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Chiefs vs. Cardinals: Postgame Facts and Stats

Facts and stats from Sunday's game against the Cardinals

CHARLES NOTCHES SEASON-LONG CARRY FOR TD:RB Jamaal Charles had a 63-yard carry for a TD, marking his longest carry of the season and longest carry since he ran in an 86-yard touchdown on Dec. 23, 2012 vs. Indianapolis.

He scored a second touchdown in the game on an 18-yard pass from QB Alex Smith, marking his fourth multi-touchdown performance of the 2014 season. Today's performance marks the 12th multi-touchdown game of his career, and he now owns nine rushing touchdowns and 14 overall touchdowns in 2014.

Charles' run was the longest the Cardinals defense has allowed this season. The previous long was a 55-yard carry at Atlanta on Nov. 30, 2014.

Charles has scored a touchdown in eight consecutive games, tying the third-best mark in franchise history.

He has accumulated 14 total touchdowns in 2014 (nine rushing, five receiving). Combined with his 19 touchdowns in 2013, he owns 33 total touchdowns since the start of the 2013 season to rank first in the NFL for most offensive touchdowns over that span.


1.         33        Jamaal Charles          Kansas City

2.         27        Marshawn Lynch         Seattle

3.         25        Jimmy Graham            New Orleans

4.         24        Julius Thomas             Denver

                       Demaryius Thomas     Denver

Charles owns 58 total touchdowns (38 rushing, 19 receiving, 1 return) in his career, tying him with RB Abner Haynes for fifth place in the Chiefs record book.


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

5t.           58           Abner Haynes (39 rush, 17 rec., 1 KOR, 1 fum.)              1960-64

*                58           Jamaal Charles (38 rush, 19 rec., 1 KOR)                   2008-14*


HOUSTON NOTCHES PAIR OF SACKS:** LB Justin Houston recorded 2.0 sacks (-14.0 yards) of QB Drew Stanton to give him 16.0 sacks (-69.0 yards) for the 2014 season, leading the NFL in that category. Houston also forced a QB Drew Stanton fumble on the first sack. It marks his third forced fumble of the season, one in back-to-back games, and the sixth of his career. He also recorded two QB pressures giving him 19 on the season, tying his career high in that category.


1.     16.0           Justin Houston               Kansas City

2.     15.5         Elvis Dumervil             Baltimore

3.     13.5         Connor Barwin             Philadelphia

4.     13.0         Von Miller                   Denver

5.     12.0         Mario Williams            Buffalo

Houston now owns 42.5 sacks (-240.5 yards) for his career. His 42.5 sacks rank him eighth in franchise history for most sacks. He is just the ninth player in franchise history to record 40.0 or more sacks.


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.     42.5          Justin Houston                 2011-14

9.     40.0         Bill Maas                     1984-92

10    35.0         Wilbur Young               1973-77

Houston has 12 multi-sack (1.5 or more) games in his career, the fifth-most such games in franchise history.


  1.     27           Derrick Thomas            1989-99

2.     19           Neil Smith                    1988-96

3.     18           Tamba Hali                  2006-14

4.     13           Jared Allen                   2004-07

5.     12             Justin Houston                  2011-14

SMITH'S RUN GAME:QB Alex Smith's 26 rushing yards tonight gives him 223 on the season, marking the second year in his 10-year career he has run for more than 200 yards, coming in back-to-back seasons. He ran for a career-high 431 yards in 2013, his first season with the Chiefs.

SMITH AND AVANT CONNECT ON SEASON-LONG COMPLETION:Smith completed a season-long pass on a 41-yard completion to WR Jason Avant. Avant finished the day with five receptions for 64 yards (12.8 avg.).

Smith completed 26 of 39 passes for 293 yards with one TD for an 86.8 QB rating in today's contest. He has attempted 389 passes in 2014, ranking as the fourth-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. 


1.         508      2013

2.         445      2011

3.         442      2006

4.          389        2014

5.         372      2009

BOWE CLOSE TO 7,000 YARD PLATEAU: Bowe had two receptions for 29 yards to give him 6,999 career receiving yards to rank third in team history. He needs just one yard to become the third player in Chiefs history to record 7,000 career receiving yards. 


1.            10,940   Tony Gonzalez       1997-08

2.            7,306     Otis Taylor            1965-75

3.            6,970       Dwayne Bowe           2007-14

4.            6,454     Henry Marshall       1976-87

5.            6,360     Carlos Carson        1980-89

WILSON HAS CAREER DAY:WR Albert Wilson had four catches for 53 yards (13.2 avg.), both marks are career-highs.

KELCE LOGS FIRST 100 YARD RECEIVING PERFORMACE: TE Travis Kelce logged his first 100-yard receiving game on seven catches for 110 yards (17.5 avg.). This also marks the first 100-yard receiver for the Chiefs this season.

MAYS MAKES FIRST START WITH CHIEFS: LB Joe Mays made his first start of the season at RILB. He had four solo tackles in the game.

CHIEFS DEFENSE DOES NOT ALLOW A RUSHING TD: The Chiefs defense did not allow a rushing touchdown. Through 13 games, they have only allowed two rushing touchdowns.* *


1.       2        2014

2.       6       1969


4.        7      1982 (9 games)



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.

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