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Seahawks Are No Match for Chiefs

September 16, 1996|From Associated Press

Marcus Allen reached another milestone, and Dale Carter did his impersonation of Deion Sanders.

Allen became the eighth player in NFL history to rush for 11,000 yards in the Kansas City Chiefs' 35-17 victory over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday at Seattle.

Carter, a two-time Pro Bowl cornerback given additional duties on offense this week because of injuries to the Chiefs' receiving corps, caught the first three passes of his career--one a 46-yard touchdown from Steve Bono.

"I'm not a pretty boy," Carter said. "If [Coach] Marty [Schottenheimer] wants me to punt, I'll do it. If I have to play 100 plays a game, I'll do that too."

The touchdown pass to Carter was one of three by Bono as Kansas City (3-0) won its 11th consecutive AFC West game and beat Seattle (0-3) for the 10th time in 11 games.

Bono, who completed 18 of 27 passes for 185 yards, had scoring passes of nine yards and one yard to Chris Penn, who had the first two-touchdown game of his career. Allen, 36, in his 15th NFL season, scored on a two-yard run in the third quarter to give the Chiefs a 27-10 lead and again on a one-yard run with 3:19 to play.

They were Allen's 104th and 105th career touchdowns, putting him in third place on the all-time rushing touchdown list behind Walter Payton (110) and Jim Brown (106).

With 52 yards in 12 carries, Allen increased his career rushing total to 11,012 yards, 224 yards behind O.J. Simpson.

"I take care of myself," Allen said. "Things have worked out and I haven't had a serious injury."

The Kansas City defense also chipped in, holding Chris Warren to six yards in 14 carries and sacking Rick Mirer seven times.

Leading, 21-10, at halftime, the Chiefs took the second-half kickoff and went 76 yards in nine plays into the end zone with Allen going in from two yards out.

Mirer scored on a one-yard sneak for Seattle early in the fourth quarter to cut the deficit to 28-17, but Mark Collins intercepted a Mirer pass at the seven with 6:33 to play.

"When they're in their three-receiver set with [Joey] Galloway on the weak side, Mirer always throws it to him," Collins said. "I was waiting for it."

Kansas City then moved 80 yards in six plays for its final score on Allen's one-yard run.

Mirer was 15 of 31 for 159 yards.

The Chiefs took a 14-0 lead in the opening quarter on two Bono touchdown passes.

The Seahawks cut it to 14-3 on a 47-yard field goal by Todd Peterson, his club-record 14th in a row.

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