Another Chiefs win: By the numbers

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On Sunday, safety Ron Parker dumped Jimmy Clausen early in the third quarter to post his sixth career sack as a Kansas City Chief. He’s now just a half sack shy of the franchise record for career sacks by a defensive back (currently held by Reggie Tongue at 6.5). Parker’s posted 65 tackles this year with four sacks and two interceptions. It now looks as though his $25 million contract extension was money well spent.


Jeremy Maclin snagged 7 receptions for 50 yards against Baltimore on Sunday. His performance over the weekend puts him at 985 receiving yards on the year. With just 15 more yards, he’ll have his second straight 1,000-yard season. That would be a first for quarterback Alex Smith, who has previously never had a receiver cross the 1,000-yard mark. It would be just the fifth time in Andy Reid’s entire coaching career.

The Chiefs are having one of the most special seasons in recent memory. The road back to respectability has come with a few statistical firsts and other awe-inspiring numbers. The ride’s been fantastic and there are still two weeks to go in the regular season. Travis Kelce needs just 178 receiving yards for his first career 1,000-yard season. Albert Wilson can cross the 500-yard mark with 107 more receiving yards. Lastly, Tamba Hali is only one sack shy of passing Neil Smith on the Chiefs’ all-time sack list (good for second in team history).

Are you sold on the possibility of this team continuing to compile noteworthy numbers on their way to January football? Will the Chiefs lock up a playoff berth before the late games this weekend? Can Andy Reid challenge Ron Rivera for the NFL’s Coach of the Year award? Use the comment section below to chime in. As always, we appreciate your readership and support.

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