Priest the ball
But the Chiefs offense was awful
They ran only 9 plays for seven yards in the first quarter,
and guess what? Priest Holmes only touched the ball twice
in those first three series. The Rams Isaac Bruce then
embarrassed Chiefs cornerback Eric Warfield for an easy
TD. The Rams were right back in the game at 14-10.
The momentum had swung back to the Rams.
Chiefs fans were screaming get Priest the
ball. Finally, on the first possession of the second
quarter offensive coordinator Al Saunders figured it out.
It went like this.
-Priest to the left side for eight yards.
-Holmes then lost two yards on a pitch to the right.
-Priest up the middle on a draw for 16 yards.
-Priest Holmes around the right corner for 17 yards.
-After an incompletion and a penalty, QB Trent Green
faked to Holmes, and then hit WR Eddie Kennison for 29
yards to the two-yard line of the Rams.
-Two plays later, the leagues leading scorer, the
leagues leading rusher, and the leagues leading
all purpose yardage back hauled it in for the score. Holmes
used 6 carries to gain 42 yards and a TD on that drive.
Momentum back to the red and gold. Holmes is now involved
in the contest.
Chiefs 21 Rams 10. Game over.
Take A Memo:
Can we gat one of those electronic dog collars
and put in on Al Saunders? The next time he blows off
Holmes for another quarter, perhaps give him a little
Dante Hall may have just booked his trip to Hawaii
with his last two weeks performances. A 90-yard
punt return for a TD last week. An 88-yard kick-off return
and an 86-yard punt return for 2 TDs this week.
Marc Boerigter now has 13 catches for the season.
Six are for TDs.
John Browning is the main reason the Chiefs defense
has stepped it up the last two games. Its nice to
have a defensive lineman that can dominate at times.
The Chiefs have now outscored their last two NFC
West opponents 98-10.
The Chiefs probably wont have another blowout
victory like the last two, but if you ever get bored,
just watch the Chiefs offensive line. They are dominating
like no other Ive ever seen.
Chiefs kicker Morton Anderson hasnt attempted
a FG in the last two games.
Okay, the Chiefs are the longest of long shots
to make it in as the last wild card, but we will continue
to track the numbers.
Wild card picture
Miami 7-5 (Monday night game against Chicago with a loss
San Diego 8-5 (with a win over KC)
Denver 7-6 (KCs next opponent with a win over KC)
Kansas City 7-6
Cleveland 7-6 (with a loss to KC)
New York Jets 7-6 (with a loss to KC)
Priest Holmes NFL TD records watch
Rushing TDs per season-Record held by Emmitt
Smith with 25 TDs
Priest Holmes has 21 thru 13 games.
Total TDs per season
Record held by Marshall Faulk with 26 total TDs.
Priest Holmes has 24 thru 13 games.
(CK Rairden can be reached by email