NFL PREVIEW: KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (9-3) AT WASHINGTON REDSKINS (3-9)
December 4, 2013INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (9-3) AT WASHINGTON REDSKINS (3-9)
CHIEFS: Are 4-1 on road…With win, ANDY REID will become 21st coach in NFL history to win 150 games (incl. postseason)…KC (+14) has best turnover ratio in NFL…In last meeting at Was. (w/ 49ers on 11/6/11), QB ALEX SMITH completed 17 of 24 passes (70.8 pct.) for 200 yards with 1 TD & 109.7 rating. Smith (360) needs 27 rush yards for most in season by Chiefs QB (TYLER THIGPEN, 386)…Last week, RB JAMAAL CHARLES became 1st Chief ever with 4 career 1,000-yard rush seasons. Averages 121.9 scrimmage yards per game in ’13, 2nd-best in AFC…WR DWAYNE BOWE had 6 catches for 109 yards (18.2 avg.) in only game vs. Was…TE ANTHONY FASANO aims for 3rd straight game with TD rec…Allow AFC-low 17.8 points per game in 2013…LB DERRICK JOHNSON leads team with 92 tackles…S ERIC BERRY has 2.5 sacks this season, tied for most among NFL DBs. S QUINTIN DEMPS has career-high 4 INTs in 2013…Rookie RB-KR KNILE DAVIS had 108-yard KR-TD last week, longest return in franchise history…
REDSKINS: QB ROBERT GRIFFIN III has won 3 of past 4 starts vs. AFC. Had 102 rating last week, his 4th 100+ game this season…RB ALFRED MORRIS has rushed for 501 yards (100.2 per game) & 5 TDs in past 5 vs. AFC. Had rush TD last week…WR PIERRE GARÇON had 5 catches for 125 yards & 2 TDs (67 & 6 yards) in last game vs. KC. Aims for 3rd in row vs. AFC with 7+ catches. In past 2 vs. AFC, has 14 catches for 218 yards (109 per game). Has 5+ catches in all 12 games in 2013 & leads NFC with 84 catches. TE JORDAN REED leads NFC rookies with 45 catches. WR SANTANA MOSS had 10 catches for 173 yards & 2 TDs (78 & 4 yards) in 10/16/05 meeting…LB RYAN KERRIGAN has 8.5 sacks & 4 FFs in past 14. Since entering NFL in 2011, is 1 of 2 players in NFL with 20+ sacks (22.5) & 2+ INT-TDs (2). Has 3 sacks & 2 FFs in past 3 vs. AFC. LB LONDON FLETCHER has played in 252 consecutive games, 1 of 4 players in NFL history with 250+ in a row. Recorded his only 20-tackle, 1-sack game vs. KC (11/13/05 with Buf.). In 14 career games vs. AFC, LB BRIAN ORAKPO has 10.5 sacks. Has 5.5 sacks in past 4 games. LB PERRY RILEY, JR. leads team with 90 tackles.