Chiefs-Texans Postgame Notes

Posted Oct 17, 2010

Offensive Notes: The Chiefs tied a season high with 31 points and produced a season-high 228 rushing yards. It tied as the seventh-highest rushing total ever permitted by the Texans. It was Kansas City’s second 200-yard rushing game of the season, the most since the club had three 200-yard games in 2006.


Third-Down Offense: The Chiefs converted a season-high nine of 16 (56.3%) third-down attempts.

Rushing Differential: The Chiefs have outgained their opponents on the ground in six consecutive games dating back to 2009. Kansas City held a 96-yard advantage in rushing yardage at Houston. Drive Time: The Chiefs scored a TD on their opening possession for the first time this season. Kansas City’s 15-play, 74-yard drive that consumed 8:37 off the clock was the club’s longest of the season in terms of plays, yards and time of possession. It was KC’s longest scoring drive in terms of plays since the team had a 20-play drive vs. Denver (12/6/09). The opening drive was KC’s longest in terms of time of possession time since the club had a drive that ate 9:25 off the clock vs. Oakland (9/20/09).

Vrabel Scores Again: LB Mike Vrabel became the first player who began his career after 1933 to own 10 or more career receptions, all of which have gone for TDs. Vrabel registered his 10th career TD catch in the regular season on a two-yard reception from QB Matt Cassel. Including two postseason TD catches, Vrabel now owns 12 career receptions (regular and postseason), all of which have gone for TDs.

Cassel’s Day: QB Matt Cassel had three TD passes, marking the seventh time in his career he has accomplished that feat. Cassel finished the game with a 122.9 rating, his highest mark as a member of the Chiefs. It was his second 100.0-rating game of the season and the eighth of his career. Cassel’s 69.0 completion percentage was his highest as a member of the Chiefs and the fifth-highest mark of his career (min. 20 atts.).

Bowe’s Day: WR Dwayne Bowe tied a career high with two TD receptions. He registered his sixth career 100-yard receiving game. Bowe has caught a pass in 40 consecutive games dating back to a contest vs. Denver (11/11/07), the Chiefs longest active receiving streak.

Sack Stats: DT Ron Edwards has 2.0 sacks on the season and 15.5 for his career. DE Wallace Gilberry has 2.0 sacks on the season and 6.5 for his career.

Succop Stats: K Ryan Succop hit a 24-yard FG. He is now 33-37 (89.2%) on FGs as a member of the Chiefs.

Takeaway Stats: The Chiefs have been even or positive in the turnover column of all five games in 2010.

Colquitt Moves Up: P Dustin Colquitt moved into second in Chiefs history with 424 career punts, bypassing P Louie Aguiar (421).

Playing & Starting Notes: C Casey Wiegmann played in his 200th career regular season game. G Brian Waters started his 138th game with the Chiefs, moving ahead of LB Willie Lanier (137) and LB Jim Lynch (137) for 10th in team history. CB/S Donald Washington made his first career start.

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