The month of November is known for a time of thanksgiving and after going 8-0 to start the 2013 season, the Kansas City Chiefs had plenty to be thankful for, entering Week 9, when the Chiefs defense stole the headlines, helping deliver a come-from-behind victory at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
Smith's return is tied for the second-longest interception return for a touchdown in franchise history. It was his second interception of the season and seventh of his career, but his first interception returned for a touchdown, marking his career-long INT return.
It was Hali’s fifth-career fumble recovery and first fumble recovery returned for a touchdown. The score marked Hali’s second-career defensive touchdown, after a 10-yard interception return at Jacksonville on Sept. 8, 2013. He added four tackles (two solo) in the contest.
With the win on Nov. 3, the Chiefs became the first team in NFL history to go 9-0, during their first year with a new head coach and quarterback. The Chiefs are also the first team to start 9-0, after posting two or fewer wins in the previous season and are the first team in NFL history to start 9-0 after posting the league’s worst record in the previous year. Kansas City’s 9-0 start also tied for the best start in franchise history (2003) and was the first time in head coach Andy Reid’s 15-year coaching career that he started a season 9-0.
The Chiefs enjoyed a much-deserved Bye Week, before the team traveled to Denver to face the 8-1 Denver Broncos.
Denver used the running game for its next two scores, via Broncos RB Montee Ball, who recorded one and eight-yard TD runs.
Trailing 27-10 in the fourth quarter, the Chiefs pulled within 10 points, thanks to a 10-yard TD reception by Chiefs TE
The Chiefs comeback attempt fell short as the Broncos held on to win at home, 27-17. Chiefs vs Broncos: Photo Gallery
The Chiefs offense responded with two TDs, the first a 32-yard strike from Alex Smith to
Jamaal finished with 14 carries in the game for a season-high 115 yards (8.2 avg.), which tied a career-high with two rushing touchdowns. It marked just the third time in Jamaal's career that he scored two rushing touchdowns in the same game, with one of those contests coming this year against the Oakland Raiders (10/13/13). He also had a season-long rush of 46 yards in the game.
Jamaal's two TDs in the game gave him 10 touchdowns (eight rushing, two receiving) for the season and 34-career touchdowns (25 rushing, nine receiving), marking the first time in Charles’ career that he has recorded double-digit touchdowns (rushing and receiving).
In the third quarter, trailing the Chargers 24-21, Chiefs QB Alex Smith found Anthony Fasano for a four-yard score, his second score in two weeks and the 26th-receiving touchdown of his career.
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