Points: 126 (21 per game)
Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
The Chiefs need to raise their offensive output in AFC West tilts. Had the Chiefs averaged just three more points per contest in 2014, they would’ve sent the road games with Oakland and Denver to overtime. A 24-point performance against the Broncos at Arrowhead wouldn’t have changed the outcome of the game, but it would have shrunk the deficit to just one score. The 32-team average in the NFL was 22.6 points per game in 2015. A three-point increase, per contest, is attainable and would put the Chiefs in the top third of the league in the category.
The Denver Peak: 198 (33 per game) — Median: 162 (27 per game)
This might be the most unrealistic data point in the bunch. If the league average is 22.6 points per game, two additional field goals per contest seems unreasonable. Had the Chiefs posted the 24 point-per-divisional-game average (cited above) in 2014, they win three AFC West games and extend two others. Cairo Santos could be an even more valuable asset in the season forthcoming.
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