The Kansas City Chiefs have no chance of making serious noise in the AFC and going deep into the playoffs with its current group of wide receivers.
That’s what the national media and pundit class seem to think.
In terms of features, it appears to be wide receiver week on Arrowhead Addict, so I decided to throw in my two cents. And, since I enjoyed the sort of blind taste test with QB stats I posted a couple of weeks ago, I decided to repeat the method as a way of breaking through some more knee-jerk perceptions and assumptions thrown around the league.
Below are the regular season stats for four NFL teams. One of them is the Chiefs.
Pass yards per game (NFL rank): 208.8 (25th)
WR receptions: 173
WR receiving yards: 2,055
WR touchdowns: 13
Pass yards per game (NFL rank): 255.4 (10th)
WR receptions: 243
WR receiving yards: 2,858
WR touchdowns: 16
Pass yards per game (NFL rank): 186.2 (30th)
WR receptions: 120
WR receiving yards: 1,627
WR touchdowns: 8
Pass yards per game (NFL rank): 202.2 (26th)
WR receptions: 157
WR receiving yards: 2,352
WR touchdowns: 17
Go ahead and rank them in your head.
Which one do you think is the Chiefs?
The Chiefs are Team #1 on this list. They certainly don’t have the best stats on this list, but nor do they have the worst.
And who could be these other teams?