With 28 points in tonight’s game Kansas City now has 499 points on the 2018 season, the most in Chiefs history. The 2018 Chiefs 499 points eclipsed the 2003 Chiefs who scored 484 points on the season.
CHIEFS SET ALL-TIME SCORING RECORD: With 28 points in tonight’s game Kansas City now has 499 points on the 2018 season, the most in Chiefs history. The 2018 Chiefs 499 points eclipsed the 2003 Chiefs who scored 484 points on the season.
CHIEFS RECORD BOOK
MOST POINTS, SEASON (ALL 400+)
Rank Points Year
1. 499 2018
2. 484 2003
3. 483 2004
4. 467 2002
5. 448 1966
MAHOMES EXTENDS FRANCHISE RECORDS: QB Patrick Mahomes completed 24 of 34 passes for 243 yards in tonight’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers. Mahomes finished the game with two touchdown passes and a 110.3 passer rating. This marks his 11th game of the season with a 100.0+ passer rating, the most in a single season in franchise history. His 45 touchdown passes this season are the most in a single-season in Chiefs history. Mahomes’45 touchdown passes through Week 15 are tied for the third-most by any quarterback in league history with QB Tom Brady (45 in 2007). Mahomes is only the sixth player (seventh instance) in NFL history to throw 45 or more passing touchdowns in a single season.
NFL RECORD BOOK
MOST TOUCHDOWN PASSES, FIRST 14 GAMES, SEASON
1. 47 Peyton Manning 2004
2. 47 Peyton Manning 2013
3t. 45 Patrick Mahomes 2018
45 Tom Brady 2007
5. 44 Dan Marino 1984
With 243 passing yards in tonight’s game QB Patrick Mahomes now ranks second in the Chiefs record book for single-season passing yards behind QB Trent Green (4,591 in 2004). In his first year as the starter Mahomes has thrown for 4,543 yards so far this season, needing 49 yards to break Green’s record.
CHIEFS RECORD BOOK
MOST PASSING YARDS, SEASON (ALL 4,000+)
1. 4,591 Trent Green 2004
2. 4,543 Patrick Mahomes 2018
3. 4,348 Bill Kenney 1983
4. 4,169 Elvis Grbac 2000
5. 4,042 Alex Smith 2017
BERRY MAKES HIS RETURN: Tonight’s Thursday night match up marked S Eric Berry’s return to the field since he was sidelined with an Achilles injury during the 2017 season opener in New England. Berry finished the game with six tackles (four solo).
HOUSTON LOGS 100TH GAME: LB Justin Houston logged his 100th game with the Chiefs in tonight’s matchup. Houston has appeared in 100 games (94 starts) for the Chiefs, recording 369 tackles (310 solo), 76.0 sacks (-438.0 yards), 114 quarterback hits, four interceptions, 32 passes defensed, 13 forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries. His 76.0 sacks rank fourth in team history.
Houston finished tonight’s game with five tackles (two solo), two quarterback hits and 1.5 sacks (-2.5 yards). Houston owns 6.5 sacks (-42.5 yards) for the season and he now owns 23 career multi-sack games, with three coming this season (Sept. 23 vs. San Francisco, Dec. 9 vs. Baltimore, Dec. 13 vs. Los Angeles Chargers).
BENJAMIN MAKES FIRST CHIEFS APPEARANCE: Newly acquired WR Kelvin Benjamin made his first appearance in a Chiefs uniform in tonight’s game. Benjamin finished the game with one reception for 17 yards.
NELSON TAKES IT AWAY: On the Chargers first drive of the game Chiefs CB Steven Nelson picked off Los Angeles QB Philip Rivers at the Chargers 49-yard line, setting up a Kansas City touchdown. Nelson has four interceptions for his career, all coming this season. Nelson finished the game with four tackles (three solo) and three passes defensed.
ROBINSON HAULS IT IN: WR Demarcus Robinson scored his second touchdown of the season on a five-yard touchdown pass from QB Patrick Mahomes. Robinson finished the game with two receptions for seven yards and one touchdown.
FORD DROPS RIVERS: LB Dee Ford dropped QB Philip Rivers for a loss of seven yards in tonight’s game. Ford has a career-high 11.5 sacks (-64.0 yards) this season and 29.0 sacks (-167.5 yards) for his career. Ford finished the game with three tackles (two solo), including one for a loss, and two quarterback hits to go along with his sack.
DARREL WILLIAMS FINDS THE ENDZONE: Undrafted rookie RB Darrel Williams scored his first-career touchdown on his third-career reception, hauling in an 11-yard touchdown pass from QB Patrick Mahomes. Williams finished the game with 13 rushing yards on two attempts and 19 receiving yards on two receptions in addition to his touchdown.
JONES HAS A DAY: DL Chris Jones dropped QB Philip Rivers for 2.5 sacks for a total of -15.5 yards in tonight’s game. This marks Jones’ 10th-consecutive game with a sack and gives him 14.0 sacks (-110.5 yards) for the season. Jones is only the third player in NFL history to have a sack in at least 10 straight games and is the first player in NFL history to record a sack in 10 straight games within a single season. Jones has 22.5 sacks (-171.5 yards) for his career. Jones finished the game with three tackles (two solo), including two for a loss, eight quarterback hits and one pass defensed in addition to his 2.5 sacks.
NFL RECORD BOOK
MOST CONSECUTIVE GAMES, SACK
1t. 10 Chris Jones, Kansas City Oct. 7, 2018 – Dec. 13, 2018
Simon Fletcher, Denver Nov. 15, 1992 – Sept. 20, 1993
DeMarcus Ware, Dallas Dec. 16, 2007 – Oct. 19, 2008
FULLER PICKS OFF RIVERS: CB Kendall Fuller picked off Chargers QB Philip Rivers in the endzone late in the second quarter. Fuller has two interceptions on the season and six for his career. Fuller finished the game with two tackles (one solo), and one pass defensed in addition to his interception.
DAMIEN WILLIAMS RUSHES IN TWICE: RB Damien Williams scored touchdowns on rushes of two- and one-yard in tonight’s game. Williams has tied his single-season career-high with three rushing touchdowns this season, matching his total from the 2016 season. He has 13 career touchdowns (six rushing and seven receiving). Williams has now scored two touchdowns in back-to-back games for the first time in his career. In tonight’s game Williams set career highs in touches (16), scrimmage yards (123) and receiving yards (74) in addition to tying his career-best with two touchdowns.
COLQUITT RISES IN THE RECORD BOOKS: P Dustin Colquitt punted four times for 203 yards (50.8 avg., 45.8 net), landing one inside the 20-yard line in tonight’s game. His one punt inside the 20-yard line gives him 439 career punts inside the 20, tying P Brad Maynard (439) for third place on the NFL’s all-time punts inside the 20 list.
NFL RECORD BOOK
MOST PUNTS INSIDE THE 20
1. 554 Jeff Feagles 1988-09
2. 469 Shane Lechler 2000-17
3t. 439 Dustin Colquitt 2005-18
Brad Maynard 1997-11
5. 399 Craig Hentrich 1994-09
GONZALEZ ENTERS CHIEFS HALL OF FAME: During tonight’s game the Chiefs inducted former TE Tony Gonzalez into the Chiefs Hall of Fame and enshrined his name in the Ring of Honor in Arrowhead Stadium. Gonzalez is the 48th individual and 44th player to earn this coveted honor. Over 17 seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs (1997-08) and Atlanta Falcons (2009-13) Gonzalez appeared in 270 regular season games with 254 starts, earning 14 Pro Bowl appearances (1999-08, 2010-13) and 10 first- or second-team All-Pro honors from the Associated Press.