CHIEFS IMPROVE TO 7-0: With Sunday’s 17-16 win against the Houston Texans, the Chiefs improved to 7-0 on the season, marking only the second time in franchise history that the team has started 7-0 (9-0 in 2003).
SMITH GAINS ANOTHER WIN IN CHIEFS UNIFORM: QB
During his postgame press conference, Smith described the current 2013 season.
“A ton of fun," Smith said. "We have a great group of guys. Honestly, a great group of guys, hungry guys, guys that have been through a lot. Especially the ones who have been here, they really appreciate the environment and they appreciate being around each other. It’s fun. It’s fun coming to work every day. We have a competitive group, guys that like coming to work and preparing. Competitive, competitive guys. It’s a ton of fun right now.”
Charles now has 898-scrimmage yards for the season (561 rushing, 337 receiving).
“It feels real good," Charles said after the win. "I’m just blessed that we win games and that we continue to win and that we have a defense that fights and saves the offense, but we’ve still got to play consistently and keep on putting points on the board, so our defense doesn’t have to do that every week.”
BOWE CROSSES 6,000-YARD MARK, FASTEST CHIEFS PLAYER TO DO SO: WR
JOHNSON RECORDS SACK, FUMBLE RECOVERY: LB
Following the win on Sunday, DJ discussed where the team's confidence ultimately begins.
"If you put the pressure on our defense – I think the confidence level starts with Andy Reid," DJ said. "No team has scored more than 17 points on us. It’s great; if you can put the pressure on us, as a defensive team, that’s what we want.”
HALI HAS BIG GAME FOR SECOND WEEK IN A ROW: For the second week in a row, LB Tamba Hali sacked the opposing quarterback 2.5 times. On Sunday, his 2.5 sacks dropped Houston QB Case Keenum for 29 yards in losses. Hali owns 17-career multi-sack games and the Chiefs are 12-5 in those 17 contests when Hali records at least 1.5 sacks.
He now owns nine sacks for the season to rank second on the team. He now has 71.5 sacks (-466.5 yards) for his career, ranking fourth in team history for sacks and third in team history for sack yards.
“It’s a great feeling," Hali said of the team win. "We’ve never been 7-0 here, in my tenure. We just want to continue with this tradition.”
HOUSTON ADDS TO HIS SACK TOTAL: LB
"It feels good," Houston said of the win. "We have to use the win as motivation, put the game behind us and move forward. We're just staying focused; we have a bigger goal in mind and when we get to that goal, that's when we'll celebrate."
FLOWERS BLITZ DROPS KEENUM: CB
"It feels good," Flowers said. "That was my first sack; I felt like Tamba back there; that's why I gave him the 'TambaHawk' at the end. It was just a great feeling."
At the end of the day, the Chiefs walked away with their seventh-straight victory, leading to this postgame celebration.