8:00 PM ET, November 23, 2006
Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Lamar Hunt lobbied the NFL for 37 years to put a Thanksgiving game in Kansas City, but had to listen to his Chiefs beat Denver on Thursday night over the phone in his hospital bed."Lamar, I hope you're feeling better," an emotional Trent Green said moments after the Chiefs wrapped up a 19-10 victory in a key AFC West showdown.
Larry Johnson deserves to kick back a bit. Just four days after he ran 31 times for 154 yards in the Chiefs' 17-13 win over the Raiders, he was back at it, gaining 157 yards on 34 carries in his team's 19-10 win over the Broncos.
Get this: Johnson became the first player in NFL history to carry as many as 34 times in a game no more than four days after carrying 30 or more times in his previous game. The previous record was held by Julius Jones of the Cowboys, who carried 33 times vs. Chicago on Thanksgiving Day 2004, four days after he had carried 30 times in a game at Baltimore.
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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was in town for the game and said the league had not discussed how the third leg of the Thanksgiving tripleheader would be rotated. Clark Hunt said the Chiefs would try to get it next year. ... The Broncos have lost two straight for the first time since late in the 2004 season.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.3||6.0|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||5:25||Lawrence Tynes 24 Yd |
Drive: 9 plays, 40 yds, 4:29
|TD||11:57||Larry Johnson 1 Yd Run (Lawrence Tynes Kick) |
Drive: 13 plays, 88 yds, 7:41
|FG||14:46||Jason Elam 31 Yd |
Drive: 13 plays, 70 yds, 2:49
|FG||3:40||Lawrence Tynes 34 Yd |
Drive: 10 plays, 51 yds, 3:40
|TD||8:39||Stephen Alexander 1 Yd Pass From Jake Plummer (Jason Elam Kick) |
Drive: 10 plays, 64 yds, 4:59
|FG||0:04||Lawrence Tynes 29 Yd |
Drive: 11 plays, 49 yds, 6:25
|FG||12:18||Lawrence Tynes 21 Yd |
Drive: 10 plays, 86 yds, 5:12