Chiefs-Titans Postgame Notes

Posted Dec 26, 2010

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.

The Arrowhead Advantage: The Chiefs are 7-0 at Arrowhead in 2010, marking the seventh time the club has posted seven or more wins at the facility. The Chiefs, Patriots and Falcons are the NFL’s only three undefeated teams at home this season.

Scoring Offense: Kansas City’s 31 points in the first half were the club’s most since holding a 31-7 lead at Houston (11/20/05). The Chiefs are 6-2 under Haley when scoring 30 points or more, including a 5-1 mark in 2010.

Scoring Defense: The Chiefs pitched a first-quarter shutout for the seventh time this season. The Chiefs have allowed 12.4 ppg in seven games at Arrowhead in 2010. The Chiefs are the only team that has held all of their home opponents to 20 points or less in 2010.

Wiegmann’s Ironman Streak: C Casey Wiegmann has taken 10,069 consecutive snaps at center dating back to 9/23/01.

Charles in Charge: RB Jamaal Charles set a career high with two TD catches. He now has a career-high three TD catches on the season and five for his career. Charles has 1,380 rushing yards on the season, the seventh-highest seasonal total in team history.

Takeaway/Sack Stats: S Eric Berry recorded his first career TD on a 54-yard INT return. It marked the Chiefs third INT return TD of the season, the club’s most since having three in 2003. CB Brandon Carr registered his first INT of the season and the fourth of his career. DE Glenn Dorsey has 1.5 sacks on the season and 3.5 for his career. LB Tamba Hali has 12.0 sacks on the season and 39.0 for his career. LB Andy Studebaker has 2.5 sacks on the season.

Cassel’s Day: QB Matt Cassel enjoyed his fifth game with three TD passes on the season, giving him 27 on the season, tying as the third-highest seasonal total in team history. He finished the game with a 128.8 rating, his sixth 100.0-rating game of the season and 12th of his career. Cassel threw for 314 yards, his second 300-yard game of the season and the sixth of his career. Cassel’s current 22 TD/INT differential (27 TDs/5 INTs) ranks as the top seasonal mark in team history.

Bowe Notes: WR Dwayne Bowe caught a career-long 75-yard TD pass, extending his single-season franchise record to 15 TD catches. Bowe’s 153 receiving yards were the third-highest single-game total of his career, marking his fifth 100-yard game of the season and the 10th of his career. He now has a career-high 1,094 yards on the season, the second 1,000-yard season of his career and the ninth-highest seasonal total in team annals. He is the fifth player in Chiefs history with multiple 1,000-yard receiving seasons.

1,000-Yard RB/WR Tandem: RB Jamaal Charles (1,380 yards) and WR Dwayne Bowe (1,094 yards) became the third same-season 1,000-yard RB/WR tandem in team history, joining RB Barry Word (1,015 yards) and WR Stephone Paige (1,021 yards) in ’90 and RB Larry Johnson (1,750) and WR Eddie Kennison (1,102 yards) in 2005.

Another Dynamic Duo – Charles and Jones: RBs Jamaal Charles (1,380 yards) and Thomas Jones (879) are the most prolific rushing duo in a season in Chiefs history with 2,259 combined rushing yards. The previous mark of 2,201 was established by RBs Larry Johnson and Priest Holmes in 2005.

More Rushing Stats: The Chiefs have rushed for 1,348 yards at home (192.6 ypg), the fifth-highest total in team history. The team record of 1,488 (186.0 ypg) was set in ’81.

Moeaki Receiving Stats: TE Tony Moeaki’s 46 receptions are the most ever by a Chiefs rookie tight end. He needs 21 more yards to surpass TE Walter White (559 in ’75) for the highest receiving yardage total by a Kansas City rookie tight end.