The Chiefs came away with a 22-17 win over the Minnesota Vikings this Sunday. A victory that takes Kansas City to 1-3 and drops Minnesota to 0-4.
If you watched the Chiefs game this past Sunday, you probably are experiencing some relief and frustration at the same time. Relief that the Chiefs got their first win of the season and some frustration that the same issues still appear to remain…they just have been polished a little more this week.
COACHING: Some fans don’t like giving credit to coaches even when they win. But it takes a lot to win a football game in the NFL. From the players to the coaches…they all deserve some credit this week.
The defense looked better, credit to Crennel and the defensive coaches. At times, Matt Cassel looked better in the pocket…made some throws down field and ended the day with 260 yards and a win. Credit should also go to the offensive staff.
There is one thing fans cannot accept when it comes to their losing football team. They want…no, they demand that the team not look inept. This week, against the Vikings the Chief’s looked…capable. They might be missing some talent, but they earned a win on Sunday. Coaches included.
OFFENSE: The offense threw the ball better this week, as Matt Cassel went 18 for 29 for 260 yards.
- CHIEFS 4 LONGEST OFFENSIVE PLAYS:
Steven Breaston finally showed up…or Cassel finally found him. The two hooked up for some nice plays. One for 42 yards and another for 28.
The Chiefs had two 5+ targets this week: Dwayne Bowe 9 and Steven Breaston 5.
The Chiefs did not have any back over 50 yards this week.
Efficiency: The Chiefs still didn’t do very well on 3rd downs, or in the red zone. Those are big stats for a struggling offense. As a casual observation, it appears that the Chiefs frequently throw a pass to a pattern that is 1 or 2 yards short of the stick.
PENALTIES Number and Yards: 6-57
- RED ZONE EFFICIENCY: 0-3 (0%)
- THIRD DOWN EFFICIENCY: 6-15 (40%)
Field Position: The Chiefs had very good field position this week. KC started in Minnesota territory twice: MIN 43 and MIN 45. Kansas City only started from inside their own 20 yard line, and in, 4 times.