Chiefs Rush to Scoring Record

Nov. 01, 2004
Nov. 01, 2004

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Chiefs Rush to Scoring Record


There are highly improbable events, and then there is what happened at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday.

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Some background: The Falcons arrived in Kansas City with a 5--1 record, the NFL's best run defense (74.5 yards allowed per game) and tied for the league lead in sacks (20). The Chiefs were 1--4 and coming off a last-minute loss to the Jaguars in which they had rushed for 77 yards and allowed six sacks.

That Kansas City won the game 56--10 was enough of a shock. What was even harder to believe was that the Chiefs ran for eight touchdowns, an NFL record, and Trent Green was not sacked.

"We ran a lot early and we got into the flow," said Will Shields, K.C.'s Pro Bowl guard. "When you do that, sometimes your confidence grows and you just start running over people. It's not something that happens all the time. When it does, you've got to take advantage of it."

Priest Holmes scored four times in the first half and finished with 139 yards rushing; Derrick Blaylock had the other four touchdowns and 90 yards. All told, Kansas City rushed for 271 yards on 49 attempts, including 25 carries of five yards or more.