Throughout the online sports world… and television sports world, fans, analysts and “experts” alike are not giving the Kansas City Chiefs much credit for starting the season 3-0.
They tell us, “The San Diego Chargers always start slow,” “the Chiefs probably would have lost to any team except the Cleveland Browns in week 2,” “the San Francisco 49ers had horrible play calling and game planning.” Some people are even going as far as to say “the only reason the Chiefs are 3-0 is because of luck,” as one person told me last night on the @ChiefsCommand Twitter account, yet the fact remains, the Kansas City Chiefs are only one of three unbeaten teams remaining in the NFL after week 3.
They tell us they expected the Pittsburgh Steelers to be 3-0 even with Ben Roethlisberger serving a suspension and Pittsburgh now running with their 4th string QB. They give us reasons Jay Cutler is playing well in the new Mike Martz offense for the Chicago Bears, telling us it was expected. Still, they are all shocked to find the Kansas City Chiefs sitting at the top with these two teams at 3-0.
Are the Steelers and Bears really so much better than the Chiefs? I don’t think so.
So, this is what I have done for you… I have cherry-picked a handful of stat categories for these three teams.
How well do you know NFL’s undefeated teams?
Post in the comments below with your answers to which team belongs to each stat, then go back and see how well you know NFL’s undefeated teams.
Kansas City Chiefs
1. Touchdowns Scored
A. & B. 7 (NFL rank: 10th)
C. 8 (6th)
2. Net Points
A. +15 (9th)
B. +30 (5th)
C. +39 (1st)
3. Offensive Yards per Game
A. 289.3 (26th)
B. 322 (17th)
C. 349 (11th)
4. Net Turnovers
A. +1 (11th)
B. +3 (8th)
C. +6 (1st)
5. Yards Allowed per Game
A. 313 (13th)
B. 278.7 (6th)
C. 319 (15th)
6. Offensive Rushing Yards per Game
A. 160.7 (1st)
B. 72 (29th)
C. 150 (3rd)
7. Sacks allowed
A. 8 (26th)
B. 7 (19th)
C. 2 (2nd)
8. QB Hits Allowed
A. & B. 11 (9th)
C. 18 (26th)
9. Penalty yards per game
A. 16 penalties/148 yards = 49.3 yards per game (15th)
B. 11/80 = 26.7 (1st)
C. 14/105 = 35 (3rd)
10. Time of Possession per game
A. 30:53 (16th)
B. 29:52 (19th)
C. 28:24 (24th)
How many did you get right?
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1: A. & B. Steelers & Bears C. Chiefs
2: A. Bears B. Chiefs C. Steelers
3: A. Steelers B. Chiefs C. Bears
4: A. Chiefs B. Bears C. Steelers
5: A. Chiefs B. Steelers C. Bears
6: A. Chiefs B. Bears C. Steelers
7: A. Bears B. Steelers C. Chiefs
8: A. & B. Chiefs & Steelers C. Bears
9: A. Bears B. Steelers C. Chiefs
10: A. Steelers B. Chiefs C. Bears
Some of these NFL rankings may be surprising, others unbelievable, but the fact still rings true… The Kansas City Chiefs are still undefeated!