Where Does Luck/Smith Rank Among Great Playoff QB Battles?

February 10, 2014 Passing

The NFL playoffs began in very entertaining fashion in Indianapolis. The Chiefs lost Jamaal Charles on the first drive of the game to a concussion, but stormed out to a 38-10 lead. Then the Colts pulled off the second greatest comeback in NFL history, eventually winning 45-44. The much-maligned Alex Smith had the game of […]

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Wildcard Preview: Kansas City at Indianapolis

January 3, 2014 Current Events

Kansas City Chiefs (11-5) (Pick’em) at Indianapolis Colts (13-3), Saturday 4:35PM ET Among the four games this weekend, this one figures to be the most competitive: I would be surprised if this isn’t a one possession game in the fourth quarter. The Colts rank 13th in Football Outsiders DVOA, courtesy of the 13th-ranked offense, the […]

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New York Times: Post-Week 7, 2013

October 23, 2013 NYT

This week at the New York Times, I look at how the Chiefs have gone from worst to first: The Chiefs have found success in an unusual way. In the modern N.F.L., the best teams tend to be the best passing teams, but Kansas City has managed to succeed with a mediocre passing attack thanks […]

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Are the Chiefs better than your average worst team?

May 16, 2013 Random Perspective On

How bad were the Chiefs last year? Kansas City went 2-14, tied for the worst record in the league with Jacksonville. Since the Chiefs faced an easier schedule, they received the first pick. With an Simple Rating System score of -14.0, Kansas City had the worst SRS rating in the league. They ranked 32nd in […]

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Season in review: AFC and NFC West

January 9, 2013 Review

AFC East and NFC East Season in review AFC North and NFC North Season in review AFC North and NFC South Season in review In the case of the AFC West, a picture can say a thousand words. Denver Broncos Pre-season Projection: 8.5 wins Maximum wins: 13 (after weeks 10 through 16) Minimum wins: 9 […]

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Jamaal Charles’ 2012 was one of the most inconsistent seasons in RB history

January 8, 2013 Rushing

A couple of weeks ago, I heard my buddy and co-worker Sigmund Bloom say on the Footballguys Podcast that Jamaal Charles was having one of the craziest seasons ever. As Sigmund noted, Charles has been an incredibly frustrating fantasy player. This year, he had three games with 10 or fewer rushing yards… and he also […]

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Random Perspective On: The 2012 Kansas City Chiefs

August 9, 2012 Random Perspective On

Kansas City didn’t send an offensive player to the Pro Bowl last year, and the Chiefs didn’t do so in 2009, either. But that doesn’t stop them from leading all teams in offensive Pro Bowlers over the last decade. Surprised? It’s been awhile, but the Chiefs ranked first in either points or yards in 2002, […]

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