October 8, 1996 |
It was a throwback game featuring Jerome Bettis and Marcus Allen, players from a long-ago time when they had professional football in Los Angeles, but was that any reason for the Chiefs and Steelers to perform in prime time like the Rams and Raiders? For every brilliant dash from Allen on Monday night, there was a dropped pass, an unimaginative offensive play or a penalty. For every determined bull rush from Bettis, there was poor play on third down, a blocked field goal or interception.
November 25, 1996 |
This city isn't Los Angeles. Fans here aren't known for leaving games early. But they did Sunday, as the Chiefs lost to the San Diego Chargers, 28-14. The game wasn't nearly as close as the score indicates. The Chargers dominated for 3 1/2 quarters before backup Chief quarterback Rich Gannon threw two touchdown passes. Late in the third quarter, with the Chiefs trailing, 28-0, and facing fourth and 10 at the Charger 44, starting quarterback Steve Bono misfired badly.
October 26, 2001 |
Only players as talented as Edgerrin James and Peyton Manning can afford to show up late for work. Indianapolis' star quarterback and All-Pro running back combined for only 34 yards in a miserable first quarter against Kansas City on Thursday night. But they were their old selves the rest of the way, leading the Colts to a 35-28 victory in a game that packed most of its excitement into the final 18 minutes.
October 17, 1997 |
This wasn't a football game. It was a rock concert with helmets and shoulder pads. The San Diego Chargers, deafened by the roar of 77,196 Kansas City fans, committed a team-record 19 penalties Thursday night, including eight false starts and one delay of game, and virtually handed the Chiefs and their full-throated followers a 31-3 victory. "They were deaf," Kansas City linebacker Anthony Davis said. "They couldn't hear their quarterback, so they were looking at us.
October 31, 2012
KANSAS CITY (1-6) AT SAN DIEGO (3-4) TV: NFL Network, 5:15 PDT. Line: Chargers by 8. Over/Under: 42 1/2. Sam Farmer's pick: This game will be closer than the first meeting. The Chargers can't bank on the Chiefs turning over the ball six times the way they did in a 37-20 loss in Week 4. Chargers 24, Chiefs 17.
October 30, 2011 |
The Kansas City Chiefs are displaying a defending champion's resilience. The San Diego Chargers are being labeled as weak-minded, lacking intestinal fortitude and — yes — soft. Sure, the Chargers are 4-2 and possess a one-game lead over the Chiefs (3-3) in the AFC West, but as quarterback Philip Rivers leads his team into always-tough Arrowhead Stadium for a Monday night game, rallying Kansas City is ready to push back. The change in momentum actually started Sept.
October 31, 2010 |
What were we thinking? Just two months ago, at the start of the NFL season, these things seemed like reasonable possibilities: ?The Dallas Cowboys would be the first team to play a Super Bowl in its home stadium. (They have yet to win a game there.) Donovan McNabb was born again with the Washington Redskins. (He was benched in favor of Rex Grossman at the end of Sunday's loss at Detroit.) One more season with Brett Favre would do the trick for the thisclose Minnesota Vikings.
July 19, 2003
'He made so many contributions, you would run out of ink if you tried to write them all down.' Lamar Hunt, owner of the Kansas City Chiefs, on Tex Schramm, who died Tuesday
October 23, 2000
PASSING *--* Player, Team Att Cmp Yds TD BRIAN GRIESE, Broncos 45 30 365 2 STEVE BEUERLEIN, Panthers 44 28 309 3 JEFF GARCIA, 49ers 39 25 307 2 DOUG FLUTIE, Bills 43 28 294 1 MARK BRUNELL, Jaguars 42 21 271 1 BRAD JOHNSON, Redskins 24 16 269 3 PEYTON MANNING, Colts 20 16 268 3 ELVIS GRBAC, Chiefs 30 18 266 2 DAUNTE CULPEPPER, Vikings 29 17 251 3 DREW BLEDSOE, Patriots 34 23 231 1 *--* RUSHING *--* Player, Team No Yds TD COREY DILLON, Bengals 22 278 2 RICKY WILLIAMS, Saints 29 156 3 TYRONE