Chiefs Lose To Falcons: Inside The Offense



The Kansas City Chiefs started hot on offense Sunday before faltering in the second half. As we did yesterday with the offense, we want to go inside the numbers with our friends at Pro Football Focus to see who really played well and who didn’t.

The Chiefs ran 69 plays from scrimmage. 37 of those plays were passes and 32 were runs. This indicates that despite falling behind, the Chiefs basically stuck to their game plan and stayed committed to the run. This is a good sign and had their defense been able to stop Atlanta it likely would have benefited them.

PFF gave the offense and overall grade of +13.0. The group received a +4.5 pass blocking mark and a +2.7 run blockign grade.

Offensive line:

According to PFF, Cassel was sacked three times. One sack was charged to Branden Albert, one was charged to Peyton Hillis and the third was on Cassel.

Albert (+2.1)

Albert was actually having a pretty good day until he whiffed on a block, allowing a strip sack of Cassel. Despite that mistake, he only allowed two pressures and was awarded a (+0.5) pass blocking grade.

Ryan Lilja (+2.9)

Ryan Lilja was the the highest graded KC offensive lineman. He got high marks in both run blocking and pass blocking. He allowed no pressures.

Asamoah (+0.9) and Hudson (+0.7)

Asamoah and Hudson were both solid. Both did well with their pass blocking and struggled slightly blocking for the run.

Others in offense receiving high marks were:

Kevin Boss (+1.1)

Matt Cassel (+2.6)

Dexter McCluster (+2.6)


-Shaun Draughn actually played more snaps than Peyton Hillis. Draughn was out there for 22 snaps and Hillis only 19.

-Jon Baldwin played a total of 22 snaps, 12 of which were passes.

-Daboll likes McCluster. He was out there for 57 snaps.

-Charles was out there for 29 snaps.