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Douche Baggins
12-09-2006, 07:35 PM
Part 14 of our ongoing 2006 series here at Chiefsplanet...

THIS WEEK IN CHIEFS HISTORY

December 12, 1999

KANSAS CITY 31, MINNESOTA 28

Stoyanovich gives Chiefs last second win


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Pete Stoyanovich kicked a 38-yard field goal with three seconds left, giving Kansas City a wild 31-28 victory over Minnesota on Sunday night and boosting the Chiefs into a first-place tie in the AFC West.

Elvis Grbac hit five of six passes to put Stoyanovich in position for the winning field goal. Kansas City (8-5) has won three straight to catch Seattle, losers of three in a row.

Minnesota's Randy Moss, making up for two fourth-quarter fumbles, returned Daniel Pope's punt 64 yards to tie it at 28 with 1:38 left.

With 8:01 to go in a fourth quarter that saw wild momentum swings on both sides, Kansas City's Eric Hicks returned Jeff George's fumble 44 yards for a touchdown to put the Chiefs up 28-21.

The Vikings (7-6), who have lost two in a row after a five-game winning streak, dropped two games behind Tampa Bay in the NFC Central.

The teams exchanged fumbles on consecutive plays deep in Vikings territory before Derrick Thomas sacked George and forced him to fumble. Hicks, a 280-pound defensive end, picked it up and outran all pursuers for the Chiefs' first TD since the first seconds of the second quarter.

Scoring on their first three possessions, the Chiefs had a 21-0 lead before George completed his first pass.

But then Robert Tate romped 76 yards for the only touchdown kickoff return the Chiefs have allowed in 10 years.

Still, the Chiefs led 21-7 at that point and all George had done was lose a fumble and get sacked twice. Making things even bleaker for the Vikings, star wide receiver Cris Carter, who had six TDs in his previous three games, went out with an ankle injury.

But George, who came into the game 0-5 with 21 sacks in his career against Kansas City, tied it at 21 with an 8-yard TD pass to Matthew Hatchette near the end of the second quarter, and a 12-yard strike to Moss late in the third.

Following tight end Tony Gonzalez's second touchdown catch just 13 seconds into the second quarter, Tate took the ball on the 24 and set sail up the middle. He shook off Carlton Gray on the 50 and ran untouched for Minnesota's first score.

Both teams missed medium-range field goals and then in the final minute of the half, faced with fourth-and-2 from the 32, George hit Moss with a 19-yard pass to the 13.

Two plays later, Hatchette -- who came in for Carter -- beat James Hasty for an 8-yard touchdown catch that made it 21-14.

Jake Reed caught passes for 15 and 18 yards on a 14-play, 74-yard drive, capped by Moss' TD catch with 4:34 left in the third.

George fumbed the snap on the third play of the game and Dan Williams fell on the ball on the Vikings 47. Grbac hit Andre Rison for gains of 6 and 11 yards before Donnell Bennett scored on a 2-yard plunge.

On their next possession, the Chiefs moved 62 yards in six plays, with Grbac hitting Joe Horn for 30 yards on third-and-9 to set up Gonzalez's 13-yard TD catch.

A 30-yard pass-interference penalty on Kenny Wright helped the Chiefs sustain a four-play, 53-yard march at the end of the quarter, capped by Grbac's perfectly thrown 9-yard pass into the corner of the end zone for Gonzalez.


NFL FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
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MINNESOTA 0 14 7 7 28
KANSAS CITY 14 7 0 10 31 FINAL

TEAM STATISTICS

MIN KAN
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FIRST DOWNS 21 22
Rushing 9 9
Passing 9 12
Penalty 3 1
3RD-DOWN EFFICIENCY 5-11 11-18
4TH-DOWN EFFICIENCY 1-1 0-0
TOTAL NET YARDS 326 380
Total plays 62 71
Average gain 5.3 5.4
NET YARDS RUSHING 175 173
Rushes 35 40
Average per rush 5.0 4.3
NET YARDS PASSING 151 207
Completed-attempted 13-23 19-29
Yards per pass 5.6 6.7
Sacked-yards lost 4-39 2-8
Had intercepted 0 0
PUNTS-AVERAGE 4-42.5 5-38.8
RETURN YARDAGE 249 108
Punts-returns 4-72 2-26
Kickoffs-returns 6-177 5-82
Interceptions-returns 0-0 0-0
PENALTIES-YARDS 8-91 7-40
FUMBLES-LOST 4-4 3-2
TIME OF POSSESSION 30:05 29:55


PLAYER STATISTICS

Missed field goals: Minnesota (Gary Anderson 45); Kansas City (Pete
Stoyanovich 45).

Minnesota rushing: Robert Smith 21-118, Leroy Hoard 11-35, Randy Moss
1-15, Jeff George 2-7.

Kansas City rushing: Tony Richardson 11-57, Donnell Bennett 13-55,
Bam Morris 6-33, Mike Cloud 8-26, Elvis Grbac 2-2.

Minnesota passing: Jeff George 13-23 for 190 yards, 0 INT, 2 TD.

Kansas City passing: Elvis Grbac 19-29 for 215 yards, 0 INT, 2 TD.

Minnesota receiving: Randy Moss 5-76, Jake Reed 3-41, Matthew
Hatchette 2-30, Robert Smith 2-21, Cris Carter 1-22.

Kansas City receiving: Tony Gonzalez 6-63, Joe Horn 4-65, Kevin
Lockett 3-36, Derrick Alexander 3-21, Andre Rison 2-21, Tony
Richardson 1-9.

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KcMizzou
12-09-2006, 07:43 PM
Stoyo looks like a little kid in a Chiefs halloween costume.

Douche Baggins
12-09-2006, 07:46 PM
I thought we were on our way after this win. DAMMIT CARL!