G Will Shields started his 179th consecutive game, extending his record for the most total starts in Chiefs history. It was the 180th game Shields has played in during his tenure with the Chiefs, moving him ahead of T John Alt (179) for eighth on the club's games played chart.
QB Trent Green extended his streak of consecutive starts to 52 games, the longest string by a QB in KC history. TE Kendall Gammon played in his 196th consecutive game, the longest active NFL streak among non-kickers.
The Chiefs are now 3-0 all-time vs. Baltimore. The Ravens have lost twice at home since the start of the 2003 campaign. KC owns both of those victories.
Monday Night Football Notes:
With a 27-24 win at Baltimore (10/4) and a 17-10 win at Oakland (10/20/03), the Chiefs have now registered back-to-back Monday Night Football road wins for the first time since recording a 34-31 win at Dallas (11/10/75) and a 42-34 win at Denver (11/18/74).
The Chiefs scored a season-high 27 points at Baltimore. KC's 17 first-half points were the club's most of the season and the most since producing 28 points in the first half vs. Detroit (12/14/03). Not including two return scores, the Chiefs defense has permitted opponents' offenses to score an average of just 16.5 actual ppg the past two games.
KC's 14-play, 79-yard TD drive in the second quarter was the club's longest scoring drive of the season in terms of plays since the club produced a 14-play TD drive at Minnesota (12/20/03). The Chiefs produced four scoring drives of 10 plays or more in the game, a feat the club did not accomplish in 2003.
Team Rushing Notes:
Kansas City's 46 rushing attempts were the club's most since having 48 vs. Oakland (12/9/97).
KC's defense allowed just 10 completions, the club's fewest since giving up just one vs. San Diego (9/20/98). KC allowed just 13 first downs, the fewest since allowing 13 vs. San Diego (9/7/03). KC's 207 yards allowed were the fewest permitted since giving up 199 vs. Cleveland (11/9/03). Baltimore converted just 12.5% (1 of 8) of its third-down opportunities, the best mark by KC's defense on third down since limiting the Dolphins to 12.5% (1 of 8) vs. Miami (9/29/02). KC has forced 15 punts in its past three games.
Holmes Becomes First Chiefs Player With 5,000 Rushing Yards:
Chiefs RB Priest Holmes became only the fourth RB since the AFL-NFL merger in '70 to reach the 5,000-yard plateau with a team in 50 games or less. Eric Dickerson (45 games - Rams), Earl Campbell (46 games - Oilers) and Terrell Davis (50 games - Broncos) previously accomplished that feat. Monday's game was Holmes' 50th game with the Chiefs. Holmes now has 5,066 rushing yards with KC.
More Holmes Rushing Notes:
RB Priest Holmes registered his third 100-yard rushing game of the season. It was his 22nd as a member of the Chiefs and the 29th regular season 100-yard game of his NFL career. That 100-yard rushing effort snapped the Ravens streak of nine consecutive games without permitting a 100-yard back, which was the NFL's longest active streak entering Monday's contest. Holmes registered two rushing TDs at Baltimore (10/4), giving him six on the season and 62 rushing TDs with the Chiefs. Holmes' 33 rushing attempts were the second-highest total of his career and his most with the Chiefs.
WR Chris Horn established career highs with five catches for 60 yards.
TE Jason Dunn's 17-yard reception in the first quarter was his longest since having a 28-yard reception vs. Indianapolis (10/25/01). Dunn caught a three-yard TD from QB Trent Green in the first quarter. It was Dunn's second straight game with a TD and the 10th TD catch of his career.
TE Tony Gonzalez has caught a pass in 56 consecutive games, the second-longest string in Chiefs history. Gonzalez has at least one reception in 100 of his last 101 games. Gonzalez now has 5,875 career receiving yards, moving him past Todd Christensen (5,872) for the sixth-highest yardage total in NFL history among TEs.
KC produced 4.0 sacks at Baltimore (10/4), the club's most since having 4.0 vs. Chicago (12/28/03).
DT Lionel Dalton registered his first sack of the season (-9.0 yards). He now has 4.0 in his career.
DT Ryan Sims registered his first sack of the season (-1.0 yard). He now has 4.0 in his career.
DE Eric Hicks recorded his first sack of the season (-8.0 yards). He now has 36.5 sacks in his career.
DE Gary Stills got his first sack of the season (-9.0 yards). He now has 6.0 in his career.
Trent Green Notes:
QB Trent Green now has 1,643 pass attempts with the Chiefs, moving him into fourth in team history ahead of Steve DeBerg (1,616).
LB Scott Fujita (right ankle)
DT Ryan Sims (left hamstring)
CB Julian Battle (Achilles).