When the clock struck 12:00 AM CDT this morning, it officially became Raiders Week, but following the Chiefs historic 26-17 defeat of the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, the team accomplishments, including individual efforts, deserve a look back.
For just the second time in franchise history, the Chiefs have started a season 5-0, joining the Chiefs 2003 team, which went on to win the first nine games of the season. Kansas City’s 5-0 start marks the first time in NFL history that a team has won its first five games, after winning two or fewer contests in the previous season.
REID’S WINS VS. THE NFL:
With Sunday’s 26-17 win at Tennessee, Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid has now recorded at least one victory against every NFL franchise. Prior to yesterday’s contest, Reid had beaten all 31 other teams, but had been held winless in four contests against the Tennessee Titans.
"It was a resilient win," coach Reid said. "I thought the guys played hard, they stuck to it. There were some ups and downs; it was two good teams playing each other."
Coach Reid also spoke about the faithful Chiefs fans.
"My hat goes off to the fans," coach Reid said. "The fans really controlled that lower bowl and we heard them. We really appreciate all that support that they were able to give us, especially down the stretch."
CHARLES MOVES UP RUSHING CHART:
His one-yard rushing touchdown was his third score on the ground and his fifth-overall touchdown in 2013. He now has 20-career rushing touchdowns to go with nine-career receiving touchdowns. His 108 yards on the ground mark his first 100-plus yard rushing performance of 2013. It is his 18th-career 100-yard rushing performance.
"It feels good to make history and break history," Charles said, following the win. "That’s why I’m playing this game, to make history. I’m so happy that I broke a record, but I have more records to break."
AVERY, CHARLES LEADS RECEIVING CORPS:
SPECIAL TEAMS STRIKES AGAIN:
For the second week in a row, the Chiefs special teams unit recorded a touchdown as CB
It marks the first time that the Chiefs have recorded special teams touchdowns in back-to-back weeks, since Kansas City’s special teams unit scored touchdowns in four-consecutive games from Sept. 14 through Oct. 5, 2003.
"I think (Cyrus) Gray did a great job pushing a guy into the ball," Cooper said of the fumble recovery. "It bounced off his foot and I saw the opportunity to get the ball; so, I went and dove on it."
Cooper, who finished with one tackle, one assist and three pass breakups, also recorded his first-career interception, picking off a QB Ryan Fitzpatrick pass, intended for WR Nate Washington in the fourth quarter.
"It has to do with film study," Cooper said. "We put in countless hours and it worked out; that’s something we saw that I could do and I just jumped the route, when I saw it."
TAMBA AND HOUSTON, DO IT AGAIN
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DEMPS RECORDS SECOND INTERCEPTION IN AS MANY WEEKS:
"I just try to do my job," Demps said. "Flo (
POE’S BIG DAY ON DEFENSE:
"Huge," Poe said of the historic team victory. "It’s unexplainable right now; we’ll enjoy this to the fullest for this day and tomorrow, we’re moving on to the next. It’s huge; it’s a great feeling."
FLOWERS LEADS DEFENSE:
CB Brandon Flowers recorded a team-high eight tackles (six solo) and two passes defensed in the game, including the tipped pass that was picked off by Demps.
SUCCOP PERFECT IN KICKING GAME, MOVES UP SCORING CHART:
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