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Postgame Facts and Stats

Facts and stats from Sunday's game against the Broncos

CHIEFS OUTGAIN BRONCOS: Kansas City outgained Denver 380 yards to 325 yards in the contest. Kansas City held advantages in both passing yards (247 to 237) and rushing yards (133 to 88) in the game.

The club's 133 rushing yards mark the first 100-yard rushing performance for the Chiefs offense in the 2014 season.

View photos from the Chiefs week two match up against the Denver Broncos.

DEFENSE CONTAINS HIGH-POWERED DENVER OFFENSE: The Kansas City defense held Denver to 325 total yards of offense – 237 yards passing and 88 yards rushing – and 24 points in the game. Both totals are the lowest regular season marks for the Broncos since they put up 295 yards and only 20 points in a 27-20 loss vs. San Diego on December 12, 2013.

ALEX SMITH ON OFFENSE:QB Alex Smith registered five carries for 42 yards (8.4 avg.) in the contest. His long on the day was a 25-yard scamper, tying for the second-longest carry of his career. His 42 rushing yards in today's game were second-best on the team.

In 2013, Smith set a franchise single-season rushing record for quarterbacks with 431 yards on the ground, passing QB Tyler Thigpen's 2008 mark of 386 rushing yards.

Smith now has 78 rushing yards on 11 carries (7.1 avg.) for the season.

Passing the ball, Smith completed 26 of 42 passes for 255 yards for a 79.0 passer rating.

VICKERSON RETURNS TO DENVER:DT Kevin Vickerson made his return to Denver with the Chiefs after spending four season (2010-13) with the Broncos. In his return, he recorded one tackle for a loss in the game. 

DAVIS RECORDS PAIR OF SCORES:RB Knile Davis rushed 22 times for 79 yards (3.6 avg.) in today's game, including two rushing touchdowns. Davis has six career regular season rushing touchdowns. Today's contest marked his second-career game with multiple rushing touchdowns. The first came at San Diego (12/29/13). He added a team-high six receptions for 26 yards (4.3 avg.) in the game.

COLQUITT PUTS BOTH PUNTS INSIDE 20:P Dustin Colquitt punted two times for 80 yards (40.0 gross, 40.0 net), landing both punts inside the 20-yard line. Colquitt has landed four of his seven punts this season inside the 20-yard line. He now has landed 289 punts inside the 20-yard line in his career, the most in Chiefs history. His 289 punts inside the 20 rank 12th in NFL history. He needs five more to pass Dan Stryzinski (293) for 11th place in NFL annals.


1      289           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

KELCE RECEIVING:TE Travis Kelce hauled in four passes for a team-high 81 yards (20.2 avg.), including a game-long 24-yard reception.

HALI DROPS MANNING:LB Tamba Hali sacked QB Peyton Manning for a five-yard loss for his first sack of the 2014 season. Hali now owns 74.5 sacks (-478.0 yards) in his career to rank third in team history behind DE Neil Smith (86.5) and LB Derrick Thomas (126.5).


1.         126.5    Derrick Thomas             1989-99

2.         86.5      Neil Smith                     1988-96

3.         74.5      Tamba Hali                   2006-14

4.         73.0      Art Still                         1978-87

5.         51.0      Mike Bell                       1979-85, '87-91

Hali's 478.0 sack yards also rank third in team history behind Smith (506.5) and Thomas (699.0).


1.         699.0*   Derrick Thomas 1989-99

2.         506.5*   Neil Smith                     1988-96

3.         478.0    Tamba Hali                   2006-14

4.         293.0    Eric Hicks                     1998-06

5.         281.5    Jared Allen                    2004-07

RYAN HARRIS MAKES FIRST START IN CHIEFS UNIFORM:T Ryan Harris started the contest at right tackle for the Chiefs, his first start in a Kansas City uniform. He previously made 39 starts with Houston (2012-13) and Denver (2007-11).

DEMETRIUS HARRIS GRABS FIRST NFL RECEPTION:TE Demetrius Harris caught his first career NFL pass in the game, hauling in a 10-yard pass from QB Alex Smith.

LONG SCORING DRIVE:Kansas City registered a 14-play, 90-yard touchdown drive to start the fourth quarter, marking the most plays and most yards covered in a scoring drive this season.

BOWE RECEIVING:WR Dwayne Bowe finished second on the team with 40 receiving yards on three receptions (13.3 avg.) in the contest.

THIRD DOWN CONVERSIONS:Kansas City was 11 of 16 (68.8%) on third downs in the contest.

THIRD DOWN PASSING:QB Alex Smith was 8 of 12 passing for 132 yards on third down attempts in today's game.

THIRD DOWN DEFENSE:The Chiefs defense held the Broncos offense to 3 of 8 on third down attempts for a 37.5 conversion percentage. The 37.5 third down percentage ties for the second-lowest third down conversion percentage in Kansas City-Denver series history. Kansas City held Denver to 6 of 16 third down attempts at Arrowhead Stadium on Nov. 17, 2013.


1.         36.4 (4 of 11)                Jake Plummer               Dec. 19, 2004

2.         37.5 (3 of 8)                  Peyton Manning           Sept. 14, 2014

            37.5 (6 of 16)                Peyton Manning            Nov. 17, 2013

4.         40.0 (6 of 15)                John Elway                   Oct. 22, 1995

5.         41.7 (5 of 12)                Three Games                 Last, Sept. 12, 2004

HOLDING MANNING UNDER 250 PASSING YARDS:The Kansas City defense held QB Peyton Manning to 242 passing yards in the game, the fewest passing yards since he passed for 150 yards at New England on Nov. 24, 2013. He has been held under 300 passing yards just five times in his past 20 regular season contests.

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