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The Chiefs erased an 18-point defi cit midway through the third quarter on Sunday, which marked the largest come-from-behind victory in franchise history. Kansas City set a team record with 92 offensive plays in the contest and out gained the Saints 510-to-288. Prior to Sunday, the Chiefs had lost 31 straight games when trailing by 10 or more points after three quarters.
RB Jamaal Charles carried 33 times for 233 yards (7.1 avg.), including a franchise-best 91-yard TD run with 5:18 left in the third quarter. He also caught six passes for 55 yards (9.2 avg.) to account for 288 all-purpose yards. His 233 rushing yards mark the second-best total in club history and in Charles’ career.
he Kansas City Chiefs announced on Tuesday that cornerback Jacques Reeves has been placed on the club’s injured reserve list.
Reeves (5-11, 188) has played in 90 games (34 starts) in seven NFL seasons with Dallas (2004-07), Houston (2008-09) and Kansas City (2012). He has 168 tackles (150 solo), six interceptions for 145 yards and one touchdown return. He has tallied 48 passes defensed, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.
Reeves originally entered the NFL as a seventh-round draft choice (223rd overall) of the Dallas Cowboys in the 2004 NFL Draft from Purdue. He prepped at Lancaster High School in Lancaster, Texas.
One player on the roster who has proven that he can keep his hands on the football is Jackie Battle. In 221 touches during his NFL career, Battle has never had the ball pried from his grip. If Ryan Mathews fumbles again, it may be time to bench him and see what Battle can do against a fresh defense.
Battle is averaging 7.3 yards per carry, which seems inflated. Even if his average drops by 3 yards per carry, it’s still better than fumbling the ball at the 2-yard line on either end of the field.
Besides, Battle is a former Kansas City Chiefs (the Chargers’ next opponent) and would probably love to get a crack at the team that let him walk.
The San Diego Chargers’ Atlanta Falcons loss is not crucial, but losing the Kansas City Chiefs would be quite unacceptable.
I just wrap up on the game against Falcons and talk about what I’m going to discuss in some up coming videos. I’ll have to keep looking back, on the last two games though.
Regardless of what I talk about, it’s not going to matter if the offense goes out and puts the ball on the ground a few times and Rivers continues to try to do too much.
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