Chiefs vs. Steelers: Postgame Facts and Stats

Facts and stats from Sunday's game against the Steelers

PASS DEFENSE STANDS TALL AGAIN: Through 15 games of the 2014 season, the Chiefs defense continues to not have allowed an individual 300-yard passer nor a pass completion of 50 or more yards. Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger was 18 of 25 passes for 220 yards with a long of 44-yards to WR Martavis Bryant in today's contest.

HOUSTON CONTINUES DOMINANCE: LB Justin Houston recorded a six-yard sack of Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger to give him 18.0 sacks (-77.0 yards) on the season. His 18.0 sacks rank first in the NFL in 2014.

Kansas City Chiefs vs the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 21, 2014

His 18.0 sacks in 2014 are the second-best single-season mark in franchise history, behind LB Derrick Thomas' mark of 20.0 sacks in 1990.

Houston now owns 44.5 sacks (-248.5 yards) for his career. His 44.5 sacks rank him tied for seventh in franchise history for most sacks. He became just the ninth player in franchise history to record 40.0 or more sacks.

CHIEFS RECORD BOOKMOST 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

6t.   44.5           Eric Hicks                   1998-06

*                     Justin Houston          2011-14*

8.     43.0         Jared Allen                  2004-07

9.     40.0         Bill Maas                     1984-92

10    35.0         Wilbur Young              1973-77

Houston has 29.0 sacks in the past two seasons (2013-14), tying as the fourth-best mark for back-to-back seasons in franchise history.

CHIEFS RECORD BOOKMOST SACKS, CONSECUTIVE SEASONS

1.         33.5     Derrick Thomas (20.0, 13.5)               1990-91

2.         30.0     Derrick Thomas (10.0, 20.0)               1989-90

3.         29.5     Neil Smith (14.5, 15.0)                    1992-93

4.         29.0     Justin Houston (11.0, 18.0)              2013-14

5.         28.0     Derrick Thomas (13.5, 14.5)               1991-92

SMITH LOGS SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:Smith completed 31 of his 45 passes for 311 yards in today's contest. All three categories mark season-highs for Smith. His 31 completions are a career-high mark, and his 311 passing yards mark the first time he has logged 300 or more passing yards in a game since joining the Chiefs.

He has attempted 464 passes in 2014, ranking as the second-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 SMITHSINGLE SEASON ATTEMPTS

1.         508      2013

2.         464      2014

3.         445      2011

4.         442      2006

5.         372      2009

Smith has completed 303 passes in 2014, ranking as the second-best single-season mark of his career. In 2013, Smith completed a career-high 308 passes.

ALEX SMITHSINGLE SEASON COMPLETIONS

1.         308      2013

2.         303      2014

3.         273      2011

4.         257      2006

5.         225      2009

SMITH CRACKS 3K AGAIN:QB Alex Smith completed 31 of his 45 passes for 311 yards, giving him 3,265 passing yards in 2014, which marks the third time in his career he has thrown for more than 3,000 yards in a single season and the first time he has done so in consecutive seasons.

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ALEX SMITHSINGLE SEASON PASSING YARDS

1.         3,313               2013

2.         3,265               2014

3.         3,144               2011

4.         2,890               2006

5.         2,370               2010

Smith has completed 303 of 464 passes for a 65.3 completion percentage in 2014, ranking as the second-best completion percentage of his career in seasons in which he's attempted a minimum of 200 passes.

ALEX SMITHSINGLE SEASON COMPLETION PERCENTAGE (MIN. 200 ATTEMPTS)

1.         70.2     2012

2.         65.3     2014

3.         61.3     2011

4.         60.6     2013

5.         60.5     2009

CHARLES PASSES 9K SCRIMMAGE YARDS MARK:RB Jamaal Charles' 29 rushing yards and 48 receiving yards today give him 9,060 career yards from scrimmage. He is just the second player to record 9,000 scrimmage yards in his career.

CHIEFS RECORD BOOKMOST SCRIMMAGE YARDS, CAREER

1.      10,954 Tony Gonzalez (14 rush, 10,940 rec.)               1997-08

2.      9,060  Jamaal Charles (6,802 rush, 2,258 rec.)          2008-14

3.      8,447  Priest Homes (6,070 rush, 2,377 rec.)                2001-07

4.      7,467  Otis Taylor (161 rush, 7,306 rec.)                        1965-75

5.      7,384  Larry Johnson (6,015 rush, 1,369 rec.)               2003-09

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COLQUITT PUTS ONE INSIDE THE 20: P Dustin Colquitt booted one punt for 48 yards (48.0 gross, 48.0 net), landing one punt inside the 20-yard line.

Colquitt has landed 30 of his 66 punts this season inside the 20-yard line. He has now landed 315 punts inside the 20-yard line in his career, the most in Chiefs history. His 315 punts inside the 20 rank 10th in NFL history for punts inside the 20-yard line. He needs four more to pass Lee Johnson for ninth place in NFL history. Colquitt's 315 punts inside the 20 are the second-most of any active NFL player behind Houston P Shane Lechler, who has 379.

CHIEFS RECORD BOOKMOST PUNTS INSIDE THE 20, CAREER

1.     315          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 BOOKMOST 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.     381          Sean Landeta              1985-05

5.     379          Shane Lechler             2000-14*

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.   315          Dustin Colquitt          2005-14*

SANTOS SOLID ON FIELD GOALS:K Cairo Santos converted a single-game career-high four field goals (36, 25, 43 and 23-yards) in the game, giving him 21 of 25 on the season (84.0%). Santos' 21 made field goals are tied for second for most made field goals by a rookie in a single season. He logged 12 points in today's game, giving him 100 points on the season, which marks the fourth-most points by a rookie kicker in franchise history.

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CHIEFS RECORD BOOKMOST FIELD GOALS MADE, ROOKIE

1.     25            Ryan Succop               2009

2t.   21            Jan Stenerud               1967

*                       Cairo Santos              2014*

4.     13            Jack Spikes                 1960

5.     12            Tommy Brooker          1962

CHIEFS RECORD BOOKMOST POINTS, KICKERS, ROOKIE, SEASON

1.     108          Jan Stenerud               1967

2.     104          Jack Spikes                 1960

                        Ryan Succop               2009

4.     100          Cairo Santos              2014

5.     87            Tommy Brooker          1962

WILSON RECORDS CAREER-HIGH MARKS:Rookie WR Albert Wilson caught five passes for 87 yards in today's contest as he made his second career start. Both numbers mark career highs.

THOMAS RECORDS CAREER-HIGH MARKS:Rookie RB/WR De'Anthony Thomas had 47 yards on six catches, which are both career highs.

SHERMAN LOGS FIRST KICKOFF RETURN: FB Anthony Sherman returned a kickoff 13 yards in the fourth quarter, marking the first special teams return of his four-year career.

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