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Monday Morning Takeaways: Colts vs Chiefs

Posted Dec 23, 2013

A statistical look back at Week 16

CHARLES GETS GOING ON THE GROUND: RB Jamaal Charles rushed 13 times for 106 yards (8.2 avg.) in the Week 16 contest with a 31-yard touchdown run. It marks the fourth time this season he has carried for 100 or more yards. He has accomplished the feat 21 times in his career, ranking him third in team history for most 100-yard rushing games in a career. He now owns 12 rushing touchdowns to go with seven receiving touchdowns for the season. His 19-combined touchdowns tie for the fourth-best single-season touchdown mark in franchise history.

CHIEFS RECORD BOOK - MOST GAMES, 100 OR MORE RUSHING YARDS, CAREER
1      30             Larry Johnson               2003-09
2.     24             Priest Holmes               2001-07
3.     21             Jamaal Charles             2008-13
4.     14             Christian Okoye             1987-92
5.     13             Abner Haynes               1960-65

CHIEFS RECORD BOOK - MOST TOUCHDOWNS, SEASON
1.     27             Priest Holmes (27 rush, 0 rec)    2003
2.     24             Priest Holmes (21 rush, 3 rec)    2002
3.     21             Larry Johnson (20 rush, 1 rec)    2005
4.     19             Jamaal Charles (12 rush, 7 rec) 2013
                        Abner Haynes (13 rush, 6 rec)    1962
                        Larry Johnson (17 rush, 2 rec)    2006

Jamaal finished the game with five receptions for 38 yards (7.6 avg.). His 38 receiving yards give him 693 yards on 70 receptions for the season, moving him into first place in franchise history for more receiving yards by a running back in a single season. He passed RB Priest Holmes’ mark of 690 yards set in 2003. His 70 receptions tie for the second-most in a single-season by a running back in franchise history.

CHIEFS RECORD BOOK - MOST RECEIVING YARDS, RUNNING BACK, SEASON
1.     693           Jamaal Charles             2013
2.     690           Priest Holmes               2003
3.     672           Priest Holmes               2002
4.     614           Priest Holmes               2001
5.     590           Curtis McClinton            1965

CHIEFS RECORD BOOK - MOST RECEPTIONS, RUNNING BACK, SEASON
1.     74             Priest Holmes               2003
2.     70             Jamaal Charles             2013
                        Priest Holmes               2002
4.     67             Kimble Anders              1994
5.     66             MacArthur Lane 1976

SMITH SETS FRANCHISE MARK FOR RUSHING YARDS:QB Alex Smith had six carries for 47 yards in Sunday’s game, giving him 431 yards on 76 carries (5.5 avg.) for the season. He sets a new single-season franchise record for most rushing yards by a quarterback, surpassing QB Tyler Thigpen’s mark of 386 yards set in the 2008 season. His 70 carries rank as the most rushing attempts by a quarterback in a single season in franchise history.

CHIEFS RECORD BOOK - MOST RUSHING YARDS, QUARTERBACK, SEASON
1.     431           Alex Smith                   2013
2.     386           Tyler Thigpen                2008
3.     274           Steve Fuller                   1980
4.     272           Len Dawson                  1963
5.     264           Steve Fuller                   1979

CHIEFS RECORD BOOK - MOST RUSHING ATTEMPTS, QUARTERBACK, SEASON
1.     70             Alex Smith                   2013
2.     62             Tyler Thigpen                2008
3.     60             Steve Fuller                   1980
4.     50             Matt Cassel                   2009
                        Steve Fuller                   1979

MCCLUSTER SETS TEAM RECORD FOR PUNT RETURN YARDS: WR Dexter McCluster recorded three punt returns for 23 yards in Sunday’s contest, giving him 654 yards on the season. His 654 punt return yards set a new single-season franchise record, passing WR Tamarick Vanover’s old team record of 640 yards, set in 1999. His 57 punt returns are the second-most in a single season in franchise history.

CHIEFS RECORD BOOK - PUNT RETURN YARDS, SEASON
1.     654           Dexter McCluster          2013
2.     640           Tamarick Vanover          1999
3.     612           J.T. Smith                     1979
4.     581           J.T. Smith                     1980
5.     540           Tamarick Vanover          1995

CHIEFS RECORD BOOK - PUNT RETURNS, SEASON
1.     58             J.T. Smith                     1979
2.     57             Dexter McCluster          2013
3.     51             Tamarick Vanover          1995
                        Tamarick Vanover          1999
5.     50             J.T. Smith                     1981

JOHNSON TIES CAREER MARK FOR SACKS: LB Derrick Johnson recorded one sack (-9.0 yards) of Indianapolis QB Andrew Luck in the game, giving him 4.5 sacks (-27.0 yards) for 2013. He ties his single-season career-high for sacks in a season, set in 2006.

Johnson added five solo tackles in the contest, including two for loss. He now has 981-career tackles, moving closer to the franchise record of 999 tackles set by LB Gary Spani. He added two QB pressures and a pass defensed in the contest.

CHIEFS RECORD BOOK - MOST TACKLES, CAREER
1.     999           Gary Spani                    1978-86
2.     992           Art Still                         1978-87
3.     981           Derrick Johnson           2005-13
4.     927           Deron Cherry                 1981-91
5.     883           Donnie Edwards            1996-01, ’07-08

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