The Kansas City Chiefs wrapped up the regular season with a victory on Sunday, defeating the Los Angeles Chargers and locking up the No. 2 seed in the AFC playoffs.
Here are 10 interesting notes about the win.
1. Damien Williams had a game to remember
Williams recorded 154 yards of offense - with 124 of those yards coming on the ground – and two touchdowns on Sunday, putting together arguably his top statistical game of the season.
The highlight of the afternoon was Williams' 84-yard score midway through the third quarter, which featured several broken tackles before the veteran tailback escaped into the open field. Remarkably, that was only Williams' second-longest rush of the season, trailing a 91-yard touchdown run against the Minnesota Vikings last month.
Williams is now one of only six players in NFL history to tally multiple 80+ yard touchdown runs in a single season, joining Chris Johnson (twice), Jamaal Charles, Barry Sanders, Adrian Peterson and Hugh McElhenny.
2. Mecole Hardman returned a kickoff to the house
Just moments after Los Angeles took the lead early in the second half, Hardman broke loose for a 104 kickoff return to re-claim the advantage in favor of Kansas City. It was Hardman's first-career return touchdown and the third-longest in franchise history, behind only the efforts of Knile Davis (108 in 2013) and Noland Smith (106 in 1967).
Additionally, Hardman's touchdown marked the longest kickoff return score in the NFL this season and the first by a member of the Chiefs since Tyreek Hill did so against Denver late in the 2016 campaign.
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3. Patrick Mahomes topped 4,000 yards passing on the year
The reigning league MVP finished the season with 4,031 passing yards and 26 touchdowns despite missing what essentially ended up being three games. Mahomes now has two 4,000+ yard seasons through his first three seasons in the league, becoming one of only just a few players to accomplish such a feat.
What makes Mahomes' numbers all the more impressive when comparing him to other players through three professional seasons is that the former first-round pick played only one game his rookie year.
4. Terrell Suggs moved up in the record books
Suggs sacked Chargers' quarterback Philip Rivers on third down midway through the third quarter, stalling Los Angeles' drive while also making some history. It was the 139th sack of Suggs' stellar career, moving him past DeMarcus Ware for the eighth-most all-time in NFL history.
It's worth mentioning that Suggs also has the third-most sacks in postseason history, which is another figure the Chiefs hope he adds to in January.
5. Tyrann Mathieu tallied an interception in the end zone
Mathieu recorded his team-leading fourth pick of the year to thwart a Chargers' scoring opportunity late in the first half, intercepting Rivers in the end zone.
The Honey Badger finished his debut season in Kansas City with the most interceptions (4) and passes defensed (12) since his All-Pro season in 2015.
6. Harrison Butker made some franchise history
Butker just keeps breaking records. A week after tallying the most points through three seasons in NFL history, Butker moved past his own franchise record (set in 2017) for the most points by a kicker in a single season on Sunday with a first-quarter field goal.
He later climbed even further up the overall list, which includes all players regardless of position, passing Priest Holmes for the second most points in a single-season by a member of the Chiefs with 147.
7. Dustin Colquitt is one of the best to ever do it
Colquitt completed his 15th regular season with the Chiefs in 2019, and with 50,393 punting yards now for his career, the timeless veteran moved into eighth-place all-time in terms of punting yards on Sunday.
Just another milestone for one of the best to ever play the position.
8. The Chiefs finished the year on a six-game winning streak
Kansas City has now won six-straight games since Week 11, notching the second-longest winning streak to end a season in franchise history. The Chiefs are scoring 27.8 points-per-game (6th in the league) and allowing just 11.5 points-per-game (1st in the league) in that time.
Additionally, Kansas City recorded 12 wins on the year for a second-straight season, tallying back-to-back 12-win campaigns for the first time in franchise history.
9. Kansas City's dominance over the AFC West is historic
The Chiefs are now 27-3 versus the AFC West since 2015, compiling a truly historic streak of dominance. In fact, Kansas City's .900 winning percentage against divisional opponents in that time marks the best five-year stretch for a team versus division rivals since the AFL-NFL merger.
Kansas City added to those numbers this season with a perfect record against the AFC West.
10. The Chiefs are headed to the Divisional Round of the postseason once again
Kansas City's win, paired with a New England Patriots' loss, locked up the No. 2 seed in the AFC and a first-round bye to begin the postseason. This will be the fourth time in the last five seasons that the Chiefs will appear in the Divisional Round of the playoffs.
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