Upon Further Review: 12 Quick Facts Following Sunday's Win Over the Jaguars

Here’s some stuff you need to know

Here's an article full of quick-hitting facts to make you look smarter to your friends and co-workers around the water cooler today, as the Kansas City Chiefs (6-2) picked up their fourth straight win on Sunday—beating the Jacksonville Jaguars (2-6) by a score of 19-14 at Arrowhead Stadium.

Without further ado, here's some good stuff for you on this Monday morning:

1. The Chiefs are still streaking, and that's a good thing

The Chiefs have won 16 of their last 18 regular-season games, including going undefeated at home so far this year—winning all four of their games by a combined score of 103 to 65.

They haven't lost at Arrowhead Stadium since October 11, 2015, which is a span of nine games and 394 days….and counting.


2. Head coach Andy Reid has the longest home winning streak of his career

After Sunday's win, ESPN tweeted out that the 10 straight home victories is the longest in the illustrious career of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, who moved into a tie for 12th place on the NFL's all-time wins list after the victory as well.

The franchise record for consecutive home victories is 13, which was set back in 2002-03.

Reid now has 178 career wins, which ties him with Mike Shanahan on the all-time list.

3. The Chiefs defense leads the NFL in a key statistic


The Chiefs have taken the ball away 20 times already this season, which leads the NFL. They have 12 interceptions, which lead the NFL, and they have forced eight fumbles.

Overall, the plus-13 turnover differential is the best mark in the league.

During the team's current four-game winning streak, the Chiefs have forced 10 turnovers and haven't given it away once.

The Chiefs have scored 61 points this season off turnovers, which is second best in the league and includes the 13 scored off turnovers on Sunday, which helped them pick up the five-point victory.

4. Takeaways also coming in key situations

It's one thing to have a lot of takeaways, and it's quite another for those to come in key situations.

Six of the Chiefs' 20 takeaways have come inside the red zone, which is another mark that leads the NFL.

To take that even further, four of them have come in goal-to-go situations.

One of those was on Sunday when Jaguars running back Chris Ivory had the ball knocked out of his possession prior to crossing the goal line thanks to a great play from defensive lineman Jaye Howard and some help from linebacker Ramik Wilson.

5. Dee Ford ranks among the NFL's best pass rushers

As of Monday morning, third-year linebacker Dee Ford is tied for second in the NFL with nine sacks through eight games—trailing the Denver Broncos' All-Pro, Von Miller, who has played in nine games, as they haven't had their bye week yet this season.

Ford has 5.5 sacks over the past two weeks.

6. The chances of winning the big one have gotten better, according to some experts

After Sunday's win, the Chiefs now have a 12 percent chance to win the Super Bowl, which are the second-best odds in the league, according to FiveThirtyEight.com.

According to this poll, the Denver Broncos (7 percent) and Oakland Raiders (3 percent) rank behind the Chiefs.

The only team with a better chance to win the Super Bowl is the New England Patriots (23 percent).

7. Marcus Peters is still tied for the NFL lead with interceptions


The last time cornerback Marcus Peters intercepted a pass was on October 16, when the Chiefs defeated the Oakland Raiders, 26-10.

And despite not having an interception over the past three games, Peters still finds himself tied for the league lead with five interceptions this season.

8. Defense on a pretty good streak right now

Over the past four games—all wins—the Chiefs defense has allowed an average of less than 15 points per game.

Over the course of the entire season, the defense has only allowed 54 total points in the second half of games, which is the third fewest in the league.

9. Rookie Tyreek Hill on pace for best season for a punt returner in franchise history


If the season were to end today, rookie Tyreek Hill would have put together the best individual season for a punt returner in franchise history.

Hill has returned 18 punts for 300 yards this season, which gives him an average of 16.7 yards per return, which leads the AFC.

The best season in franchise history in this regard is from Dante Hall back in 2003, when he averaged 16.28 yards per return during his All-Pro season.

10. Opponents have had some success after losing to the Chiefs

During the current four-game winning streak, the Chiefs have defeated the Oakland Raiders (26-10), New Orleans Saints (27-21), Indianapolis Colts (30-14) and Jacksonville Jaguars (19-14).

Since losing to the Chiefs, those three teams (not counting the Jaguars as the game was on Sunday) are a combined 6-0.

11. Ramik Wilson picks up first interception of his career

Since moving up to the active roster back on October 18, second-year linebacker Ramik Wilson has picked up 14 tackles for the Chiefs defense—starting at the inside linebacker position next to veteran Derrick Johnson.

But the biggest single play of Wilson's season thus far came on Sunday against the Jaguars, when he intercepted a Blake Bortles pass early in the second quarter.

The interception deep in Jaguars territory set up Cairo Santos' 26-yard field goal, which gave the Chiefs an early 10-0 lead.

12. The run defense keeps their dominance in the red zone going

Since the start of the 2013 season, the Chiefs have only allowed 23 rushing touchdowns, which is the fewest of any team in the NFL.

Postgame facts and stats from the Chiefs Week 9 victory over the Jaguars

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