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Twitter Tuesday: Chiefs rankings (and flaws), Royals priorities, playoff predictions

10/01/2013 8:15 AM

05/16/2014 3:59 PM

Didn’t realize this until reading Blair’s post at Ball Star: this was the 10th most wins for any team in Royals history, and the most for any team without George Brett or Frank White on it. And to hear some of you tell it, they’d have won like 117 without Ned Yost. This is nonsense of course. Click here if you want a more reasoned look. You also might’ve heard that the Chiefs won again, still undefeated, and a lot of this week has been and will be about people trying to figure out how good they really are. For whatever it’s worth, the Chiefs are - 10th in points scored, 16th in yards gained; second in points allowed, ninth in yards given up. - eighth in Pro Football Reference’s Simple Rating System. - 11th in Football Outsiders’ DAVE calculations. - 21st in offense, first in defense, and second in special teams according to Pro Football Focus’ numbers^. - 4th in Peter King’s rankings. - No. 1 in the hearts of these gentlemen. This guy, too (apologies in advance). - Presumably No. 32 in the hearts of these gentlemen. ^ For what it’s worth, these are the numbers that most seem to match what I see on the field. This week’s eating recommendation are the tacos at Bichelmeyer Meats (only on Saturdays), and the reading recommendation is this piece on whether emotional intelligence can be taught. I know, it’s not sports. Sue me. Let’s get to it. As always, thanks for your help and for reading.

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