Kansas City upends Seattle

Johnson's 4 TDs help Chiefs go over .500

Chiefs 35 Seahawks 28

Nfl Week 8

October 30, 2006

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- There is a way to hold onto the ball for two-thirds of the game, move it about 500 yards, get your best player in the end zone four times and still nearly lose.

Just ask the Kansas City Chiefs.

At the end of their wild 35-28 victory yesterday over the depleted Seattle Seahawks, the Chiefs were feeling more lucky than good, more grateful than boastful.

"That goes to show you what happens ... when you miss opportunities and turn the ball over in the wrong area of the field and give up big plays," Chiefs coach Herman Edwards said.

Larry Johnson, Tony Gonzalez, Damon Huard and Eddie Kennison all had outstanding days for Kansas City (4-3), which went over .500 for the first time all season. The Chiefs had 499 total yards to 240 for Seattle and 42 minutes, 15 seconds of possession time compared with Seattle's 17:45.

But outrageous mistakes let the Seahawks (4-3) score two unanswered touchdowns and grab a 28-27 lead with about six minutes left.

"We just made some silly mistakes, including myself," said Huard, who was a game-day decision because of a sore groin.

Larry Johnson had the biggest hand in preventing the Chiefs from falling apart, rushing for 155 yards and scoring four touchdowns, three on the ground. He got the go-ahead score with 2:15 to play with a 3-yard run after Huard connected with Eddie Kennison on a 51-yard pass play.

"We made it hard on ourselves at the end, but came back and overcame some obstacles and put it away," Johnson said. "We gave them more chances than they needed."

Seneca Wallace, making his first NFL start in place of injured Pro Bowl quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, put Seattle on top 28-27 with a 49-yard touchdown pass to Darrell Jackson after cornerback Ty Law fell down.

Late in the third quarter, Seattle's Kelly Herndon returned a fumble 61 yards for a touchdown when Kansas City holder Dustin Colquitt, after mishandling the snap on a field-goal attempt, tried an ill-advised pass.

Seattle 7 7 7 7-28

Kansas City 10 10 7 8-35

First quarter KC-FG Tynes 38, 12:05. Sea-Hackett 8 pass from Wallace (Brown kick), 5:11. KC-L.Johnson 3 run (Tynes kick), :25.

Second quarter KC-FG Tynes 32, 8:31. Sea-Stevens 2 pass from Wallace (Brown kick), 4:55. KC-L.Johnson 9 pass from Huard (Tynes kick), :45.

Third quarter KC-L.Johnson 1 run (Tynes kick), 6:22. Sea-Herndon 61 fumble return (Brown kick), 1:27.

Fourth quarter Sea-D.Jackson 49 pass from Wallace (Brown kick), 6:30. KC-L.Johnson 3 run (Gonzalez pass from Huard), 2:15. A-77,645.

Sea KC

First downs 15 30

Total Net Yards 240 499

Rushes-yards 18-47 53-191

Passing 193 308

Punt Returns 1-11 2-9

Kickoff Returns 7-147 5-138

Interceptions Ret. 0-0 2-3

Comp-Att-Int 15-30-2 17-25-0

Sacked-Yards Lost 1-5 1-4

Punts 4-49.5 1-50.0

Fumbles-Lost 0-0 5-3

Penalties-Yards 4-35 6-40

Time of Possession 17:45 42:15 Rushing-Seattle, Morris 12-25, Wallace 4-18, Strong 2-4. Kansas City, L.Johnson 39-155, Bennett 10-38, Colquitt 1-0, Huard 3-(minus 2). Passing-Seattle, Wallace 15-30-2-198. Kansas City, Huard 17-25-0-312. Receiving-Seattle, D.Jackson 3-64, Hackett 3-25, Stevens 3-20, Branch 2-45, Burleson 1-21, Parry 1-11, Strong 1-8, Mili 1-4. Kansas City, Kennison 6-132, Gonzalez 6-116, L.Johnson 2-26, Wilson 2-26, Parker 1-12. Missed field goal-Kansas City, Tynes 50 (WR).

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