The Chiefs special teams are special under Dave Toub

The most accurate description of Dave Toub may be that he's a special teams savant.

He's able to make the rudimentary plays in a football game, kickoffs and punts, seem downright exhilarating.

He's able to get guys who'd rather be playing offense or defense to volunteer for kick coverage or a field-goal unit. He's able to coax points out of places they shouldn't be scored.

In fact, what he's helped Kansas City accomplish through its first 13 games has only been matched or exceeded seven times since 1941, and two of those were by units that Toub coached in Chicago:

The Chiefs already have two punt return touchdowns and two kickoff return touchdowns.

McCluster leads the NFL in punt return yardage (631) and needs just nine yards to break Vanover's single-season franchise record set in 1999.

Demps and Davis are a big reason why the Chiefs rank first in average starting field position (32.8) by more than a yard over second-place San Francisco.