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Claynus
09-15-2006, 02:37 PM
Yes, it's that time again, folks. Part 2 of our ongoing 2006 series here at Chiefsplanet...

THIS WEEK IN CHIEFS HISTORY

September 19, 1998 (http://slam.canoe.ca/FootballNFL99Games/sep19_den_kc.html)

KANSAS CITY 26, DENVER 10

Broncos getting worse and worse

By DOUG TUCKER -- Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs are happy John Elway's gone. The Denver Broncos probably wish they had him back.

Converting points off a Terrell Davis fumble and two turnovers by Brian Griese, the Chiefs beat the Broncos 26-10 on Sunday, dropping the two-time defending Super Bowl champions to 0-2 since Elway retired earlier this year.

"There's a big difference," said Kansas City linebacker Donnie Edwards. "Elway wasn't just a great player. He also was a leader. Their guys really rallied around him and when the going got tough, they believed in him and they stepped it up."

"When you have a young quarterback, he doesn't have the history Elway had."

That young QB, Griese, was 11-of-16 for 107 yards, with one interception and one fumble, before being replaced by Bubby Brister with 9:17 left in the game. Brister didn't fare any better, throwing an interception that led to Pete Stoyanovich's fourth field goal, a 27-yarder with 2:14 left.

"We haven't been playing well," said Griese, who threw just three passes last year in his rookie season. "But we are not giving up as a team. I'm not giving up on myself."

Denver coach Mike Shanahan said Griese would remain the starter.
"I've got a lot of confidence in Brian. But it's 22 guys working together," he said.

Perhaps most embarrassed was Dale Carter, Kansas City's former Pro Bowl cornerback who was making his first appearance in Arrowhead Stadium since signing a free-agent contract with the Broncos.

Carter got beat twice on deep patterns by Derrick Alexander, who totaled 117 yards on six catches. He also nullified a 15-yard sack of Elvis Grbac when he was called for illegal contact on the Chiefs' last touchdown drive.

"I didn't have a great day," said Carter, who came into the Kansas City locker room after the game to greet his old teammates. "They came out and were the better team. It's a long season. We will definitely see them again."

The victory might have proved costly for the Chiefs (1-1), who got their first win under first-year head coach Gunther Cunningham. Kimble Anders, converted from fullback to running back this season, rushed for a career-high 142 yards but went out late with what could be an Achilles' tendon injury.

The Broncos cut the lead to 16-10 on the first play of the fourth on Davis' 1-yard leap following a Kansas City turnover deep in its own territory.

But then Elvis Grbac moved the Chiefs 66 yards on 9 plays, aided by Carter's penalty and capped by Bam Morris' 5-yard run with 9:25 to play for a 23-10 lead.

Alexander, who also went over 100 yards in the opener in Chicago, beat Carter for 30 yards on the drive.

"We didn't exchange too many words," Alexander said. "He told me 'good play.' I told him 'nice tackle.' Before the game we heard him talking, but during the game we just played football."

After a scoreless first quarter, Jason Elam put the Broncos on top 3-0 with a 50-yard field goal early in the second quarter.

Then Griese, who did not throw an interception in Denver's 38-21 loss to Miami last Monday night, was picked off by safety Jerome Woods on the Chiefs 43. A few minutes later, Stoyanovich made it 3-3 with a 19-yarder.

As the last second ticked off the clock in the first half, Stoyanovich kicked a 42-yarder for a 6-3 lead.

Early in the third quarter, Cris Dishman recovered Davis' fumble and Alexander immediately beat Carter on a 49-yard gain to the 6, setting up Tony Richardson's 1-yard score.

Derrick Thomas sacked Griese, stripped him of the ball and recovered the fumble on the Denver 27 late in the third, and Stoyanovich converted a 44-yarder for a 16-3 lead.

Davis, who had 61 yards against Miami, gained 79 yards on 21 carries against a Chiefs' defense that was specially geared to stop him.

"This team needed a victory," Chiefs center Tim Grunhard said. "We needed something to hang our hat on, to build confidence."

Notes: Elam needs six points to pass Jim Turner for first place on the Broncos' career scoring list. Elam has 737 points. ...

Kansas City's 16-point margin of victory was its widest over Denver since the Chiefs won 42-20 on Dec. 27, 1992. ...

Stoyanovich's four field goals tied his career high. ...

Denver linebacker John Mobley and Chiefs guard Dave Szott both sprained knees in the first half and did not return. Szott's sprain was an aggravation of an earlier injury. ...

Shannon Sharpe caught six passes for 52 yards, giving him 6,858 yards receiving for the Broncos. He needs 15 yards to pass Lionel Taylor for the team record. ...

Broncos right tackle Matt Lepsis was flagged four times for false starts.


NFL FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
--- --- --- --- -----
DENVER 0 3 0 7 10
KANSAS CITY 0 6 10 10 26 FINAL

SCORING SUMMARY

1ST QUARTER: NONE


2ND QUARTER: DEN - FG, JASON ELAM 50 YD, 3:26. Drive: 9 plays, 24
yards in 4:34. Key plays: Griese 8-yard pass to
McCaffrey on 3rd-and-5 to Kansas City 33.
DENVER 3-0
KAN - FG, PETE STOYANOVICH 19 YD, 12:06. Drive: 10 plays,
55 yards in 5:13. Key plays: Grbac 8-yard pass
to Alexander to Denver 49; Richardson 2-yard
run on 3rd-and-1 to Denver 46; Grbac 16-yard
pass to Alexander to Denver 30; Anders 22-yard
run to Denver 7. DENVER 3, KANSAS CITY 3
KAN - FG, PETE STOYANOVICH 42 YD, 15:00. Drive: 9 plays,
46 yards in 1:14. Key plays: Grbac 20-yard pass
to Gonzalez to Kansas City 49; Grbac 8-yard
pass to Alexander to Denver 43; Grbac 6-yard
pass to Shehee on 3rd-and-2 to Denver 37; Grbac
7-yard pass to Gonzalez to Denver 25. KANSAS
CITY 6-3


3RD QUARTER: KAN - TD, TONY RICHARDSON 1 YD RUN (PETE STOYANOVICH
KICK), 5:44. Drive: 5 plays, 55 yards in 2:45.
Key plays: Grbac 49-yard pass to Alexander to
Denver 6. KANSAS CITY 13-3
KAN - FG, PETE STOYANOVICH 44 YD, 8:46. Drive: 4 plays, 1
yard in 2:09. Key plays: Thomas recovery of
Griese fumble at Denver 27. KANSAS CITY 16-3


4TH QUARTER: DEN - TD, TERRELL DAVIS 1 YD RUN (JASON ELAM KICK), 0:02.
Drive: 4 plays, 34 yards in 1:40. Key plays:
Pryce interception at Kansas City 34; Davis
26-yard run to Kansas City 2; Davis 4 carries
for 34 yards.. KANSAS CITY 16-10
KAN - TD, BAM MORRIS 5 YD RUN (PETE STOYANOVICH KICK),
5:35. Drive: 9 plays, 66 yards in 5:33. Key
plays: 5-yard illegal contact on Chiefs' Carter
on 3rd-and-2 to Kansas City 47; Shehee 3-yard
run on 3rd-and-2 to Denver 42; Grbac 30-yard
pass to Alexander to Denver 10. KANSAS CITY
23-10
KAN - FG, PETE STOYANOVICH 27 YD, 12:46. Drive: 8 plays,
80 yards in 3:37. Key plays: Anders 46-yard run
to Denver 41; Anders 21-yard run to Denver 19;
Shehee 7-yard run to Denver 10; Anders 3
carries for 70 yards. KANSAS CITY 26-10

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING --
DEN: T.Davis 21-79, D.Smith 1-7, H.Griffith 1-2, B.Griese 2-0, B.Brister 1-0.
KC: K.Anders 22-142, B.Morris 11-32, T.Richardson 4-7, R.Shehee 3-7, E.Grbac 1-0.

PASSING --
DEN: B.Griese 11-16-1-107, B.Brister 9-15-1-65.
KC: E.Grbac 15-20-1-179.

RECEIVING --
DEN: S.Sharpe 6-52, E.McCaffrey 4-44, H.Griffith 4-20,
T.Davis 2-18, D.Smith 2-16, B.Chamberlain 1-17,
D.Loville 1-5..
KC: D.Alexander 6-117, R.Shehee 3-7, T.Gonzalez 2-27,
A.Rison 2-24, K.Lockett 1-5, T.Richardson 1-(-1).

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A big thankyou to WEIRDWOLF for the photos! A few months ago he mailed me two CDs full of Chiefs photos from 1996-Present.

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09-15-2006, 02:37 PM
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SNR
09-15-2006, 03:03 PM
Wasn't this the game where Kimble Anders ruptured his achilles?

Claynus
09-15-2006, 03:06 PM
No, I think that was the Rams game.

Claynus
09-15-2006, 04:28 PM
C'mon. Don't let this fall.

KCTitus
09-15-2006, 04:32 PM
KA's last game...of all the converted FB's he was by far the best one KC ever had. That was an enoyable year, since Denver went 6-10

Claynus
09-16-2006, 03:50 PM
Saturday bump!