Chiefs vs. Broncos: Postgame Facts and Stats

Facts and stats from Sunday's game against the Broncos

RUSHING TDs: Kansas City has allowed just two rushing touchdowns in 2014, which ranks as the best mark in franchise history. The current mark for fewest rushing touchdowns allowed in a season is six, which was set in 1969 and 1971 during two 14-game regular season schedules. In 2013, the Chiefs allowed just seven rushing touchdowns, tied for the second-best mark in franchise history at the time. In the past two seasons, the Chiefs have allowed only nine rushing touchdowns.

CHIEFS RECORD BOOK
FEWEST RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS ALLOWED, SEASON
1.         2          2014
2.         6          1969
                        1971
4.         7          1982 (9 games)
                        1995
                        2013

The NFL record for fewest rushing touchdowns allowed in a single season is two, set by four teams: 1934 Detroit Lions, 1944 N.Y. Giants, 1968 Dallas Cowboys and the 1971 Minnesota Vikings.

PASS DEFENSE DOESN'T ALLOW BIG DAY FOR MANNING: The Chiefs defense held Denver QB Peyton Manning to 17 of 34 for a season-low 179 yards. The last time he was held under 200 yards was on Nov. 24, 2013 at New England when he completed 19 of 36 passes for 150 yards. The last time he completed 50.0% or less of his passes was Sept. 23, 2012 vs. Houston when he was 26 of 52 (50.0%) for 330 yards.

HOUSTON NOTCHES SACK: LB Justin Houston recorded 1.0 sack (-5.0 yards) of QB Peyton Manning to give him 14.0 sacks (-56.0 yards) for the 2014 season, leading the NFL in that category. Houston also forced a QB Peyton Manning fumble on the sack. It marks his second forced fumble of the season and the fifth of his career. Houston led the team with eight tackles (seven solo), including three for loss and added two passes defensed in the game.

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NFL LEADERS
MOST SACKS, 2014
1.     14.0          Justin Houston         Kansas City
2.     12.5          Connor Barwin            Philadelphia
                        Elvis Dumervil             Baltimore
4.     12.0          Mario Williams            Buffalo
5.     11.5          Von Miller                    Denver

Houston now owns 40.5 sacks (-227.5 yards) for his career. His 40.5 sacks rank him eighth in franchise history for most sacks, passing Bill Maas (40.0). He is just the ninth player in franchise history to record 40.0 or more sacks.

CHIEFS RECORD BOOK
MOST SACKS, CAREER
1.     126.5        Derrick Thomas          1989-99
2.     86.5          Neil Smith                   1988-96
3.     78.5          Tamba Hali                 2006-14
4.     73.0          Art Still                         1978-87
5.     51.0          Mike Bell                     1979-85, 1987-91
6.     44.5          Eric Hicks                   1998-06
7.     43.0          Jared Allen                  2004-07
8.     40.5          Justin Houston         2011-14
9.     40.0          Bill Maas                     1984-92
10    35.0          Wilbur Young              1973-77

With 1.0 sack in tonight's game, Houston became the second-fastest player in franchise history to record 40.0 sacks. He accomplished the feat in 55 games, trailing only Pro Football Hall of Fame LB Derrick Thomas who reached the mark in 42 contests. Of the nine players in team history to record 40.0 or more sacks, only three did it in fewer than 60 games with the club (Jared Allen, 59 games).

CHIEFS RECORD BOOK
FEWEST GAMES TO 40.0 CAREER SACKS
1.     42             Derrick Thomas
2.     55             Justin Houston
3.     59             Jared Allen
4.     74             Neil Smith
5.     75             Mike Bell

SMITH THROWS TWO TOUCHDOWN PASSES: Smith finished the game 15 of 23 for 153 yards with two touchdowns and an interception, good for a 95.0 passer rating. It is his fifth multi-touchdown performance of the season and the 36th such regular season game of his career. He now has 15 passing touchdowns and five interceptions on the season.

In his two seasons with the Chiefs, Smith has started 27 games, tying for the third most starts by a quarterback in their first two seasons with the team.

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CHIEFS RECORD BOOK
MOST REGULAR SEASON STARTS, QB, FIRST TWO YEARS WITH TEAM
1.         32        Trent Green                2001-02
2.         30        Matt Cassel                 2009-10
3.         27       Len Dawson                1962-63
*                       Alex Smith                 2013-14*
4.         26        Cotton Davidson         1960-61
5.         25        Joe Montana               1993-94
                        Steve Fuller                 1979-80

Smith has attempted 350 passes in 2014, ranking as the fifth-most pass attempts he's made in a single season in his career. In his first year with the Chiefs in 2013, he attempted 508 passes, the most of any single season in his career.

ALEX SMITH
SINGLE SEASON ATTEMPTS
1.         508      2013
2.         445      2011
3.         442      2006
4.         372      2009
5.         350      2014

Smith has completed 228 passes in 2014, rankings as the fourth-best single-season mark of his career. In 2013, Smith completed a career-high 308 passes.

ALEX SMITH
SINGLE SEASON COMPLETIONS
1.         308      2013
2.         273      2011
3.         257      2006
4.         228      2014
5.         225      2009

He has now thrown for 2,364 yards in 2014, marking his fifth-best single-season passing yardage mark. His career high of 3,313 yards was set in 2013.

ALEX SMITH
SINGLE SEASON PASSING YARDS
1.         3,313               2013
2.         3,144               2011
3.         2,890               2006
4.         2,370               2010
5.         2,364               2014

Smith has completed 228 of 350 passes for a 65.1 completion percentage, ranking as the second-best completion percentage of his career in seasons in which he's attempted a minimum of 200 passes.

ALEX SMITH
SINGLE SEASON COMPLETION PERCENTAGE (MIN. 200 ATTEMPTS)
1.         70.2     2012
2.         65.1     2014
3.         61.3     2011
4.         60.6     2013
5.         60.5     2009

His 62.47 completion percentage (536 of 858) since joining the Chiefs ranks first in franchise history in that category for all quarterbacks with a minimum of 800 attempts.

CHIEFS RECORD BOOK
HIGHEST COMPLETION PERCENTAGE, CAREER (MIN. 800 ATTEMPTS)
1.         62.47   Alex Smith (858-536)        2013-14
2.         61.94   Trent Green (2,777-1,720)     2001-06
3.         57.97   Steve DeBerg (1,616-934)     1988-91
4.         57.94   Elvis Grbac (1,548-897)         1997-00
5.         57.35   Matt Cassel (1,489-854)         2009-12          

Of all Chiefs quarterbacks with a minimum of 800 attempts with the club, Smith's 90.6 career passer rating ranks as the highest mark.

CHIEFS RECORD BOOK
HIGHEST PASSER RATING, CAREER (MIN. 800 ATTEMPTS)
1.         90.6     Alex Smith (858)                 2013-14
2.         87.3     Trent Green (2,777)                2001-06
3.         83.2     Len Dawson (3,696)               1962-75
4.         81.8     Steve DeBerg (1,616)             1988-91
5.         80.6     Elvis Grbac (1,548)                 1997-00

Smith has 71 career pass completions of 20 or more yards to rank fifth in team history.

CHIEFS RECORD BOOK
MOST 20+ PASSES, CAREER (COMPILED SINCE 1990)
1.         274      Trent Green                2001-06
2.         133      Elvis Grbac                 1997-00
3.         122      Matt Cassel                 2009-12
4.         73        Steve DeBerg             1990-91
5.         71        Alex Smith                2013-14

Smith had attempted 178 consecutive passes without throwing an interception, ranking as the third-best streak in franchise history, before he had a pass tipped at the line of scrimmage and intercepted in tonight's contest.

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CHIEFS RECORD BOOK
MOST CONSECUTIVE PASSES, NONE INTERCEPTED
1.         233      Steve DeBerg             1990
2.         202      Rich Gannon               1997-98
3.         178      Alex Smith                2014
4.         162      Matt Cassel                 2020
5.         161      Tyler Thigpen              2008

Smith currently owns the fourth lowest percentage of passes intercepted in a season of all quarterbacks with a minimum of 200 attempts. His five interceptions on 350 attempts give him a 1.43 interception percentage. He set what stands as the third-best mark in 2013 with just seven interceptions on 508 attempts, good for a 1.38 interception percentage.

CHIEFS RECORD BOOK
LOWEST PERCENTAGE, PASSES HAD INTERCEPTED, SEASON (MIN. 200 ATTEMPTS)
1.         0.41     Damon Huard (244-1)             2006
2.         0.90     Steve DeBerg (444-4)             1990
3.         1.38     Alex Smith (508-7)                  2013
4.         1.43     Alex Smith (350-5)              2014
5.         1.56     Matt Cassel (450-7)                2010

Smith has thrown just 12 interceptions on 858 attempts in his career with the Chiefs, good for a 1.40 interception percentage. That mark ranks first of all Chiefs quarterbacks with a minimum of 800 attempts in their career with the franchise.

CHIEFS RECORD BOOK
LOWEST PERCENTAGE, PASSES HAD INTERCEPTED, CAREER (MIN. 800 ATTEMPTS)
1.         1.40     Alex Smith (858-12)            2013-14
2.         2.51     Steve Bono (1,075-27)           1994-96
3.         2.96     Matt Cassel (1,489-44)           2009-12
4.         3.04     Elvis Grbac (1,548-47)           1997-00
5.         3.06     Trent Green (2,777-85)           2001-06

CHARLES FINDS END ZONE: RB Jamaal Charles caught four passes for 24 yards with a 12-yard touchdown reception. It marks his fourth receiving touchdown of the season and the 18th receiving touchdown of his career.

He has accumulated 12 total touchdowns in 2014 (eight rushing, four receiving). Combined with his 19 touchdowns in 2013, he owns 31 total touchdowns since the start of the 2013 season to rank first in the NFL for most offensive touchdowns over that span.

NFL LEADERS
MOST TOUCHDOWNS, LAST TWO SEASONS
1.         31        Jamaal Charles        Kansas City
2.         26        Marshawn Lynch        Seattle
3.         25        Jimmy Graham          New Orleans
4.         24        Julius Thomas            Denver
                        Demaryius Thomas    Denver

Charles has 56 career touchdowns to rank sixth in franchise history for most career touchdowns by a Chiefs player. He needs three more touchdowns to pass RB Abner Haynes for fifth place on the list.

CHIEFS RECORD BOOK
MOST TOUCHDOWNS, CAREER
1.         83        Priest Holmes (76 rush, 7 rec.)                                   2001-07
2.         76        Tony Gonzalez (0 rush, 76 rec.)                                 1997-08
3.         61        Larry Johnson (55 rush, 6 rec.)                                  2003-09
4.         60        Otis Taylor (3 rush, 57 rec.)                                       1965-75
5.         58        Abner Haynes (39 rush, 17 rec., 1 KOR, 1 fum.)          1960-64
6.         56        Jamaal Charles (37 rush, 18 rec. 1 KOR)               2008-14

Charles has recorded a touchdown in seven consecutive games. He becomes just the third player in Chiefs history to score a touchdown in seven or more consecutive games two different times in his career, joining RBs Priest Holmes and Larry Johnson. He is one of five players in Chiefs history to have recorded at least one streak of seven straight games with a touchdown. He joins WR Dwayne Bowe (2010) as the only two active players with such streaks.

CHIEFS RECORD BOOK
MOST CONSECUTIVE GAMES SCORING TOUCHDOWNS
1.         11        Priest Holmes             2002
2.         9          Larry Johnson             2006
3.         8          Priest Holmes             2003-04
                        Larry Johnson             2004-05
5.         7          Marcus Allen               1993
                        Priest Holmes             2004-05
                        Larry Johnson             2005
                        Dwayne Bowe            2010
                        Jamaal Charles           2013
*                       Jamaal Charles         2014*

Charles' four receptions in tonight's contest give him 252 career receptions to rank fourth in team history among running backs, passing Priest Holmes' third-place mark of 251 career receptions.

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CHIEFS RECORD BOOK
MOST RECEPTIONS, RUNNING BACK, CAREER
1.         369      Kimble Anders            1991-00
2.         288      Ed Podolak                 1969-77
3.         252      Jamaal Charles        2008-14
4.         251      Priest Holmes             2001-07
5.         197      Abner Haynes             1960-64

Charles had 14 attempts from scrimmage in tonight's game, giving him 1,457 career attempts from scrimmage to rank third in team history, passing RB Ed Podolak's third-place mark of 1,445 attempts from scrimmage.

CHIEFS RECORD BOOK
MOST ATTEMPTS FROM SCRIMMAGE, CAREER
1.         1,572   Priest Holmes (1,321 rush, 251 rec.)              2001-07
2.         1,526   Larry Johnson (1,375 rush, 151 rec.)             2003-09
3.         1,457   Jamaal Charles (1,205 rush, 252 rec.)      2008-14
4.         1,445   Ed Podolak (1,157 rush, 288 rec.)                  1969-77
5.         1,288   Christian Okoye (1,246 rush, 42 rec.)            1987-92

Charles has 1,508 combined attempts (rushing, receiving and returns) to rank fourth in team history. He becomes just the fourth Chiefs player in franchise history to record 1,500 or more combined attempts and he needs 19 more attempts to pass RB Larry Johnson for third place on the list.

CHIEFS RECORD BOOK
MOST COMBINED ATTEMPTS, CAREER
1.         1,572   Priest Holmes             2001-07
2.         1,569   Ed Podolak                 1969-77
3.         1,526   Larry Johnson             2003-09
4.         1,508   Jamaal Charles        2008-14
5.         1,289   Christian Okoye          1987-92

Photos from the Chiefs Week 13 matchup against the Denver Broncos

SANTOS CONTINUES STREAK: K Cairo Santos converted a 39-yard field goal in the game, giving him 14 consecutive field goals made and pushing his season total to 16 of 18 (88.9%). He also converted one PAT in the contest for four total points. Santos has a team-high 79 points and has converted a field goal in nine consecutive games.

Santos' 16 made field goals give him sole possession of third place for most field goals made by a rookie in a single season. Santos has converted 16 of 18 field goals in 2014, good for an 88.9 percent conversion rate. That mark ranks as the fourth-best mark for single season field goal percentage in franchise history.

CHIEFS RECORD BOOK
MOST FIELD GOALS MADE, ROOKIE
1.     25             Ryan Succop              2009
2.     21             Jan Stenerud              1967
3.     16             Cairo Santos             2014
4.     13             Jack Spikes                1960
5.     12             Tommy Brooker         1962

CHIEFS RECORD BOOK
HIGHEST FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE, SEASON
1.     96.3          Pete Stoyanovich (52-59)       1997
2.     91.9          Nick Lowery (34-37)               1990
3.     91.6          Nick Lowery (22-24)               1992
4.     88.9          Cairo Santos (16-18)           2014
5.     88.6          Nick Lowery (24-27)               1985

DAVIS CONTINUES KICK RETURN SUCCESS: RB Knile Davis returned three kickoffs 89 yards (29.7 avg.), giving him a 29.1 kickoff return average on the season. He ranked fourth in the NFL in kickoff return average entering Week 13's contests.

CHIEFS DEFENSE CONTINUES TO THWART 300-YARD PASSERS: Kansas City's defense has not allowed a 300-yard passer through the first 13 weeks of the 2014 season. The last time the Chiefs did not allow a 300-yard passer in a season was 2000.

FASANO HAULS IN TOUCHDOWN: TE Anthony Fasano brought down a 20-yard reception for a touchdown, giving him four receiving touchdowns for the season. It is his seventh receiving touchdown since joining the Chiefs in 2013. He now owns 31 career touchdowns.

COLEMAN JUMPS ON LOOSE BALL: S Kurt Coleman recorded his first career fumble recovery, jumping on a QB Peyton Manning fumble that was caused by LB Justin Houston.

AVANT SNAGS FIRST RECEPTION IN CHIEFS UNIFORM: WR Jason Avant made his first reception as a member of the Chiefs, hauling in an 11-yard pass from QB Alex Smith. Avant added a second reception for 19 yards in the contest. Avant was signed by the Chiefs on Friday, Nov. 21.

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