Andy Reid Press Conference: 10/6 from The Mothership
Q: You mentioned third downs and sustaining drives. What happened with third downs as the game went on?
REID: "Yeah, two times. Yeah, so there were two snaps. We ended up winning that battle as far as the third downs go, but if you're keeping stats, which I'm not big on because those last two were the two most important ones. We just, we missed out on them. We had a third and four, had (Demetrius) Harris running there across the field. We missed him there a little bit by an inch or so, close throw and then the third and one; we lost out on that one."
Q: You had a lot of third downs and you threw every single one. Was that because of the defense you were facing?
REID: "We thought we had an opportunity there to throw the ball. Like I said, that last third and one they could've gone either way with that. Probably should have run the ball as it's all, as we're sitting here. Listen, we did fairly well on the third downs. It's those last two stinkers that, oh man they got us."
Postgame Facts and Stats from The Mothership
CHARLES MOVES INTO SECOND PLACE IN RECORD BOOK: RB
Jamaal Charlesrecorded 15 carries for 80 yards (5.3 avg.) in today's game. His 80 rushing yards in today's game gives him 6,018 career rushing yards, moving him past RB Larry Johnson (6,015) for second place in franchise history. He needs just 53 yards to pass RB Priest Holmes (6,070) for the franchise lead in career rushing yards. He became just the third player in franchise history to record 6,000 or more career rushing yards.
Chiefs vs. 49ers: Snap Counts and Observations from The Mothership
Four players played all 70 snaps on defense -
Ron Parker, Josh Mauga, Sean Smithand Justin Houston
Vance Walker(13), Kevin Vickerson(25), Jaye Howard(38), Dontari Poe(58) and Allen Bailey(59) continue rotating along the defensive line.
Chiefs Ambassadors Host Legends Series from The Mothership
The Chiefs Ambassadors, a group of former Chiefs players who continue to give back to the Kansas City community, recently visited an elementary school for their Legends Series.
"The Chiefs Ambassadors have had a long-standing relationship with Camp Quality and have hosted a number of assemblies where they surprise one special Camp Quality kid who has faced a battle with cancer," Georgia David, Chiefs Community Relations Coordinator explained. "The students instantly go from ‘the kid with cancer' to ‘the kid who is friends with the Chiefs.' The aim of Camp Quality is to let kids be kids again, and these assemblies are a perfect example of how the Ambassadors make this vision a reality."
Don't make it so hard, Andy: Chiefs + 24 or more carries = KC win from FS Kansas City
Andy Reid's greatest coaching enemy likes cheeseburgers and frozen Snickers bars, and stares back at him in the mirror every day.
Big Red makes it too hard, sometimes -- on himself and on everybody else. The Kansas City Chiefs' venerable head coach has to fight a tendency to be cute, to be clever, to prove to Katy Perry and everybody else in the free world that he's the smartest guy in the room.
Even if it flies in the face of his team's strengths. Or common sense.
Seven snaps for Knile Davis isn't enough from ESPN
When a team runs only 50 offensive plays and just five in the fourth quarter, it can be difficult to spread the ball around as it might like. Still, a week after the Kansas City Chiefs wrecked the New England Patriots with the running combination of Jamaal Charles and Knile Davis, they veered in an entirely different direction in Sunday's 22-17 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.
Grading the 49ers' 22-17 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs from The San Jose Mercury News
Jamaal Charles had 49 of his 80 yards in the first half, and he opened the second half with a 26-yard run. Then his remaining carries netted 4, 1 and 0 yards. Patrick Willis made that last stop of Charles for no gain, one of a team-high eight tackles Willis was credited with on the game sheet. Nose tackle Ian Williams and defensive tackles Justin Smith and Ray McDonald are playing the run well, too. Grade: A-
Chiefs' run defense still needs work from ESPN
The Kansas City Chiefs head into their bye after 22-17 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday with a 2-3 record and a few things to clean up for the season's final 11 games.
Atop that list is their run defense. The Chiefs had another tough day in that regard against the 49ers, allowing Frank Gore to run for 107 yards and Carlos Hyde to gain an additional 43.
Locals in NFL: Mauga, Johnson combine for 21 tackles but Kap, 49ers get win from The Reno Gazette-Journal
Josh Mauga, LB, Chiefs; James-Michael Johnson, LB Chiefs: Johnson had a game-high 11 tackles, including two for losses and two more for no gain, and forced a fumble in Kansas City's loss at San Francisco. And Mauga was right behind him with 10 tackles. The 49ers, though, rushed for 171 yards on 40 attempts.
"We knew they were going to come out and pound the ball, that's their type of offense, they like to run the ball," Mauga said, according to the Kansas City Star. "So it was a true test to the front seven, D-line and linebackers. (San Francisco) did a very good job."
Added Johnson: "We should have done a lot better on the run in the second half. Bottom line, we could have done better in that department."
The video caused enough commotion that Kansas City coach Andy Reid was asked about it during his press conference on Monday afternoon.
"Yeah, he probably thought it was a play-action there," Reid said. "At least that's the way it looked. I haven't had the chance to talk to him on that, but I know it probably didn't look the best. But listen, he did some good things, too. He'll look back on that one say and I'm sure he'd say the same thing you're saying: 'What was I doing?'"
On their first possession of the fourth quarter, the Chiefs had a third down and one. Instead of giving the ball to Charles, they threw an incomplete pass to Dwayne Bowe and then punted.
"If we had that to do over again, and this is hindsight, but I'd probably come back and hand it to him and give him an opportunity to make that play," Reid said.
49ers Hold Chiefs to 9 Yards in Fourth Quarter from 49ers.com
San Francisco did not sack Smith, but they did provide enough pressure to hold the Chiefs signal-caller to a 79.4 passer rating. The defense stifled Smith in the second half, holding him to 58 passing yards in the final 30 minutes of play.
Furthermore, the 49ers biggest defensive plays came in the fourth quarter.
The Chiefs did not produce any first downs in the quarter. They held the ball for 1:44 and were held to nine yards of offense: a 9-yard completion to wide receiver Dwayne Bowe.
Alex Smith Gracious in Defeat to 49ers from 49ers.com
"It's tough because you're competitive and you want to win the game, but all those guys I played a long time with," Smith said. "It was different competing against them today, but at the end of the day I have a lot of history with some of those guys."
Smith admitted that the week leading up to the game had an atypical feel to it. The outside attention combined with his inner feelings made the buildup a more stressful experience.
Jerry Plantz: Show respect for the national anthem from The Blue Springs Examiner
On Sept. 29. as millions tuned into "Monday Night Football" and watched before a sold-out Arrowhead Stadium, with the singing of the National Anthem, we all knew it was coming - the final word of "home of the brave" to "home of the chiefs."
The misguided hometown pride was an embarrassment. Then in unison some 80,000 pseudo-Indian warriors began a chopping-chanting gesture that only compounded another sensitive issue offensive to many Native Americans.
49ers RB Frank Gore: 'We some dogs' from ESPN
Frank Gore carried the ball 18 times for 107 yards and, according to ESPN Stats & Information, it was the first time he had consecutive games of at least 100 yards since 2011, when he did it in five straight games (between Weeks 4 through 9, with a bye mixed in).
"We some dogs," Gore said with a huge smile. "Our O-line, they played great. We have to give it up to them. Like I said, 49er football, do whatever it takes. We knew that we had to eat up the clock and we did."