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POSTGAME NOTES: CHIEFS AT SAINTS

Posted Sep 23, 2012

Chiefs get victory in New Orleans

Overtime Result: The Chiefs overtime win in today’s contest marks the 14th overtime victory in team history. The Chiefs last recorded an overtime victory in a 23-20 contest vs. San Diego (10/31/11). The Chiefs record in overtime contests is now 14-18-2.

Chiefs Comeback: The Chiefs overcame an 18-point second-half deficit to win today’s game. That marks the largest comeback for a win in team history. Most recently, the Chiefs tied the largest come-from-behind victory in team history by overcoming a 17-point deficit to win 28-24 at Indianapolis on Oct. 9, 2011.

Second-Half Defense:  The Chiefs defense allowed only 70 total net yards in the second half. After allowing New Orleans to gain 218 yards of offense in the first half, the Saints finished with only 288 total net yards for the day.

Chiefs End Brees’ Streak: The Chiefs defense ended Saints QB Drew Brees’ streak of nine consecutive games with 300 or more passing yards. Brees’ streak started with a contest at Atlanta (11/13/11). The Chiefs defense held Brees to just 240 yards passing.

Total Yards: The Chiefs recorded 510 yards of total offense in today’s victory. It was the largest single-game offensive output since the Chiefs gained 524 yards of offense at Denver (1/3/10). It was the first time the Chiefs gained more than 500 yards of total offense since producing 503 total yards at Seattle (11/28/10).

Charles in Charge: RB Jamaal Charles carried the ball 33 times for 233 rushing yards (7.1 avg.) in today’s contest. That total is the second-best single-game total in team history. Charles already holds the top mark in franchise history with 259 rushing yards at Denver (1/3/10). It is only the fifth time in team history that an individual has recorded 200 or more rushing yards in a single game. He is the second Chiefs player to rush for more than 200 yards twice in his career (Larry Johnson).
 
CHIEFS RECORD BOOK - MOST RUSHING YARDS, GAME

1. Jamaal Charles (at Denver, 1/3/10) - 259

2. Jamaal Charles (at New Orleans, 9/23/12) - 233

3. Larry Johnson (at Houston, 11/20/05) - 211

4. Larry Johnson (vs. Cincinnati, 1/1/06) - 201

5. Barry Word (vs. Detroit, 10/14/90) - 200

Charles reeled off a 91-yard touchdown run in the game. That run marked the longest rush of his career and is the longest run from scrimmage in team history.

CHIEFS RECORD BOOK - LONGEST RUSH

1. Jamaal Charles (at New Orleans, 9/23/12) - 91 (TD)

2. Ted McKnight (at Seattle, 9/30/79) - 84 (TD)

3. Joe Delaney (vs. Denver, 10/18/81) - 82 (TD)

4. Derrick Alexander (vs. San Diego, 10/31/99) - 82 (TD)

5. Abner Haynes (at New York Jets, 11/29/64) - 80 (TD)

Warren McVea (vs. Cincinnati, 10/26/69) - 80 (TD)

Jamaal Charles (at St. Louis, 12/19/10) - 80

Succop’s Perfect Day: K Ryan Succop converted all six of his field goal attempts and one PAT, accounting for 19 points in the victory. His six made field goals marks the record for most field goals made in a single game in team history. His six field goals attempted tie for second in team history behind K Jan Stenerud’s seven field goal attempts vs. Buffalo (12/19/71).

Career Receptions: With seven catches in today’s contest, WR Dwayne Bowe moved into sixth in Chiefs history with 374 career receptions. He passed FB Kimble Anders (369) for sixth and needs four more receptions to pass WR Stephone Paige (377) for fifth.

Career Punt Return Yards: With three punt returns for 40 yards in today’s game, CB Javier Arenas has 826 career punt return yards to rank fourth in team history. He passed CB Dale Carter (787) for fourth.

Cassel’s Comeback: QB Matt Cassel led his ninth-career game-winning fourth-quarter or overtime performance in today’s contest. Going into the fourth quarter trailing 13-24, the Chiefs scored 11 points to take the game to overtime. In overtime, the Chiefs used two offensive drives to move the ball into field goal range, setting K Ryan Succop up for the 31-yard game-winning field goal.

Houston Brings the Pressure: LB Justin Houston recorded 3.0 sacks and a safety of New Orleans QB Drew Brees for a combined 25.0 yards in losses (-11.0, -7.0, and -7.0 yards). His 3.0 sacks today give him 4.0 sacks for the season and 10.5 sacks for his career. He added four quarterback pressures in the contest. His 3.0 sacks ties his single-game career high for sacks in a game (at Chicago 12/4/11).

Johnson Gets to Brees: LB Derrick Johnson sacked New Orleans QB Drew Brees for a 10-yard loss. The sack was his first of the season and the 17th of his career.

Routt’s INT: CB Stanford Routt recorded his 11th-career interception and his first as a member of the Chiefs in the third quarter. The interception was the first takeaway of the season for the Chiefs defense.

Fourth-Quarter and Overtime Scoring: In the first three games of the season, Kansas City is outscoring its opponents by a 35-6 margin in the fourth quarter/overtime.

Time of Possession Battle: The Chiefs held a 42:32 to 26:01 advantage in time of possession for today’s contest.

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