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Chiefs vs Saints Week Three Capsule

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (0-2) AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (0-2)

SERIES

CHIEFS SAINTS
SERIES LEADER   5-4
STREAKS   3 of past 5
COACHES VS. OPP. Crennel: 0-1 Kromer: 0-0
LAST WEEK L 35-17 at Bills L 35-27 at Panthers
LAST GAME 11/16/08: Saints 30 at Chiefs 20. New Orleans QB Drew Brees passes for 266 yards, including 47-yard TD to WR Lance Moore, as Saints defeat Kansas City.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/14/04: Saints 27, Chiefs 20. New Orleans QB Aaron Brooks connects with WR Joe Horn on 42-yard TD pass with 5:28 remaining for decisive points in Saints victory.
BROADCAST CBS (12:00 PM CT): Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf. SIRIUS: 148 (KC), 91 (NO). XM: 228 (NO). 

STATS

PASSING Cassel: 44-75-559 (2C)-3-3-78.7 Brees: 55-101-664 (3C)-4 (T3L)-4-71.6
RUSHING Charles: 22-90-4.1-0 P. Thomas: 13-127-9.8-0
RECEIVING Bowe: 11-155-14.1-2 (T3L) Sproles (RB): 18 (T2L)-163-9.1-1
OFFENSE 407.5 (1C) 422.0 (3L)
TAKE/GIVE -6 -4
DEFENSE 377.5 461.0
SACKS Houston: 1 Jordan, P. Robinson: 1
INTs
PUNTING Colquitt: 45.0 Morstead: 53.3 (1L)
KICKING Succop: 11 (5/5 PAT; 2/3 FG) Hartley: 15 (6/6 PAT; 3/3 FG)

NOTES

CHIEFS: Club has won 8 of past 10 vs. NFC…QB MATT CASSEL is 10-5 (.667) as starter vs. NFC & has 24 TDs vs. 11 INTs & 89.4 rating. Cassel (79) needs TD pass to reach 80 career…For career, RB JAMAAL CHARLES averages 7 yards per rush vs. NFC (121 att., 847 yards). RB PEYTON HILLIS averaged 6 yards per carry last week (11 att., 66 yards)…WR DWAYNE BOWE (38) needs 2 TD rec. to be 5th in franchise history with 40 career. Posted 14th career 100-yard rec. game last week (102). Since ’10, Bowe ranks 3rd in NFL with 22 TD catches (ROB GRONKOWSKI, 29; CALVIN JOHNSON, 28). Registered 7 rec. for 53 yards with 2 TDs in only meeting vs. NO…LB TAMBA HALI has 53.5 career sacks, 3rd most by Chief since sack became official stat in ’82. Has 6 sacks in last 3 vs. NFC…LB JUSTIN HOUSTON has 6.5 sacks in past 7…Bowe & DEs GLENN DORSEY & TYSON JACKSON attended LSU…LB DERRICK JOHNSON leads club with 17 tackles…SAINTS: QB DREW BREES has 300 passing yards in 9 games in row, longest streak in NFL history. Has TD pass in 45 consecutive games, 2nd longest streak in NFL history (HOFer JOHNNY UNITAS, 47). Incl. SB, is 14-2 (.875) in past 16 vs. AFC, completing 442 of 613 (72.1 pct.) for 4,868 yards with 35 TDs vs. 15 INTs for 104.1 rating. Has won 3 of past 4 vs. KC…In last game vs. KC (12/12/10 with SD), RB-PR-KR DARREN SPROLES had 53 rush yards & 51 rec. yards, 1 of 3 career games with 50+ rush & 50+ rec. yards. Had 13 catches for 128 yards last week. RB PIERRE THOMAS had 144 scrimmage yards (88 rush, 56 rec.) & rush TD in last game vs. KC. Rushed for 110 yards on 9 att. (12.2 avg.) in Week 2…TE JIMMY GRAHAM has 6 TDs in past 5 vs. AFC. Last year vs. AFC, had 25 catches for 341 yards (85.3 per game) & 4 TDs in 4 games. WR MARQUES COLSTON aims for 3rd in row vs. AFC with 2+ TDs. In past 2 vs. AFC, has 14 rec. for 203 yards (101.5 per game) & 4 TDs. WR LANCE MOORE had 8 catches for 102 yards & TD in only meeting…Since 2006, S ROMAN HARPER has 17 sacks, most by DB.


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