November 25, 2007
Starting/Playing Streaks & Notes: LB Donnie Edwards started his 148th consecutive contest, the fifth-longest active streak in the NFL. C Casey Wiegmann made his 106th consecutive start. RB Kolby Smith became the first rookie RB to start a game of the Chiefs since RB Greg Hill did it vs. San Diego (11/13/94).
Another Arrowhead Sellout: The Chiefs registered their 139th consecutive sellout at Arrowhead.
Chiefs Defensive Notes: The Chiefs have allowed just 21 first-half points (7 FGs, 0 TDs) in their last five games. The Chiefs haven’t relinquished a first-half TD since registering a 27-20 victory vs. Cincinnati (10/14). Kansas City has held nine of its 11 opponents to 20 points or less this season.
Kolby Smith’s Stellar Debut: RB Kolby Smith posted 150 rushing yards, the fifth-highest single-game rushing performance by a rookie in Chiefs history. He became the first Chiefs rookie to post a 100-yard rushing game since RB Harvey Williams had 103 yards vs. Buffalo (10/7/91). Smith scored his first NFL TD on a 10-yard run and added a five-yard TD run in the third quarter. He became the first Chiefs rookie to register two rushing TDs in a game since RB Billy Jackson did it vs. Seattle (11/22/81). Smith’s 31 rushing attempts were the most by a rookie in a game in franchise history, breaking the previous rookie mark of 30 carries established by RB Woody Green vs. the N.Y. Giants (11/3/74).
CHIEFS RECORD BOOK
MOST RUSHING YARDS, ROOKIE, GAME
1. 193 Joe Delaney vs. Houston 11/15/81
2. 161 Mike Garrett at San Diego 12/18/66
3. 158 Robert Holmes at Cincinnati 11/10/68
4. 157 Abner Haynes at N.Y. Titans 11/24/60
5. 150 Kolby Smith vs. Oakland 11/25/07
More On Smith’s Two-TD Performance: RB Kolby Smith became the first Chiefs player other than RB Larry Johnson to score a rushing TD since RB Priest Holmes did it at Miami (10/21/05), a span of 36 games. Johnson’s streak of 36 consecutive rushing TDs was the longest streak of rushing TDs by one player for the same team in NFL history.
Goin’ Gonzo: TE Tony Gonzalez extended his franchise-record streak of consecutive games with a reception to 110 contests, the second-longest streak compiled by a TE in NFL history and the sixth-longest active streak by a player in the league. Gonzalez has 62 passes on the season, giving him 60 or more receptions in nine straight seasons, the longest streak by a TE in NFL history.
NFL RECORD BOOK
MOST CONSECUTIVE 60-CATCH SEASONS, TIGHT ENDS
1. 9 Tony Gonzalez 1999-07
2. 6 Shannon Sharpe 1993-98
3. 5 Ben Coates 1994-98
Frank Wycheck 1997-01
Turnover Stats: LB Donnie Edwards forced a TE Zach Miller fumble that was recovered by CB Benny Sapp. It was Edwards’ 10th forced fumble with the Chiefs and the 18th of his career. It was the first fumble recovery of Sapp’s career.
Sack Stats: The Chiefs produced 2.0 or more sacks for the eighth time this season. LB Donnie Edwards now has 2.0 sacks on the season, 17.0 as a member of the Chiefs and 24.0 in his NFL career. DE Tamba Hali recorded his fifth sack of the year, giving him 13.0 for his career.
The Bowe Show: WR Dwayne Bowe now owns the second-highest single-season receiving totals by a rookie in Chiefs history. Bowe needs seven more receptions and 59 more yards to take over the top spot in both categories.
CHIEFS RECORD BOOK CHIEFS RECORD BOOK
MOST RECEPTIONS, ROOKIE, SEASON MOST REC. YARDS, ROOKIE, SEASON
1. 55 Abner Haynes 1960 1. 789 Chris Burford 1960
2. 49 Dwayne Bowe 2007 2. 731 Dwayne Bowe 2007
3. 48 Sylvester Morris 2000 3. 678 Sylvester Morris 2000
Rushing Attempts: The Chiefs ran the ball 37 times, the club’s most rushing attempts since having 53 vs. Seattle (10/29/06).
Injuries: CB Patrick Surtain (shoulder contusion).