Reviewing Andy Reid’s tenure with the Kansas City Chiefs: 2013
By David Thomas
The statistical side
2013 is a particularly impressive season for the Chiefs, as they finished with their highest point differential under Reid at +125 (8th best in team history). Which was a 339 point swing from the previous season. This is aided by the fact that the Chiefs finished with their best overall points for/against at 6th and 5th respectively.
Year|PD. 2013|+125 2015|+118 2016|+78 2017|+76 2014|+72
Despite the team’s rough ending to the season. There’s a fair argument to say that this may have been the Chiefs best team in the Reid era if it was not for the disastrous way it ended.
2013 was also a good year for getting sacks in KC. The Chiefs finished with 47 sacks on the season which tied for the most in the Reid era.
Year|Sacks 2013|47 2015|47 2014|46 2017|31 2016|28
It was also the only season in which more than one defender finished with 10+ sacks (Tamba Hali & Justin Houston). As you may notice there certainly has been a sharp decline in sacks for the defense over the last couple years. Certainly something to keep in mind as we move forward both in this review series and in 2018 and beyond.
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