Another Chiefs win: By the numbers

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Dec 20, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters (22) breaks up a pass intended for Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Chris Givens (13) during the third quarter at M&T Bank Stadium. Kansas City Chiefs defeated Baltimore Ravens 34-14. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports


Sunday’s win came on the heels of two defensive touchdowns by cornerback Marcus Peters and safety Tyvon Branch. The Chiefs are now the only team in NFL history with a 70+ yard fumble and a 90+ yard interception returned for touchdowns in the same game. Kansas City also leads the league in defensive touchdowns with six in 2015.


Kansas City’s Defensive Rookie of the Year candidate Marcus Peters nabbed a pair of interceptions on Sunday. One of the two went 90 yards in the other direction for a score. That’s now two defensive scores Peters has on the year. Those two picks give Peters seven on the season (the most by a Chiefs rookie since Dale Carter did it in 1992).

Peters is now just one interception shy of the franchise’s single-season record for a rookie (8). Peters is the new single-season, franchise record-holder for passes defensed by a rookie (23). He needs three more to surpass Brandon Carr’s 2010 franchise record for passes defensed in a single season (25).


Cairo Santos’ 53-yard field goal late in the second quarter gives him four from that range on the year. That ties Nick Lowery’s 1980 record for field goals of 50 or more yards in a single season. The kick ties Santos’ career long and gives him 29 field goals in 2015. That’s statistically the third-most prolific season for a kicker in Chiefs’ history. Santos needs just five more to pull into a tie with Lowery for field goals made in a single season (34).

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