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Comparing the NFL’s three remaining unbeaten teams: Chiefs, Broncos and Saints

Updated: 2013-10-07T17:39:09Z

The Kansas City Star

Three undefeated teams are left in the NFL as week five comes to a close: The Chiefs, Broncos and Saints are all 5-0.

Only two of the three can finish the season undefeated as the Chiefs and Broncos are both in the AFC West and play twice this year.

The Chiefs lead the NFL in fewest points allowed per game. The Broncos lead the league in points scored, yards and passing yards, but are worst in the NFL against the pass (probably because everyone has to play catch-up against them, like Dallas on Sunday in a 51-48 loss). The Saints have the second-best pass offense in the NFL. Here’s a deeper look at all three (statistics through Sunday’s games):

Chiefs

NFL averages

•  Points for: 25.6 (11th)

•  Total offense: 348.4 (17th)

•  Rush offense: 120.6 (12th)

•  Pass offense: 227.8 (20th)

•  Points against: 11.6 (1st)

•  Total defense: 312.8 (7th)

•  Rush defense: 115.0 (21st)

•  Pass defense: 197.8 (4th)

Opponents’ combined record

•  To date: 7-18

•  Rest of season: 30-24

Remaining schedule

•  Sunday: vs. Oakland (2-3)

•  Oct. 20: vs. Houston (2-3)

•  Oct. 27: vs. Cleveland (3-2)

•  Nov. 3: at Buffalo (2-3)

•  Nov. 17: at Denver (5-0)

•  Nov. 24: vs. San Diego (2-3)

•  Dec. 1: vs. Denver (5-0)

•  Dec. 8: at Washington (1-3)

•  Dec. 15: at Oakland (2-3)

•  Dec. 22: vs. Indianapolis (4-1)

•  Dec. 29: at San Diego (2-3)

Broncos

NFL averages

•  Points for: 46.0 (1st)

•  Total offense: 489.8 (1st)

•  Rush offense: 116.0 (15th)

•  Pass offense: 373.8 (1st)

•  Points against: 27.8 (24th)

•  Total defense: 416.6 (29th)

•  Rush defense: 69.6 (1st)

•  Pass defense: 347.0 (32nd)

Opponents’ combined record

•  To date: 9-16

•  Rest of season: 30-24

Remaining schedule

•  Sunday: vs. Jacksonville (0-5)

•  Oct. 20: at Indianapolis (4-1)

•  Oct. 27: Washington (1-3)

•  Nov. 10: at San Diego (2-3)

•  Nov. 17: vs. Chiefs (5-0)

•  Nov. 24: at New England (4-1)

•  Dec. 1: at Chiefs (5-0)

•  Dec. 8: vs. Tennessee (3-2)

•  Dec. 12: vs. San Diego (2-3)

•  Dec. 22: at Houston (2-3)

•  Dec. 29: at Oakland (2-3)

Saints

NFL averages

•  Points for: 26.8 (9th)

•  Total offense: 405.0 (4th)

•  Rush offense: 78.2 (26th)

•  Pass offense: 326.8 (2nd)

•  Points against: 14.6 (4th)

•  Total defense: 330.4 (12th)

•  Rush defense: 108.6 (18th)

•  Pass defense: 221.8 (13th)

Opponents’ combined record

•  To date: 10-13

•  Rest of season: 22-28

Remaining schedule

•  Sunday: at New England (4-1)

•  Oct. 27: vs. Buffalo (2-3)

•  Nov. 3: at N.Y. Jets (2-2)

•  Nov. 10: vs. Dallas (2-3)

•  Nov. 17: vs. San Francisco (3-2)

•  Nov. 21: at Atlanta (1-3)

•  Dec. 2: at Seattle (4-1)

•  Dec. 8: vs. Carolina (1-3)

•  Dec. 15: at St. Louis (2-3)

•  Dec. 22: at Carolina (1-3)

•  Dec. 29: vs. Tampa Bay (0-4)

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