DAVIS HAS CAREER DAY:RB Knile Davis rushed for a career-high 132 yards on a career-high 32 carries (4.1 avg.) with a 21-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. It is his third rushing touchdown in the past two weeks. He has three rushing touchdowns for the season and seven for his career. His 21-yard touchdown run is the longest scoring rush of his career. His 132 yards give him his first-career 100-yard rushing game. His 32 carries tied for the 13th most carries in a single game in franchise history. RB Priest Holmes holds the club record with 39.
Davis becomes the Chiefs first 100-yard rusher since RB Jamaal Charles had 106 yards on 13 carries vs. Indianapolis on Dec. 22, 2013.
CHIEFS GO OVER 100 YARDS RUSHING: Kansas City gained 174 yards on 41 carries as a team, recording the second 100-yard rushing performance in as many weeks as the club ran for 133 yards on 31 carries (4.3 avg.) at Denver on Sept. 14, 2014.
The club's 174 rushing yards are the most since racking up 192 team rushing yards at Washing on Dec. 8, 2013.
SMITH PASSING: QB Alex Smith completed 19 of 25 passes (76.0%) for 186 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions, good for a 136.0 passer rating, his highest passer rating of the 2014 season. Smith added two carries for 17 yards (8.5 avg.).
Today's game marks his 12th career contest with three or more touchdown passes and is his 32nd career regular season multi-touchdown game. This is his 19th career game with a 100.0 or greater passer rating.
HAMMOND HAS BIG DAY ON RETURN DUTY: WR Frankie Hammond Jr. recorded five punt returns for 100 yards (20.0 avg.) in the contest, including returns of 47 and 34 yards. Hammond's 47-yard return marks the club's longest return of the season. His five returns, 100 return yards and 47-yard return are all single-game career-highs.
MCKNIGHT HAS BREAKOUT DAY ON OFFENSE: RB Joe McKnight tied a career-high with six receptions for a career-high 64 yards (10.7 avg.) to pace all Chiefs players in today's game. He scored his first two offensive touchdowns (rushing or receiving) as he hauled in two scoring receptions – one of 11 yards and one for four yards.
He added one carry for three yards and three kickoff returns for 65 yards (21.7 avg.) with a long of 25 yards.
KELCE MAKES FIRST START, RECORDS FIRST TOUCHDOWN RECEPTION: TE Travis Kelce recorded his first career touchdown reception in today's contest, hauling in a 20-yard pass from QB Alex Smith in the second quarter. He also made his first NFL start in today's game as the team opened in a three tight end set.
POE DROPS TANNEHILL: DT Dontari Poe recorded 1.5 sacks (-4.5 yards) of QB Ryan Tannehill giving him his first sacks of the 2014 season. He has 6.0 career sacks (-35.0 yards). Poe finished the game with four tackles (three solo) and a pass defensed.
HALI RECORDS SACK AND STRIP OF TANNEHILL: LB Tamba Hali recorded a sack (-8.0 yards) of QB Ryan Tannehill and forced a fumble on the play. He has 2.0 sacks (-13.0 yards) on the season and the forced fumble was his first of 2014. He has 29 career forced fumbles to tie DE Neil Smith for second in franchise history. The forced fumble marks his first since causing two fumbles vs. Houston on Oct. 20, 2013.
CHIEFS RECORD BOOKMOST OPPONENTS FUMBLES FORCED, CAREER
1. 45 Derrick Thomas 1989-99
2. 29 Neil Smith 1988-96
* 29 Tamba Hali 2006-14*
4. 19 Derrick Johnson 2005-13
5. 13 Kevin Ross 1984-93, '97
Jared Allen 2004-07
Hali now owns 75.5 career sacks to rank third in team history behind LB Derrick Thomas (126.5) and DE Neil Smith (86.5). He needs 11.5 sacks to move past Smith for second place in team history.
CHIEFS RECORD BOOKMOST SACKS, CAREER
1. 126.5 Derrick Thomas 1989-99
2. 86.5 Neil Smith 1988-96
3. 75.5 Tamba Hali 2006-14
4. 73.0 Art Still 1978-87
5. 51.0 Mike Bell 1979-85, '87-91
Hali owns 486.0 career sack yards to rank third in team history behind LB Derrick Thomas (699.0) and DE Neil Smith (506.5). He needs 21.0 more sack yards to pass Smith for second place.
CHIEFS RECORD BOOKMOST SACK YARDS, CAREER
1. 699.0* Derrick Thomas 1989-99
2. 506.5* Neil Smith 1988-96
3. 486.0 Tamba Hali 2006-14
4. 293.0 Eric Hicks 1998-06
5. 281.5 Jared Allen 2004-07
Photos from the Chiefs week three match up against the Miami Dolphins.
OWENS TALLIES HALF A SACK: CB Chris Owens recorded 0.5 sack (-1.5 yards) of QB Ryan Tannehill in the contest, marking his first quarterback takedown in a Chiefs uniform. He has 4.0 sacks (-17.0 yards). He added two tackles (one solo) and two passes defensed in the game.
COLQUITT PUNTING: P Dustin Colquitt booted five punts for 255 yards (51.0 gross, 48.8 net), landing two punts inside the 20-yard line and a season-long punt of 64 yards. Colquitt has landed six of his 12 punts this season inside the 20-yard line. He has now landed 291 punts inside the 20-yard line in his career, the most in Chiefs history. His 291 punts inside the 20 rank 12th in NFL history. He needs three more to pass Dan Stryzinski (293) for 11th place in NFL annals.
CHIEFS RECORD BOOKMOST PUNTS INSIDE THE 20, CAREER
1 291 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
GRAY ADDS RUSHING TOUCHDOWN: RB Cyrus Gray recorded four carries for 18 yards (4.5 avg.) with a six-yard touchdown carry in the fourth quarter.
COOPER LEADS TEAM IN TACKLES: CB Marcus Cooper recorded six solo tackles to lead the Chiefs defense. S Husain Abdullah and LB Josh Mauga each recorded five solo tackles in the victory.
HARRIS MAKES FIRST CAREER START: TE Demetrius Harris made his first career NFL start as the club opened in a three tight end set.
TIME OF POSSESSION: The Chiefs held a 33:42 to 26:18 advantage in time of possession in today's game.