Friday, December 20, 2013
Many happy returns for Chiefs
By Adam Teicher
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.