View Full Version : Mike Anderson: Will he set an NFL record on Sunday?
09-21-2000, 12:47 PM
Just curious ... theirs a stir about whether or not Anderson will become the 1st rookie RB in NFL history to start his career with 3 straight 100+ yard games.
Do you guys think KC can keep him from achieving what none of the greatest NFL RBs has ever achieved? Especiall, since the game is in Denver?
I think Anderson sets the record.
Shanahan will do nothing to compromise their chances of winning the game, but if he knows he can win the game and still create situations where Mike can break the 100 yard mark - he'll do it.
I say Anderson will gain 113 yards on Sunday and set the record.
09-21-2000, 12:48 PM
grammar ... "there's"
I don't think he will. I say he gets 87 yards.
09-21-2000, 12:55 PM
As long as the CHEIFS win, I could care less if he runs for 150 yards. The denver system
does seem to keep plugging in RB and they keep performing.
09-21-2000, 12:57 PM
Good to see you have something good to say about the Broncos.
Yea, I think if Mike Anderson starts on Sunday, and plays the entire game, he will have over 100 yards. Not only does the Denver O-line look good, but his running was pretty impressive last week. He wasn't just running up hugh holes, he actually made alot of those yards himself.
09-21-2000, 12:59 PM
I think he really has a great shot. Main goal is a Denver win, so I agree with your way of thinking. Screw the personal goals - just win the game.
I hope he can do both.
KC gave up 119 rushing yds to Indy, 121 to the Titans and 49 to the lowly Chargers. Denver's offense, right now, has been just as prolific as Indy and Tenn. So, I think it's looking good.
09-21-2000, 12:59 PM
It's important that KC keeps Anderson under 100 yards, and gets a chance to smack Gus Ferrett around a bit http://www.ChiefsPlanet.com/ubb/smile.gif It'll be even more difficult to win otherwise.
It is phenomenal what any RB can do in Denver......
09-21-2000, 01:12 PM
George was kept under 100 yard in the Titans game. I think Anderson will get close but not reach the 100 yard mark, then next week you can tell us he is the first rookie to average 100 yards in his first three games.
09-21-2000, 01:14 PM
while I think that Anderson is looking pretty good, He is no Eddy George or Edgerin James...
The Cheifs held George most of the day, and they'll put hobbles on Mike the Marine.
Besides, how much rushing will Denver do when down by 14 http://www.ChiefsPlanet.com/ubb/smile.gif
09-21-2000, 01:18 PM
He may get the record, but it will be at the expense of the passing game. I see that rain is in the forecast on gameday. That would certainly favor the Chief's straight-ahead running attack vs. Denver's soft interior.
09-21-2000, 03:20 PM
I don't care if he gets 200yds as long as KC wins! http://www.ChiefsPlanet.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
09-21-2000, 03:23 PM
I agree Iowanian, Shannahan would NEVER run the ball if he was down by a couple of touchdowns. I say he gets 3 runs totaling 23 yards... http://www.ChiefsPlanet.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
09-21-2000, 03:26 PM
09-21-2000, 03:27 PM
You think he's going to average 8 yards per carry?
09-21-2000, 03:33 PM
It's hard to believe that Earl Campbell doesn't hold that record. It seemed like he ALWAYS got 100 yards his rookie year.
09-21-2000, 03:35 PM
Yea he'll set the record...for most fumbles in a game.
09-21-2000, 03:38 PM
You all are amazingly confident.
09-21-2000, 04:32 PM
I think he has a chance to do it. Not counting their games against Denver, Denver's opponents (St. Louis, Atlanta and Oakland) have yielded 4.2 yards per rushing attempt, while we have yielded 3.9 yards per rushing attempt. Anderson is currently averaging 5.0 yards per rushing attempt but I don't think he'll do that against us. Last year, we yielded 3.9 yards per Denver rushing attempt, and I don't see Anderson as an improvement over TD (3.8 ypc against us last year) or Gary (4.4 ypc against us last year). So, all and all, I think Anderson will need about 25 carries to get 100 yards, which he could do (he had 31 against Atlanta and 32 against Oakland). On the other hand, TD only had 21 carries against us last year and Gary only had 14.
Here's how our opponents' featured backs have fared this year:
James got 4.4 ypc vs KC and 5.1 ypc vs OAK
George got 2.2 ypc vs BUF and 3.8 ypc vs KC
Chancey got 3.2 ypc vs OAK, 3.9 ypc vs NO and 2.0 ypc vs KC
Maybe the most important factor to consider is that our rushing defense gets softer as the game goes on. We yield only 2.3 ypc in the 1st quarter but a whopping 4.4 ypc in the 4th. Conversely, Denver's rushing offense is averaging 3.6 yards per 1st-quarter rush and 4.3 yards per 4th-quarter rush. Anderson will probably romp if Denver attempts many rushes in the 4th quarter!
09-21-2000, 04:34 PM
By the way, the numbers for my previous post came from sportsline.com and usatoday.com. I compiled them myself.
09-21-2000, 05:55 PM
No, he will not.
09-21-2000, 07:46 PM
Well . . . . .
considering TD and Gary couldn't break a 100 yards the last two times they played the Chiefs, I'd have to say no.
But we shall see.
09-21-2000, 10:17 PM
Brad - You have skewed the facts when you mention that 2 out of three teams have had 100+ yds on the ground against the Chiefs, and you use that basis when asking if an INDIVIDUAL will score 100+ yds.
Eddie George did not break 100 yds and one of the very best RB's in the league (James) did so at 124.
I think it comes down to something as trite as fundemental tackling. After the Chiefs loosened up in the first quarter last week, they actually tackled bodies instead of pushing or attempting to strip the ball. If they wrap Anderson up with first contact, then he doesn't get it. If they attempt to merely push him to the ground, then he should have a legit shot at doing so.
Of course with your defense, I believe that TRich or FMoreau has just as much a chance at 100 yds.
09-21-2000, 10:58 PM
I'm less concerned with how many yards Anderson gets, more concerned that McCaffrey doesn't win another Emmy award this week. <P>
09-22-2000, 06:28 AM
Russ... I posted that 2 of the last 3 teams had rushed for over 100 yds to show that KC's defense has allowed more than 100 yds rushing twice this year.
Whether the 100 yd mark was broken by a single RB or a 'group' of runners, doesn't really matter. I mean it's sorta like the KC RBBC, right? KC rarely had a 100 yd runner last year, but overall they had 2,000 yds. Right?
If Shanahan is able to work his game plan successfully and Anderson is given 25 ro 30 carries, like he has the last two weeks, then he will break 100 yds.
I wasn't *trying* to skew the facts, but I do see your point.
KC does have an opportunity to gain over 100 as well, but it depends on whether or not Denver gets out of the gates early.
09-24-2000, 08:48 PM
Anderson ended up with 85 yards on 22 carries and 1 TD.
09-24-2000, 09:35 PM
09-24-2000, 10:39 PM
Bob Dole sez "NO".
09-24-2000, 10:59 PM
Your point is understood but the FACT is that Anderson did NOT get 100 yards. It doesn't matter IF he would have gotten the carries or not. Shoot, he might not have gotten 100 yards with 30 carries, and then again he probably would have. The fact is we'll never know, but what we DO know is he did NOT set any record against us and that is GOOD from this side of the fence!
09-25-2000, 12:14 AM
Forget about rushing records, Anderson needs to concentrate on improving his blocking. He is going to get the back-up quarterback killed.
09-25-2000, 06:27 AM
Ah well... He was very close to doing it.
Dang, I was 2 yards off. (Post #2)
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