FALCONS 10Neither 12 years in the league nor nine trips to the Pro Bowl could prepare tackle Willie Roaf for what he did, saw and felt on this history-making day.
Shredding what had been the NFL's leading defense against the run, Priest Holmes and Derrick Blaylock each scored four rushing touchdowns in a stunning 56-10 rout of Atlanta on Sunday in Kansas City.
The eight touchdowns on the ground set an NFL record.
Down 3-0 in the opening minutes, the Chiefs (2-4) roared back with a 35-0 blitz. Atlanta (5-1) entered giving up 74.5 yards on the ground.
Kansas City got 271.
"To go out and break an NFL record against a 5-1 football team is just unbelievable," Roaf said.
Holmes scored on runs of 1, 2, 2 and 15 yards in the first half. The man who set the NFL record with 27 rushing touchdowns last year then left with a mild ankle sprain.
All Holmes's injury did, however, was unleash backup Blaylock.
Blaylock, who had a 7-yard touchdown in the first half, scored on a one-yard run after Holmes was hurt. He added scoring runs of three and two yards.
Holmes totaled 139 yards on 22 carries; Blaylock had 90 on 19.
The Chiefs also had a team-record 36 first downs.
"There is no worse feeling as a linebacker than having the ball rammed down your throat," said Atlanta linebacker Keith Brooking.