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POSTGAME NOTES: CHIEFS VS. RAVENS

Posted Oct 7, 2012

Ground Attack: The Chiefs gained 214 yards on the ground in today’s game. Kansas City has topped the 100-yard rushing mark every game this season, and has accomplished the feat in eight straight contests starting with a win vs. Green Bay (12/18/11). It’s the team’s second game with more than 200 yards rushing in the last three outings.

First-Half Rushing vs. Baltimore: The Chiefs recorded 179 rushing yards in the first half against Baltimore. It was the second-most rushing yards Baltimore has allowed in the first half of a game since the franchise started in 1996. The only team to gain more first-half rushing yards was Cleveland, who gained 187 yards rushing against the Ravens on Sept. 14, 2003.

Charles’ Day: RB Jamaal Charles recorded 140 rushing yards on 30 carries (4.7 avg.). It marks his second game of the season with more than 100 yards rushing. It was his 12th career game with more than 100 yards on the ground.

Going into the day, Charles was ranked second in the NFL with 411 rushing yards, trailing only Seattle’s Marshawn Lynch (423). With 140 rushing yards today, Charles now has 551 rushing yards for the season, averaging 110.2 yards per game.

Entering today’s game, Charles was ranked first in the NFL with 508 scrimmage yards. Charles gained 161 yards (140 rushing, 21 receiving) on 33 touches to give him 669 scrimmage yards for the year. He is averaging 133.8 scrimmage yards per game.

Containing the Ravens Offense: The Chiefs defense limited Baltimore to three points in the first half. Three points allowed is the fewest first-half points any team has allowed against Baltimore since Jacksonville held the Ravens scoreless in the first half on Oct. 24, 2011. The Chiefs held the Ravens to nine total points in the contest, the fewest points accumulated by the Ravens since they scored seven at Jacksonville on Oct. 24, 2011. The Chiefs held Baltimore to 298 net yards of offense, the lowest mark since the Ravens had 284 net yards vs. Cleveland on Dec. 24, 2011.

Chiefs Keep Baltimore out of the End Zone: Kansas City held Baltimore to nine points on three field goals. It was the first time that the Ravens have been held without a touchdown since a 17-15 loss vs. Indianapolis on Nov. 22, 2009 in which K Billy Cundiff made five of six field goals.

Passing Defense: The Chiefs defense held QB Joe Flacco to 187 passing yards in today’s contest. It was the first time since the final game of the 2011 season that the Ravens have been held under 200 yards passing.

Chiefs Defense Limits Third-Down Success: The Chiefs defense allowed Baltimore to convert only 3 of 11 third down plays in the contest (27.3%).

Houston’s Multi-Sack Day: LB Justin Houston recorded 2.0 sacks (-13.0 yards) of QB Joe Flacco. Houston has 6.0 sacks to lead the Chiefs in 2012 and now has 11.5 sacks for his career. All 11.5 of his career sacks have come in the last 10 games (since 12/4/11 at Chicago). It is the fourth multi-sack game of his career.

Hali’s Multi-Sack Day: LB Tamba Hali recorded 2.0 sacks (-9.0 yards) of QB Joe Flacco. Hali now has 3.0 sacks for the season and 56.5 sacks for his career. It is the 13th multi-sack game of his career.

Flowers’ INT: For the second time in as many weeks, CB Brandon Flowers intercepted the visiting quarterback. He returned an interception of QB Joe Flacco for 29 yards. It marks his second interception of the season and the 15th of his career. Hali has recorded 3.0 sacks of Flacco in his career.

Bailey’s Start: DL Allen Bailey made his initial NFL start at defensive end in place of an injured DE Glenn Dorsey. He recorded two solo tackles in the game.

Succop’s Streak: K Ryan Succop converted both field goals he attempted (30 yards, 31 yards) in the game. He has now made nine consecutive field goals for the season and he has made 10 of 11 field goals (90.9%) for the year. He now has 79 made field goals for his career, the fourth-highest total in Chiefs history.

Copper Special on Special Teams: WR Terrance Copper forced a WR Deonte Thompson fumble on the opening kickoff of the second half. LB Edgar Jones recovered the loose ball. Copper also recorded a 25-yard punt return.

Time of Possession: The Chiefs held a 34:10 to 25:50 advantage in time of possession in today’s contest.

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