Chiefs Reign Over Patriots

1 decade 3 years 7 months ago Thursday, January 26 2006 Jan 26, 2006 Thursday, January 26, 2006 10:17:27 PM CST January 26, 2006 in Sports

Contenders, or pretenders? With an up-and-down 10 games in the books and six games remaining against teams with winning records, the Chiefs knew they had to choose one or the other Sunday against the Super Bowl Champion Patriots.

"You know it was definitely important. It was very important for us to come out and play well. And you know you don't want to look down the road, and you look at the schedule that's ahead of us, and we knew we had these two home games against very tough opponents, and it was important that we come out and play well and we did," Chiefs quarterback Trent Green says.

The Chiefs jumped on top 7-0 when Larry Johnson plowed his way into the endzone on Kansas City's first possession.  And although Greg Wesley picked off two Tom Brady passes in the first half, the Chiefs couldn't cash either of those take-aways in for a touchdown -- leading only 19-3 at the break, Dick Vermeil knew New England would mount a comeback.

"We knew the New England Patriots were a World champion-type team and were going to come back. We talked about that all week, you don't put those guys away, they come back," Head Coach Dick Vermeil says.

A quick 2-play drive pushed the lead to 23 points before any comeback started when Green hooked up with Dante Hall on a 52-yard post over the middle, five minutes into the 3rd quarter to make it 26-3.  Brady brought the Patriots to within 10-points on a one-yard scoring pass, but his 4th interception off the hands of Tim Dwight clinched the big win for Sammy Knight and the Chiefs. 

The Chiefs have six games left against winning teams but Knight says that doesn't make things any different.

"Oh it's very important. I mean every game from here on out is going to be important. I mean we don't underestimate any team from here on out. You know our goal is just to go out and win," Defensive back Sammy Knight says.

It won't get any easier for the Chiefs next week as the West Division-leading Broncos come to town here at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs host Divisional rival Denver Sunday.  With a record of 9-2 the Broncos own a two game lead over the Chiefs and Chargers.

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA - During the first week of Show Me Climate we've discussed many of the basics of our changing climate.... More >>
1 hour ago Thursday, September 19 2019 Sep 19, 2019 Thursday, September 19, 2019 9:02:00 PM CDT September 19, 2019 in Climate
COLUMBIA — The Columbia community came together Thursday night to remember the life of a Columbia College student killed in... More >>
2 hours ago Thursday, September 19 2019 Sep 19, 2019 Thursday, September 19, 2019 8:55:00 PM CDT September 19, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - For the third straight year, the Capitol Avenue Historic District in Jefferson City is considered a "Place... More >>
2 hours ago Thursday, September 19 2019 Sep 19, 2019 Thursday, September 19, 2019 8:22:47 PM CDT September 19, 2019 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is sending highway patrol troopers and other state workers to St. Louis... More >>
3 hours ago Thursday, September 19 2019 Sep 19, 2019 Thursday, September 19, 2019 7:29:00 PM CDT September 19, 2019 in News
WILLIAMSBURG — A woman running for a seat in the U.S. Congress said Callaway County Sheriff's Department wrongfully searched her... More >>
4 hours ago Thursday, September 19 2019 Sep 19, 2019 Thursday, September 19, 2019 6:39:00 PM CDT September 19, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - For investigators, finding Megan Schultz's likely remains in the Columbia landfill after only eight days of searching was... More >>
4 hours ago Thursday, September 19 2019 Sep 19, 2019 Thursday, September 19, 2019 6:36:00 PM CDT September 19, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA — In an earlier story we discussed the difference between weather and climate . While they’re not the same... More >>
4 hours ago Thursday, September 19 2019 Sep 19, 2019 Thursday, September 19, 2019 6:20:00 PM CDT September 19, 2019 in Continuous News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri health officials say the state has recorded its first vaping-related death. The Missouri... More >>
6 hours ago Thursday, September 19 2019 Sep 19, 2019 Thursday, September 19, 2019 4:05:00 PM CDT September 19, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA- One Columbia neighbor was left feeling uneasy Thursday after a burglary resulted in a death on her street. ... More >>
6 hours ago Thursday, September 19 2019 Sep 19, 2019 Thursday, September 19, 2019 4:03:00 PM CDT September 19, 2019 in News
BOONVILLE - The Boonville Police Department took 30-year-old Johnathan Todd into custody on Thursday for possession of meth, marijuana, prescription-controlled... More >>
7 hours ago Thursday, September 19 2019 Sep 19, 2019 Thursday, September 19, 2019 3:58:53 PM CDT September 19, 2019 in News
FULTON – Fulton community members and business owners are coming together to show their support for a family and their... More >>
8 hours ago Thursday, September 19 2019 Sep 19, 2019 Thursday, September 19, 2019 2:56:00 PM CDT September 19, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A federal judge has denied a request by Missouri to allow a ban on abortions after... More >>
12 hours ago Thursday, September 19 2019 Sep 19, 2019 Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:21:00 AM CDT September 19, 2019 in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — Jurors ruled against a teacher who alleged that she was fired from a Catholic school in... More >>
12 hours ago Thursday, September 19 2019 Sep 19, 2019 Thursday, September 19, 2019 10:15:51 AM CDT September 19, 2019 in News
IBERIA - Police are investigating a threat of mass violence made by a student in Iberia R-V School District. ... More >>
13 hours ago Thursday, September 19 2019 Sep 19, 2019 Thursday, September 19, 2019 9:53:00 AM CDT September 19, 2019 in News
CAMDEN COUNTY - An Illinois man drowned at the Lake of the Ozarks Wednesday afternoon after falling into the water.... More >>
13 hours ago Thursday, September 19 2019 Sep 19, 2019 Thursday, September 19, 2019 9:40:00 AM CDT September 19, 2019 in News
Global warming has often been used interchangeably with climate change. Well, they shouldn’t be, because they do not describe the... More >>
1 day ago Wednesday, September 18 2019 Sep 18, 2019 Wednesday, September 18, 2019 10:50:00 PM CDT September 18, 2019 in Climate
COLUMBIA - Longtime MU professor and musicologist Dr. Michael Budds wiped tears from his eyes as MU alumna Symonne... More >>
1 day ago Wednesday, September 18 2019 Sep 18, 2019 Wednesday, September 18, 2019 8:29:00 PM CDT September 18, 2019 in News
BELLE - After the bodies of 4-year-old Bentlee Turner and 37-year-old Jason Burton were found on Monday night, the community... More >>
1 day ago Wednesday, September 18 2019 Sep 18, 2019 Wednesday, September 18, 2019 7:42:00 PM CDT September 18, 2019 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 78°
11pm 76°
12am 75°
1am 75°
2am 73°