The New Arrowhead Stadium will debut at the end of August when the Chiefs host Philadelphia in a pre-season game. After 38 seasons of Chiefs home games, the building has been updated with 21st Century amenities.
Remaining within the stadium shell are memories of the hundreds of games that have been played there since the summer of 1972. Within those games have been some memorable performances by members of the Chiefs and the visiting teams that will be featured over the next weeks leading up to the opening of the new Arrowhead.
Today, it’s the best single-game rushing performances in Arrowhead Stadium.
1. Kansas City Chiefs (Jones & Charles): It’s hard to argue against the Chiefs having the best tandem in the league.
Jamaal Charles showed plenty of promise towards the end of the season, averaging a ridiculous 5.9 yards a carry for over 1,000+ yards rushing. With the Chiefs ranking 11th in the league in rushing, it seems they’ll only get better at running the ball as they just added Thomas Jones to their team.
Jones had a career season as he rushed for over 1,400+ yards for the top rushing ranked team in the league, the Jets, last season.
2. Denver Broncos (Moreno & Buckhalter): Knowshon Moreno did good things last season, but didn’t eclipse the 1,000 yard rushing mark as he shared some carries with Buckhalter.
In a offense that loves to pass the ball, they did pretty well moving the ball on the ground when they didn’t have many individual opportunities to do so.
Students at UW-River Falls were long accustomed to filling dozens of jobs created by the Chiefs’ camp. They worked in public relations, on grounds crews and in residential halls, university officials said.
It is more than lost jobs, notes Steve Stocker, UW-River Falls’ director for recreation and sports facilities.
“The students are really losing out on a great experience,” he said.
Steve Linzmeier, a 22-year-old journalism student, worked last summer with the university’s sports information department. He attended practices and wrote updates on the offense’s training progress for the university’s website. The experience was invaluable for his career field, he said.
“It was an opportunity to see how an NFL franchise was run,” Linzmeier said. He added that he also picked up advice on how to break into the industry from media members who flocked to the camp.
“The camp really benefited the students,” Stocker said.