Chiefs-Broncos Postgame Notes

Posted Dec 5, 2010

Wins vs. Denver: The Chiefs have registered 55 regular season wins against the Broncos, Kansas City’s highest total against any franchise.


The Arrowhead Advantage: The Chiefs moved to 6-0 on the season at Arrowhead. The Chiefs are the only team that has held all of their home opponents to 20 points or less. Kansas City has won 46 consecutive games at Arrowhead when holding opponents to 10 points or less. The Chiefs are 18-2 (.900) all-time in home games against Denver in the month of December, including a 13-2 (.867) mark at Arrowhead.

More Scoring Defense: The Chiefs allowed six points, the fewest the club has allowed at Arrowhead since registering a 41-0 win vs. San Francisco (10/1/06). It was the lowest point total the club had ever permitted at Arrowhead against the Broncos and the fewest points the club has allowed against Denver since registering a 16-3 win at Mile High Stadium (10/3/71). Kansas City has allowed a league-low 12.2 ppg at Arrowhead in 2010. The Chiefs have pitched a first-quarter shutout in six games this season.

Pass Defense: The Chiefs allowed nine completions, the fewest permitted by the club since allowing seven vs. Oakland (9/20/09). KC allowed 86 net passing yards, the lowest total compiled by the club since allowing 66 vs. Cleveland (12/20/09).

Rushing Stats: Kansas City has averaged 199.3 rushing ypg at Arrowhead this season. The Chiefs outgained their opponents in rushing yards for the 10th time this season and gained 185 or more rushing yards for the sixth time in 2010.

Charles in Charge: RB Jamaal Charles finished the game with 116 rushing yards, marking his third 100-yard rushing game of the season and the ninth of his career. Charles has a career-high 1,137 rushing yards on the season.

Cassel Keeps Rolling: QB Matt Cassel has thrown a TD pass in eight consecutive games. His 23 TD passes on the season are the most by a Chiefs passer since QB Trent Green had 27 in 2004. Cassel is currently tied for the best single-season TD/INT differential in team history at +19 (23 TDs/4 INTs). He has attempted a career-high 158 consecutive passes without an INT, the fifth-longest streak in Chiefs history.

Takeaway/Sack Stats: The Chiefs have been even or positive in 12 of their last 13 regular season contests. LB Tamba Hali registered his eighth career multi-sack game, giving him a career-high 10.0 sacks on the season. He now has 37.0 career sacks to rank eighth in Chiefs history. Hali recorded his third forced fumble of the season and the 18th of his career. Hali has two fumble recoveries on the season and four for his career. CB Javier Arenas set a career high with 2.0 sacks.

More Passing Stats: TE Leonard Pope caught a two-yard TD from QB Matt Cassel. It was Pope’s first TD of the season and the seventh of his career.

Succop Stats: K Ryan Succop connected on a season-long 47-yard FG. Succop has converted on 40 of 49 (81.6%) career FG attempts with the Chiefs.

Bowe’s Streaks Snapped: WR Dwayne Bowe had a streak of consecutive games with a reception snapped at 46 games. It tied as the fifth-longest string in franchise history. Bowe had a franchise-record string of seven straight games with a TD reception snapped.

Moeaki Moving Up: TE Tony Moeaki has 36 receptions on the season, the highest total every accumulated by a Chiefs rookie tight end, breaking the previous mark of 33 established by TE Tony Gonzalez in ’97.