CHIEFS WIN ON MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL:With tonight's 41-14 win over the New England Patriots, the Kansas City Chiefs move to 23-17 (.575) overall in Monday Night Football contests.
Tonight's 41 points are the most ever scored on Monday Night Football at home (Municipal Stadium or Arrowhead Stadium) and are the third-most points scored in team history in any Monday Night Football Contest (49 at Tennessee on Dec. 13, 2004 and 44 at Baltimore on Sept. 28, 1970). The 27-point margin of victory ties for the franchise record on Monday Night Football with a 33-6 win vs. Buffalo on Oct. 7, 1991.
CHARLES FINDS END ZONE: RB Jamaal Charles hit paydirt three times in the game with a two-yard touchdown rush, a five-yard touchdown reception and an eight-yard touchdown reception from QB Alex Smith. It marks his second career game with three or more touchdowns. He previously recorded five touchdowns (four receiving, one rushing) at Oakland on Dec. 15, 2013.
Tonight's performance marks his ninth multi-touchdown game, and his eighth game with two or more offensive touchdowns.
He finished the game with 92 yards on 18 carries (5.1 avg.) with one rushing touchdown and added 16 yards on three receptions (5.3 avg.) with two receiving touchdowns. It is his third-career game with two or more receiving touchdowns.
Charles has 5,938 career rushing yards to rank third in team history. He needs 62 yards to become just the third player in Chiefs history to record 6,000 career rushing yards. He needs 77 yards to pass RB Larry Johnson (6,015) for second place in team history and needs 132 yards to pass RR Priest Holmes (6,070) for the franchise record for most career rushing yards.
CHIEFS RECORD BOOKMOST RUSHING YARDS, CAREER
1. 6,070 Priest Holmes 2001-07
2. 6,015 Larry Johnson 2003-09
3. 5,938 Jamaal Charles 2008-14
4. 4,897 Christian Okoye 1987-92
5. 4,451 Ed Podolak 1969-77
BOWE RECEIVING: WR Dwayne Bowe caught five passes for 81 yards (16.2 avg.) in the contest. Bowe has 6,554 receiving yards, moving into third place in franchise history for most career receiving yards by passing WR Henry Marshall (6,545).
CHIEFS RECORD BOOKMOST RECEIVING YARDS, CAREER
1. 10,940 Tony Gonzalez 1997-08
2. 7,306 Otis Taylor 1965-74
3. 6,554 Dwayne Bowe 2007-14
4. 6,545 Henry Marshall 1976-87
5. 6,360 Carlos Carson 1980-89
BOWE MAKES 100TH START: WR Dwayne Bowe opened today's game as the Chiefs only wide receiver in a three tight end set, notching his 100th career start in a Chiefs uniform. Bowe has appeared in 106 games in his eight seasons (2007-14) with Kansas City.
DAVIS RUSHING: RB Knile Davis recorded 16 carries for 107 yards (6.7 avg.) in today's game, marking his second consecutive 100-yard rushing performance. He added one reception for 12 yards.
SMITH PASSING: QB Alex Smith completed 20 of 26 passes (76.9%) for 248 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions, good for a 144.4 passer rating, marking his highest passer rating of the 2014 season.
Today's contest marks his 13th career contest with three or more touchdown passes and is his 33rd career regular season multi-touchdown game. This is his 20th career game with a 100.0 or greater passer rating.
Smith is now 5-0 in his career against the AFC East, and this marks his first win against the New England Patriots.
FASANO MAKES 100TH START: TE Anthony Fasano registered his 100th career NFL start during tonight's game as the club opened in a three tight end formation. Fasano has started all 13 games he's appeared in during two seasons with the Chiefs (2013-14). Fasano has played in 121 career NFL games in his nine-year (2006-14) career.
COLQUITT PUNTING: P Dustin Colquitt booted four punts for 180 yards (45.0 gross, 42.5 net), landing all four punts inside the 20-yard line. Colquitt has landed 10 of his 16 punts this season inside the 20-yard line. He has now landed 295 punts inside the 20-yard line in his career, the most in Chiefs history. His 295 punts inside the 20 rank 11th in NFL history. He needs four more to pass Reggie Roby (298) for a place in the top 10 in NFL annals. With five more punts inside the 20, Colquitt would become just the 10th player to land at least 300 punts inside the 20-yard line. His 10 punts inside the 20-yard line are tied for first in the NFL with San Diego's Mike Scifres.
CHIEFS RECORD BOOKMOST PUNTS INSIDE THE 20, CAREER
1 295 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
HOUSTON SACKS BRADY: LB Justin Houston recorded 2.0 sacks (-9.0 yards) in the game, one on QB Tom Brady and one on QB Jimmy Garoppolo. Houston has 5.0 sacks (-12.0 yards) in 2014 and has 31.5 career sacks (-183.5 yards). He finished the game with seven tackles (six solo), including one for loss, one pass defensed and one forced fumble.
It marks Houston's eighth-career multi-sack game and his first such performance since recording 2.0 sacks on Sept. 7, 2014 vs. Tennessee.
Houston becomes the second-fastest player in Chiefs history to reach 30.0 career sacks, passing that plateau with 31.5 sacks in 47 games. Pro Football Hall of Fame LB Derrick Thomas recorded 30 sacks in his first 31 games.
CHIEFS RECORD BOOKFASTEST TO 30.0 SACKS, GAMES
1. 31 Derrick Thomas 1989-99
2. 47 Justin Houston 2011-14
3. 50 Jared Allen 2004-07
SANTOS HITS DOUBLE DIGIT POINTS: K Cairo Santos converted field goals of 22 and 31 yards and added five PATs for 11 total points in tonight's game. His 11 points mark a single-game career high.
HALI RECORDS SACK AND STRIP: LB Tamba Hali recorded a sack and strip of QB Tom Brady for a five-yard loss. Hali has 3.0 sacks (-18.0 yards) for the 2014 season to rank second on the team. He has 76.5 career sacks (-491.0 yards) to rank third in team history in both of those categories. He now owns 2.0 sacks against Brady.
*CHIEFS RECORD BOOKMOST SACKS, CAREER *
1. 126.5 Derrick Thomas 1989-99
2. 86.5 Neil Smith 1988-96
3. 76.5 Tamba Hali 2006-14
4. 73.0 Art Still 1978-87
5. 51.0 Mike Bell 1979-85, '87-91
CHIEFS RECORD BOOKMOST SACK YARDS, CAREER
1. 699.0* Derrick Thomas 1989-99
2. 506.5* Neil Smith 1988-96
3. 491.0 Tamba Hali 2006-14
4. 293.0 Eric Hicks 1998-06
5. 281.5 Jared Allen 2004-07
On the play, he recorded his 30th forced fumble, moving into second place in team history for most fumbles caused. He passed DE Neil Smith (29) and trails only Pro Football Hall of Fame LB Derrick Thomas (45).
CHIEFS RECORD BOOKMOST OPPONENTS FUMBLES FORCED, CAREER
1. 45 Derrick Thomas 1989-99
2. 30 Tamba Hali 2006-14
3. 29 Neil Smith 1988-96
4. 19 Derrick Johnson 2005-13
5. 13 Kevin Ross 1984-93, '97
Jared Allen 2004-07
KELCE RECEIVING: TE Travis Kelce led all Chiefs pass catchers with a career-high eight receptions for a career-high 93 yards (11.6 avg.) with a two-yard touchdown reception from QB Alex Smith. Kelce now has 18 receptions for 259 yards (14.4 avg.) with two receiving touchdowns to pace the Chiefs in 2014. Of Kelce's 18 receptions, 13 have gone for first downs in addition to his two touchdowns.
ABDULLAH INTERCEPTION RETURN: S Husain Abdullah intercepted a QB Tom Brady pass and returned it 39 yards for a touchdown. It is first interception of the 2014 season and the sixth of his career. It is his second career interception return for a touchdown, his first coming on Oct. 13, 2013 vs. Oakland. Abdullah paced the Chiefs defense with eight solo tackles to go with one QB pressure and three passes defensed.
SEAN SMITH INTERCEPTION: CB Sean Smith recorded an interception of QB Tom Brady and returned it 34 yards in the contest. It marks Smith's first interception of the season and is the second-longest interception return of his career, following a 100-yard interception return for a touchdown at Buffalo on Nov. 3, 2013. He has eight career interceptions. He finished the game with three solo tackles and three passes defensed.
CHIEFS PICK OFF BRADY: Kansas City intercepted QB Tom Brady two times in tonight's contest, marking the first time Brady has thrown two interceptions in a single game since Dec. 23, 2012 at Jacksonville.
FIRST DOWNS: The Chiefs gained 26 first downs in the contest, doubling the total number of first downs that New England accrued in the contest.
TAKEAWAYS: Kansas City recorded three takeaways in today's game, marking the first three takeaways of the 2014 season.
CHIEFS DEFENSE HOLDS PATRIOTS SCORELESS IN FIRST HALF: The Kansas City defense held the Patriots scoreless in the first half, marking the first time New England has been held scoreless in the first half of a regular season contest since the Denver Broncos accomplished the feat on Dec. 8, 2013.
KC HOLDS PATRIOTS TO LESS THAN 100 YARDS IN FIRST HALF: The Chiefs defense held New England to 96 total net yards of offense in the first half of today's game. It marks the first time that the Patriots have been held under 100 yards of offense in a game's opening half since they were held to just 59 yards on Oct. 27, 2013 vs. Miami.
It marks the first time that the Chiefs have held an opponent to less than 100 yards of total offense in the first half of a game since allowing just 83 yards at Tennessee on Oct. 6, 2013.
CHIEFS OFFENSE TAKES OFF IN FIRST HALF: Kansas City's offense gained 303 total yards in the first half of tonight's game, marking the first time that Belichick's Patriots have ever allowed more than 300 yards of offense in the first half of any contest.
The last time the Chiefs gained 300 or more yards of offense in the first half of a contest was vs. Tennessee on Dec. 26, 2010 when Kansas City recorded 327 yards. Today marks the 10th time in franchise history that the clubs has gained 300 yards of offense or more in the first half of a contest.
TIME OF POSSESSION: Kansas City held a 36:27 to 23:33 time of possession advantage in the contest.* *
CHIEFS FANS SET NEW WORLD RECORD: During today's 41-14 victory, Chiefs fans set a new Guinness World Record for Loudest Crowd Roar at a Sports Stadium (Outdoors). Chiefs fans reached a peak decibel reading of 142.2 as Guinness Book of World Records adjudicator Philip Robertson monitored the sound levels. The mark was set on a third-down defensive stand between the end of the first quarter and beginning of the second quarter. The Arrowhead Stadium record passed the old mark of 137.6 decibels set on Dec. 2, 2013 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.