Kansas City returned to Jacksonville exactly six years to the day since Head Coach Andy Reid made his debut as the Chiefs head coach in 2013. On September 8, 2013, Reid led the Chiefs to his first victory in the red and gold, taking down the Jaguars, 28-2. Today’s season opener marked Reid’s 208th victory as a head coach (regular and postseason). Reid’s 208 victories are the seventh-most in NFL history and he is one win away from tying Chuck Noll (209) for sixth-most all-time.
NFL RECORD BOOK
MOST COMBINED WINS, REGULAR AND POSTSEASON
1. 347 Don Shula
2. 324 George Halas
3. 292 Bill Belichick
4. 270 Tom Landry
5. 229 Curly Lambeau
6. 209 Chuck Noll
7. 208 Andy Reid
8. 205 Marty Schottenheimer
9. 201 Dan Reeves
10. 194 Chuck Knox
KANSAS CITY CONTINUES TO PUT UP POINTS: The Chiefs 40 points in today’s season opener give them 19 consecutive games scoring 26 or more points dating back to the 2018 season. The Chiefs are now tied with the Denver Broncos who scored at least 26 points in 19 consecutive games during the 2012-13 seasons, the longest streak in NFL history.
NFL RECORD BOOK
MOST CONSECUTIVE GAMES, 26+ POINTS
1t. 19 Denver 2012-13
19 Kansas City 2018-19
3. 15 Washington 1983
4t. 12 New England 2014-15
12 Carolina 2015
MAHOMES STARTS SEASON HOT: Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes finished his first game of the 2019 season completing 25-of-33 passes (75.8%) for 378 yards, three touchdowns and a 143.2 passer rating. His 211 yards in the first quarter are the most of his career and the second most in NFL history behind QB Peyton Manning who threw for 247 yards in the first quarter against Green Bay during the 2004 season. With his 378 passing yards today, Mahomes now has 5,759 career passing yards, surpassing Pro Football Hall of Fame QB Kurt Warner (5,613) for the most passing yards in a QB’s first 20 career games. Mahomes’ 143.2 passer rating is the second-highest single-game output of his career, falling just below the third-year signal-caller’s 154.8 passer rating performance in Week 2 of last season. Mahomes logged his 11th 300+-yard passing game of his career, the third-most in Chiefs history. Mahomes’ 378 passing yards are the second-most of his career, only behind his 478-yard performance against the Los Angeles Rams last season.
WATKINS HAS A DAY: WR Sammy Watkins scored three touchdowns in today’s game, marking his career best. He opened the first quarter with two long touchdown receptions for 68 yards and 49 yards, and scored on a three-yard touchdown at the start of the fourth quarter. His 68-yard touchdown reception is the longest of his career. He logged career-highs in receiving yards (198) and touchdowns (three). His two touchdowns in the first quarter are the most by a Chiefs player in a season opener since TE Travis Kelce recorded two receiving touchdowns against Houston in the 2015 season opener. According to STATS, Watkins in the fourth player in NFL history with 175+ receiving yards and three or more receiving touchdowns in a season opener. He joins WR Hugh Taylor (1947), WR Frank Clarke (1962) and WR Irving Fryar (1994). Entering into his sixth season in the NFL, Watkins has recorded 3,769 receiving yards on 241 receptions with 31 touchdowns in his career. Watkins finished the game with nine receptions for 198 yards and three touchdowns. His 198 receiving yards are the sixth-most in a single game in Chiefs history.
CHIEFS RECORD BOOK
MOST RECEIVING YARDS, GAME
1. 309 Stephone Paige vs. SD Dec. 22, 1985
2. 215 Tyreek Hill at LAR Nov. 19, 2018
3. 213 Curtis McClinton vs. DEN Dec. 19, 1965
4. 210 Larry Brunson vs. SD Nov. 10, 1974
5. 206 Stephone Paige at DEN Sept. 17, 1990
6. 198 Sammy Watkins at JAX Sept. 8, 2019
NEW FACES ON THE DEFENSE: The Chiefs defense saw multiple new starters in today’s game. DE Frank Clark, S Tyrann Mathieu, DE Alex Okafor, LB Damien Wilson, CB Bashaud Breeland, and rookie S Juan Thornhill all made their first start in a Chiefs uniform in today’s season opener. Thornhill logged his first-ever NFL start.
MCCOY MAKES HIS CHIEFS DEBUT: Newly acquired RB LeSean McCoy made his debut in a Chiefs uniform in today’s game, racking up 81 yards on 10 carries and 12 receiving yards on one reception. McCoy has accumulated 10,687 rushing yards in his 11-year NFL career, leading the NFL since he entered the league in 2009.
WILSON FORCES FUMBLE, BREELAND RECOVERS: LB Damien Wilson forced a RB Leonard Fournette fumble that was recovered by CB Bashaud Breeland who returned the ball 19 yards to Kansas City’s 40-yard line. This marks Wilson’s second forced fumble of his career and Breeland’s fourth fumble recovery. Wilson finished the game with five solo tackles in addition to his forced fumble. Breeland finished the game with one pass defensed in addition to his fumble recovery.
WILLIAMS RUSHES IN: RB Damien Williams scored his first touchdown of the season on a one-yard run in the third quarter. This marked Williams’ eighth rushing touchdown of his career and his 16th overall. Williams tallied 26 yards on 13 carries and six receptions for 39 receiving yards, in addition to his touchdown.
OGBAH TAKES DOWN MINSHEW: In his first game in a Chiefs uniform, DE Emmanuel Ogbah sacked Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew II for a loss of three yards. Ogbah owns 13.5 sacks (-66 yards) for his career. He finished today’s game with three tackles (two solo), one tackle for loss, 1.0 sack and one quarterback hit.
CLARK INTERCEPTS MINSHEW: DE Frank Clark intercepted a pass tipped by Jaguars LB Leonard Fournette at Jacksonville’s 17-yard line and returned it five yards. This marks Clark’s second interception of his career. Clark finished the game with one solo tackle in addition to his interception.
COLQUITT HITS HISTORIC MILESTONES: P Dustin Colquitt entered his 15th active season with the Kansas City Chiefs in today’s season opener against the Jaguars. Only one other player, P Jerrel Wilson, has accrued 15 active season with Kansas City in franchise history. Today’s game also marked Colquitt’s 223rd game played with Kansas City. With two more games played this season he will pass G Will Shields for most games played by any Chiefs player in franchise history. He also recorded his 169th consecutive game played with the Chiefs, the fourth-longest streak in team annals.
MOST GAMES PLAYED, CAREER
1. 224 Will Shields 1993-06
2. 223 Dustin Colquitt 2005-19
3. 212 Nick Lowery 1980-93
4. 203 Jerrel Wilson 1963-77
5. 190 Tony Gonzalez 1997-08
CHIEFS RECORD BOOK
MOST CONSECUTIVE GAMES PLAYED, CAREER
1. 224 Will Shields Sept. 5, 1993 – Dec. 31, 2006
2. 186 Jan Stenerud Sept. 9, 1967 – Dec. 16, 1979
3. 180 Jim Tyrer Sept. 10, 1961 – Dec. 2, 1973
4. 169 Dustin Colquitt Nov. 9, 2008 – Sept. 8, 2019
5. 168 Bobby Bell Sept. 7, 1963 – Dec. 14, 1974