AFC Title Game is Here

Chiefs Look to Dethrone the Patriots

Bob Fescoe
January 14, 2019 - 4:33 pm

Well we are finally here.  The first AFC Championship Game EVER at Arrowhead Stadium.  The only thing that stands in the way of a Super Bowl trip for the Chiefs are the hated New England Patriots.  Many numbers will define this game as we head towards Sunday, but only 5 make the cut in this blog.  And away we go!

 

1.  9- In the last 8 quarters the Chiefs have given up just 9 points on defense.  Hat tip to @jackman31 on twitter for this nugget.  The Chiefs defense has been ripped to shreads all season long by just about everyone but when it matters most they have been awesome.  Lets hope the Chiefs can keep this going for another few weeks!

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2.  4- The Chiefs are 4 games above .500 vs the Patriots at Arrowhead Stadium all time.  They are 5-1 vs the team that cheats and 2-1 against Tom Brady.  The Chiefs own the Patriots in KC and Sunday will be no different.

3.  129- Damien Williams rushed for 129 yards on Saturday against the Colts.  It was the 3rd best day for a Chiefs running back EVER in the playoffs.  Only Priest Holmes and Barry Word had bigger days rushing in a post season game.

4.  54.6%- The Chiefs were successful on almost 55% of their plays this season.  That is 3rd best in the NFL trailing the New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams.  The Saints sit on top at 57.7%.  Needless to say, the Chiefs are in some pretty good company.

5.  76- The Chiefs have completed 76 passes for 20 or more yards.  That is tops in the NFL.  If the Patriots expect to beat the Chiefs on Sunday, they will have to limit the deep ball.  Big plays crush a defense and big plays boost an offense.  The Chiefs have been crushing defenses all year long and I don't anticipate anything different in the Title Game on Sunday.

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