Postgame Notes: Chiefs vs Colts

Posted Dec 23, 2012

Team Rushing Attack: Kansas City recorded 352 rushing yards in today’s contest. That total marks the third-highest single-game output in franchise history. It is the first time the Chiefs have eclipsed the 300-yard rushing mark since the final game of the 2009 season, recording 317 yards at Denver (1/3/10).


1.         398      vs. Houston (10/01/1961 – Dallas Texans)

2.         380      at Denver (10/23/1966)

3.         352      vs. Indianapolis (12/23/12)

4.         320      vs. Buffalo (9/30/1962 – Dallas Texans)

4.         317      at Denver (1/3/2010)

5.         313      vs. Cincinnati (10/26/1969)

6.         310      vs. Detroit (10/14/1990)

7.         302      at Houston (10/24/1965)

Charles Takes Over NFL Yards Per Carry Average Record: During today’s game, RB Jamaal Charles became the NFL’s all-time career carry leader for highest rushing average by a running back. He has 770 carries for 4,481 yards (5.82 avg.). He needed just two carries in today’s contest to reach the 750-carry minimum needed to qualify for the NFL’s career carry records.


1.     5.82          Jamaal Charles (770-4,481)              2008-12

2.     5.22          Jim Brown (2,359)                              1957-65

3.     5.14          Mercury Morris (804)                          1969-76

4.     5.00          Gale Sayers (991)                              1965-71

5.     4.99          Barry Sanders (3,062)                                    1989-98

Moving Up the Rushing Chart: Charles recorded 22 carries for 226 yards (10.3 avg.) in today’s contest. He now has 4,483 career rushing yards, moving him into fourth place all-time in team history. He passed RB Ed Podolak (4,451) for fourth.

Charles’ Season Numbers Balloon: Charles now has 271 carries for 1,456 yards (5.4 avg.) for the 2012 season. His 1,456 yards rank as the seventh-best single-season rushing output in team history. He needs 12 yards to surpass his previous single-season career-high of 1,467 yards set in 2010.

Cracking Top 10 For Scrimmage Yards: Charles recorded 230 yards from scrimmage in today’s contest (226 rushing, four receiving), giving him 5,751 career scrimmage yards. He moved past WR Dwayne Bowe (5,744) for the 10th-best mark in team history. He now leads all active players for most scrimmage yards in team history.

Charles Picks Up Another 200-Plus Yard Day: Charles recorded 226 yards on 22 carries in today’s contest (10.3 avg.). It marks his second 200-plus yard performance of the season after rushing for 233 yards on 33 carries at New Orleans (9/23/12). It is the third 200-plus yard performance of his career, which is more 200-plus yard games than any other running back in team history. He now owns the top three single-game rushing outputs in franchise history. He is the first Chiefs running back to record two 200-yard rushing games in one season.


1.     259           Jamaal Charles at Denver                  1/3/10

2.     233           Jamaal Charles at New Orleans        9/23/12

3.     226           Jamaal Charles vs. Indianapolis     12/23/12

4.     211           Larry Johnson at Houston                  11/20/05

5.     201           Larry Johnson vs. Cincinnati              1/1/06

6.     200           Barry Word at Detroit                          10/14/90

Charles Shows Off Big-Play Ability: RB Jamaal Charles took the opening play of the second half 86 yards for a touchdown. It marks the second-longest rush of his career and is his second-longest rush of the season after setting the franchise record with a 91-yard touchdown at New Orleans (9/23/12). He now owns the two longest rushing plays in franchise history. Of the nine rushes of 80 or more yards in team history, Charles owns four. The 86-yard touchdown run is the longest rushing touchdown given up by Indianapolis in team history. Charles joins Tennessee RB Chris Johnson as the only active players with four or more touchdown runs of 75 or more yards in their careers.


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

2.            86 (TD)     Jamaal Charles            vs. Indianapolis         12/23/12

3.            84 (TD)      Ted McKnight                at Seattle                     9/30/79

4.            82 (TD)      Joe Delaney                   vs. Denver                  10/18/81

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

6.            80 (TD)      Jamaal Charles              at Cleveland                12/9/12

               80 (TD)      Abner Haynes                at New York Jets        11/29/64

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

               80              Jamaal Charles              at St. Louis                  12/19/10

Charles Rushing Average, Touchdown: RB Jamaal Charles recorded 22 carries for 224 yards in today’s contest with one touchdown, giving him a 10.3-yards per carry average. That mark ranks as his third-best single-game rushing average in a game in which he has a minimum of 10 carries. The rushing touchdown is his fifth of the season and is his 17th career rushing score.

Hillis Gains 100 On Ground: RB Peyton Hillis recorded 15 carries for 101 yards (6.7 avg.), marking his first 100-yard rushing game as a member of the Chiefs. It marks his eighth-career 100-yard game.

Two Rushers Over 100 For The Day: With RBs Jamaal Charles and Peyton Hillis each recording at least 100 rushing yards in today’s contest, it marks the first time the Chiefs have had two 100-yard rushers in the same game since RB Christian Okoye (122) and RB Harvey Williams (103) each accomplished the feat vs. Buffalo on Oct. 7, 1991. It is the sixth time in franchise history that a pair of teammates has each rushed for at least 100 yards.

Colquitt Ties NFL Record, Sets Team Record: P Dustin Colquitt punted three times for 138 yards (46.0 gross, 39.3 net), with one touchback and one punt inside the 20-yard line. With his one punt inside the 20-yard line, he now has 42 punts inside the 20 for the season. That mark ties him for first in NFL history for most punts inside the 20 in a single season. His 42 punts are the highest single-season total in franchise history, surpassing his previous single-season high of 41, set in the 2009 season.


1.         42        Dustin Colquitt (KC)             2012

            42        Ben Graham (ARZ)                2009

            42        Andy Lee (SF)                       2007

            42        Steve Weatherford (NYJ)       2010

2.         41        Dustin Colquitt (KC)                2009

1.         42        Dustin Colquitt                      2012
2.         41        Dustin Colquitt                         2009
3          33        Dustin Colquitt                         2010
4.         29        Louie Aguiar                            1995
5.         28        Louie Aguiar                            1997
            28        Todd Sauerbrun                      2000
Baldwin’s Catch: WR Jon Baldwin recorded two receptions for 64 yards (32.0 avg.), including a 57-yard reception from QB Brady Quinn. That marks the longest reception of Baldwin’s career. The pass and catch is the longest completion of the season for the Chiefs.
Succop Career Attempts: K Ryan Succop moved into third place for most field goal attempts in team history with his three field goal attempts in today’s game. He has now attempted 117 career field goals, passing K Pete Stoyanovich (115) for third place in team history. He has converted 96 career field goals, ranking third in club history. His 82.1% (96-117) conversion percentage is the best mark in team history by any kicker with a minimum of 100 career field goal attempts.

Succop’s Career at Arrowhead: K Ryan Succop converted two of three field goals in today’s contest. He owns the club’s third-highest field goal percentage at Arrowhead, converting 53 of 63 (84.1%) attempts at home.


1.     88.1          Pete Stoyanovich (52-59)

2.     85.6          Nick Lowery (179-209)

3.     84.1          Ryan Succop (53-63)

4.     77.3          Lawrence Tynes (34-44)

5.     58.6          Jan Stenerud (75-128)

Pitoitua Forces Fumble: DE Ropati Pitoitua forced a RB Vick Ballard fumble. It is his first forced fumble of his career.

Derrick Johnson Tallies Sack, Passes 100 Solo Tackles: LB Derrick Johnson recorded a sack (-0.0 yards) of QB Andrew Luck in today’s game. It gives him 2.0 sacks for the season and 18.0 career sacks. Johnson recorded seven solo tackles in the game. His seven solo tackles carry him over the 100 solo tackle mark for the season. He leads all Chiefs defenders with 119 total tackles (104 solo) in 2012.

Hali Notches Sack: LB Tamba Hali registered a sack (-5.0 yards) of QB Andrew Luck. The QB takedown was his ninth of the season, ranking second on the team. He now has 62.5 sacks for his career, ranking fourth in team history.

Flowers Logs Sack: CB Brandon Flowers recorded his first-career sack, dropping QB Andrew Luck for a two-yard loss in today’s game.