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  • THE MATCH-UP Kansas City hosts Seattle as the Seahawks make their first appearance at Arrowhead Stadium as a member of the National Football Conference. These former AFC West foes haven’t met in Kansas City since the Chiefs claimed a 19-7 victory (11/25/01). The Chiefs are now guided by head coach Herm Edwards, while the Seahawks are coming off their first-ever Super Bowl appearance after posting a 13-3 mark under Mike Holmgren in 2005. The Chiefs own a 3-3 record and are seeking to get above the .500 mark for the first time this season. Kansas City has won eight of its last nine home games and owns an NFL-best 19-4 (.826) mark against NFC opponents at Arrowhead dating back to ’95. The Seahawks boast a 4-2 record and are tied with St. Louis atop the NFC West standings. Seattle had a 12-game home winning streak snapped when it dropped a 31-13 decision last week vs. Minnesota (10/22). The Chiefs are coming off a huge, 30-27 win vs. San Diego (10/22). K Lawrence Tynes booted a career-long 53-yard FG with 0:06 left in the contest to give the Chiefs an important division victory and a much-needed dose of momentum. Kansas City’s defense forced three turnovers, while RB Larry Johnson posted a season-high 132 rushing yards and TE Tony Gonzalez added six catches for 138 yards. Chiefs QB Damon Huard owns a 3-2 record as Kansas City’s starter and has filled in admirably after two-time Pro Bowl QB Trent Green was injured on Opening Day. Huard, who starred at the University of Washington and prepped at Puyallup High School, will face his hometown team for the first time as an NFL starter. QB Seneca Wallace finished last week’s contest after Seahawks two-time Pro Bowl QB Matt Hasselbeck suffered a knee injury. The former Iowa State signal caller has never started a regular season NFL contest.

    Up next for Kansas City is a Governor’s Cup clash at St. Louis (11/5) followed by a trip to Miami (11/12). Seattle returns home next week for a Monday Night Football contest vs. Oakland (11/6).

    THE SERIES Kansas City owns a 30-18 (.625) record in regular season play

    against Seattle. The two teams were regular combatants in the AFC West from ’77-01 before realignment moved the Seahawks to the NFC. The most recent regular season meeting between the two teams resulted in a 39-32 Seattle win at Seahawks Stadium (11/24/02).

    Kansas City’s last win against the Seahawks was a 19-7 win at Arrowhead (11/25/01). The Chiefs also posted a 24-17 victory against Seattle at Arrowhead (10/2/00) in a Monday Night Football contest that was also simulcast to 4,391 fans at Kauffman Stadium. The combined 82,893 fans who watched the contest at marked the largest crowd ever assembled to witness a Chiefs game at the Truman Sports Complex.

    The Chiefs hold a 17-8 (.680) edge in regular season competition against the Seahawks dating back to ’90, including a stellar 10-2 (.833) mark at Arrowhead. The Chiefs won eight straight contests against the Seahawks at Arrowhead from ’91-98. Seattle has won four of its last five regular season meetings with KC in the Northwest. KC was 10-11 (.476) all-time against Seattle at the Kingdome, but owns a 20-7 (.741) all-time regular season record in outdoor contests vs. the Seahawks (19-5 at Arrowhead, 1-1 at Husky Stadium and 0-1 at Seahawks Stadium, now known as Qwest Field).

    One of the most memorable games in the Chiefs-Seahawks series was a 17-16 Seattle win at Arrowhead (11/11/90) as the late LB Derrick Thomas registered an NFL-record 7.0 sacks. However, sack number 8.0 slipped through his grasp as QB Dave Krieg threw the game- winning 25-yard TD to WR Paul Skansi on the game’s final play.

    REGULAR SEASON GAME #7

    KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (3-3) VS.

    SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (4-2)

    SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2006 – 12:00 PM (CENTRAL) ARROWHEAD STADIUM – KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

    TV: FOX Regional Coverage (WDAF-4 in Kansas City) – Matt Vasgersian, Jayice Pearson and Jay Glazer. RADIO: KCFX-FM (101.1) – Mitch Holthus, Len Dawson, Bob Gretz and Bill Grigsby.

    2006 STATS AND NFL RANKINGS

    CHIEFS SEAHAWKS Total Offense ............................. 294.5 (24) 303.7 (21) Rush Offense ............................. 99.0 (21) 99.7 (20) Pass Offense.............................. 195.5 (21) 204.0 (16) Total Defense............................. 303.8 (11) 317.7 (15) Rush Defense ............................ 123.7 (24) 92.2 (8) Pass Defense ............................. 180.2 (6) 225.5 (25) Turnover Ratio........................... 0 (13t) -3 (23t) Pts./Game................................... 19.5 (20) 20.2 (16t) Opp. Pts./Game.......................... 20.7 (14) 23.7(25)

    CHIEFS VS. SEAHAWKS REGULAR SEASON AT ARROWHEAD, 1990-2005

    (10-2-0) Date Result Of Note 11/11/90 L, 16-17 D. Thomas NFL-record 7.0 sacks. 9/22/91 W, 20-13 DeBerg passing: 21-32-232, 2 TDs. 9/13/92 W, 26-7 4 SEA Turnovers (2 INTs, 2 Fum.). 1/2/94 W, 34-21 T. McNair rushing: 17-46, 2 TDs. 10/23/94 W, 38-23 KC 477 yards of total offense. 12/24/95 W, 26-3 KC allows team-record 89 total yds. 10/17/96 W, 34-16 KC Rushing: 39 atts, 146 yds, 3 TDs. 9/28/97 W, 20-17 41-yard Stoyanovich FG in OT. 10/4/98 W, 17-6 54-minute rain delay in 2nd quarter. 11/21/99 L, 19-31 Watters, 107 rush yds., 2 TDs. 10/2/00 W, 24-17 Hicks 3.0 sacks, 82,893 total attend. 11/25/01 W, 19-7 Holmes rushing: 26 atts., 120 yards.

  • THE HEAD COACHES

    EDWARDS VS. THE SEAHAWKS (1-0) Herm Edwards is 1-0 all-time against the Seahawks, recording a victory in his only meeting with Mike Holmgren as an NFL head coach. DATE RESULT OPP. COACH 12/19/04 W N.Y. JETS 37, Seattle 14 Mike Holmgren

    HOME TEAM IN ALL CAPS HOLMGREN VS. THE CHIEFS (4-5)

    Mike Holmgren is 4-5 all-time against the Chiefs. Here’s a look . . . DATE RESULT KC COACH 11/8/93 L KANSAS CITY 23, Green Bay 16 M. Schottenheimer 11/10/96 L KANSAS CITY 27, Green Bay 20 M. Schottenheimer 11/21/99 W Seattle 30, KANSAS CITY 19 G. Cunningham 12/26/99 W SEATTLE 23, Kansas City 14 G. Cunningham 10/2/00 L KANSAS CITY 24, Kansas City 17 G. Cunningham 10/29/00 L Kansas City 24, SEATTLE 19 G. Cunningham 11/25/01 L KANSAS CITY 19, Seattle 7 Dick Vermeil 1/6/02 W SEATTLE 21, Kansas City 18 Dick Vermeil 11/24/02 W SEATTLE 39, Kansas City 32 Dick Vermeil

    HOME TEAM IN ALL CAPS

    QB DAMON HUARD’S STARTING STATS Chiefs QB Damon Huard owns a 8-3 (.727) record as an NFL starter.

    Huard is 3-2 this season subbing for an injured QB Trent Green. Huard currently ranks third in the AFC with a 96.7 rating and has posted a 100.0+ rating in all three of Kansas City’s victories this season. Here’s a look . . .

    DAMON HUARD AS AN NFL STARTER (8-3) Date Opp. Comp Atts. Yds TDs INTs Rating Result 10/24/99* PHI 15 21 142 0 1 69.9 W 16-13 10/31/99* @ OAK 16 32 221 0 0 72.5 W 16-9 11/07/99* TEN 15 25 210 2 0 113.8 W 17-0 11/14/99* @ BUF 9 25 65 0 1 27.9 L 3-23 11/21/99* NE 18 30 129 2 0 92.2 W 27-17 11/26/99* @ IND 22 33 183 1 0 90.8 W 17-14 9/17/06# @ DEN 17 23 133 0 0 87.6 L 6-9 OT 10/1/06# SF 18 23 208 2 0 133.3 W 41-0 10/8/06# @ ARZ 26 38 288 2 0 108.2 W 23-20 10/15/06# @ PIT 32 16 162 0 1 51.8 L 7-45 10/22/06# SD 15 27 232 2 0 108.9 W 30-27 Totals 187 309 1,973 11 3 86.9 183-177 *With Miami #With Kansas City

    KC’S INTERCONFERENCE EDGE AT ARROWHEAD The Chiefs own the NFL lead with an 19-4 (.826) record in

    interconference games at home dating back to the ’95 season. KC’s overall 28-18 (.609) record against all NFC foes is tied as the third- best mark in the league over that same span. KC’s domination of NFC opponents at Arrowhead has been remarkable. In 23 home contests against NFC foes since ’95, KC has outscored those opponents by a 699-to-372 margin, good for an average score of 30.4 to 16.9.

    The only three NFC teams that have visited Arrowhead over the past 11 seasons and have claimed victories have been Carolina, Philadelphia and the N.Y. Giants. The Panthers and Giants were both coming off Super Bowl appearances when they visited Arrowhead. The Eagles were en route to the first of four consecutive NFC Championship berths when they won in KC in 2001 and were coming off a Super Bowl berth in 2004 when they rallied from an 18-point deficit to register a 37-31 win at Arrowhead (10/2/05).

    BEST INTERCONFERENCE RECORDS, 1995-2006 HOME OVERALL

    Team Record Team Record 1. Kansas City 19-4 (.826) 1. Denver 30-15 (.667) Denver 18-4 (.818) 2. Pittsburgh 26-15-1 (.631) Jacksonville 18-4 (.818) 3. Kansas City 28-18 (.609) 4. Indianapolis 14-4-1 (.763) Tennessee 28-18 (.609) 5. Pittsburgh 16-5-1 (.750) IND/OAK 28-19 (.587)

    *Minimum 10 Games Played

    KANSAS CITY VS. THE NFC AT ARROWHEAD, 1995-2006 Date Opponent Result Date Opponent Result 9/10/95 N.Y. Giants W, 20-17 OT 9/23/01 N.Y. Giants L, 3-13 11/5/95 Washington W, 24-3 11/29/01 Philadelphia L, 10-23 11/10/96 Green Bay W, 27-20 12/1/02 Arizona W, 49-0 11/17/96 Chicago W, 14-10 12/8/02 St. Louis W, 49-10 11/30/97 San Fran. W, 44-9 12/14/03 Detroit W, 45-17 12/21/97 New Orleans W, 25-13 12/28/03 Chicago W, 31-3 11/29/98 Arizona W, 34-24 9/19/04 Carolina L, 17-28 12/13/98 Dallas W, 20-17 10/24/04 Atlanta W, 56-10 9/26/99 Detroit W, 31-21 10/2/05 Philadelphia L, 31-37 12/12/99 Minnesota W, 31-28 10/16/05 Washington W, 28-21 10/22/00 St. Louis W, 54-34 10/1/06 San Fran. W, 41-0 12/10/00 Carolina W, 15-14 10/29/06 Seattle 23-Game Totals 699-372 23-Game Avg. 30.4-16.9

    MIKE HOLMGREN NFL Head Coach: 15th Year NF