Kansas City 27, Carolina 21

Sunday, December 2, 2012 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, December 2, 2012
WHERE: Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri
TEMPERATURE: 61°
HEAD OFFICIAL: John Parry
ATTENDANCE: 62860

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Carolina 7 7 0 7 21
Kansas City 10 7 7 3 27

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Carolina 3-9 1-5 2-4 L1
Kansas City 2-10 1-6 1-4 W1

Recap


Chiefs 27, Panthers 21: Brady Quinn tossed his first two touchdown passes since 2009 as Kansas City overcame Saturday's horrific tragedy at Arrowhead Stadium to snap an eight-game losing streak.

Prior to the game, a moment of silence was observed in honor of victims of domestic violence and their families. Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, who was not mentioned by name in the tribute, fatally shot his girlfriend on Saturday before committing suicide in front of coach Romeo Crennel and general manager Scott Pioli.

Jamaal Charles, whose wife was a cousin of the slain Kasandra Perkins, kept his emotions in check and rushed for 127 yards. Quinn finished with 201 yards and found tight end Tony Moeaki and Jonathan Baldwin for short-yardage touchdowns as the Chiefs (2-10) avoided matching the longest losing streak in franchise history.

Cam Newton threw three touchdown passes for the Panthers (3-9), who have dropped eight of their last 10.

Newton, who finished 15-of-27 for 232 yards, connected on a 53-yard strike to Steve Smith, who was able to get to the 8-yard line before time expired.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Kansas City got out of the blocks in a hurry as Peyton Hillis rumbled in from 2 yards out on the opening drive. Hillis then rushed to the sideline and handed Crennel the ball. ... Crennel threw caution to the wind and converted all three of his fourth-down attempts. ... Kansas City lost a franchise-worst nine in a row during the 1987 and 2007 seasons.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Carolina   Kansas City
Cam Newton Player Jamaal Charles
7 Attempts 27
78 Yards 127
11.1 Avg Yards 4.7
0 Touchdowns 0
28 Long 16
Receiving
Carolina   Kansas City
Steve Smith Player Dwayne Bowe
5 Receptions 4
120 Yards 64
24.0 Avg Yards 16.0
1 Touchdowns 0
53 Long 21

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Carolina 385 165 220 3 0 0 1.0 0
Kansas City 355 158 197 3 2 0 2.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Kansas City will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Chiefs have a W/L % of .167 after a win and .167 after a loss.
  • Carolina will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Panthers have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .250 after a loss.