December 30, 2007
Starting/Playing Streaks & Notes: TE Tony Gonzalez made his 158th start, tying QB Len Dawson for the fourth-highest total in franchise history. LB Donnie Edwards started his 153rd consecutive contest, the fifth-longest active streak in the NFL. C Casey Wiegmann made his 111th consecutive start.
CHIEFS RECORD BOOK
MOST STARTS, CAREER
1. 223 Will Shields 1993-06
2. 171 Jack Rudnay 1970-82
3. 164 Tim Grunhard 1990-00
4. 158 Tony Gonzalez 1997-07
Len Dawson (Since 1962) 1962-75
Gonzalez Sets NFL Reception Record for Tight Ends: TE Tony Gonzalez recorded his 816th career reception on a 17-yard reception from QB Brodie Croyle in the third quarter. With that reception, Gonzalez bypassed TE Shannon Sharpe (815) for the most receptions by a tight end in NFL history. Gonzalez now owns 820 career receptions.
NFL RECORD BOOK
MOST RECEPTIONS, TIGHT END, CAREER
1. 820 Tony Gonzalez 1997-07
2. 815 Shannon Sharpe 1990-03
3. 662 Ozzie Newsome 1978-90
4. 541 Kellen Winslow 1979-87
5. 505 Frank Wycheck 1993-03
More on Gonzalez: TE Tony Gonzalez extended his franchise-record streak of consecutive games with a reception to 115 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 finished the season with 99 receptions, the second-highest seasonal total in NFL history by a tight end.
NFL RECORD BOOK
MOST RECEPTIONS, TIGHT END, SEASON
1. 102 Tony Gonzalez, KC 2004
2. 99 Tony Gonzalez, KC 2007
3. 96 Ben Coates, NE 1994
Jason Witten, DAL 2007
5. 95 Todd Christensen, L.A. Raiders 1986
Allen Registers the Second-Highest Seasonal Sack Total in KC History: DE Jared Allen recorded his sixth multi-sack game of the season and the 12th of his career. He finished the season with 15.5 sacks, the second-highest single-season total in franchise history behind LB Derrick Thomas who led the league with 20.0 sacks in ’90. Allen now owns 43.0 career sacks. DE Tamba Hali recorded a sack, giving him 7.5 for the season and 15.5 for his career.
The Bowe Show: WR Dwayne Bowe finished the season establishing Chiefs rookie records for both receptions (70) and receiving yardage (995).
CHIEFS RECORD BOOK CHIEFS RECORD BOOK
MOST RECEPTIONS, ROOKIE, SEASON MOST RECEIVING YARDS, SEASON
1. 70 Dwayne Bowe 2007 1. 995 Dwayne Bowe 2007
2. 55 Abner Haynes 1960 2. 789 Chris Burford 1960
3. 48 Sylvester Morris 2000 3. 678 Sylvester Morris 2000
4. 46 Chris Burford 1960 4. 611 Johnny Robinson 1960
5. 41 Tim Barnett 1991 5. 576 Abner Haynes 1960
Johnny Robinson 1960
Colquitt Punting: P Dustin Colquitt finished the year with 95 punts, the fourth-highest seasonal total in team history.
Injuries: RB Kolby Smith (ankle) and LB Donnie Edwards (calf).