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Facts and stats from Sunday's game against the Rams

MARGIN OF VICTORY: Kansas City's 34-7 victory signaled the second time this season that the Chiefs have registered a 27-point margin of victory over an opponent. The other instance came vs. New England on ESPN's Monday Night Football as the Chiefs beat the Patriots 41-14. The 27-point margins of victory represent the widest winning margins since the Chiefs recorded a 35-point victory, beating the Washington Redskins 45-10 on Dec. 8, 2013.


Photos from the Chiefs week eight win against the St Louis Rams


DEFENSE LIMITS RAMS SCORING OPPORTUNITIES: After allowing a touchdown on the game's opening drive, the Kansas City defense did not allow any St. Louis points in the final 56:56 of game action. It marks the first time the Kansas City defense allowed seven or fewer points since a 24-7 victory vs. Oakland on Oct. 13, 2013.

RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS ALLOWED: Through Week 8 of the 2014 season, the Chiefs are the only team in the NFL to not allow a rushing touchdown on defense. 


1.         0          Kansas City

3.         2          Seattle

                        Philadelphia (playing afternoon game)

5.         3          Buffalo

            3          New York Jets

TOTAL YARDS: The Chiefs gained 361 yards on offensive and limited the Rams to 200 yards of total offense. The 200 yards allowed marks the fewest yards surrendered by the Chiefs defense in 2014.

TIME OF POSSESSION: The Chiefs held a 35:38 to 24:22 advantage in time of possession for today's game.

TEAM HITS A SEASON-HIGH FOR SACKS: The Chiefs defense finished the day with 7.0 sacks (-44.0 yards), marking the 54th time in franchise history the club has recorded 6.0 or more sacks and the first such game since recording 6.0 sacks at Washington on Dec. 8, 2013. Kansas City owns a 48-5-1 record (.898) when recording 6.0 or more sacks and have outscored its opponents 1,185 to 651 in those contests.

HOUSTON DROPS DAVIS A TRIO OF TIMES: LB Justin Houston recorded 3.0 sacks (-17.0 yards) of QB Austin Davis to give him 10.0 sacks (-39.0 yards) for the 2014 season. Going into Sunday's afternoon games, Houston's 10.0 sacks rank him first in the NFL. 

NFL LEADERSMOST SACKS, 2014 (Before Sunday Afternoon Games)

1.     10.0          Justin Houston         Kansas City

2.     9.0            Von Miller                    Denver

3.     8.0            Everson Griffen          Minnesota

4.     7.0            Multiple Tied

Houston now owns 36.5 sacks (-210.5 yards) for his career. He was the second-fastest player in team history to reach 30.0 career sacks, passing that plateau in 47 games. Pro Football Hall of Fame LB Derrick Thomas recorded 30.0 sacks in his first 31 games. His 36.5 sacks move him into ninth place in franchise history for most sacks. He passed Wilbur Young's mark of 35.0 sacks for ninth place. With 3.5 more sacks, he would become just the ninth player in franchise history to record 40.0 or more sacks. 


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, 1987-91

6.     44.5          Eric Hicks                   1998-06

7.     43.0          Jared Allen                  2004-07

8.     40.0          Bill Maas                     1984-92

9.     36.5          Justin Houston         2011-14

10    35.0          Wilbur Young              1973-77

Since Dec. 1, 2011 – the week Houston recorded his first NFL sack – he ranks second for the most sacks by any player in the NFL with 36.5, trailing only Houston DL J.J. Watt's 39.0 sacks.


1.     39.0          JJ Watt                        Houston

2.     36.5          Justin Houston         Kansas City

3.     34.5          Aldon Smith                San Francisco

4.     33.5          Jared Allen                  Minnesota/Chicago

                        Von Miller                    Denver

PARKER GRABS INTERCEPTION AND A QUARTERBACK TAKEDOWN: DB Ron Parker recorded an interception of QB Austin Davis and returned it 10 yards in the first quarter. It marks his first interception of the 2014 season and is his third career interception.

The interception marks the fourth interception for the Chiefs this season and is the first for the club in the opening quarter of a game.

Parker also recorded a 14-yard sack of Davis in the second quarter, marking his second-career sack (-17.0 yards). He finished the day with four solo tackles, including one for a loss, a QB pressure and a pass defensed to go with his sack and his interception.

BAILEY RECORDS MULTIPLE SACKS: DL Allen Bailey dropped QB Austin Davis for 1.5 sacks (-7.0 yards) in the game, giving him a career-best 4.0 sacks (-26.0 yards) for the 2014 season. He now owns 7.0 sacks (-43.0 yards) for his career. It marks his second multi-sack performance in the past three games after recording 1.5 sacks (-9.0 yards) at San Francisco (10/5/14). Bailey added four tackles (three solo), including one for loss, and a career-high three QB pressures in the game.

DEE FORD RECORDS FIRST QB TAKEDOWN: Rookie LB Dee Ford recorded his first 0.5 sack (-2.0 yards) by teaming up with Allen Bailey to bring down QB Austin Davis. Ford finished the day with three tackles (two solo) and a QB pressure.

WALKER AND HOWARD COMBINE FOR SACK: DL Vance Walker and DL Jaye Howard combined for a four-yard sack of QB Austin Davis in the fourth quarter of today's game. Walker now has 1.5 sacks (-12.0 yards) since joining the Chiefs and it gives him 9.5 career sacks (-55.0 yards). For Howard, it marks his first-career NFL sack.

CHARLES FINDS ENDZONE: RB Jamaal Charles recorded rushing touchdowns of one yard and 36 yards in the contest, giving him four touchdown rushes this season and six overall touchdowns for 2014. His 36-yard rushing touchdown marks his longest carry of the 2014 season. 

Dating back to the start of the 2013 season, Charles has recorded 25 total touchdowns, more than any other player in the NFL.


1.     25             Jamaal Charles         Kansas City

2.     21             Julius Thomas             Denver

3.     20             Marshawn Lynch        Seattle

                        Demaryius Thomas    Denver

5.     19             Jimmy Graham          New Orleans (play on Monday Night Football)

CHARLES INCHES CLOSER TO 50-TD CLUB: Charles now owns 33 career rushing touchdowns to go with 16 career receiving touchdowns for 49 total offensive scores. He is one touchdown away from becoming the seventh player in franchise history to record 50 or more offensive touchdowns. 


1.     83             Priest Holmes             2001-07

2.     76             Tony Gonzalez            1997-08

3.     61             Larry Johnson             2003-09

4.     60             Otis Taylor                  1965-75

5.     58             Abner Haynes             1960-64

6.     55             Chris Burford              1960-67

7.     49             Jamaal Charles         2008-14

                        Stephone Paige          1983-91

SMITH SETS EFFICIENCY RECORD WITH THE BALL IN HIS HAND: QB Alex Smith completed 24 of 28 passes (85.7%) for 226 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions, good for a 100.3 passer rating. His 85.7% completion percentage ranks as top mark in franchise history, topping his previous mark of 85.0% set on 17 of 20 passes at Oakland on Dec. 15, 2013. He completed a stretch of 10 consecutive passes in the game.


1.     85.71        Alex Smith vs. St. Louis (24-28)      Oct. 26, 2014

2.     85.00        Alex Smith at Oakland (17-20)           Dec. 15, 2013

3.     82.61        Brady Quinn vs. Carolina (19-23)       Dec. 2, 2012

4.     80.95        Dave Krieg at N.Y. Jets (17-21)         Nov. 29, 1992

                        Trent Green vs. Denver (17-21)         Dec. 16, 2001

It marks his 20th career regular season game with a 100.0 or better passer rating and his eighth regular season such game since joining the Chiefs in 2013. Including postseason contests, Smith now owns 22 career games with a 100.0 or better passer rating. Smith added 24 yards on four carries (6.0 avg.).

Smith connected with a total of eight different receivers in today's game, marking the third time this season he has thrown to eight or more teammates. He found nine teammates at Denver (9/14) and eight receivers week at San Diego (10/19).

SANTOS NAILS FIELD GOALS: K Cairo Santos booted two field goals in today's game, a career-long 53-yarder and a 28-yard effort. He has now made eight consecutive field goals and is 10 of 12 (83.3%) for the season. His 10 field goal conversions tie for fifth-most by a rookie kicker in team history.


1.     25             Ryan Succop              2009

2.     21             Jan Stenerud              1967

3.     13             Jack Spikes                1960

4.     12             Tommy Brooker         1962

5.     10             Cairo Santos             2014

                        Connor Barth              2008

COLQUITT PUTS THREE INSIDE THE 20: P Dustin Colquitt booted four punts for 182 yards (45.5 gross, 35.0 net), landing three punts inside the 20-yard line. Colquitt has landed 16 of his 28 punts this season inside the 20-yard line. He has now landed 301 punts inside the 20-yard line in his career, the most in Chiefs history. His 301 punts inside the 20 move him into the top 10 in NFL history for punts inside the 20-yard line, making him just the 10th player to reach that mark.* *


1.     301           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 


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.     373           Matt Turk                    1995-11

6.     369           Shane Lechler             2000-14*

7.     326           Bryan Barker              1990-05

8.     322           Chris Gardocki            1991-06

9.     318           Lee Johnson               1985-02

10.   301           Dustin Colquitt          2005-14*

*Active Players

DAVIS TAKES KICKOFF TO THE HOUSE: RB Knile Davis returned the opening kick of the second half 99 yards for a touchdown, giving him two career kickoff return touchdowns. His first came on a 108-yard kick return – tied for the second-longest kickoff return for a touchdown in NFL history – against Denver on Dec. 1, 2013. He now owns two of the six longest kickoff returns in franchise history. 


1.     108           Knile Davis vs. Denver         Dec. 1, 2013

2.     106           Noland Smith at Denver         Dec. 17, 1967

3.     100           Dante Hall vs. Pittsburgh        Sept. 14, 2003

4.     99             Knile Davis vs. St. Louis      Oct. 26, 2014

                        Dave Grayson at Denver       Sept. 7, 1963

                        Tamarick Vanover at Seattle  Sept. 3, 1995

He becomes just the fourth player in franchise history to record at least two career kickoff return touchdowns.


1.     6   Dante Hall                   2000-06

2.     4   Tamarick Vanover      1995-99

3.     2   Knile Davis                2013-14

            Paul Palmer                1987-88

Davis added 49 yards on 16 carries (3.1 avg.) with a three-yard touchdown rush. It marks his fourth rushing touchdown of the season and his eighth career rushing touchdown.

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