV @ KC

3rd & 2 at KC 24

(12:10 - 3rd) (Shotgun) T.Hill left end to KC 23 for -1 yards (A.Key). FAILED

KC @ BUF

3rd & 2 at KC 35

(12:31 - 1st) (Shotgun) Darr.Williams left end to KC 44 for 9 yards (J.Poyer). SUCCEEDED

3rd & 2 at KC 28

(13:35 - 3rd) (Shotgun) Darr.Williams up the middle to KC 32 for 4 yards (A.Klein). SUCCEEDED

3rd & 1 at KC 47

(6:48 - 3rd) C.Edwards-Helaire left end pushed ob at BUF 45 for 8 yards (J.Norman). SUCCEEDED

3rd & 1 at BUF 16

(9:55 - 4th) Darr.Williams left tackle to BUF 19 for -3 yards (J.Zimmer, T.White). FAILED

********Result of the drive was field goal from BUF 19

KC @ DEN

There were no 3rd and short, 4th and short or goal-to-go <3yds runs in the entire game

JETS @ KC

3rd & 2 at KC 46

(10:39 - 2nd) (Shotgun) L.Bell up the middle to KC 43 for -3 yards (J.Franklin-Myers). FAILED

4th & 1 at NYJ 14

(7:18 - 3rd) (Shotgun) L.Bell up the middle to NYJ 14 for no gain (H.Anderson). FAILED

********Result of the drive was a turnover on downs (score at the time 21 9 Chiefs)

3rd & 2 at NYJ 47

(5:50 - 4th) (Shotgun) D.Thompson up the middle to NYJ 45 for 2 yards (F.Fatukasi). SUCCEEDED

CAR @ KC

There were no 3rd and short, 4th and short or goal-to-go <3yds runs in the entire game

KC @ LV

As FYI there were 3 plays of 2nd & 2-or-less that succeeded but are not counted since not 3rd down

Otherwise, there were no 3rd and short, 4th and short or goal-to-go <3yds runs in the entire game

KC @ TB

3rd & 1 at KC 31

(8:51 - 1st) C.Edwards-Helaire right guard to KC 31 for no gain (J.Pierre-Paul). FAILED

3rd & 1 at TB 43

(8:14 - 3rd) P.Mahomes right end ran ob at TB 26 for 17 yards (A.Winfield). SUCCEEDED

3rd & 2 at KC 43

(0:39 - 3rd) (Shotgun) L.Bell left tackle to KC 43 for no gain (N.Suh). Penalty on KC-M.Remmers, Offensive Holding, declined.

You can count this as a failure of a run, the play was nullified, but declined, so loss of down FAILED

DEN @ KC

2nd & Goal at DEN 1

(4:09 - 2nd) (Shotgun) L.Bell right guard to DEN 1 for no gain (J.Simmons; A.Johnson). FAILED

********Result of the drive was a field goal

KC @ MIA

3rd & 2 at KC 28

(12:43 - 1st) (Shotgun) P.Mahomes scrambles right end to KC 31 for 3 yards (K.Grugier-Hill). SUCCEEDED

3rd & 1 at MIA 34

(2:00 - 2nd) (Shotgun) L.Bell left guard to MIA 26 for 8 yards (J.Baker). SUCCEEDED

3rd & 1 at MIA 40

(3:15 - 4th) (Shotgun) C.Edwards-Helaire left guard to MIA 40 for no gain (R.Davis). FAILED

KC @ NO

3rd & 2 at KC 45

(7:48 - 2nd) (Shotgun) C.Edwards-Helaire left tackle to NO 49 for 6 yards (D.Davis). SUCCEEDED

3rd & 2 at KC 44

(2:00 - 2nd) (Shotgun) Darr.Williams right guard to KC 47 for 3 yards (D.Davis). SUCCEEDED

3rd & 1 at NO 29

(15:00 - 4th) P.Mahomes scrambles right end pushed ob at NO 27 for 2 yards (M.Jenkins). SUCCEEDED

ATL @ KC

3rd & 2 at ATL 27

(9:30 - 2nd) (Shotgun) Darr.Williams up the middle to ATL 26 for 1 yard (G.Jarrett; F.Oluokun). FAILED

3rd & 1 at ATL 11

(0:44 - 2nd) Darr.Williams right guard to ATL 4 for 7 yards (F.Oluokun; R.Allen). SUCCEEDED

********Result of the drive was a touchdown


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