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Thursday, September 27, 2012
Chiefs, Raiders avoiding yellow

By Bill Williamson

While they are both just 1-2, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Oakland Raiders have been among the cleanest teams in the NFL through the first three weeks of the season.

The Chiefs are tied for the fewest penalties in the NFL with 12 and lead the league in least penalty yardage at 98. The Raiders are fourth in the NFL with 14 penalties and second at 102 penalty yards.

While the Chiefs’ discipline is impressive, the news here is what Oakland is doing. It has long been the league’s least-disciplined team -- and last season set NFL records for penalties and penalty yardages

Discipline was Job One for new coach Dennis Allen and he is succeeding in that area. Kudos to both Allen and Kansas City coach Romeo Crennel for instilling discipline in their teams. That’s a good sign for the future for both clubs.