The saying is “defense wins championships” unless you’re the Kansas City Chiefs. Offense is what led to the Chiefs winning last season’s Super Bowl, and it will be the catalyst again this season.
The Chiefs are the top-ranked offense this season, leading in many categories and ranking in the top five in 11 of the 21 major categories.
How good is the Chiefs’ offense? We look at the numbers and show why this offense is the best going around.
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It hasn’t been the smoothest season for Patrick Mahomes, but he has produced another terrific year of play.
Mahomes has thrown 38 touchdowns and only six interceptions.
His completion rate of 66.3% should be commended. It’s his best completion rate since completing at 60% during the 2018 season.
His QB rating has also skyrocketed during the playoffs. Mahomes had a rating of 106.9 against Cleveland and 127.6 against Buffalo.
When the game is on the line, the Chiefs’ quarterback steps up. To go along with his passing touchdowns, Mahomes has also scored two rushing touchdowns, and he averages five yards per carry.
Lighting Up The NFL
The Kansas City Chiefs have the top-ranked offense in the NFL, and it’s all based on passing offense.
Kansas City ranks 16th in rush yards, 23rd in rush attempts, and 22nd in rushing touchdowns. However, it has some of the best statistics when throwing the ball.
The Chiefs are the best team in the NFL in yards and passing yards, which comes as no surprise to most. They are also top-ranked for first down conversion percentage, so the drive typically gets off to a fast start.
They are third in third-down conversions, and they don’t turn the ball over. Kansas City ranks second in intercepts and second in total turnovers, behind only the Green Bay Packers.
Only 24 sacks have been allowed, which ranks fifth in the NFL, so the offensive line is doing its job. Although that could be a challenge in the Super Bowl with injuries to Eric Fisher and Mitchell Schwartz.
Where Can The Chiefs Improve?
The obvious answer is the rushing offense. However, it’s not integral to the Chiefs’ offense, and there have been injury problems at the running back position this season.
Another area of improvement is red-zone touchdown percentage. The Chiefs are ranked ninth in red-zone touchdowns, but only 14th in touchdown percentage.
That means they get to the red zone a lot, but don’t always convert on their opportunities, so there is room for improvement within the 20-yard line.
Kansas City is ranked 18th in fourth-down conversions, which isn’t an overly important statistic. We often see Mahomes throwing for a fourth down conversion when it matters, so we’re prepared to let that statistic slide.
Overall, apart from a lack of running game, there isn’t much to complain about. Kansas City has the best offense in the NFL, and they could prove it in the Super Bowl next month.
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