KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Priest Holmes scored his NFL-record 26th and 27th rushing touchdowns Sunday against Chicago.
Earlier, Holmes tied the overall record and broke Emmitt Smith's rushing touchdowns record when he took a handoff on the 1-yard line, went wide left,
bounced back inside behind Tony Richardson's block and strutted the final couple of steps.
The short, powerfully built Texas native came into the game
leading all running backs with 6,510 yards of total offense since
2001, the year he signed with Kansas City as an unrestricted free
When he underwent hip surgery last spring, Holmes set the
touchdown record as his 2003 goal. With a 24-yard scoring run
against San Diego in the opener, he put an immediate end to
speculation the surgery seriously diminished his skills.
He had only two touchdown runs of more than 15 yards and 17 were
5 yards or shorter. The longest was a 31-yard run against Pittsburgh.