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What you might have missed from Sunday’s Chiefs win at Miami

Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hali (91) was all smiles in the final minute of the team’s 34-15 victory over the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. on September 21, 2014.
Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hali (91) was all smiles in the final minute of the team’s 34-15 victory over the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. on September 21, 2014. The Kansas City Star

Here are some leftovers from the Chiefs’ 34-15 win over the Miami Dolphins.

DAVIS’ CAREER DAY: RB Knile Davis rushed for a career-high 132 yards on a career-high 32 carries (4.1 avg.), with a 21-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. It is his third rushing touchdown in the past two weeks. He has three rushing touchdowns for the season and seven for his career. His 21-yard touchdown run is the longest scoring rush of his career. His 132 yards give him his first-career 100-yard rushing game. His 32 carries tied for the 13th most carries in a single game in franchise history. RB Priest Holmes holds the club record with 39.

CHIEFS EXCEED 100: Kansas City gained 174 yards on 41 carries as a team, recording the second 100-yard rushing performance in as many weeks as the club ran for 133 yards on 31 carries (4.3 avg.) at Denver on Sept. 14.

The club’s 174 rushing yards are the most since racking up 192 team rushing yards at Washington last Dec. 8.

SMITH IS EFFICIENT: QB Alex Smith completed 19 of 25 passes (76%) for 186 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions, good for a 136.0 passer rating, his highest passer rating of the 2014 season. Smith added two carries for 17 yards (8.5 avg.).

It was his 12th career contest with three or more touchdown passes and is his 32nd career regular season multitouchdown game. This is his 19th career game with a 100 or greater passer rating.

HAMMOND’S RETURN DUTY: WR Frankie Hammond Jr. recorded five punt returns for 100 yards (20 avg.), including returns of 47 and 34 yards. Hammond’s 47-yard return marks the club’s longest return of the season. His five returns, 100 return yards and 47-yard return are all single-game career-highs.

MCKNIGHT BREAKS OUT: RB Joe McKnight tied a career-high with six receptions for a career-high 64 yards (10.7 avg.), pacing all Chiefs players. He scored his first two offensive touchdowns (rushing or receiving) as he hauled in two scoring receptions, one of 11 yards and one for four yards.

He added one carry for three yards and three kickoff returns for 65 yards (21.7 avg.) with a long of 25 yards.

FIRSTS FOR KELCE: TE Travis Kelce recorded his first career touchdown reception, hauling in a 20-yard pass from QB Alex Smith in the second quarter. He also made his first NFL start in Sunday’s game, as the team opened in a three tight end set with Anthony Fasano and Demetrius Harris, who also made his first NFL start.

POE DROPS TANNEHILL: DT Dontari Poe recorded 1.5 sacks (-4.5 yards) of QB Ryan Tannehill, giving him his first sacks of the 2014 season. He has 6 career sacks (-35 yards). Poe finished the game with four tackles (three solo) and a pass defensed.

HALI RECORDS SACK AND STRIP: OLB Tamba Hali recorded a sack (-8 yards) of Tannehill and forced a fumble on the play. He has 2 sacks (-13 yards) on the season and the forced fumble was his first of 2014. He has 29 career forced fumbles, tying DE Neil Smith for second in franchise history. The forced fumble marks his first since causing two fumbles vs. Houston on Oct. 20, 2013.

CHIEFS RECORD BOOK

MOST OPPONENTS FUMBLES FORCED, CAREER

1. 45 Derrick Thomas 1989-99

T2. 29 Neil Smith 1988-96

T2. 29 Tamba Hali 2006-present

4. 19 Derrick Johnson 2005-present

T5. 13 Kevin Ross 1984-93, ’97

T5. 13 Jared Allen 2004-07

Hali now owns 75.5 career sacks, ranking third in team history behind LB Derrick Thomas (126.5) and DE Neil Smith (86.5). He needs 11.5 sacks to move past Smith for second place in team history.

Hali owns 486 career sack yards, ranking third in team history behind LB Derrick Thomas (699) and DE Neil Smith (506.5). He needs 21 more sack yards to pass Smith for second place.

CHIEFS RECORD BOOK

MOST SACK YARDS, CAREER

1. 699 Derrick Thomas 1989-99

2. 506.5 Neil Smith 1988-96

3. 486 Tamba Hali 2006-14

4. 293 Eric Hicks 1998-06

5. 281.5 Jared Allen 2004-07

COLQUITT’S PUNTING: P Dustin Colquitt booted five punts for 255 yards (51 gross, 48.8 net), landing two punts inside the 20-yard line and a season-long punt of 64 yards. Colquitt has landed six of his 12 punts this season inside the 20-yard line. He has now landed 291 punts inside the 20-yard line in his career, the most in Chiefs history. His 291 punts inside the 20 rank 12th in NFL history. He needs three more to pass Dan Stryzinski (293) for 11th place in NFL annals.

To reach Randy Covitz, call 816-234-4796 or send email to rcovitz@kcstar.com. Follow him on Twitter @randycovitz.

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