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Facts and stats from Sunday's game against the Jets

OPENING DRIVE SCORE: The Chiefs orchestrated a 12-play, 81-yard drive that took 6:22, culminating with a one-yard touchdown run from RB Jamaal Charles. It marks the second time this season the Chiefs have scored a touchdown on their opening drive of the game. The last time was a 12-play, 76-yard drive that ended with a two-yard touchdown pass from QB Alex Smith to TE Travis Kelce at San Francisco on Oct. 5, 2014. The Chiefs scored touchdowns on their first two possessions for the first time since facing Oakland in Week 15 of the 2013 season.

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 (Sunday afternoon game)

                        Philadelphia (not yet, 4th quarter)

5.         3          Buffalo

Photos from the Chiefs week nine match up against the NY Jets

BOWE CROSSES 500 RECEPTION PLATEAU: WR Dwayne Bowe tied a season-high with six receptions for 55 yards (9.2 avg.) in today's game. He now owns 503 career receptions, the second-most catches by a single player in franchise history. He joins TE Tony Gonzalez as the only other player in franchise history with 500 or more receptions. He already holds the record for most career receptions by a wide receiver and is the only wide receiver to have more than 500 receptions in team history. Bowe has 31 receptions for 398 yards (12.8 avg.) in 2014 and has 503 receptions for 6,799 yards (13.5 avg.) with 44 touchdowns. His 6,799 yards rank third in team history for most receiving yards. 


1.         916       Tony Gonzalez              1997-08

2.         503       Dwayne Bowe               2007-14

3.         416       Henry Marshall              1976-87

4.         410       Otis Taylor                    1965-75

5.         391       Chris Burford                1960-67 


1.         503       Dwayne Bowe               2007-14

2.         416       Henry Marshall              1976-87

3.         410       Otis Taylor                    1965-75

4.         391       Chris Burford                1960-67

5.         377       Stephone Paige             1983-91 


1.         10,940  Tony Gonzalez              1997-08

2.         7,306    Otis Taylor                    1965-74

3.         6,799    Dwayne Bowe               2007-14

4.         6,545    Henry Marshall              1976-87

5.         6,360    Carlos Carson               1980-89

KELCE FINDS ENDZONE: TE Travis Kelce caught a 12-yard touchdown pass from QB Alex Smith in the game, giving him four receiving touchdowns in 2014. He finished the day with four receptions for a team-high 67 yards (16.8 avg.) in the game. Kelce leads all Chiefs pass catchers in receptions (32), yards (419) and receiving touchdowns (4) in 2014.

SMITH HAS ANOTHER EFFICIENT DAY:QB Alex Smith completed 21 of 31 passes (67.7%) for 199 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions, good for a 106.8 passer rating. It marks his third multi-touchdown game of the 2014 season and is his 12th regular season game with two or more touchdown passes since joining the Chiefs in 2013. Smith now owns 34 career multi-touchdown games in regular season contests and has three such games in the postseason.

Smith recorded a 100.0 or better passer rating for the third-straight game and for the fifth time in 2014. Since joining the Chiefs in 2013, Smith has nine games with a 100.0 passer rating or better. Kansas City is 8-1 in games in which Smith has a 100.0 or better passer rating. Smith has 21 career regular season games with a 100.0 passer rating or better.

In his last seven games, Smith has 146 completions on 211 attempts (69.2%) for 1,490 yards with 10 touchdowns and one interception, good for a 103.0 passer rating.

FASANO TOUCHDOWN RECEPTION: TE Anthony Fasano hauled in a two-yard touchdown reception from QB Alex Smith on a tipped pass that was deflected at the line of scrimmage. Fasano has two touchdown receptions in 2014, has five scoring catches since joining the Chiefs in 2013 and has 29 career touchdowns.

THOMAS BREAKS FREE ON KICK RETURN: Rookie RB/WR De'Anthony Thomas returned a kickoff 78 yards, marking a career-long kickoff return. He added one reception for five yards (5.0 avg.) and one carry for 26 yards (26.0 avg.) in the game.

HOUSTON CONTINUES TO DISRUPT OPPOSING QUARTERBACKS: LB Justin Houston recorded 2.0 sacks (-10.0 yards) of QB Michael Vick to give him 12.0 sacks (-49.0 yards) for the 2014 season. Going into Sunday's afternoon games, Houston's 12.0 sacks rank him first in the NFL.

Today's 2.0 sacks mark Houston's fourth multi-sack game for the 2014 season and the 11th such game of his career. Houston has now recorded at least 1.0 sack in the last six games, accumulating 10.0 sacks over that stretch. He recorded four tackles (three solo), including two for a loss and two QB pressures in the game. 


1.     12.0          Justin Houston             Kansas City

2.     9.0            Von Miller                     Denver (Sunday afternoon game)

        9.0            Everson Griffen             Minnesota

Houston now owns 38.5 sacks (-220.5 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 38.5 sacks move him into ninth place in franchise history for most sacks. With 1.5 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.     38.5          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 38.5, trailing only Houston DL J.J. Watt's 40.5 sacks.


1.     40.5          JJ Watt                         Houston

2.     38.5          Justin Houston             Kansas City

3.     34.5          Aldon Smith                  San Francisco

4.     33.5          Jared Allen                    Minnesota/Chicago

                        Von Miller                     Denver (Sunday afternoon game)

POE PICKS UP SACK: Chiefs NT Dontari Poe generated his third sack of the season and now has 7.5 for his career, dropping QB Michael Vick for a sack of zero yards in the contest. Poe added four solo tackles and a quarterback pressure in the contest.

CHARLES FINDS ENDZONE: RB Jamaal Charles recorded 20 carries for 78 yards (3.9 avg.) with a one-yard touchdown run in the contest, giving him five touchdown rushes this season and seven overall touchdowns for 2014. It marks Charles' third-straight game with at least one rushing touchdown.

Dating back to the start of the 2013 season, Charles has recorded 26 total touchdowns, more than any other player in the NFL. 


1.     26             Jamaal Charles Kansas City

2.     21             Julius Thomas               Denver (Sunday afternoon game)

3.     20             Marshawn Lynch            Seattle (Sunday afternoon game)

                        Demaryius Thomas        Denver (Sunday afternoon game)

                        Jimmy Graham              New Orleans

CHARLES REACHES 50-TD CLUB: Charles now owns 34 career rushing touchdowns to go with 16 career receiving touchdowns for 50 total offensive scores. He becomes 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.     50             Jamaal Charles             2008-14


COLQUITT PUTS THREE INSIDE THE 20:** P Dustin Colquitt booted four punts for 153 yards (38.3 gross, 37.5 net), landing two punts inside the 20-yard line. Colquitt has landed 18 of his 32 punts this season inside the 20-yard line. He has now landed 303 punts inside the 20-yard line in his career, the most in Chiefs history. His 303 punts inside the 20 rank 10th in NFL history for punts inside the 20-yard line. Colquitt's 303 punts inside the 20 are the second-most of any active NFL player behind Houston P Shane Lechler, who has 371.


1.     303           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.     371           Shane Lechler               2000-14*

7.     326           Bryan Barker                 1990-05

8.     322           Chris Gardocki              1991-06

9.     318           Lee Johnson                 1985-02

10.   303           Dustin Colquitt             2005-14*

*Active Players

SANTOS CONTINUES STREAK:K Cairo Santos converted a 19-yard field in the game, giving him nine consecutive field goals made, to push his season total to 11 of 13 (84.6%). He also converted three PATs in the contest for six total points. Santos has a team-high 56 points.


1.     25             Ryan Succop                2009

2.     21             Jan Stenerud                 1967

3.     13             Jack Spikes                  1960

4.     12             Tommy Brooker             1962

5.     11             Cairo Santos                2014

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