Chiefs-Broncos: By The Numbers

Peter Aiken

Here is the breakdown for the Broncos-Chiefs game on Sunday.

BRONCOS

Denver aims for their 6th consecutive win. Their total of 121 points in the 4th quarter of games in 2012 is tied for most in NFL (Lions).

  • With a victory, QB Peyton Manning (148) can pass Hall Of Famer JOHN ELWAY (148) for the 2nd-most regular-season wins as a starter in NFL history. Manning (2,975) needs 25 passing yards to register his 14th season with at least 3,000 passing yards & surpass Hall Of Famer DAN MARINO for 2nd-most such seasons in NFL history (BRETT FAVRE, 18 seasons). For his career, Manning is 5-1 against the Chiefs.
  • Rookie RB Ronnie Hillman got his 1st career rushing Touchdown in Denver’s last road game vs. Carolina.
  • WR Demaryius Thomas (933) needs 67 yards to record the 1st 1,000-yard season of his career.
  • WR Eric Decker has 8 Touchdown catches in the past 7 games.
  • WR Brandon Stokley posted his 5th Touchdown catch of season last week.
  • Since entering NFL in 2011, LB Von Miller has 24.5 Sacks, 2nd-most Sacks through player’s 1st 25 games since 1982. Only Pro Football Hall of Famer DERRICK THOMAS (25) has more. Von has 7 Sacks in past 3 games.
  • DE Elvis Dumervil aims for his 4th consecutive game with a Sack. Doom needs 2 Sacks to record at least 10 for the 3rd time in his career.


CHIEFS

  • QB Matt Cassel (59) needs one Touchdown pass to reach 60 with Chiefs.
  • QB Brady Quinn spent 2 seasons with the Broncos (2010-11)
  • The Chiefs are averaging 145.4 rushing yards per game, best in the AFC.
  • In the past 2 games, RB Jamaal Charles has averaged 93.5 rushing yards per game (187 total). Since 2010, Charles averages 108.5 scrimmage yards per game (2,371 rush; 666 rec.). For his career, Charles has an average of 6.1 yards per carry vs. Den. (81 att., 492 yards).
  • RB Peyton Hillis spent 2 seasons with Broncos (2008-09).
  • WR Dwayne Bowe (39) needs one Touchdown grab to become the 5th player in club history with 40 career.
  • In the past 2, TE Tony Moeaki has 7 receptions for 141 yards (20.1 avg.).
  • LB Tamba Hali has 6 Sacks in the past 7 games. Hali (59.5) has the 3rd-most Sacks in Chiefs history, behind Derrick Thomas (126.5) and Neil Smith (85.5). Hali has 8.5 career Sacks vs. Denver.
  • LB Derrick Johnson has a team-high 88 Tackles.
  • LB Justin Houston has a career-high 7 Sacks this season.

BRONCOS CHIEFS
Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-9
Division Standing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1st (AFCW) . . . . . . . 4th (AFCW)
Turnover Margin (NFL Rank) . . . . -3 (T-18th) . . . . . . . -21 (32nd)
OFFENSE
Net Yards Per Game (NFL Rank) . .394.2 (3rd) . . . . . . .343.4 (19th)
Yards Per Play (NFL Rank) . . . . . . .6.0 (5th) . . . . . . . . . 5.1 (26th)
Points Per Game (NFL Rank) . . . . . 30.1 (2nd) . . . . . . . .15.2 (32nd)
Possession Average . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29:10 . . . . . . . . . . . . 31:01
Net Rushing Yards Per Game . . . . . 105.3 . . . . . . . . . . . .145.4
Net Passing Yards Per Game . . . . . .288.9 . . . . . . . . . . . . 198.0
Had Intercepted/Yards . . . . . . . . . . 7/183 . . . . . . . . . . . .15/312
Sacks Allowed/Yards . . . . . . . . . . . .14/86 . . . . . . . . . . . . 22/124
Fumbles/Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16/13 . . . . . . . . . . . . .23/16
Third Down Pct. (NFL Rank) . . . . . 43.5% (6th) . . . . . . . .38.7% (14th)
Red Zone TD Pct. (NFL Rank) . . . . 68.8% (5th) . . . . . . . . 51.5% (32nd)
Giveaways (NFL Rank) . . . . . . . . . 20 (T-26th) . . . . . . . . .31 (32nd)
DEFENSE
Net Yards Per Game (NFL Rank) . .312.8 (6th) . . . . . . . . 343.8 (15th)
Yards Per Play (NFL Rank) . . . . . . 4.6 (2nd) . . . . . . . . . . 6.0 (30th)
Points Per Game (NFL Rank) . . . . .21.2 (11th) . . . . . . . . . 28.4 (28th)
Net Rushing Yards Per Game . . . . .93.8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129.2
Net Passing Yards Per Game . . . . . 219.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214.6
Intercepted By/Yards . . . . . . . . . . 12/207 . . . . . . . . . . . . 6/111
Sacks For/Yards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35/241 . . . . . . . . . . . .17/111
Opponent Fumbles/Lost . . . . . . . . . 16/5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12/4
Third Down Pct. (NFL Rank) . . . . .34.72% (6th) . . . . . . . .34.75% (7th)
Red Zone TD Pct. (NFL Rank) . . . .64.3% (29th) . . . . . . . 77.8% (18th)
Takeaways (NFL Rank) . . . . . . . . . .17 (T-12th) . . . . . . . . 10 (T-28th)
SPECIAL TEAMS
Punts-Average Yards (Gross) . . . . . 47.4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46.1
Punts-Average Yards (Net) . . . . . . 43.7 . . . . . . . . . . . . .40.8
Punt Returns-Average . . . . . . . . . . 9.3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10.1
Punt Returns-Average Allowed . . 3.7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10.0
Kick Returns-Average . . . . . . . . . . 21.3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22.0
Kick Returns-Average Allowed . . .21.5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.2
Field Goals Made/Attempted . . . . 15/17 . . . . . . . . . . . . 20/23
PENALTIES
Penalties Against/Yards . . . . . . . . . . . .62/505 . . . . . . .57/476
Opponent Penalties Against/Yards . . 73/505 . . . . . . .50/395

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