Cassel Struggles When The Chiefs Are Behind


Kansas City Chiefs QB Matt Cassel showed great improvement this season though he certainly has plenty of areas that he can improve in.

According to Bill Williamson over at ESPN.com, one of those areas is playing from behind.

According to ESPN Stats and Information, Cassel had a 78.9 pass rating when his team was behind, which was 24th in the NFL. In a 30-7 loss to visiting Baltimore during an AFC wild-card game on Jan. 9, Cassel was 5-for-14 with three interceptions and a 4.8 passer rating while the Chiefs were behind.

Cassel had a passer rating of 96.6 and he threw 11 touchdowns and one interception when the Chiefs were ahead this season. Cassel threw nine touchdowns and one interception with a passer rating of 108.0 when the Chiefs were tied. But when Kansas City was down, Cassel threw seven touchdowns and five of his seven interceptions.

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