Chiefs-Raiders Postgame Notes

Posted Jan 2, 2011

Giveaway Stats: The Chiefs finished the year with 14 giveaways, with six fumbles lost and eight INTs, tying as the third-lowest seasonal totals in team history.


Turnover/Sack Stats: LB Jovan Belcher registered his first career forced fumble and his first career sack. LB Derrick Johnson recorded his first fumble recovery of the season and the fourth of his career. LB Tamba Hali recorded his ninth career multi-sack game. He finished the year with a career-high 14.5 sacks on the season. He moved into seventh in team history with 41.5 career sacks. DE Glenn Dorsey has 2.0 sacks on the season and 4.0 for his career. Hali (14.5) and DE Wallace Gilberry (7.0) combined for 21.5 sacks, tying for the second-highest total by a pair of Chiefs teammates since 2000.

Biggest Turnaround in Chiefs History: The Chiefs have registered a six-game improvement in terms of wins compared to 2009, the biggest one-year improvement in the win column in franchise history. Kansas City produced its first 10-win season since 2005.

Team Rushing Stats: The Chiefs finished the year with 2,627 rushing yards, the third-highest single-season total in team history. The team averaged 164.2 rushing ypg, the third-best mark in Chiefs annals. KC’s 72 runs of 10 yards were one shy of the team record of 73 set in 2002. Chiefs RBs Jamaal Charles (1,467) and Thomas Jones (896) combined for 2,363 rushing yards, the fourth-highest total in NFL history by teammates with at least 500 yards apiece. The Chiefs rushed for 1,463 yards at home (182.9 ypg), the third-highest total in team history.


Charles in Charge: RB Jamaal Charles finished the season, averaging 6.38 yards per carry, the best seasonal mark in Chiefs history and the second-best seasonal mark in NFL history by a running back. Charles has five rushing TDs on the season and 12 for his career. Charles finished the year with a career-high 1,467 rushing yards on the season, the sixth-highest seasonal total in team history.

Cassel Stats: QB Matt Cassel’s 20 TD/INT differential (27 TDs/7 INTs) is the top seasonal mark in team history. His 1.56 INT percentage ranks as the third-best single-season mark in Chiefs annals.

Bowe Notes: WR Dwayne Bowe finished the year with a career-high 1,162 receiving yards, the seventh-highest seasonal total in team history. He set a franchise record with 15 TD catches.

Moeaki Receiving Stats: TE Tony Moeaki’s 47 receptions are the most ever by a Chiefs rookie tight end. His 556 receiving yards were three yards shy of the Chiefs rookie tight end record owned by TE Walter White (559 in ’75).

Colquitt Punting: P Dustin Colquitt finished the season with 33 punts inside the 20, the second-highest seasonal total in team history.