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hermhater
11-27-2007, 04:39 PM
Drive Charts: The Kansas City Chiefs' Offense
By Chris (http://www.arrowheadpride.com/user/Chris) Section: Campaign 2007 (http://www.arrowheadpride.com/section/campaign_2007)
Posted on November 27th, 2007



http://www.arrowheadpride.com/images/admin/raiderdrivechart.jpg

Number of drives: 10 (Last game: 12)
Average starting field position: 29.5 yard line (Last game: 35 yard line)
Average number of plays per drive: 5.5 (Last game: 5)
Average net yards gained per drive: 29 (Last game: 19.5)
Average drive time: 3:13 (Last game: 2:42 minutes)
Longest drive: 69 yards (Last game: 77 yards)
Time of possesion: 32:13 (Last game: 32:23)

Two different games. Two losses. I'll take the Colts game over Sunday's embarrassment any day of the week. One interesting stat to come out of this week is that Sunday's game was the first time this season that the Kansas City Chiefs had more first downs rushing the ball than passing the ball. The Chiefs had nine first downs via the rush and seven via the pass. We have 119 first downs passing and 45 rushing in 2007.
This loss isn't hard to figure out. One missed field goal by Dave Rayner was the difference in the game and it even affected Herm Edwards' decision making at the end of the game. Herm made the wrong call but I still didn't trust Rayner to make that final kick. Going 3/12 on third downs doesn't help either.
Like the Indy game, the Chiefs could not stop the opposing team's offense at the end of the game. The Raiders held the ball for the final 4:22 of the game. The Colts held the ball for 6:56 of the remaining 6:59 of the game to seal it. Our defense, which has been our rock this season, let us down in two consecutive games. Usually, when that happens, you chalk it up to a tired defense. Especially when the defense has held the opposing team in check for most of the game. There really is no excuse for the defense being tired, aside from poor conditioning. The Chiefs held the ball for nearly twice as long as the Raiders did in the fourth quarter.
Is the Chiefs' defense feeling the weight of a losing season?







http://www.arrowheadpride.com/story/2007/11/27/10339/805

Chiefster
11-27-2007, 04:45 PM
...Fatigue.

kcchiefsfan
11-27-2007, 05:02 PM
...Fatigue.

Agreed.

Since our offense isn't doing too well, they are giving the ball away alot..(not very good calls), in turn obviously our defense will be out on the field.

Chiefster
11-27-2007, 05:35 PM
Agreed.

Since our offense isn't doing too well, they are giving the ball away alot..(not very good calls), in turn obviously our defense will be out on the field.

Yep! Mystery solved.

hermhater
11-27-2007, 05:38 PM
Agreed.

Since our offense isn't doing too well, they are giving the ball away alot..(not very good calls), in turn obviously our defense will be out on the field.


...Fatigue.


Yep! Mystery solved.

Nope, nope, and nope!


There really is no excuse for the defense being tired, aside from poor conditioning. The Chiefs held the ball for nearly twice as long as the Raiders did in the fourth quarter.
Is the Chiefs' defense feeling the weight of a losing season?

The D shouldn't be tired since our O has had the ball longer than the other teams.

Chiefster
11-27-2007, 06:10 PM
Nope, nope, and nope!


The D shouldn't be tired since our O has had the ball longer than the other teams.


I said: "Mystery solved"!!!

Now, lets all have some smores! :lol:


Good point. :D

hermhater
11-27-2007, 06:16 PM
I said: "Mystery solved"!!!

Now, lets all have some smores! :lol:


Good point. :D


Yes sir!!

http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/images/imported/2007/11/210.jpg


Mmmmmmmmmm.... smores...

Chiefster
11-27-2007, 06:17 PM
Yes sir!!

http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/images/imported/2007/11/210.jpg


Mmmmmmmmmm.... smores...


Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That does look good!

Coach
11-27-2007, 06:58 PM
I'm a little lost on this post. The thread title is asking what is happening to our D in the 4th qtr, yet you posted a drive chart for KC's offense.

To answer your question though, two things have happened to the Chiefs D in the 4th quarter of the last 3 games.

1. Peyton Manning and Brett Favre. They have made a career out of 4th qtr comebacks. We don't have a Qb of that caliber yet.
2. Chiefs inability to stop the run.

anaeelbackwards
11-27-2007, 06:59 PM
I'm a little lost on this post. The thread title is asking what is happening to our D in the 4th qtr, yet you posted a drive chart for KC's offense.

To answer your question though, two things have happened to the Chiefs D in the 4th quarter of the last 3 games.

1. Peyton Manning and Brett Favre. They have made a career out of 4th qtr comebacks. We don't have a Qb of that caliber yet.
2. Chiefs inability to stop the run.

and you forgot in a recent game, DAUNTE CULPEPPER.

Canada
11-27-2007, 07:04 PM
and you forgot in a recent game, Justin Fargas.

FYP :bananen_smilies046:

hermhater
11-27-2007, 07:38 PM
I'm a little lost on this post. The thread title is asking what is happening to our D in the 4th qtr, yet you posted a drive chart for KC's offense.

To answer your question though, two things have happened to the Chiefs D in the 4th quarter of the last 3 games.

1. Peyton Manning and Brett Favre. They have made a career out of 4th qtr comebacks. We don't have a Qb of that caliber yet.
2. Chiefs inability to stop the run.


I forgot to embolden the part of the article I was talking about at the bottom.

My bad!

:D

Coach
11-27-2007, 07:41 PM
I forgot to embolden the part of the article I was talking about at the bottom.

My bad!

:D

No apology necessary. Thanks for the post. I am hoping the Chiefs offense continues to make strides as the season wraps up. I don't think the defense is to blame for any of the last 3 losses. Our team would have never been in any of those situations if the offense would have been producing. And I'm not blaming it all on Croyle either.

hermhater
11-27-2007, 07:43 PM
You said it!

Our D is kicking butt! I just wish we could get more points on the board.

Herm has no idea how though.

wolfpack
11-27-2007, 08:10 PM
our d is kickicking butt but it disappears when you need it the most. but the saying defenses win champenships is bogus. the best "d`s" now adays are having 20 to30 points scored against them. teams must have a strong offense,an attacking offense. which will never happen with hermmie.