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Inside the Lines: Chiefs vs. Giants

Posted Sep 27, 2013

The Chiefs are headed back to Arrowhead Stadium and looking to stay undefeated, while the Giants are struggling to break into the win column.

However, as strong as the Chiefs have started this season, they are 2-10 all-time against the Giants. The last victory over New York was almost two decades ago in 1995, when the Chiefs beat the Giants 20-17. The only other win was in 1983, with Mike Bell and Ken Kremer when Chiefs won 38-17 at Arrowhead Stadium.

Fast Facts

- Kansas City is first in the AFC and fourth in the NFL with nine takeaways.

- The Chiefs are tied for first in the AFC and tied for second in the NFL in total points allowed, giving up just 11.3 points per game through Week 3.

- Through three weeks of the regular season, Kansas City ranks third overall in scoring differential. The Chiefs are outscoring their opponents 71-34.

- The Chiefs defense has been dominant this season to say the least, specifically in the red zone. They have held their opponents to one of the lowest goal-to-go touchdown efficiencies in the league.

- DT Dontari Poe’s 3.5 sacks are tied for second among AFC defensive linemen and are tied for fourth amongst NFL defensive linemen.

- RB Jamaal Charles has rushed for more than 1,000 yards in three seasons, currently ranking fourth in team history for most-career rushing yards.

- P Dustin Colquitt has landed 13 punts inside the 20-yard line to rank first in the AFC and first in the NFL.

- LB Justin Houston has recorded 7.5 sacks, ranking first in the NFL. Houston became the third fastest player in franchise history to reach 20 sacks to start their career.

- Chiefs and Giants connections: Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey was on Green Bay’s roster as a linebacker during the time that Giants head coach Tom Coughlin served as wide receivers coach; WR Dwayne Bowe (2003-06), DE Tyson Jackson (2004-08) and Giants CB Corey Webster (2002-04) were on LSU’s roster together; Giants P Steve Weatherford spent the 2008 season as a part of the Chiefs squad.

Records to Watch

- K Ryan Succop has 422-career points, becoming only the sixth player in team history with at least 400 points. His 422 points rank sixth in team history, needing 21 points to pass K Pete Stoyanovich (442) for fifth.

- RB Jamaal Charles ranks fourth in team history with 4,760 career-rushing yards. He needs 138 yards to pass RB Christian Okoye (4,897) for third and 1,256 yards to pass RB Larry Johnson (6,015) for second. Jamaal needs 1,311 yards to pass RB Priest Holmes for the franchise record for most career rushing yards.

- LB Justin Houston has 23.0 sacks in three seasons to tie for 11th in club history for most sacks. He needs 5.0 more sacks to pass John Browning (27.5) for a place in the Top 10 in team history.

On this Day

On September 29, 1963, the Rolling Stones began their first tour. Also on this day, in 1982, the first broadcast of Cheers ran on NBC and in 1985 Deron Cherry recorded four interceptions against Seattle. Additionally, on this day in 1996, the Nintendo 64 video game system debuted in the U.S.

Sunday, Jerry Lee Lewis celebrates his 78th birthday, along with, Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant (25) and journalist and sportscaster Bryant Gumbel (65).

 

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