Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
If you look at PFF numbers, KC has the highest total defensive ranking in the NFL at 83.5 Seattle is a distant second at 52.5 49ers fourth at 33.7. The Chiefs have the highest ranking in pass rush, pass coverage and are third in run defense. However if you flip it around and look at their offense, you see an entirely different story. Their overall offense is ranked 22nd in the NFL, 26th ranked passing game, 14th ranked in rushing, 12th ranked in pass blocking but 16th ranked in run blocking. As good as their defense is, their offense doesn't compare with the other elite teams in the NFL currently, that may change as the season goes, but so far, it is pretty iffy and they seem to be leaning on their defense way too much.
Their offense is ranked 14th in efficiency. If one were to factor in all the many issues the offense is having... #1 and #2 TEs missing for a while... offensive penalties killing drives... drops... banged up OL... either way... 14th for a new offense isn't bad. Was 11th last week, but hey, that Titans defense is no joke. Better for them to struggle on offense now than to struggle later.
Stats can't tell the whole story. The 2 biggest killers so far? offensive penalties stalling out drives... and Reid insisting on shotgun/pistol singleback formations when in goal-line or 3rd and short situations.... just dumb.