There’s no question that the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs have had some close calls, but one thing that cannot be debated is that they are strong closers. In almost every instance this season they have come up with the big play when they need it.
Kansas City is among the league leaders with 20 total takeaways and a plus-12 takeaway-giveaway margin. Nine of their 20 turnovers however, have come in the fourth quarter. That’s almost half of their takeaways.
According to the Kansas City Star the Chiefs defense clamps down extra tight in the final stanza of games. The Star counted 17 times a KC opponent needed a fourth-quarter drive where a touchdown would tie or take the lead.
On those drives the Chiefs gave up a total of 13 first downs and three points, and forced six turnovers.
Per the Star, in Kansas City’s last four games they’ve given up a total of 255 yards in the fourth quarter, forced eight punts and cause five turnovers.
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