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THIS WEEK IN CHIEFS HISTORY
Again, we here at TWICH apologize for the delay. Hurricane Wilma has caused unexpected delays in this week's presentation. We will resume our regular schedule next week.
Yes, it's that time again, folks. Part 7 of our ongoing 2005 series here at Chiefsplanet...
THIS WEEK IN CHIEFS HISTORY
October 21, 1999
KANSAS CITY 35, BALTIMORE 8
Chiefs cruise to victory in Baltimore
BALTIMORE -- Elvis Grbac threw two touchdown passes, and so did Stoney Case. Unfortunately for the Baltimore Ravens, the Kansas City Chiefs scored on all four plays.
The Chiefs turned two interceptions into touchdowns, including a 56-yarder by James Hasty, and cruised to a 35-8 victory Thursday night.
Kansas City (4-2) had only 80 yards in the first half and 132 through three quarters, but it didn't matter. That's because the Chiefs' defense repeatedly frustrated Case, who went 15-for-37 with three interceptions before being replaced in the fourth quarter by Tony Banks.
"Probably the most disappointing loss of my career. I can't remember one this bad," Case said. "Obviously I didn't play very well, didn't throw the ball very well. I threw two touchdowns to them."
Hasty's score made it 14-0 in the third quarter, and that was enough to hand the Ravens (2-4) their second straight loss under first-year coach Brian Billick. It was Baltimore's worst home defeat since the team moved from Cleveland before the 1996 season.
The conservative game plan of Chiefs coach Gunther Cunningham worked to perfection -- thanks to a defense that came within four minutes of the team's first road shutout in 26 years.
"We played the game to plan," Cunningham said. "I know our running game wasn't pretty in the first half, but we play beat 'em up football. ... What we do is keep the ball real tight inside. It's really smashmouth football."
After Grbac connected with Tony Gonzalez for a 22-yard touchdown for a 21-0 lead with 12:37 left, Donnie Edwards picked off Case's pass and lateraled to Reggie Tongue, who went the final 38 yards for a 28-0 lead.
That ended the night for Case, who replaced ineffective Scott Mitchell in the second game of the season. Case, hailed by Baltimore fans after generating two comeback victories in exhibition games, now faces the prospect of losing the starting job.
"I'm not going to figure it out tonight," Billick said. "I'm not going to talk about wholesale changes, who my quarterback is going to be, who's going to be here and who's going to be there. That would be ill-advised at this point."
The Ravens scored with 4:05 left, thanks to a 35-yard pass interference penalty. Errict Rhett carried it in from the 2, ruining the Chiefs' bid for their first road shutout since a 19-0 victory over San Diego in 1973.
Kansas City was 3-0 at home and 0-2 on the road this season, and 3-16-1 against the AFC East and AFC Central on the road over the last 10 years.
Cunningham was tired of hearing about it.
"We won on the road. Any more questions?" he said. "We got drilled so much about our road record in the 90s. It's tough to win on the road, but we made a real issue of it."
The Chiefs had one efficient drive in the first half, and it was enough to put them up 7-0 at halftime.
Case was 1-for-10 in the first quarter, but the Ravens benefited from two pass interference penalties against Cris Dishman, including a 37-yarder, to move to the Kansas City 16.
Matt Stover kicked a 32-yard field goal, but Baltimore had 12 men on the field. Stover then hit the right upright with a 37-yard try.
The Chiefs, meanwhile, didn't get their initial first down until Grbac completed a 20-yard pass to Kevin Lockett the final play of the first period. That started a 73-yard drive that ended with Grbac throwing an 11-yard touchdown pass to Gonzalez.
Kansas City managed only seven yards and failed to make a first down on its other six possessions before halftime.
The Chiefs doubled their advantage when Hasty stepped in front of Justin Armour to pick off a pass and cruised down the left sideline for his first touchdown since 1995.
Hasty had two interceptions in a game for the first time since 1988 and finished with 11 tackles.
"I knew that sooner or later he'd make a big play and he did," Cunningham said.
NFL FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- KANSAS CITY 0 7 7 21 35 BALTIMORE 0 0 0 8 8 FINAL SCORING SUMMARY 1ST QUARTER: NONE 2ND QUARTER: KAN - TD, TONY GONZALEZ 11 YD PASS FROM ELVIS GRBAC (PETE STOYANOVICH KICK), 2:59. Drive: 9 plays, 73 yards in 4:15. Key plays: Grbac 20-yard pass to Lockett on 3rd-and-10 to Kansas City 47; Grbac 17-yard pass to Horn to Baltimore 36; 16-yard pass interference penalty on Ravens' Jenkins to Baltimore 6. KANSAS CITY 7-0 3RD QUARTER: KAN - TD, JAMES HASTY 56 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN (PETE STOYANOVICH KICK), 9:50. KANSAS CITY 14-0 4TH QUARTER: KAN - TD, TONY GONZALEZ 22 YD PASS FROM ELVIS GRBAC (PETE STOYANOVICH KICK), 2:23. Drive: 8 plays, 57 yards in 3:33. Key plays: Grbac 11-yard pass to Lockett on 3rd-and-10 to Baltimore 46; Grbac 11-yard pass to Gonzalez to Baltimore 30. KANSAS CITY 21-0 KAN - TD, REGGIE TONGUE 38 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN (PETE STOYANOVICH KICK), 4:25. KANSAS CITY 28-0 BAL - TD, ERRICT RHETT 2 YD RUN (CHUCK EVANS RUN FOR TWO-POINT CONVERSION), 10:55. Drive: 5 plays, 56 yards in 2:04. Key plays: 35-yard pass interference penalty on Chiefs' Dishman to Kansas City 2; Rhett 4 carries for 21 yards. KANSAS CITY 28-8 KAN - TD, BAM MORRIS 1 YD RUN (PETE STOYANOVICH KICK), 12:30. Drive: 3 plays, 32 yards in 1:35. Key plays: Lockett recovery of onside kick on Baltimore 32; Morris 24-yard run to Baltimore 8. KANSAS CITY 35-8 TEAM STATISTICS KAN BAL -------- -------- FIRST DOWNS 13 18 Rushing 3 8 Passing 8 7 Penalty 2 3 3RD-DOWN EFFICIENCY 4-13 4-16 4TH-DOWN EFFICIENCY 0-0 1-3 TOTAL NET YARDS 218 277 Total plays 52 78 Average gain 4.2 3.6 NET YARDS RUSHING 112 105 Rushes 35 27 Average per rush 3.2 3.9 NET YARDS PASSING 106 172 Completed-attempted 9-16 23-51 Yards per pass 6.2 3.4 Sacked-yards lost 1-6 0-0 Had intercepted 0 3 PUNTS-AVERAGE 8-44.9 7-41.3 RETURN YARDAGE 165 111 Punts-returns 4-28 3-23 Kickoffs-returns 2-29 6-88 Interceptions-returns 3-108 0-0 PENALTIES-YARDS 9-113 9-81 FUMBLES-LOST 0-0 0-0 TIME OF POSSESSION 26:12 33:48 PLAYER STATISTICS Kansas City rushing: Bam Morris 16-70, Donnell Bennett 12-40, Elvis Grbac 2-7, Rashaan Shehee 5-minus 5. Baltimore rushing: Errict Rhett 19-59, Stoney Case 5-38, Tony Banks 2-6, Jermaine Lewis 1-2. Kansas City passing: Elvis Grbac 9-16 for 112 yards, 0 INT, 2 TD. Baltimore passing: Stoney Case 15-37 for 103 yards, 3 INT, 0 TD, Tony Banks 8-14 for 69 yards, 0 INT, 0 TD. Kansas City receiving: Tony Gonzalez 4-54, Kevin Lockett 2-31, Joe Horn 1-17, Lonnie Johnson 1-6, Tony Richardson 1-4. Baltimore receiving: Justin Armour 6-70, Chuck Evans 4-13, Qadry Ismail 3-25, Aaron Pierce 2-35, A.j. Ofodile 2-13, Errict Rhett 2-7, Greg Delong 2-5, Jermaine Lewis 2-4. Kansas City tackles-assists-sacks (unofficial): James Hasty 11-0-0, Marvcus Patton 10-0-0, Chris Dishman 4-0-0, Donnie Edwards 4-0-0, Eric Hicks 3-1-0, Ron George 3-0-0, Derrick Thomas 3-0-0, Reggie Tongue 3-0-0, Chester Mcglockton 2-1-0, Leslie Oneal 2-0-0, Jerome Woods 1-1-0, Ty Parten 1-0-0, Tom Barndt 0-1-0. Baltimore tackles-assists-sacks (unofficial): Ray Lewis 10-4-0, Michael Mccrary 3-2-0, Chris Mcalister 4-0-0, Kim Herring 4-0-0, Peter Boulware 3-1-1, Rob Burnett 3-1-0, Jamie Sharper 3-1-0, Rod Woodson 3-0-0, Cornell Brown 2-1-0, Larry Webster 2-0-0, Keith Washington 1-1-0, Stevon Moore 1-1-0, Lional Dalton 1-1-0. Interceptions: Kansas City (James Hasty 2 for 59 yards, Donnie Edwards 1 for 11 yards, Reggie Tongue 38 yards on lateral).
Kansas City cornerback James Hasty (right) intercepted two passes by Stoney Case on Thursday night, including one intended for Justin Armour (center) on the game's opening drive.
Donnie Edwards (center) congratulated Leslie O'Neal (right) after O'Neal pressured Ravens quarterback Stoney Case into throwing the ball away for a fourth down in the first quarter.
Kansas City's Bam Morris is stopped for a one-yard loss by the Ravens Lional Dalton (center).
Chiefs quarterback Elvis Grbac (right) congratulated Tony Gonzalez after Gonzalez's 11-yard, second-quarter touchdown catch.
Donnie Edwards intercepted a pass in the fourth quarter and pitched the ball to Reggie Tongue before being tackled by Ravens wide receiver Aaron Pierce.
Chiefs running back Bam Morris celebrated his fourth quarter touchdown.
Chiefs safety Reggie Tongue (left) and defensive end Derrick Ransom celebrated after Tongue finished off Donnie Edwards' interception with a 38-yard run for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. James Hasty scored on a 56-yard interception return.
That concludes this week's look back in...CHIEFS HISTORY.
|10-22-2005, 05:05 PM||#3|
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Gotta love Cris Dishrag and Cheeseburger Morris. Also, how pathetic is the Ravens QB history? Check this list out: