I’ve been writing here for a number of years now, and one of the benefits of that is I can re-visit older articles and use past information. One such series of articles I want to look at today was written in the 2016 off season.
I collected Super Bowl data through the post-merger era and looked at traits among each Super Bowl winning team’s passing offense, rushing offense, and defense. I found numerous trends and am going to see where the Chiefs line up with those trends so far in 2017.
We’ll start by looking at the defense.
Rushing Defense
In my 2016 series of articles I discovered there was a shift in the NFL run game after the year 2000. Essentially, the run game became a less important feature for Super Bowl teams. Because of this, the running stats we will just look at years between 2000 and 2016.

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