Many happy returns for Chiefs
December, 20, 2013
By Adam Teicher | ESPN.com
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Some statistical nuggets regarding the Kansas City Chiefs to get you started on this Friday morning:
- The Chiefs are the first team in NFL history to score multiple touchdowns via interceptions (5), kickoff returns (2), punt returns (2) and fumble returns (2). Their 11 return touchdowns are two short of the NFL record. Interception returns might look like chaos, but they're actually supposed to be orderly. I'll take a look at this in a post later today.
- The Chiefs lead the league in turnover differential at plus-21. They have 115 more points off turnovers than their opponents.
- If the Chiefs win their final two regular-season games, against the Indianapolis Colts at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday and on Dec. 29 against the Chargers in San Diego, they will have the largest win improvement from one season to the next in NFL history. The Chiefs, 2-14 last season, would finish 13-3 by winning out, an improvement of 11 games. The previous best is a 10-game improvement set in 2008 by the Miami Dolphins and 1999 by the Colts.
- Jamaal Charles has 37 percent of the Chiefs' rushing and receiving yards this season. That's the league high for any player on his particular team. Matt Forte has 31 percent of the Chicago Bears' yards and LeSean McCoy has 31 percent of the Philadelphia Eagles' yards.