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.
NFL LEADERSRUSHING TOUCHDOWNS ALLOWED, 2014
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.
CHIEFS RECORD BOOKMOST RECEPTIONS, CAREER
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
CHIEFS RECORD BOOKMOST RECEPTIONS, CAREER
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
CHIEFS RECORD BOOKMOST RECEIVING YARDS, CAREER
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.
NFL LEADERSMOST SACKS, 2014
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.
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, 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.
NFL LEADERSMOST SACKS, SINCE DEC. 1, 2011
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.
NFL LEADERSOFFENSIVE TOUCHDOWNS, 2013-PRESENT
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.* *
CHIEFS RECORD BOOK50 OR MORE OFFENSIVE TOUCHDOWNS, ALL-TIME
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.
CHIEFS RECORD BOOKMOST PUNTS INSIDE THE 20, CAREER
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
NFL RECORD BOOKMOST PUNTS INSIDE THE 20 (SINCE 1976)
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*
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.
CHIEFS RECORD BOOKMOST FIELD GOALS MADE, ROOKIE
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