Here are some interesting stats from the Chiefs’ 31-7 win over the New York Giants on Sunday:
By TEREZ A. PAYLOR
The Kansas City Star
• Alex Smith became the third quarterback in franchise history to win his first four starts, joining Joe Montana in 1993 and Mike Livingston, who won his first nine starts from 1969-1972.
• Prior to his first interception Sunday, Smith had attempted 160 passes without an interception, which was the second-longest active steak behind Denver’s Peyton Manning, who has attempted 201 passes without an interception.
• With his nine-tackle performance, linebacker Derrick Johnson became the fourth player in team history to tally 900 career tackles as a Chief. He currently sits fourth all-time with 904, and is within striking distance of Deron Cherry (927), Art Still (992) and Gary Spani (999).
• The Chiefs’ 98-yard scoring drive in the first half was their longest since a 14-play, 99-yard drive at Cleveland on Dec. 23, 2006.
• Prior to Sunday, the last time the Chiefs allowed just one third-down conversion in a game was against Cincinnati on Oct. 14, 2007.
• Safety Quintin Demps tallied his first interception as a Chief and the fourth in his career.
• The 31 points the Chiefs scored Sunday was their highest single-game total since a 31-14 win over the Tennessee Titans on Dec. 26, 2010.