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Douche Baggins
12-04-2004, 02:48 AM
Yes friends and comrades it's the moment you've all been waiting for....PART TWO OF.....

THIS WEEK IN CHIEFS HISTORY

December 7, 1997 (http://slam.canoe.ca/97NFLWeek15/dec7_kc_oak.html)

KANSAS CITY 30, OAKLAND 0

Chiefs make playoffs, rout Raiders

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- That slippery, fragile thing the Kansas City Chiefs are suddenly cupping in the palm of their hands is their own playoff destiny.

A dominating 30-0 shutout of Oakland Sunday combined with Pittsburgh's 35-24 over Denver means the Chiefs (11-3) will capture home field throughout the AFC playoffs by winning their last two games -- at San Diego and home against New Orleans.

"I think we realize that we have to take care of business right now," said center Tim Grunhard, who helped spearhead a 214-yard rushing harvest against the hapless Raiders. "Right now, 11-3 is a dream come true." .
The Donks also are 11-3, but Kansas City has the tiebreaker advantage in the AFC West with only one loss in the division while the Donks have two.

"What a feeling," exclaimed linebacker Anthony Davis. "We're 7-0 at home this year and everybody knows when we've got 80,000 fans screaming for us, Arrowhead Stadium is the toughest place in the world to play."

It was for the Raiders (4-10), whose effort at times seemed pitiable. In beating their oldest archrivals for the 15th time in 17 meetings, the Chiefs outgained them 418-93 and piled up 27 first downs to five. While the Chiefs had 214 yards rushing, the Raiders had 36.
In time of possession, it was Kansas City 41:30, Oakland 18:30.
"We didn't make big plays and we didn't make little plays," said Oakland coach Joe Bugel. "We didn't make any plays."
"They stomped us today. It's that simple," said Raiders safety James Trapp.

Rich Gannon, 4-1 in relief of the injured Elvis Grbac, threw one TD pass and rushed for another. Pete Stoyanovich kicked three field goals, running his string to 16 straight without a miss.
Grbac could come back by next Sunday from his broken collarbone and be ready to resume as starter. How do they take Gannon out?
"They just do it," said the self-effacing 10-year veteran. "I don't want to get into the whole deal about the quarterback situation other than to say what I've said all along. As soon as he is healthy and ready to go, I'm sure he'll be back in there."
The Raiders, who came into the game tied for third in the NFL with 37 touchdowns and averaging 341.1 yards per game, came close to a TD only once, when James Jett dropped a pass in the end zone in the fourth quarter.

Then Wayne Simmons sacked Jeff George for a 10-yard loss on fourth down.
"They can go as far as they want," said George. "Their defense was great."
The Chiefs, who also held San Francisco without a touchdown in a 44-9 rout last week, recorded their first shutout since 1990 and ran their string of not yielding a touchdown in the second half to an NFL-record nine straight games.
After beating the Raiders 28-27 in September on a last-second, 32-yard touchdown pass, Kansas City jumped to a 20-0 halftime lead.
After a scoreless third quarter, the Chiefs took a 23-0 lead on Stoyanovich's 40-yard kick in the fourth period. Then, with 6:42 to play, Gannon capped a nine-play, 84-yard march with a 2-yard TD toss to Tony Richardson.

On Kansas City's first possession, Stoyanovich hit a 44-yarder, then Gannon marched the Chiefs 95 yards in 12 plays, twice hitting Andre Rison for 22-yard gains. Donnell Bennett then broke three tackles and plowed in for a 9-yard TD.
A few minutes later, Vaughn Booker recovered Harvey Williams' fumble on the Kansas City 35, setting up a 27-yard field goal by Stoyanovich.
Then with 2:13 left in the half, Gannon climaxed a 13-play, 72-yard march with a 5-yard touchdown run.
"They're a team on the rise," said Oakland cornerback Albert Lewis. "There's no doubt about that."


FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
--- --- --- --- -----
OAKLAND 0 0 0 0 0
KANSAS CITY 10 10 0 10 30 FINAL

SCORING SUMMARY

1ST QUARTER: KAN - FG, PETE STOYANOVICH 44 YD, 3:39. Drive: 7 plays,
42 yards in 3:39. Key plays: Gannon 39-yard
pass to Hill to Oakland 26. KANSAS CITY 3-0
KAN - TD, DONNELL BENNETT 9 YD RUN (PETE STOYANOVICH
KICK), 11:55. Drive: 12 plays, 91 yards in
6:55. Key plays: Gannon 22-yard pass to Rison
on 3rd-and-9 to Kansas City 45; Gannon 22-yard
pass to Rison plus 10-yard personal foul
penalty on Raiders McDaniel to Oakland 10.
KANSAS CITY 10-0
2ND QUARTER: KAN - FG, PETE STOYANOVICH 27 YD, 1:34. Drive: 8 plays,
25 yards in 3:46. Key plays: Booker recovery of
Kaufman fumble at Oakland 35; Allen 11-yard run
to Oakland 24. KANSAS CITY 13-0
KAN - TD, RICH GANNON 5 YD RUN (PETE STOYANOVICH KICK),
12:47. Drive: 13 plays, 72 yards in 7:32. Key
plays: Gannon 13-yard run on 3rd-and-11 to
Oakland 47; Anders 9-yard run on 3rd-and-2 to
Oakland 28; Gannon 17-yard pass to Rison to
Oakland 11. KANSAS CITY 20-0
3RD QUARTER: NONE
4TH QUARTER: KAN - FG, PETE STOYANOVICH 40 YD, 0:39. Drive: 9 plays,
58 yards in 5:00. Key plays: Gannon 42-yard
pass to Vanover to Oakland 34; Gannon 12-yard
pass to Rison to Oakland 21. KANSAS CITY 23-0
KAN - TD, TONY RICHARDSON 2 YD PASS FROM RICH GANNON
(PETE STOYANOVICH KICK), 8:18. Drive: 10 plays,
84 yards in 5:57. Key plays: Gannon 20-yard
pass to Rison to Kansas City 47; Gannon 20-yard
pass to Popson to Oakland 34; Folston 23-yard
pass interference penalty to Oakland 12. KANSAS
CITY 30-0


TEAM STATISTICS

OAK KAN
-------- --------
FIRST DOWNS 5 27
Rushing 0 13
Passing 5 11
Penalty 0 3
3RD-DOWN EFFICIENCY 1-10 11-16
4TH-DOWN EFFICIENCY 1-2 0-0
TOTAL NET YARDS 93 418
Total plays 39 72
Average gain 2.4 5.8
NET YARDS RUSHING 36 214
Rushes 15 48
Average per rush 2.4 4.5
NET YARDS PASSING 57 204
Completed-attempted 8-18 15-21
Yards per pass 2.4 8.5
Sacked-yards lost 6-45 3-21
Had intercepted 0 0
PUNTS-AVERAGE 5-47.6 2-35.0
RETURN YARDAGE 129 21
Punts-returns 0-0 2-minus 3
Kickoffs-returns 7-129 1-24
Interceptions-returns 0-0 0-0
PENALTIES-YARDS 6-58 7-54
FUMBLES-LOST 1-1 0-0
TIME OF POSSESSION 18:30 41:30


PLAYER STATISTICS

Missed field goals: Oakland (Cole Ford 38).

Oakland rushing: Harvey Williams 3-16, Napoleon Kaufman 8-7, Jeff
George 1-6, Jerone Davison 2-4, Tim Hall 1-3.

Kansas City rushing: Donnell Bennett 24-85, Kimble Anders 10-64,
Marcus Allen 6-26, Rich Gannon 3-25, Greg Hill 5-14.

Oakland passing: Jeff George 8-18 for 102 yards, 0 INT, 0 TD.

Kansas City passing: Rich Gannon 15-21 for 225 yards, 0 INT, 1 TD.

Oakland receiving: James Jett 3-42, Rickey Dudley 3-38, Tim Brown
2-22.

Kansas City receiving: Andre Rison 5-93, Kimble Anders 3-10, Greg
Hill 2-45, Ted Popson 2-33, Tamarick Vanover 1-42, Tony Richardson
1-2, Donnell Bennett 1-0.

A: 76,379.


Dale Carter runs down Napoleon Kaufman:
http://img82.exs.cx/img82/1683/385434.jpg

Defensive end Vaughn Booker celebrates:
http://img82.exs.cx/img82/6506/245679.jpg

Linebacker Derrick Thomas celebrates another sack of Jeff George:
http://img82.exs.cx/img82/6823/321817.jpg

That concludes this week in CHIEFS HISTORY.

Just a little good mojo for this week.

|Zach|
12-04-2004, 02:49 AM
Ass beating...

tk13
12-04-2004, 02:56 AM
Martyball at its very best right there...

Douche Baggins
12-04-2004, 03:24 AM
Martyball at its very best right there...

I'll say. Just pound the hell out of the rock and get a couple big plays in the passing game.

How the hell did we ever let Gannon go? He was the perfect QB for Marty.

Douche Baggins
12-04-2004, 09:09 AM
Bump for the day crew...I should stop posting these at 4 am.

Brando
12-04-2004, 10:04 AM
Buddy Lee was there!

BCD
12-04-2004, 01:55 PM
That was fun to watch. I went to BW3s with a co-worker, who was a Faider fan. He wasn't happy...

Jenson71
12-04-2004, 02:05 PM
It's hard to believe that this week was also the 200th anniversary of Napoleon crowning himself emperor. Only 200 years ago...

Douche Baggins
12-04-2004, 02:20 PM
It's hard to believe that this week was also the 200th anniversary of Napoleon crowning himself emperor. Only 200 years ago...

Napoleon was a little short-ass bitch.

TheNextStep
12-04-2004, 02:28 PM
Napoleon was a little short-ass bitch.
So is Dante Hall. What's your point?

Douche Baggins
12-04-2004, 02:55 PM
So is Dante Hall. What's your point?

Dante was probably taller.

TheNextStep
12-04-2004, 03:05 PM
Yeah, but I was talking about the "bitch" part.

Douche Baggins
12-04-2004, 03:08 PM
Yeah, but I was talking about the "bitch" part.

Dante Hall is no bitch, sir.

ReynardMuldrake
10-25-2011, 09:40 AM
Damn, it feels good to beat the Raiders.

RockChalk
10-25-2011, 09:44 AM
Very upsetting to read that article actually. You can tell in the Gannon quotes how pissed he is that Grbac would be handed his starting job back.

Reerun_KC
10-25-2011, 09:48 AM
Was at that game... Good times...

RockChalk
10-25-2011, 10:55 AM
Was at that game... Good times...

As was I. Still doesn't make up for the way they botched the playoffs. Everyone but Carl, Marty and Elvis, knew that Gannon should have been the starting QB

whoman69
10-25-2011, 01:44 PM
If only I could get the flux capacitor working, I would go back and break Grbac's collarbone again.

Predarat
10-25-2011, 01:49 PM
The minute they yanked Gannon out of their, they yanked a super bowl away.

Reerun_KC
10-25-2011, 02:01 PM
As was I. Still doesn't make up for the way they botched the playoffs. Everyone but Carl, Marty and Elvis, knew that Gannon should have been the starting QB

Pretty much...

but it was Carl and Martys MO to fail when it counted the most.

RockChalk
10-25-2011, 02:24 PM
Pretty much...

but it was Carl and Martys MO to fail when it counted the most.

Oh I know. I was there in the 3rd row of the upper deck to see every moment of fail in the 90's