Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 12/24

Jamie Squire

Good morning! This just in... Jamaal Charles is pretty good. How do I know? Well, he's looking down at Jim Brown from the top of the NFL career yards per carry record. Pretty good. Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy.

Postgame Notes: Chiefs vs Colts from The Mothership

Charles Takes Over NFL Yards Per Carry Average Record: During today's game, RB Jamaal Charles became the NFL's all-time career carry leader for highest rushing average by a running back. He has 770 carries for 4,481 yards (5.82 avg.). He needed just two carries in today's contest to reach the 750-carry minimum needed to qualify for the NFL's career carry records.

Indianapolis At Kansas City from CBS Sports

"It was fun today, competing out there and doing it while we were trying to come back," Charles said. "It was fun going out there and putting out a performance like that."

Charles joined the Titans' Chris Johnson and former Lions great Barry Sanders as the only players with three runs of 80 or more yards in a season. His third career 200-yard game also set a franchise record, which he had shared with Larry Johnson.

Chiefs Run All Over Arrowhead Turf Before Falling To Colts 20-13 from The Mothership

The Kansas City Chiefs totaled 507 yards, but it wasn't enough to stop the playoff-bound Indianapolis Colts, who won the coin flip and the game, closing out Arrowhead Stadium with a 20-13 road victory.

Fan Appreciation Day Hits High Gear from The Mothership

Huge prizes were given away all afternoon to the Chiefs Kingdom's amazing fans during Fan Appreciation Day at Arrowhead. The festivities all led up to an incredible grand prize at halftime. A Chiefs Red Ford Fusion rolled onto the field to be given away to one dedicated (and very lucky) Chiefs fan.

Hail To The Hapless Chiefs from The Wall Street Journal

In the 45 years that my family has owned two season tickets to the Kansas City Chiefs, the argument for dropping them has never been stronger. On Sunday the team fell to 2-13. Early this month, a Chiefs linebacker murdered the mother of his three-month-old baby before killing himself. After an October game, an offensive lineman whose poor blocking all season had contributed to unsafe quarterback conditions wrongly accused "70,000" fans of applauding a quarterback injury.

But we're renewing the tickets again, and my late cousin Timmy helps explain why. Unforgettable events can happen out there, on and off the field.

Kevin Haskin: Crucial Makeover Needs To Get Chiefs Into Right Calls from The Topeka Capital-Journal

"When it counts,'' said tackle Eric Winston, "we're not doing the right things. It's something that's bugged us all year.''

To a point that a whole slew of no-shows did not make it out to Arrowhead Stadium for KC's last home game.

You can safely assume those fans didn't have a Chiefs upset high on their Christmas wish lists.

Most of them would just as soon Kansas City remain in the hunt for the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft, even though a sure-fire franchise turner, such as Luck, does not appear to exist among the potential choices in 2013.

Chiefs Stumble To Another Loss from The KC Star via The Wichita Eagle

The Chiefs did what might amount to be the impossible in the National Football League.

They outgained the Indianapolis Colts 507 yards to 288 yards. They had one running back, Jamaal Charles, rush for 226 yards and another, Peyton Hillis, rush for 101 yards.

And they still lost, falling 20-13 on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium in front of an announced crowd of 62,938.

Chiefs Lose 20-13 To Colts Despite Charles' 226 Yards Rushing from Examiner.com

On a day when the Kansas City Chiefs rushed for the 3rd-most yards in franchise history and the defense played well for 55 minutes of the game, the Chiefs lost to the Indianapolis Colts, 20-13, and kept their grip on the #1 pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

By beating the Chiefs, Indianapolis' record rose to 9-5 and they locked up a playoff spot just one season after posting the worst record in the NFL in 2011 - a Chiefs-like 2-14 mark.

Colts: Once Again, Team Don't Do It Easily; Defense Makes Just Enough Plays from The Indianapolis Star

"Bleak" was interim coach Bruce Arians' choice of words to describe his Indianapolis Colts' precarious position as a chilly Sunday afternoon passed into evening at Arrowhead Stadium.

The forlorn Kansas City Chiefs were roaring up and down the field. It was the Colts playing 2-12 football.

Wrap-Up: Colts 20, Chiefs 13 from ESPN

What it means: The Chiefs were game but they fell to the Colts, who clinched a playoff berth. Kansas City is now 2-13. The Chiefs will get the No. 1 pick in the draft with a loss at Denver next week or a Jacksonville win at Tennessee. They went 1-7 at Arrowhead Stadium this season.

Chiefs Report Card: Turnovers Haunt The Chiefs Again from CBS Sports

Defense: B

The defense really allowed 13 points because of Quinn's pick-6, and that's a pretty solid effort against a playoff team. The Colts were able to win the game with a fourth-quarter touchdown drive, and so the defense wasn't exactly clutch, but this loss falls mostly on the offense and Quinn. The Chiefs shut down Indianapolis' running game and Andrew Luck was ineffective for most of the day. Kansas City's defense has been inconsistent, but it has been good enough to win a handful of games and this was one. Previous game's grade: B

Colts To Face An Altered Arrowhead Stadium Atmosphere from The Indianapolis Star

For so many years, Arrowhead Stadium has been a safe haven for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Red-clad fans roared their support for the Chiefs and funneled their energy into making life unbearable for whichever team had ventured in for the afternoon.

Now, not so much.

KCChiefs.com Photo Gallery: Game Highlights Colts

KCChiefs.com Video: From The Podium: Romeo Crennel

KCChiefs.com Video: From The Podium: Brady Quinn

KCChiefs.com Video: Inside The Locker Room: Postgame Week 16

NFL.com Video: GameDay: Indianapolis Colts vs. Kansas City Chiefs

NFL.com Video: Week 16: Jamaal Charles Highlights

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