Chiefs vs. Chargers: Postgame Facts and Stats

Facts and stats from Sunday's game against the Chargers

CHIEFS END 2014 CAMPAIGN WITH WIN:With Kansas City registering a 19-7 victory to close out the 2014 season, it marks the first time the Chiefs have registered back-to-back winning seasons since the 2005-06 campaigns (10-6, 9-7). It marks Kansas City's first sweep of the Chargers since 2003.
 
ANDY REID IN HIS FIRST TWO YEARS: Head Coach Andy Reid has compiled a 20-12 (.625) record in his first two seasons in Kansas City. He becomes the fourth coach in franchise history to record 20 or more wins in any back-to-back seasons with the club, joining Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Hank Stram (3), Marty Schottenheimer (8) and Dick Vermeil (2). Of the coaches who have accomplished the feat, Reid becomes the only one to total 20 or more victories in his first two seasons leading the team.
 
With the victory, Reid becomes the fourth active coach to reach 150 career regular season victories.
 
NFL LEADERS
MOST REGULAR SEASON WINS, ACTIVE HEAD COACHES
1.         210      Bill Belichick
2.         163      Tom Coughlin
3.         162      Jeff Fisher
4.         150      Andy Reid


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PASS DEFENSE STANDS TALL AGAIN: The Chiefs defense did not allow an individual 300-yard passer or a pass completion of 50 or more yards in any game throughout the 2014 season – the only team to accomplish both feats in 2014. San Diego QB Philip Rivers was 20 of 34 passes for 291 yards with a long of 44 yards to WR Eddie Royal in today's contest.
 
The 2012 Denver Broncos were the last team to go a whole season without allowing an individual 300-yard passer. Prior to 2012, the 2010 San Diego Chargers and 2010 Tampa Bay Buccaneers were the last teams to accomplish the feat. In the past 20 seasons (1995-2014), 49 teams have gone a whole season without allowing a 300-yard passer. Kansas City last accomplished the feat in 2000.
 
The last team to not allow a completion of 50 or more yards in a single season was the 2013 Chicago Bears. Prior to that the last team to accomplish the feat was the 2007 Cleveland Browns. In the past 20 seasons (1995-2014), 12 teams have gone a whole season without giving up a completion of 50 or more yards. Kansas City has now accomplished this feat four times in the past 20 years (2014, 2001, 2000, 1995), the only team to accomplish it more than once in that timeframe.
 
CHIEFS RUSHING DEFENSE ALLOWS FRANCHISE-LOW RUSHING TOUCHDOWN MARK: The Chiefs defense allowed just four rushing touchdowns all season, setting a new franchise record for fewest rushing touchdowns allowed in a season, bettering the previous record of six rushing touchdowns set in both 1969 and 1971 during 14 game seasons. In the past two seasons, the Chiefs defense has allowed just 11 total rushing touchdown (7 in 2013, 4 in 2014).
 
CHIEFS RECORD BOOK
FEWEST RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS ALLOWED, SEASON
1.         4          2014
2.         6          1969
                        1971
4.         7          1982 (9 games)
                        1995
                        2013
 
THIRD-DOWN DEFENSE FINISHED STRONG: The Chiefs held San Diego to 2 of 11 (18.1%) on third downs in today's game.
 
CHIEFS COMBINE TO DROP RIVERS: The Chiefs defense sacked San Diego QB Philip Rivers a total of 7.0 times (-42.0 yards) in today's game. The Chiefs defense has recorded 6.0 or more sacks in 55 games in franchise history. In those 55 games, the Chiefs have a 49-5-1 (.900) record. This marks the second time in the 2014 season that the Chiefs have had 7.0 sacks against an opponent (7.0 sacks vs. St. Louis on Oct. 26). The Chiefs 7.0 sacks of Rivers tie for the most times in a single game that Rivers has been sacked in his career. The only other time he was sacked 7.0 times was at St. Louis on Oct. 17, 2010.
 
HOUSTON CONTINUES DOMINANCE: LB Justin Houston recorded 4.0 sacks of San Diego QB Philip Rivers in today's contest, giving him 22.0 sacks (-99.0 yards) on the season. He now owns 48.5 sacks (-265.5 yards) in his career.
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Houston's 22.0 sacks are tied for second in NFL history for most sacks in a single-season, trailing only Hall of Fame defensive end Michael Strahan's mark of 22.5 sacks set in 2001.

His 22.0 sacks give him the top mark in the NFL for the 2014 season, giving him the second-annual Deacon Jones Award, which is awarded to the player who leads the NFL in sacks for a season. The Deacon Jones Award was created in 2013 following the death of Jones, a Pro Football Hall of Fame player recognized as not only one of the greatest pass rushers ever but as the man who originated the term "sack." The inaugural Deacon Jones Award winner in 2013 was Robert Mathis of the Indianapolis Colts. Houston is one of just 10 players in league history to record a 20-plus sacks in a season.
 
NFL LEADERS
MOST SACKS, 2014
1.     22.0          Justin Houston         Kansas City
2.     20.5          J.J. Watt                      Houston
3.     17.0          Elvis Dumervil             Baltimore
4.     14.5          Connor Barwin            Philadelphia
5.     13.0          Von Miller                    Denver (Sunday afternoon game)

His 22.0 sacks in 2014 set a new franchise record for most QB takedowns in a single season, passing Hall of Fame linebacker Derrick Thomas' mark of 20.0 sacks that was established in 1990.


CHIEFS RECORD BOOK
MOST SACKS, SEASON
1.     22.0          Justin Houston         2014
2.     20.0          Derrick Thomas          1990
3.     15.5          Jared Allen                  2007
4.     15.0          Neil Smith                   1993
5.     14.5          5 Players Tied


Houston now owns 48.5 sacks (-269.5 yards) for his career. His 48.5 sacks rank sixth in franchise history for most sacks. He became 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.     79.5          Tamba Hali                 2006-14
4.     73.0          Art Still                         1978-87
5.     51.0          Mike Bell                     1979-85, 1987-91
6      48.5          Justin Houston         2011-14
7      44.5          Eric Hicks                   1998-06
8.     43.0          Jared Allen                  2004-07
9.     40.0          Bill Maas                     1984-92
10    35.0          Wilbur Young              1973-77


Houston has 33.0 sacks in the past two seasons (2013-14), ranking as the second-best mark for back-to-back seasons in franchise history behind Hall of Famer Derrick Thomas' franchise record of 33.5 sacks set in the 1990-91 seasons.
 
CHIEFS RECORD BOOK
MOST SACKS, CONSECUTIVE SEASONS
1.         33.5     Derrick Thomas (20.0, 13.5)              1990-91
2.         33.0     Justin Houston (11.0, 22.0)              2013-14
3.         30.0     Derrick Thomas (10.0, 20.0)              1989-90
4.         29.5     Neil Smith (14.5, 15.0)                        1992-93
5.         28.0     Derrick Thomas (13.5, 14.5)              1991-92


Houston has 13 multi-sack games in his career, including a career-high six multi-sack games in the 2014 season. His 13 career multi-sack games are tied for fourth-most in franchise history.


CHIEFS RECORD BOOK
MOST MULTI-SACK GAMES, CAREER
1.         27        Derrick Thomas          1989-99
2.         19        Neil Smith                   1988-96
3.         18        Tamba Hali                 2006-14
4.         13        Justin Houston         2011-14
                        Jared Allen                  2004-07
 
Houston now owns six career games of 3.0 or more sacks. His 4.0 sacks in today's game mark his second-best single-game performance.
 
HOUSTON'S 3.0+ SACK PERFORMANCES
1.         4.5 (-28.0 yards)         @ Philadelphia, Sept. 19, 2013 vs. Michael Vick
2.         4.0 (-21.0 yards)         vs. San Diego, Dec. 28, 2014 vs. Philip Rivers
3.         3.0 (-27.0 yards)         @ Jacksonville, Sept. 8, 2013 vs. Blaine Gabbert
            3.0 (-25.0 yards)         @ New Orleans, Sept. 23, 2012 vs. Drew Brees
            3.0 (-17.0 yards)         vs. St. Louis, Oct. 26, 2014 vs. Austin Davis
            3.0 (-15.0 yards)         @ Chicago, Dec. 4, 2011 vs. Caleb Hanie

Photos of all of Justin Houston's sacks this season




CHARLES PASSES 1,000-YARD MARK AGAIN:RB Jamaal Charles rushed 13 times for 54 yards (4.2 avg.) in today's game, giving him 1,033 yards on 206 carries (5.0 avg.) for the 2014 season. It marks the fifth time in his career that he's rushed for more than 1,000 yards in a season, extending his franchise record for most 1,000-yard seasons. It marks three consecutive years (2012-14) that he's passed the 1,000-yard mark. If you remove his season lost to injury in 2011, he has rushed for 1,000 yards in five straight seasons (2009-10, 2012-14).
 
He is one of four players in franchise history to record multiple 1,000-yard seasons. He and Priest Holmes are the only two players in team history to have three or more such seasons.
 
CHIEFS RECORD BOOK
MOST 1,000 YARDS SEASONS, CAREER
1.         5          Jamaal Charles         2009-10, 2012-14
2.         3          Priest Holmes             2001-03
3.         2          Larry Johnson             2005-06
                        Christian Okoye          1989, 1991
5.         1          5 Tied
 
His five seasons of 1,000 or more rushing yards give him the sixth-best mark among active running backs for most 1,000-yard seasons.
 
NFL LEADERS
MOST 1,000 YARD SEASONS, ACTIVE RUNNING BACKS
1.         8          Steven Jackson          St. Louis/Atlanta
2.         7          Frank Gore                 San Francisco
3.         6          Adrian Peterson          Minnesota
                        Chris Johnson             Tennessee/N.Y. Jets
                        Marshawn Lynch        Seattle
6.         5          Jamaal Charles         Kansas City



COLEMAN HAULS IN A PAIR OF INTERCEPTIONS: S Kurt Coleman intercepted two QB Philip Rivers passes during today's game, one at the end of the second quarter and one in the end zone on the last play of the game. He finished the season as the club leader in interceptions with three. He now owns 10 career interceptions. He finished the game with two solo tackles and two passes defensed.





COLQUITT PUTS ONE INSIDE THE 20: P Dustin Colquitt booted five punts for 256 yards (51.2 gross, 48.6 net), landing one punt inside the 20-yard line.


Colquitt landed 31 of his 71 punts this season inside the 20-yard line. He has now landed 316 punts inside the 20-yard line in his career, the most in Chiefs history. His 316 punts inside the 20 rank 10th in NFL history for punts inside the 20-yard line. Colquitt's 316 punts inside the 20 are the second-most of any active NFL player behind Houston P Shane Lechler, who has 383.
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CHIEFS RECORD BOOK
MOST PUNTS INSIDE THE 20, CAREER
1.     316           Dustin Colquitt          2005-14
2.     117           Louie Aguiar                1994-98
3.     62             Bryan Barker              1990-93
4.     58             Jim Arnold                   1983-85
5.     54             Kelly Goodburn           1987-90
 
NFL RECORD BOOK
MOST PUNTS INSIDE THE 20 (SINCE 1976)
1.     554           Jeff Feagles                1988-09
2.     439           Brad Maynard             1997-11
3.     399           Craig Hentrich             1994-09
4.     383           Shane Lechler             2000-14

5.     381           Sean Landeta              1985-05
6.     373           Matt Turk                    1995-11
7.     326           Bryan Barker              1990-05
8.     322           Chris Gardocki            1991-06
9.     318           Lee Johnson               1985-02
10.   316           Dustin Colquitt          2005-14




KELCE RECOVERS FUMBLE IN END ZONE: *TE Travis Kelce recovered a WR Dwayne Bowe fumble in the end zone for a touchdown, giving him six offensive touchdowns for the 2014 season (five receiving, one fumble recovery).



SANTOS SOLID ON FIELD GOALS:K Cairo Santos converted four of five field goals (43, 21, 27, 31 yards) in the game, giving him 25 made field goals on 30 attempts for the season (83.3%). Santos' 25 made field goals tie Ryan Succop's record for the most made field goals by a rookie kicker in a single season.
 
CHIEFS RECORD BOOK
MOST FIELD GOALS MADE, ROOKIE (ALL 20+)
1.     25            Ryan Succop              2009
*                       Cairo Santos             2014
3.     21             Jan Stenerud              1967
 
He logged 12 points in today's game (four field goals, one PAT), giving him 112 points on the season, which marks the most points by a rookie kicker in franchise history, passing Jan Stenerud's franchise record of 108 points set in 1967.
 
CHIEFS RECORD BOOK
MOST POINTS, KICKERS, ROOKIE, SEASON (ALL 100+)
1.     112          Cairo Santos             2014
2.     108          Jan Stenerud              1967
3.     104          Jack Spikes                1960
                        Ryan Succop              2009
 
CHASE DANIEL MAKES SECOND-CAREER START, EARNS FIRST VICTORY:
*QB Chase Daniel started his second-career game and earned his first-career NFL victory in today's game, completing 16 passes on 27 attempts for 157 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions for a 75.7 passer rating.


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CHIEFS MOUNT LONGEST SCORING DRIVE OF SEASON: The Chiefs used a nine-play, 94-yard touchdown drive in the second quarter to score the first touchdown of the game. The 94-yard drive marks the longest scoring drive of the season, passing a 14-play, 90-yard touchdown drive at Denver (9/14).
 
MAYS SCOOPS UP FUMBLE: LB Joe Mays recovered a QB Philip Rivers fumble that was caused by LB Justin Houston. It marks his first career fumble recovery. He finished the day with four tackles (three solo).
 
POE DROPS RIVERS FOR A SACK: DT Dontari Poe dropped QB Philip Rivers for an eight-yard sack in today's contest. Poe now has a single-season career-high 6.0 sacks (-30.5 yards) in 2014 and has 10.5 sacks for his career (-61.0 yards). He becomes the fifth interior defensive lineman in franchise history to record double-digit sacks for his career.
 
CHIEFS RECORD BOOK
MOST SACKS, INTERIOR DEFENSIVE LINEMAN, CAREER
1.         40.0     Bill Maas                     1984-92
2.         28.0     Dan Saleaumua          1989-96
3.         27.5     John Browning            1996-05
4.         14.0     Joe Phillips                  1992-97
5.         10.5     Dontari Poe               2012-14
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