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A Showdown Between the Chiefs Offense and the Jaguars Defense Set in Jacksonville

A Showdown Between the Chiefs Offense and the Jaguars Defense Set in Jacksonville
Oct 12, 2004, 4:35:40 AM by Pete Moris

KC’s Rushing Offense vs. Jacksonville’s Rushing Defense

Sunday’s contest will feature a battle between one of the league’s finest rushing offenses and one of the league’s better rushing defenses. Behind RB Priest Holmes and KC’s vaunted offensive line, the Chiefs are second in the NFL, averaging 155.5 rushing ypg. KC is coming off a 27-24 win at Baltimore (10/4) that featured 46 rushes for 178 yards.

The Jaguars allowed just 109.3 rushing ypg in their first four contests, but enter Sunday’s game after giving up 176 ground yards at San Diego (10/10). However, Jacksonville is still 12th in the league, permitting just 3.9 yards per rushing attempt. In 21 games under Jack Del Rio, the Jaguars have permitted just three 100-yard rushers, but two of those performances have come in the last three weeks – Chris Brown had 101 yards in Jacksonville’s 15-12 win at Tennessee (9/26), while Jesse Chatman had 103 yards in the Jaguars 34-21 loss at SD (10/10).

Currently, NYJ’s Curtis Martin (125.5) is the only NFL back averaging more rushing ypg than Holmes (119.0), who has averaged 87.5 rushing ypg in his previous two meetings with JAX as a member of the Chiefs. The Jaguars are the only team that Holmes has faced at least three times in a starting role and has yet to compile a 100-yard outing against. He also made two starts against the Jaguars as a member of the Ravens. However, Holmes has topped the 100-yard plateau in three games this year and four of his last five 100-yard outings have come on the road. KC is 4-2 dating back to the start of the 2003 campaign when Holmes tops the 100-yard barrier. Holmes is tied for second in the NFL with 13 rushes of 10+ yards. He’ll be facing a Jacksonville defense that has permitted just 10 rushes of 10+ yards all season.

Holmes Hits 5,000 Yards in 50 Games with KC
Chiefs RB Priest Holmes has 5,066 rushing yards in a Chiefs uniform, making him just the fourth player since the AFL-NFL merger in ‘70 to reach the 5,000-yard plateau with a team in 50 games or less. He topped that barrier in his 50th contest with the Chiefs at Baltimore (10/4).




Chiefs Defense Continues to Show Improvement
The Chiefs defense has made dramatic strides over the season’s last two games compared to the club’s first two games in virtually every major statistical category. Most notably, KC’s defensive unit is allowing 14.5 fewer actual offensive points per game and is giving up 109.5 fewer rushing ypg than it did in the first two weeks of the year. The club has also given up 134.0 fewer ypg of total offense in its last two outings, while registering 7.0 sacks its past two games. Here’s a look . . .




KC’s Rushing Defense vs. Jacksonville’s Rushing Offense
The Chiefs defense has permitted just four rushing plays of 10+ yards the past two games, a 76.5% decrease from the season’s first two contests. In the club’s last outing at Baltimore (10/4), KC held RB Jamal Lewis to just 73 yards and gave the Ravens back just two runs of 10 yards or longer. The Jaguars are 19-11 (.633) all-time when RB Fred Taylor boasts a 100-yard rushing game. However, Taylor is averaging just 65.6 rushing ypg this season and has yet to top the 100-yard plateau in 2004 after posting seven such games a year ago.

50 Advances Are the Often the Magic Offensive Number
Dating back to 2001, the Chiefs own a 20-6 (.769) record in regular season games when the KC offense has advanced the ball 50 or more times in a contest (rushes + pass completions), including a 9-2 mark since the start of the 2003 campaign. In those 26 contests with 50+ advances, the Chiefs have scored 831 points, an average of 32.0 ppg. In the 26 games when it hasn’t reached the 50-advance barrier, KC has scored 503 points, an average of just 19.3 ppg. KC had a remarkable 67 advances in its 27-24 win at Baltimore (10/4). KC is currently tied for third in the NFL with 52.0 advances per game. The league average is 47.1.

In 21 games under Jack Del Rio, the Jaguars have compiled 50+ advances 11 times. The Jaguars are 5-6 in games with 50+ advances, scoring 212 points in those games (19.3 ppg). In the 10 games when the Jaguars haven’t reached the 50-advance barrier, they own a 3-7 record with all three of those victories coming in 2004. In those 10 games with fewer, Jacksonville has scored 132 points, an average of just 13.2 ppg. Bottom line: the more advances a team has, the more opportunities it has to score points. Jacksonville is averaging 45.6 advances per game in 2004.

Chiefs Seek to Bolster Scoring Stats vs. Tough Jaguars Defense
The Chiefs are attempting to rev up their high-octane offense that paced the NFL in scoring in both 2002 and 2003. KC is currently averaging 22.3 ppg and is still seeking its first 30-point outing of the year. Dating back to ‘95, the Chiefs own a 31-8 (.795) record when scoring 30 points or more, including a 13-4 (.765) mark since Dick Vermeil and Al Saunders arrived in KC in 2001. The Chiefs have won nine straight games when reaching the 30-point plateau and hit the 30-point mark in the franchise’s only victory vs. the Jaguars, a 30-26 win at Jacksonville (12/30/01).

Putting up points will be difficult against a Jaguars defense that currently ranks ninth in the league, allowing just 17.2 ppg. Jacksonville has allowed just three opponents to top the 30-point mark in the Jack Del Rio era. However, the Jaguars had a streak of 18 straight games without allowing a 30-point effort snapped in last week’s 34-21 loss at San Diego (10/10). The only other times opponents have topped the 30-point barrier against the Jaguars since the start of the 2003 campaign were a 38-17 loss vs. Buffalo (9/14/03) and a 30-17 loss vs. Tennessee (10/26/03). Since 2001, the Jags defense has permitted a total of just five 30-point efforts.

More Scoring Stats – Chiefs Defense vs. Jaguars Offense
The Jaguars currently rank 28th in the league in scoring offense, averaging 14.6 ppg. Jacksonville’s offense has yet to score more than 28 points in a game under head coach Jack Del Rio, a trend the Chiefs defense would like to continue this week. The Jaguars highest scoring output since the start of the 2003 campaign came in a 28-23 win vs. Indianapolis (11/9/03). Dating back to the start of the 2001 season, the Jags own just one 30-point effort, a 30-13 win vs. Cincinnati (11/11/01).

If the Jaguars seek to snap their 45-game streak without topping the 30-point barrier, they’ll have to do it against a rapidly-improving Chiefs defense that has permitted opposing offenses to score just 33 points the past two games, five points fewer than the Jaguars (38 points) have combined to score in their last two contests.

Chiefs Need a Fast Start, Strong Finish at Jacksonville
The Chiefs defense has allowed just 13 first-quarter points this season. Meanwhile, Jacksonville, Detroit and Miami are the only three teams that have yet to score in the first quarter this season. That bodes well for KC, which is 10-3 in its last 13 contests when scoring first. The Chiefs are the only NFL team that has scored on its opening drive of every game in 2004, owning a league-high 24 points on its initial possessions of games this year. Meanwhile, the Chiefs defense hasn’t allowed an opponent to score a TD on its first drive in 2004. KC has only permitted two FGs, while Jacksonville’s defense has allowed just one TD on the first possession of its games. The Jaguars have given up a total of 28 first-quarter points this season, including 14 last week at San Diego (10/10).

KC is 19-4 (.827) on the road dating back to ‘95 when leading at halftime. The Jaguars have trailed at the half in four of their five games in 2004, including wins vs. Buffalo (9/12/04) and at Tennessee (9/26/04). In fact, only Miami (19) has scored fewer first-half points than Jacksonville (20) this season. The fourth quarter has been the Jags best in terms of point production. The Jags have scored 54.8% of their points (40 of 73) in the final 15 minutes of games this season. The Chiefs have been tied or ahead entering the fourth quarter in all four of their games this season. KC is 16-1 (.941) when leading entering the fourth quarter dating back to 2002.

Chiefs Seek to Win the Turnover Table in Jacksonville
The Chiefs have been even or positive in the turnover column in every game this season. Jacksonville was on the negative side of the turnover chart for the first time in 2004 when it was -3 last week at San Diego (10/10). The Jags own a 5-2 (.714) mark at home under Jack Del Rio when they are even or plus in the takeaway/giveaway column, including a perfect 3-0 home mark when owning a positive turnover mark. Overall, the Jags have owned a negative turnover ratio in eight games since the start of the 2003 campaign, owning a 1-7 (.125) record in those contests.

Former Chiefs Turned Head Coaches – Del Rio and Flores
Jack Del Rio played LB for the Chiefs (’87-88), making him only the second KC player ever to ascend to the NFL head coaching ranks. Tom Flores, who served as a reserve QB for the Chiefs (’69), was the first to do it. Flores posted a combined 7-15 (.318) record vs. KC as head coach of the Raiders (6-10 from ‘81-87) and Seahawks (1-5 from ‘92-94).
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didn't tom flores also formerly coach for the raiduhs??

or is that a different flores??

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didn't tom flores also formerly coach for the raiduhs??

or is that a different flores??

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Former Chiefs Turned Head Coaches – Del Rio and Flores
Jack Del Rio played LB for the Chiefs (’87-88), making him only the second KC player ever to ascend to the NFL head coaching ranks. Tom Flores, who served as a reserve QB for the Chiefs (’69), was the first to do it. Flores posted a combined 7-15 (.318) record vs. KC as head coach of the Raiders (6-10 from ‘81-87) and Seahawks (1-5 from ‘92-94).

It was mentioned on the last paragraph.
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Old 10-12-2004, 09:53 PM   #4
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Former Chiefs Turned Head Coaches – Del Rio and Flores
Jack Del Rio played LB for the Chiefs (’87-88), making him only the second KC player ever to ascend to the NFL head coaching ranks. Tom Flores, who served as a reserve QB for the Chiefs (’69), was the first to do it. Flores posted a combined 7-15 (.318) record vs. KC as head coach of the Raiders (6-10 from ‘81-87) and Seahawks (1-5 from ‘92-94).

It was mentioned on the last paragraph.

yeah, I skimmed that part of the article--he was a sh*tty coach anyway, but wasn't a bad qb from what I've heard

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Old 10-12-2004, 10:01 PM   #5
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yeah, I skimmed that part of the article--he was a sh*tty coach anyway, but wasn't a bad qb from what I've heard

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