Overtime Result: The Chiefs overtime win in today’s contest marks the 14th overtime victory in team history. The Chiefs last recorded an overtime victory in a 23-20 contest vs. San Diego (10/31/11). The Chiefs record in overtime contests is now 14-18-2.
Chiefs Comeback: The Chiefs overcame an 18-point second-half deficit to win today’s game. That marks the largest comeback for a win in team history. Most recently, the Chiefs tied the largest come-from-behind victory in team history by overcoming a 17-point deficit to win 28-24 at Indianapolis on Oct. 9, 2011.
Second-Half Defense: The Chiefs defense allowed only 70 total net yards in the second half. After allowing New Orleans to gain 218 yards of offense in the first half, the Saints finished with only 288 total net yards for the day.
Chiefs End Brees’ Streak: The Chiefs defense ended Saints QB Drew Brees’ streak of nine consecutive games with 300 or more passing yards. Brees’ streak started with a contest at Atlanta (11/13/11). The Chiefs defense held Brees to just 240 yards passing.
Total Yards: The Chiefs recorded 510 yards of total offense in today’s victory. It was the largest single-game offensive output since the Chiefs gained 524 yards of offense at Denver (1/3/10). It was the first time the Chiefs gained more than 500 yards of total offense since producing 503 total yards at Seattle (11/28/10).
Charles in Charge: RB
CHIEFS RECORD BOOK - MOST RUSHING YARDS, GAME
1. Jamaal Charles (at Denver, 1/3/10) - 259
2. Jamaal Charles (at New Orleans, 9/23/12) - 233
3. Larry Johnson (at Houston, 11/20/05) - 211
4. Larry Johnson (vs. Cincinnati, 1/1/06) - 201
5. Barry Word (vs. Detroit, 10/14/90) - 200
Charles reeled off a 91-yard touchdown run in the game. That run marked the longest rush of his career and is the longest run from scrimmage in team history.
CHIEFS RECORD BOOK - LONGEST RUSH
1. Jamaal Charles (at New Orleans, 9/23/12) - 91 (TD)
2. Ted McKnight (at Seattle, 9/30/79) - 84 (TD)
3. Joe Delaney (vs. Denver, 10/18/81) - 82 (TD)
4. Derrick Alexander (vs. San Diego, 10/31/99) - 82 (TD)
5. Abner Haynes (at New York Jets, 11/29/64) - 80 (TD)
Warren McVea (vs. Cincinnati, 10/26/69) - 80 (TD)
Jamaal Charles (at St. Louis, 12/19/10) - 80
Succop’s Perfect Day: K
Career Receptions: With seven catches in today’s contest, WR
Career Punt Return Yards: With three punt returns for 40 yards in today’s game, CB
Cassel’s Comeback: QB
Houston Brings the Pressure: LB
Johnson Gets to Brees: LB
Routt’s INT: CB
Fourth-Quarter and Overtime Scoring: In the first three games of the season, Kansas City is outscoring its opponents by a 35-6 margin in the fourth quarter/overtime.
Time of Possession Battle: The Chiefs held a 42:32 to 26:01 advantage in time of possession for today’s contest.