CHIEFS FANS AIM FOR NOISE RECORD
When the unbeaten Chiefs welcome old rival Oakland to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, the fans will be trying to break a Guinness world record for loudest crowd roar in an outdoor sports stadium. The record was set Sept. 15 by Seahawks fans during a home game against the 49ers.
The Associated Press
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Even the most muffled clap seemed to echo throughout Arrowhead Stadium last season as the Kansas City Chiefs stumbled their way through one of the worst seasons in franchise history.
Now, a group of fans is trying to restore the roar.
When the unbeaten Chiefs welcome old rival Oakland to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, the fans will be trying to break a Guinness world record for loudest crowd roar in an outdoor sports stadium. The record was set Sept. 15 by Seahawks fans during a game against the 49ers.
“We got a late start compared to Seattle. They had a four-month jump on us,” fan organizer Ty Rowton said. “But we’ve got support on all levels, even the players are behind this.”
It helps that the Chiefs (5-0) are off to the second-best start in their long history, and that their most bitter rivals are coming to town.
A team spokesman confirmed the franchise paid for an adjudicator from Guinness World Records to fly to Kansas City for the game.
The record had been held by Turkish soccer club Galatasaray S.K since March 2011, but the Seahawks pushed it to 136.6 decibels.
CHICAGO — Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall were simply too much to handle. So was Tim Jennings.
Cutler threw two touchdown passes to Marshall, and Jennings had two of the Chicago Bears’ three interceptions against Eli Manning in a 27-21 victory over the winless New York Giants on Thursday night.
The Bears (4-2) snapped a two-game slide after a 3-0 start. New York is 0-6 for the first time since the 1976 team dropped its first nine, a stunning turn for a franchise that won the Super Bowl two years ago.
“We’re all sick of it,” Giants coach Tom Coughlin said. “We’re all sick of losing, but we put ourselves in this position. There is only one way to get out of it.”
Cutler and Marshall were in tune early on, connecting for two touchdowns, and Jennings returned an interception 48 yards for a score as Chicago built a 24-14 halftime lead.
The Bears were up by 13 when New York’s Brandon Jacobs ran it in from the 1 in the closing seconds of the third quarter after Jennings got called for interference against Hakeem Nicks near the goal line. That cut it to 27-21, but Jennings made up for it in a big way when he picked off an overthrown pass by Manning intended for Brandon Myers at the 12 with 1:54 left in the game.
Cutler was 24 of 36 for 262 yards after throwing for 358 against New Orleans last week. Marshall played a huge role in this one after venting over a lack of catches against the Saints, finishing with nine receptions for 87 yards.
Robbie Gould kicked two field goals, including a 52-yarder in the third quarter that gave him 12 straight conversions from 50 or longer, and the Bears eased at least a few nerves, even if this win came against one of the NFL’s four winless teams
Manning, the owner of two championship rings, completed 14 of 26 passes for 239 yards and a touchdown, but he ran his league-leading total to 15 interceptions.
• Philadelphia coach Chip Kelly might wait until Sunday before deciding on his starting quarterback against Tampa Bay. Nick Foles has been working with the first team in practice as Michael Vick nurses a pulled hamstring.
• Tampa Bay Buccaneers guard Carl Nicks is being treated for a recurrence of the MRSA infection in his left foot.