The Chiefs enter the contest with a 2-11 record after falling last Sunday to the Cleveland Browns 30-7 at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Kansas City jumped out to an early lead in the contest after RB Jamaal Charles broke free for an 80-yard touchdown run on the fi rst play from scrimmage. The run tied the club’s record for the fi fth longest run in team history. Charles finished the day with 165 yards on 18 carries (9.2 avg.), notching his third consecutive 100-yard rushing performance and sixth of the season. The Browns then scored 30 unanswered points, including a 93-yard punt return touchdown from WR Travis Benjamin in the second quarter, giving Cleveland a lead it wouldn’t relinquish.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Chiefs again were able to get pressure on the opposing quarterback, sacking rookie Brandon Weeden three times. Two of those sacks came at the hands of LB Tamba Hali who now has 8.0 sacks this season. DE Tyson Jackson tabbed his third sack in the last four contests, while LB Derrick Johnson recorded seven total tackles, eclipsing the 100-tackle mark for the season for the third straight year. DE Ropati Pitoitua led the team with nine total tackles.
Succop, joined by KC Wolf and a few of the Chiefs Cheerleaders, spoke with students at an assembly at Cedar Creek to promote physical fitness and healthy eating.
“We came to hang out with the students, talk about the NFL’s Play 60 and the importance of exercising and eating right,” Succop said. “These kids are really excited to see us and we want to share with the kids in our community about eating healthy and getting plenty of exercise because it sets you up for a healthier and happier life.”
Bowe exited Sunday’s loss to the Cleveland Browns after accidentally being kicked at the conclusion of a pass play. Bowe had 59 receptions for 801 yards and three touchdowns in 13 games this season.
The next question becomes if Bowe’s days with the Chiefs are over. He played under the franchise tag this season — after holding out through the preseason — and it’s unclear if either side is interested in a contract that keeps Bowe in Kansas City.
Ten year-old Jordan Blakemore won a contest he didn’t even enter. The Trailridge elementary fourth grader is the 2012 Verizon Wireless and NFL “Show and Tell” winner, allowing him to take Kansas City Chiefs Linebacker Derrick Johnson to school with him.
Blakemore said he was surprised when his mom told him.
“I like it,” said Blakemore. “It’s awesome.”
His mom entered him in the contest online two months ago. More than 200 entries were submitted, but Blakemore was the big winner. He arrived at school in a limo with the Chiefs Pro Bowl Defensive star, took some pictures, and got memorabilia autographed. Johnson said he is honored to be a part of this big day for Jordan.
“I’m loving it,” said Johnson. “I love being around kids, Jordan reminds me of myself when I was young, tall, slender, like I was.”