Hammock Parties
11-26-2004, 07:30 PM
This will be part 1 of an ongoing Chiefsplanet series. If you know any good links for archived Chiefs box scores and recaps other than the ones I've found here, please let me know.

And now....


Thursday, November 28, 1996 (http://slam.canoe.ca/NFLWeekFourteen/nov28_det_kc.html)

Chiefs 28, Lions 24
Chiefs tame Lions on last-minute touchdown

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) -- Marcus Allen says records are nice, yet winning is better. He experienced both Thursday.

Allen rushed for two touchdowns, including the go-ahead score with 46 seconds remaining, sending the Kansas City Chiefs to a 28-24 victory that vitually ended the Detroit Lions' playoff hopes.
Allen now has 112 rushing touchdowns, bettering the old mark of 110 he had shared with Walter Payton.

"The second touchdown was better, because we really needed the win after last week," said Allen, who finished with 73 yards on 15 carries. "Records are made to be broken, and there is already someone on my heels, so I feel like I'm just borrowing the record."
The Chiefs also buried any quarterback controversy that might have grown from coach Marty Schottenheimer's decision earlier in the week to start Rich Gannon ahead of Steve Bono.

Gannon, who was given the job because of his mobility, scrambled for 45 of the 243 rushing yards for Kansas City (9-4). Gannon also completed 15 of 18 passes for 120 yards without an interception. He tossed a 17-yard scoring pass to Chris Penn and a 9-yard AD strike to Derrick Walker.
"It wasn't pretty, but we won," Gannon said. "I have to give a lot of credit to the offensive line, because they just pounded the Detroit defense. We ran the ball a ton, and they really came through."
Detroit (5-8) needed another miracle finish to take the heat off embattled coach Wayne Fontes. Instead, the Lions have lost six of their last seven, after starting the season 4-2.

"We need to play defense," Fontes said. "That's the bottom line. You look at the teams that win championships or just win. They have the quarterback and the running back and we have those. What makes those teams different is when their defenses go on the field they stop people."
The Lions couldn't do that in the clutch against Kansas City. The Chiefs ran the ball on 12 of 15 plays during their 76-yard drive for Allen's winning touchdown. They ran 7:55 off the clock in the process.
"We played fairly well today, but in the end they ran the ball right down our throats," said Detroit safety Bennie Blades. "We just couldn't stop the run. That's the way Kansas City likes to play."

The Chiefs also played solid defense. They picked off three Detroit passes, one by Barry Sanders who was trying to lob a floater to Herman Moore in the end zone.
Sanders had 77 yards on 20 rushes, including a vintage 13-yard touchdown dash.
A 21-yard field goal by Jason Hanson gave Detroit a 24-21 lead with 8:41 left in the fourth quarter. Thereafter, it was all Kansas City.
Gannon set the tone for the Chiefs' winning drive with a 16-yard scramble on the first play. Then he began handing the ball off to Greg Hill, who ripped the Lions' defense behind solid blocking from the offensive line.

Hill, who had 103 yards on 17 carries, ran seven times for 29 yards during the clinching drive. After a 7-yard run by Hill gave Kansas City first-and-goal at the 2, Allen returned to the backfield.
Allen was stopped a yard short on his first carry, then soared over the top in a classic dive for the winning touchdown.
"If he hadn't gotten in on that play, we would have run the exact same play again," Schottenheimer said. "And Marcus would have found a way to get in."

Allen got No. 111 at 11:11 of the first quarter. He helped set up the record-breaking score with a 35-yard run earlier in the drive, then followed a lead block by fullback Tony Richardson into the end zone.
As he headed to the sidelines, getting hugs and pats from teammates, Allen raised his right fist over his head.
"Our game plan was to run the ball and try to wear them down," Allen said.
The touchdown dropped Jim Brown to third on the NFL career list with 106 rushing TDs. Brown is followed by Emmitt Smith with 105 and John Riggins with 103.

Scott Mitchell completed 18-of-29 for 247 yards, with two interceptions. He tossed a 16-yard TD pass to Johnnie Morton, and Mike Wells fell on a Kansas City fumble in the end zone to give Detroit a 14-7 lead in the second quarter.
The Chiefs, who have won four of their last five games, now have defeated all four NFC Central teams. Earlier, they knocked off Minnesota, Green Bay and Chicago.

Kansas City 7 7 0 14--28
Detroit 0 14 7 3--24
First Quarter
KC--Allen 1 run (Stoyanovich kick), 11:11.
Second Quarter
Det--Morton 16 pass from Mitchell (Hanson kick), :06.
Det--Wells fumble recovery in end zone (Hanson kick), 2:40.
KC--Penn 17 pass from Gannon (Stoyanovich kick), 6:56.
Third Quarter
Det--Sanders 13 run (Hanson kick), 14:39.
Fourth Quarter
KC--Walker 9 pass from Gannon (Stoyanovich kick), 4:06.
Det--FG Hanson 21, 6:19.
KC--Allen 1 run (Stoyanovich kick), 14:14.

KC Det
First downs 26 21
Rushes-yards 45-243 24-81
Passing 95 237
Punt Returns 0-0 2-14
Kickoff Returns 5-98 5-123
Interceptions Ret. 3-31 0-0
Comp-Att-Int 15-18-0 18-30-3
Sacked-Yards Lost 2-25 2-10
Punts 3-40.3 1-45.0
Fumbles-Lost 2-1 1-0
Penalties-Yards 6-47 6-44
Time of Possession 32:50 27:10

RUSHING--Kansas City, Hill 17-103, Allen 15-73, Gannon 7-45, Anders 2-16, McNair 2-7, Vanover 2-(minus 1). Detroit, Sanders 20-77, Mitchell 3-10, Rivers 1-(minus 6).
PASSING--Kansas City, Gannon 15-18-0-120. Detroit, Mitchell 18-29-2-247, Sanders 0-1-1-0.
RECEIVING--Kansas City, Anders 5-44, Walker 3-20, LaChapelle 2-20, McNair 2-3, Penn 1-17, Johnson 1-11, Bennett 1-5. Detroit, Perriman 8-131, Moore 7-84, Morton 2-27, Metzelaars 1-5.

Marcus Allen scores his record-setting TD:

James Hasty celebrates Mark Collins interception in the endzone:

Red Ass back to pass.


That concludes this week in CHIEFS HISTORY.

4th and Long
11-26-2004, 08:16 PM
James Hasty celebrates Mark Collins interception in the endzone:

Red Ass back to pass.


That concludes this week in CHIEFS HISTORY.
The red Xs are a nice touch. :D

Hammock Parties
11-26-2004, 08:33 PM
I can see the images fine...anyone else reporting Red X's?

11-26-2004, 08:34 PM
I can see the images fine...anyone else reporting Red X's?

I am.

Hammock Parties
11-26-2004, 08:35 PM
Ok hold on, I fix. You guys can see the first Marcus photo, right? It's the only one I didn't hotlink from Getty.

Hammock Parties
11-26-2004, 08:39 PM
OK, I downloaded the photos and put them on another site....they should be fixed.

11-26-2004, 08:49 PM
Also this week in Chiefs history Dick Vermiel cries after seeing a dead bunny rabbit on his way to practice.

4th and Long
11-26-2004, 08:51 PM
Also this week in Chiefs history Dick Vermiel cries after seeing a dead bunny rabbit on his way to practice.

11-26-2004, 09:03 PM
Also this week in history Evlis Grbac had to change tampons at halftime.

Hammock Parties
11-26-2004, 11:49 PM
I refuse to let this drop off the front page.

11-26-2004, 11:53 PM
Cool look back in history.

11-27-2004, 08:04 AM
I was at this game. It snowed several inches the night before, but didn't matter inside the crusty old dome.

Skip Towne
11-27-2004, 09:10 AM
Please don't post on this thread. It is GoChiefs intention to get multiple threads on the front page in violation of the intent of his restrictions.

Hammock Parties
11-27-2004, 06:18 PM
Please don't post on this thread. It is GoChiefs intention to get multiple threads on the front page in violation of the intent of his restrictions.

It most certainly is not. I didn't even post my other thread for the day so you can sod off.