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By the Numbers: Marcus Peters

Posted Jun 15, 2017

The career of the Chiefs' cornerback examined through numbers

It only took one play for Marcus Peters to record the first interception of his career. It occurred on Sunday, September 13, 2015, against Brian Hoyer and the Houston Texans.

 

Since Peters entered the league in 2015, no other player has more than Peters’ 14 picks.

 

Peters was the first Chiefs defensive rookie of the year in 23 years. Cornerback Dale Carter won the award back in 1992.

 

Peters’ 26 passes defensed in 2015 set a Kansas City Chiefs single-season franchise high.

 

Peters ranked first among cornerbacks in the AFC West in 2016 in playmaker index (Pro Football Focus).

Playmaker index is the percentage of targets defensed or intercepted.

Kansas City's Marcus Peters: 19.5 percent
Los Angeles’ Casey Haward: 17.2 percent
Denver’s Aqib Talib: 16.7 percent

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