Interceptions have always been a problem for Kansas City quarterback Trent Green. He led the NFL with 24 in 2001, his first season with the Chiefs. He threw 37 in his first 32 starts with the Chiefs covering his first two seasons, both non-playoff years. But with Kansas City battling for the home-field advantage in the AFC with the best record in the NFL at 10-1, Green has turned off the tap.
Green has thrown only two interceptions in his last eight games and none in his last four. Green has gone 156 passes without an interception dating to Oct. 20. That’s the longest such interception-less streak by any NFL quarterback this season.
Priest Holmes is among the best in the NFL at protecting the football at the running back position, fumbling just once in 272 chances this season. If the quarterback isn’t throwing interceptions, the Chiefs are going to be awfully tough to beat down the stretch.
—Rick Gosselin, The Dallas Morning News “Fourth and inches in the NFL”
Green finished the season with 24 TDs and 12 interceptions and the Chiefs entered the playoffs with the second seed.
The Chiefs were defeated by the Peyton Manning-lead Colts 38-31 in the divisional round of the playoffs. Green was 18-30 with one TD and no interceptions. Holmes added 176 yards rushing on 24 carries. Manning was 22-30 with 3 TDs.