NOTES, QUOTES, ANECDOTES

RB Priest Holmes will get all the chances he needs to break Marshall Faulk's NFL single-season touchdown record (26) when the Chiefs close out the regular season at home against Chicago.

Kansas City will know prior to Sunday's noon kickoff whether it has a chance to catch New England for the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage. If the Patriots beat Buffalo in Foxboro on Saturday, the Chiefs can finish no higher than No. 2.

But Kansas City wants Holmes to have his place in history, so look for them to play Holmes enough to let him surpass Emmitt Smith's rushing TD record (25), or to catch and/or pass Faulk's combined TD mark of 26.

CB Eric Warfield looks like doubtful participant in the Chicago regular-season finale after injuring his back in the Minnesota loss.

KR Dante Hall began experiencing cramps after getting pounded often by Minnesota's special teams, and now goes into the Chicago season finale one return TD short of having the NFL single-season record for kick-return touchdowns to himself. Hall has been pressing in recent games, coach Dick Vermeil admitted Monday.

WR Eddie Kennison, playing on special teams when Dante Hall began cramping against Minnesota, returned his first punt since 1999 for a 46-yard return that set up Kansas City's third unanswered touchdown in a rally from 31-0 to 31-20.

QUOTE TO NOTE
"We've worked too hard to put ourselves in the position we are now -- division champs and in the playoffs. To let it all go now would be very disappointing. I think that's why the emotions poured over." - Trent Green, on how the Chiefs' third loss in six games after a 9-0 start have players' emotions on edge.


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