Santschi: My Take

Posted Oct 31, 2012

Chiefs vs. Chargers
It’s been a short week as the Chiefs battled the Raiders on Sunday and now face other divisional rivals, the Chargers only four days later.

For the first time in six years, the Chiefs will be competing on Thursday night. The last time the Chiefs battled in a Thursday night game was in November 2006, Kansas City defeated the Denver Broncos 19-10.

The series between the Chiefs and the Chargers has been suspenseful to say the least. Throughout history, there have been 12 contests decided by only one point, the highest total of any series since 1960. The two have competed in six different arenas, resulting in an amazing split series at 52-52.

If the Chiefs want to gain advantage of the series, want to stop their slide, want to overcome their misfortunes then Thursday night will be their chance to do so under the bright lights of a national audience.

Fast Facts
- Derrick Johnson hit the century mark for career starts this past Sunday and did so in his 113th career game. With 10 tackles against the Raiders, he became the sixth player in franchise history to record 800 or more career stops and now has 809 in his career.

- With three field goals on Sunday, K Ryan Succop has now converted 13 straight field goal attempts and is 14-for-15 (93.3%) in field goal tries this season. He has gone 9-for-9 in attempts between 30 and 39 yards. He booted a season long 52-yard field goal in the third quarter on Sunday.

- The Chiefs are fourth in the NFL with 31 rushes of 10+ yards.

- On Nov. 1, 1970, the Chiefs and Houston Oilers battled to a 17- 17 tie in front of 51,334 fans at Municipal Stadium. Chiefs QB Len Dawson completed eight of 14 passes for 174 yards and a TD. WR Otis Taylor caught four passes for a game-high 129 yards, including a 13-yard TD with 5:14 left in regulation to put Kansas City ahead 17-14.

- Also on this day, in 1848 the first U.S. woman’s medical school opened in Boston. In 1967, the first issue of Rolling Stone hit the newsstands and in 1992 the Spa

ce Shuttle STS 52 (Columbia 13) landed safely after completing its mission.

Records to Watch
- Dwayne Bowe ranks fourth in club history with 393 receptions, passing Chris Burford who has 391 receptions. He needs 18 more catches to pass Otis Taylor who has 410 receptions.

- Travis Daniels, Eric Winston and Abram Elam have played in 99 career NFL games.

- Brandon Flowers has three interception returns for touchdowns in his career. He needs two more to pass S Lloyd Burruss (4) and tie DB Jim Kearney (5) and CB Emmitt Thomas (5) for the second-most in Chiefs history.

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