St. Petersburg Times Online: Sports
Place an Ad Calendars Classified Forums Sports Weather

printer version

Red-hot Grbac rallies Chiefs past Seahawks

©Associated Press

© St. Petersburg Times, published October 3, 2000

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Mike Cloud scored on a 15-yard run with 4:26 left in the game to cap a rally from a 17-7 deficit as the Chiefs beat the Seattle Seahawks 24-17 on Monday night.

Quarterback Elvis Grbac continued his recent resurgence, going 16-for-27 for 256 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions for the Chiefs. Grbac has nine touchdowns in his past three games.

Wide receiver Derrick Alexander, who beat Seattle cornerback Shawn Springs twice late in the third quarter, caught a 17-yard pass to get Kansas City within 17-14. Alexander caught five passes for 153 yards and a touchdown.

Pete Stoyanovich tied the score with a 27-yard field goal in the fourth quarter.

With the Chiefs trailing 17-7, Alexander got behind Springs for a 73-yard reception to the Seattle 22.

After Kimble Anders rushed for 5 yards, Grbac found Alexander in the end zone on a crossing pattern behind Springs and in front of two defenders with 2:15 left in the quarter.

Rian Lindell, making his first start, kicked a 27-yard field goal to complete a nine-play, 63-yard drive in which the Seahawks overcame two sacks of quarterback Jon Kitna to take a 17-7 lead.

Kitna threw a 23-yard pass to Darrell Jackson one play after he was sacked by John Browning. Ricky Watters' 32-yard run highlighted the drive.

The Chiefs failed in their attempt to break the on-site paid attendance record.

Kansas City simulcast the game on the Jumbotron at Kauffman Stadium, the home of the baseball Royals, but only 4,391 showed up. The Chiefs drew 78,502 at Arrowhead Stadium, across the parking lot from Kauffman.

The total attendance of 82,893 fell short of the 90,833 who saw the Los Angeles Rams and Chicago Bears play in 1958 at the Los Angeles Coliseum.

Late Sunday

EAGLES 38, FALCONS 10: Brian Mitchell endeared himself to Eagles fans with the most productive game of his career.

Mitchell, a long-time nemesis of the Eagles when he played for Washington, had a combined 290 yards, including two long touchdowns within five minutes, for host Philadelphia.

"I never had a game like that. I'm having fun again," said Mitchell, who tied an NFL record with his 11th career touchdown on a return when he ran back a kickoff 89 yards in the fourth quarter.

Back to Sports
Back to Top

© 2006 • All Rights Reserved • Tampa Bay Times
490 First Avenue South • St. Petersburg, FL 33701 • 727-893-8111
Contact the Times | Privacy Policy
Standard of Accuracy | Terms, Conditions & Copyright

From the Times sports desk

Devil Rays

  • Rays hold on to Rothschild
  • Rothschild cuts staff in half
  • Mizell: Despite three strikes, he's not out
  • AP errs on Rothschild report
  • Bucs/NFL

  • Rookie may start, ready or not
  • Truth hurts, opens hole in return game
  • Red-hot Grbac rallies Chiefs past Seahawks
  • Rams keep showing up skeptics
  • NFL briefs
  • Lightning

  • Team goes for final tuneup today
  • Shock of being dealt gives way to work
  • Prep focus

  • Suncoast lags behind in top football talent
  • Best players will be found
  • Hernando rallies to get past Crystal River in three
  • CCC lineman breaks his leg
  • It's more fun than competition for top trio
  • College football

  • Ailing Weinke in doubt to play against Miami
  • FAMU, Bethune-Cookman deliver midseason 1-2 punch
  • Psst! Central Florida has a defense, too
  • College football around the nation
  • Injury puts Palmer out of UF practice
  • Et cetera

  • Same Yankees?
  • Post-season lineups, capsules
  • Baseball briefs
  • Team will take it slow with a recovering Hill
  • Magic bears well under the weight of expectations
  • NBA briefs
  • Olympics roundup
  • Captain's corner
  • Sports briefs
  • No more dread for Stewart

  • From the wire

    From the state sports wire
  • Jacksonville's Spicer placed on IR after leg surgery
  • FIU-Western Kentucky game postponed because of Jeanne
  • Brown anxious to face old team for first time
  • Dolphins' desperate defense readies for Roethlisberger
  • Former Sarasota lineman sheds tough-guy image with Michigan
  • Rothstein rejoins Heat as assistant
  • No. 16 Florida has history on its side against Kentucky
  • FSU and Clemson QBs both off to slow starts