5.55 — Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles is off to an unprecedented start to his career, even compared to the likes of Jim Brown. Charles has an average of 5.5 yards per carry for his career, which makes him the all-time leader among running backs with at least 750 carries. Jim Brown is second on that list at 5.22 yards per carry.
35 — The Chiefs have 35 sacks through seven games to lead the NFL. It also puts them on a pace for 80 sacks this season, which would break the NFL’s single-season record for sacks by a team of 72, set by the 1984 Chicago Bears.
11 — The Chiefs have controlled the ball when holding the lead in the fourth quarter, and they lead the NFL this season in “clock-killing drives” (a drive that begins with five minutes or less left in the fourth quarter in which the driving team is winning) with 11. The Indianapolis Colts and Seattle Seahawks are tied for second place with eight each.
32:02 — The Chiefs have done a great job of controlling the clock in the first 55 minutes of the game, too. Through seven games, the Chiefs rank fifth in the NFL in time of possession at 32:02 a game. Only New Orleans Saints (33:33), Carolina Panthers (33:31), San Diego Chargers (33:18) and Houston Texans (32:37) have had the ball longer on average.
1st — The Chiefs are the first team since the merger to start a season 7-0 with both a new coach and a new starting quarterback. In the offseason, the Chiefs hired Andy Reid and traded for quarterback Alex Smith.