BIG CLOCK:

Kansas City lost a chance at a short field goal at the end of the first half Sunday in a misunderstanding with the officials on whether they had called time out. The officials announced that the Chiefs had called a timeout, then decided they needed a measurement to determine if Kansas City had made a first down.

After the measurement, the clock was started again.

"We were charged a timeout," Coach Marty Schottenheimer said. "They moved the ball to midfield. I had every reason to believe we had a timeout.

"The referee said he went to the quarterback and said he was going to wind the clock. Steve {DeBerg} thought he meant the 25-second clock. These kinds of administrative things, we've got to clean up in our league." . . .

DeBerg moved past George Blanda into 15th place on the all-time list with 4,008 pass attempts in his career. He moved past Blanda into 22nd place with 26,951 yards.

CATCHING ON:

Al Toon of the Jets and Albert Bentley of Indianapolis each extended streaks for consecutive games with a reception. Toon's 12-yard gain in the second quarter extended his streak to 73 games. Bentley brought his streak to 28 games . . . Philadelphia's Keith Byars caught seven passes for 78 yards, extending his pass-catching streak to 50 games.

LITTLE FACTOR:

Eric Dickerson's first rushing attempt in the third quarter for the Colts was the 2,500th of his eight-year career. Only four other backs have carried the ball more. Dickerson failed to rush for 100 yards for the fifth consecutive game.