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Next Game’s Revealing Stat: Passing Yards Per Game

In compiling a 1-2 record this preseason, the Kansas City Chiefs have demonstrated a potent passing attack. They are averaging 266.7 yards through the air, third best in the league, and not far off Atlanta’s 271.7.

Green Bay is only averaging 160.7 passing yards per game, for a 27th place ranking. However, the Packers have balanced that with a strong running attack that averages 148 yards per game. The Chiefs are averaging 99 yards on the ground.

By relying on their passing game, the Chiefs rank fourth in the league in total offense, at nearly 366 yards per game – nearly 60 yards more than the Packers.

We’ve got an interesting matchup on Thursday. The preseason’s third most productive passing attack butts heads with the league’s stingiest pass defense – the Packers are giving up an average of only 99 yards in the passing game.

The Chiefs’ passing game will be their strongest preseason test to date.

Should be a good one.

Rob Born

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  1. Icebowl September 1, 2016

    Nice research Rob. Should provide a good tune up for secondary and OLBs….

  2. M. FISCHER September 1, 2016

    If this was a story for fantasy football, great story. If this was a story about who is going to win football games, not so much.

  3. PF4L September 1, 2016

    No offence Rob. But this is all meaningless. We’re in pre-season. Aaron Rodgers has played a total of 2 offensive drives and 9 pass attempts. I’d like to think you’d admit that this team is night and day different, if Rodgers is playing full time or not. Thus making these stats meaningless

    This 4th pre-season game is gonna consist of a lot of players, that will be packing their bags, hopping a bus, and going back to their parents house soon.