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ChiefRon
03-27-2009, 05:06 PM
http://www.kcchiefs.com/news/2009/03/27/2008_final_team_notes/

SCORING OFFENSE
• KC averaged 18.2 points per game to rank 13th in the AFC and 26th in the NFL with 291 total points. New Orleans led the NFL in scoring with 463 points, an average of 28.9 ppg.

• The Chiefs scored 270 actual offensive points (16.9 ppg) to rank 13th in the AFC and 25th in the NFL.

• KC scored 32 offensive TDs (nine rushing, 23 passing) in 2008.

• KC recorded 35 overall TDs (nine rushing, 23 passing, two interception returns and one special teams fumble return).

• The Chiefs had a streak of 84 consecutive games without being shut out snapped in a 34-0 loss at Carolina (10/5). It was the fourth-longest streak in franchise history.

• The Chiefs are 48-13 (.787) when scoring 30 points or more dating back to ‘95, including a 31-6 (.838) mark at Arrowhead.

• Kansas City is 5-2 under Herm Edwards when scoring 30+ points.

• KC had won 11 consecutive games when scoring 30+ points dating back to a 30-20 victory at Miami (10/21/05) until a 54-31 loss vs. Buffalo (11/23).

• The Chiefs posted a -149 scoring differential (291 scored/440 allowed) to rank 15th in the AFC and 29th in the NFL.

• KC scored 68 points in the first quarter in 2008 to rank eighth in the AFC and 16th in the NFL. Atlanta (114) led the NFL.

• The Chiefs ranked 10th in the AFC and tied for 20th in the league, scoring 102 points in the second quarter. New Orleans (154) led the NFL.

• KC scored 170 first-half points in 2008 to rank ninth in the AFC and tie for 21st in the NFL. The N.Y. Jets (239) led the league.

• The Chiefs were 14th in the AFC and 30th in the league with 33 third-quarter points. Arizona (154) led the league.

• KC was 12th in the AFC and tied for 22nd in the NFL with 88 fourth-quarter points in 2008. San Diego (152) led the league.

• The Chiefs ranked 14th in the AFC and 29th in the NFL with 121 second-half points. New Orleans (242) led the NFL.

• KC scored 31 points on its opening drives in 2008 to tie for ninth in the AFC and 17th in the NFL.

TOTAL OFFENSE
• The Chiefs produced 4,939 total net yards (308.7 ypg) in 2008, an increase of 510 yards (31.9 ypg, 11.5%) from 2007.

• KC registered four games with 350 or more yards of total offense in 2008, including a season-high 492 yards of total offense vs. Miami (12/21).

• KC has produced 36 games with 400 or more yards of total offense over the past eight seasons – two in 2008, one in 2007, two in 2006, seven in 2005, nine in 2004, four in 2003, six in 2002 and five in 2001.

• KC had nine games with 300 or more yards of total offense in 2008.

• KC averaged 5.16 yards per play in 2008.

• KC produced 273 first downs to rank 12th in the AFC and tie for 24th in the NFL. New England led the league with 356.

• The Chiefs were 14th in the AFC and 28th in the NFL with 689 total advances (379 rushes and 310 completions).

BIG PLAYS
• KC’s offense tied for ninth in the AFC and tied for 21st in the NFL with 50 total plays of 20+ yards (35 passing, 15 rushing) in 2008.

• The Chiefs completed 35 passes of 20+ yards to rank 14th in the AFC and tie for 26th in the NFL.

• The Chiefs tallied 15 rushes of 20+ yards to tie for first in the AFC and tie for sixth in the NFL.

• KC’s offense ranked ninth in the AFC and tied for 20th in the NFL with 183 total plays of 10 yards or more (136 passing, 47 rushing).

• The Chiefs ranked ninth in the AFC and 18th in the NFL with 136 passes of 10+ yards in 2008.

• KC finished tied for seventh in the AFC and tied for 14th in the NFL with 47 rushes of 10+ yards in 2008.

RUSHING OFFENSE
• Kansas City averaged 113.1 rushing yards per game in 2008 to rank 10th in the AFC and 16th in the NFL, an increase of 35.1 ypg from 2007.

• The Chiefs have ranked in the NFL’s top 10 in rushing nine times dating back to ‘95 and have done so five of the past eight seasons.

• KC has scored an NFL-high 163 rushing TDs from 2001-08. San Diego is second in that category over that span with 158 ground scores.

• Kansas City tied for 13th in the AFC and tied for 28th in the NFL with nine rushing TDs.

• The Chiefs averaged 4.8 yards per carry in 2008 to rank second in the AFC and fourth in the NFL, an increase of 1.54 yards per carry from 2007.

• The Chiefs produced four individual 100-yard rushers in 2008, three coming courtesy of RB Larry Johnson and one by RB Jamaal Charles.

• QB Tyler Thigpen led all NFL quarterbacks in rushing with 386 yards, the highest single-season total by a quarterback in Chiefs history.

• Kansas City is 12-7 under Herm Edwards when boasting a 100-yard rusher.

• RB Larry Johnson’s 198-yard rushing performance vs. Denver (9/28) was the fourth-highest single-game rushing performance in Chiefs history. Johnson owns three of the top four single-game rushing performances in club history.

• KC has produced 29 individual 100-yard rushing contests over the past four seasons. • The Chiefs have accumulated 7,583 rushing yards the past four seasons, an average of 118.5 yards per game.

• Dating back to the start of the 2001 campaign, the Chiefs have averaged 126.5 rushing ypg, the seventh-highest mark in the league.

• KC rushed the ball 379 times in 2008, a mark that ranked 15th in the AFC and 29th in the NFL.

• KC had a season-high 213 rushing yards vs. Denver (9/28), the club’s most since a 223-yard performance vs. Denver (11/23/06).

• The Chiefs produced five games with 30+ rushing attempts in 2008, registering a 2-3 record in those contests.

• Kansas City is 127-23 (.847) in regular season games dating back to ‘90 when rushing the ball 30 times or more.

• KC registered 94 rushing first downs in 2008 to tie for ninth in the AFC and 21st in the NFL.

PASSING OFFENSE
• Kansas City finished the season with 3,129 net passing yards (195.6 ypg) to rank 10th in the AFC and 20th in the NFL. New Orleans led the NFL by averaging 311.1 passing ypg.

• The Chiefs completed 310 passes, ranking ninth in the AFC and 16th in the NFL. Those 310 completions were the most by KC since 2005 when the club completed 317 passes.

• The Chiefs completed 57.3% of their passes (310 of 541) in 2008.

• Kansas City registered a 77.5 team passer rating in 2008 to rank 13th in the AFC and 25th in the NFL.

• KC was 14th in the AFC and 28th in the NFL, averaging 6.21 yards per pass attempt. San Diego led the league at 8.39.

• KC was 10th in the AFC and 22nd in the NFL, averaging 10.83 yards per pass completion. Carolina led the league at 13.37.

• Kansas City’s 161 passing first downs ranked 11th in the AFC and tied for 20th in the league. New Orleans led the NFL with 232.

• The Chiefs ranked 11th in the AFC and 21st in the NFL with a 3.0 INT percentage, having 16 of their 541 passes picked off.

• The Chiefs permitted 37.0 sacks in 2008: 17.0 on 1st down, 8.0 on 2nd down, 11.0 on 3rd down and 1.0 on 4th down.

RED ZONE OFFENSE
• The Chiefs ranked fourth in the AFC and 10th in NFL in Red Zone TD percentage (57.8%). Indianapolis led the NFL in the Red Zone with a 68.0 TD percentage (34 TDs on 50 Red Zone trips).

• KC produced 39 Red Zone scores (26 TDs and 13 FGs) in 2008 to rank 11th in the AFC and 21st in the league. The N.Y. Giants paced the league with 63 Red Zone scores.

• The Chiefs scored 26 touchdowns in the Red Zone in 2008, ranking 10th in the AFC and tying for 19th in the NFL. Arizona led the league with 38 Red Zone TDs.

• The Chiefs ranked 13th in the AFC and 24th in the NFL with nine Red Zone rushing TDs. Carolina led the league with 23.

• KC scored 220 Red Zone points to rank 12th in the AFC and 22nd in the NFL. The N.Y. Giants had a league-high 327 Red Zone points.

• KC tied for 10th in the AFC and tied for 21st in the league with 45 Red Zone possessions. The N.Y. Giants led the league with 69.

GOAL-TO-GO OFFENSE
• KC was eighth in the AFC and 24th in the NFL in goal-to-go TD efficiency in 2008, getting TDs on 65.4% (17 of 26) of its goal-to-go trips. Dallas scored TDs on 90.0% (18 of 20) of its goal-to-go opportunities to lead the NFL.

• The Chiefs ranked 14th in the AFC and 29th in the NFL in goal-to-go scoring efficiency in 2008, getting points on 84.6% (22 of 26) of its goal-to-go trips.

• KC has finished among the top six in goal-to-go TDs in three of the last six seasons after leading the league in that department with 27 in 2004 and 28 in 2003.

• The Chiefs had 26 goal-to-go series in 2008. The N.Y. Giants led the league with 38.

• KC finished tied for 12th in the AFC and tied for 21st in the NFL with eight goal-to-go rushing TDs in 2008. Tennessee led the NFL with 17.

EyePod
03-27-2009, 06:14 PM
The biggest thing for me is this:

KC averaged 18.2 points per game

actual offensive points (16.9 ppg)

That's an awesome 1.3 ppg from defense/special teams, or 21 points total (1.3points/game * 16 games = 21 points). That's not good at all. How many TD's do good defenses and special teams score? The Ravens had 5 INTS for TD's, a fumble for a TD, and 3 safeties for a total of 48 points. That's a huge difference.

SBK
03-27-2009, 06:17 PM
This would have been easier.

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Count Alex's Wins
03-27-2009, 06:25 PM
• Kansas City is 5-2 under Herm Edwards when scoring 30+ points.

Whoa. That's a lot of points, now.

EyePod
03-27-2009, 06:25 PM
This would have been easier.

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LOL, nice.

SBK
03-27-2009, 06:33 PM
For me all the final team notes needed are:

Carl Peterson resigned
Herm Edward fired

Hydrae
03-27-2009, 06:58 PM
Our scoring issues were almost entirely in the 3rd quarter (33 points total for 16 games!). What was Herm doing at halftime, letting them take naps and they weren't awake yet?