1:00 PM ET, October 7, 2007
Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- For 59 minutes and 59 seconds, Jacksonville dealt Kansas City a humiliating shutout.As the final second ticked off the clock, the shutout vanished but the humiliation is going to stick around a while.
The Kansas City Chiefs struggled to move the ball on the ground in a 17-7 loss against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jags held Larry Johnson to 12 rushing yards and the Chiefs to 10 total rushing yards, the second lowest total in Chiefs history.
This wasn't so much a game in which the win hinged on one play or another. It was the total domination by the Jacksonville defense that made the difference. The front four's ability to maintain gap responsibility and control the line of scrimmage made it impossible for Chiefs running back Larry Johnson to get anything going. Holding Johnson to a mere 12 yards on nine carries, not to mention the whole Kansas City team to a total of 10 yards on 10 attempts, proved to be the difference. When you can stop Johnson before he gets to the second level and has a head of steam up, you have a chance to limit his effectiveness. Jaguars defensive tackles Marcus Stroud and John Henderson did a great job of keeping the Kansas City offensive linemen from getting to their legs or bodies, which allowed them to not only defend two gaps but to protect their fleet linebackers so they were free to run around and make plays.
-- Doug Kretz, Scouts Inc.
• Complete Week 5 Scouts Buzz
The Chiefs record for fewest rushing yards in a game is zero, against Denver in 1965. ... Jacksonville was the first opponent in 24 games to avoid having a turnover against the Chiefs. ... Huard was holding his shoulder gingerly in the locker room and said he had no idea what his status might be for this week's game against Cincinnati.
Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.4||4.8|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||1-2||1-2|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|FG||0:01||John Carney 20 yd Field Goal|
Drive info: 18 plays, 77 yds, 10:55
|TD||8:44||Maurice Jones-Drew, 52 yd run (John Carney kick is good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 80 yds, 3:04
|TD||8:31||Dennis Northcutt, 3 yd pass from David Garrard (John Carney kick is good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 81 yds, 5:03
|TD||0:03||Samie Parker, 13 yd pass from Brodie Croyle (Dave Rayner kick is good)|
Drive info: 11 plays, 70 yds, 1:54