Chiefs-Jaguars Postgame Notes

Posted Oct 24, 2010

3-0 at Arrowhead: The Chiefs have won their first three games at Arrowhead for the first time since 2003 and for the ninth time since the facility opened in ’72.


Scoring Stats: The Chiefs are now 21-0 all-time at Arrowhead when scoring 40 points or more. Kansas City topped the 40-point barrier at Arrowhead for the first time since a 41-0 win vs. San Francisco (10/1/06). Kansas City’s 42-point performance was the club’s best outing at home since registering a 45-17 win vs. Denver (12/19/04). The Jaguars are now 0-34 all-time when allowing 30 points or more, including a 0-21 mark on the road. The Chiefs have scored a combined 73 points in their last two games, the club’s best mark in consecutive games since combining for 76 points in a 45-17 win vs. Denver (12/19/04) and a 31-30 win vs. Oakland (12/25/04).

Rushing Stats: The Chiefs registered a season-high 236 rushing yards vs. Jacksonville and have 464 rushing yards in their last two games, marking the first time the club has posted 200 or more yards in back-to-back games since producing 200 vs. Oakland (11/19/06) and 223 vs. Denver (11/23/06). Kansas City’s 42 rushing attempts were the club’s highest total since having 53 vs. Seattle (10/29/06). The Chiefs have registered three 200-yard rushing games this season, the club’s best total since having three in 2004.

Turnover Stats: The Chiefs are 35-5 (.875) at Arrowhead dating back to ’95 when registering two or more INTs at Arrowhead. Kansas City has been even or positive in seven consecutive games, the club’s longest stretch since doing it nine straight games from 10/12/2003 – 12/14/2003. The Chiefs were 3 (3 takes/0 gives) vs. Jacksonville, the club’s best turnover differential since going 3 vs. Tampa Bay (11/2/08). Kansas City is 48 in turnover point differential in 2010 and is the only NFL team that has not allowed any points off giveaways this season.

Takeaway Stats: LB Derrick Johnson registered his third career INT return TD on a 15-yard return. It was his first INT of the season and the seventh of his career. Johnson is now tied for fifth in Chiefs history with six other players with three INT return TDs. It was the Chiefs second INT return TD of the season. CB Brandon Flowers had a 33-yard INT return TD at Cleveland (9/19). LS Thomas Gafford recovered a fumble on a punt return that was forced by CB Javier Arenas. S Eric Berry recorded his first career interception.

More Team Stats: The Chiefs tied a season high with 25 first downs. The Chiefs have compiled three games with 400 yards or more of total offense, matching the club’s total from 2009.

Jones’ Day: RB Thomas Jones registered his second consecutive 100-yard rushing game. He last accomplished that feat in back-to-back games vs. Buffalo (10/18/09) and at Oakland (10/25/09). Jones now has 34 career 100-yard games. He had a one-yard TD run, his third of the season and the 65th of his career. Jones had a 70-yard run in the first quarter, the second-longest run of his career. He had a career-long 71-yard run vs. Buffalo (10/18/09). Jones’ run was the club’s longest since RB Jamaal Charles had a 76-yard run vs. Buffalo (12/13/09).

Bowe’s Day: WR Dwayne Bowe tied a career high with two TD catches, his second consecutive two-TD performance and the third of his career. His 53-yard TD pass from QB Matt Cassel was the Chiefs longest pass completion since WR Chris Chambers a 61-yard catch vs. Pittsburgh (11/22/09). Bowe has five TDs on the season and 21 for his career.

Charles’ Day: RB Jamaal Charles had a four-yard TD run, his second of the season and the ninth of his career.

Cassel’s Day: QB Matt Cassel threw two TDs, marking his ninth multi-TD game as a member of the Chiefs and the 15th of his career. Cassel has thrown 93 consecutive passes without an interception.

Sack Stats: LB Tamba Hali has 5.5 sacks on the season, 32.5 for his career.

Battle TD: RB Jackie Battle recorded his first rushing TD of the season and the second of his career.

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