CHARLES BREAKS FRANCHISE CAREER RUSHING YARD RECORD: With 95 yards on 22 carries, which are both season-high totals, RB Jamaal Charles finished the day with 6,113 career rushing yards, passing RB Priest Holmes' mark of 6,070 career rushing yards. Charles was just the third player in franchise history to record 6,000 or more career rushing yards.
CHIEFS RECORD BOOKMOST RUSHING YARDS, CAREER
1. 6,113 Jamaal Charles 2008-14
2. 6,070 Priest Holmes 2001-07
3. 6,015 Larry Johnson 2003-09
4. 4,897 Christian Okoye 1987-92
5. 4,451 Ed Podolak 1969-77**
MOVING UP THE ATTEMPT CHART:Charles' 6,113 yards have come on 1,107 rushing attempts, marking the fifth-most career rushing attempts in franchise history. In comparison, Priest Holmes' previous record of 6,070 rushing yards came on 1,321 attempts, the second-highest total in franchise history. Charles passed Holmes' marks on 214 fewer carries. Charles needs 50 more attempts to pass Chiefs Hall of Fame RB Ed Podolak (1,157) for fourth place in franchise annals for most rushing attempts.
NEW TO CHIEFS STARTING LINEUP: CB Jamell Fleming made his first start in a Chiefs uniform, fourth in his three-year career. Rookies CB Phillip Gaines and RB/WR De'Anthony Thomas made their first NFL starts today.
COLQUITT LANDS TWO INSIDE THE 20: P Dustin Colquitt booted four punts for 173 yards (43.3 gross, 38.3 net), landing two punts inside the 20-yard line. Colquitt has landed 13 of his 24 punts this season inside the 20-yard line. He has now landed 298 punts inside the 20-yard line in his career, the most in Chiefs history. His 298 punts inside the 20 rank tied for 10th in NFL history with Reggie Roby. With two more punts inside the 20, Colquitt would become just the 10th player to land at least 300 punts inside the 20-yard line.
CHIEFS RECORD BOOKMOST PUNTS INSIDE THE 20, CAREER
1 298 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
Photos from the Chiefs week seven match up against the San Diego Chargers
DEFENSE CONTINUES TO NOT ALLOW A RUSHING TD: After Week 7, the Chiefs and the Bills are the only two teams in the NFL to have not allowed a rushing touchdown.
NFL LEADERSRUSHING TOUCHDOWNS ALLOWED
1. 0 Kansas City
3. 2 Seattle
New York Jets
HOUSTON RECORDS SACK:LB Justin Houston sacked QB Philip Rivers for an eight-yard loss in the game, giving Houston 7.0 sacks (-22.0 yards) for the 2014 season. He ranks tied for first in the NFL for most sacks this season. Houston now owns 33.5 career sacks (-193.5 yards).
NFL LEADERSSACKS, 2014
1t. 7.0 Justin Houston Kansas City
* *Elvis Dumervil Baltimore
Marcell Dareus Buffalo
Everson Griffen Minnesota
Willie Young Chicago
SANTOS CONNECTS ON FIELD GOALS:K Cairo Santos converted a 28-yard, 40-yard and 48-yard field goal with two extra points for 11 total points in the contest. His 48-yard game-winning field goal marks a career-long. He has connected on six consecutive field goals in the last three games.
SANTOS HITS GAME-WINNER: Santos' converted a game-winning 48-yard FG to seal the Chiefs 23-20 victory. The last Chiefs game-winning field goal occurred when K Ryan Succop nailed a 31-yard FG in overtime to defeat the New Orleans Saints 27-24 (9/23/12).
SCORING DRIVE: K Cairo Santos' 28-yard field goal in the second half closed out a 14-play, 9:31 scoring drive, which marked the Chiefs longest scoring drive of the season.
ALBERT WILSON MAKES FIRST CATCH IN OFFENSIVE DEBUT: Rookie WR Albert Wilson made his first NFL catch, hauling in an 11-yard pass from QB Alex Smith. Today marked his first NFL action on offense after spending the previous four games on the club's inactive list. He saw action vs. Tennessee on special teams only.
TIME OF POSSESSION: Chiefs possessed the ball for a season-high 39 minutes in today's contest compared to the Chargers' 21 minutes. Previously, the Chiefs season-high time of possession was 36 minutes, 27 seconds vs. New England. The Chiefs 39 minutes of possession is their highest since possessing the ball for 39:07 at Philadelphia (9/19/13).
SHERMAN SCORES: FB Anthony Sherman scored on an 11-yard catch, marking the second touchdown of his career. His previous TD was a 12-yard reception on Oct. 27, 2013 vs. Cleveland.
HALI RECORDS SACK: LB Tamba Hali recorded a sack of QB Philip Rivers for a 15-yard loss. Hali has 4.0 sacks (-33.0 yards) for the 2014 season to rank second on the team. He has 77.5 career sacks (-506.0 yards) to rank third in team history in both of those categories. He needs just a sack of just one yard to pass Neil Smith and move into second place all time for most career sack yards.
*CHIEFS RECORD BOOKMOST SACKS, CAREER *
1. 126.5 Derrick Thomas 1989-99
2. 86.5 Neil Smith 1988-96
3. 77.5 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. 506.0 Tamba Hali 2006-14
4. 293.0 Eric Hicks 1998-06
5. 281.5 Jared Allen 2004-07
BOWE MARKS SEASON HIGH RECEIVING YARDS: WR Dwayne Bowe notched five catches for 84 yards marking a season-high receiving yards.
COLEMAN PICKS UP LAST MINUTE INTERCEPTION: S Kurt Coleman intercepted a QB Philip Rivers pass with 12 seconds to play in the game. His interception marks his eighth career interception and first as a member of the Chiefs.* *
DEFENSE HOLDS CHARGERS TO 20 POINTS: The Kansas City defense held the Chargers to 20 points, which is the fewest since their 18-17 loss at Arizona (9/8/14).
KANSAS CITY SNAPS LOSING STREAK: Today's win snaps a four-game losing streak spanning two seasons against the Chargers, as well as a six-game streak in seven trips to Qualcomm Stadium. The last time the Chiefs beat the Chargers in San Diego was a 30-16 victory on September 30, 2007. The win also snapped the Chargers five-game winning streak this season.
REID'S TEAMS AFTER THE BYE: Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid has had success following the bye week. Today's win improved Reid's record following the bye to 14-2 in his career as an NFL head coach.