Chiefs love it loud, as in record loud
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs coach Andy Reid swore he could feel the ground shake. QB Alex Smith couldn't hear himself talking to his teammates. Receiver Dwayne Bowe said the deafening din inside Arrowhead Stadium reminded him of college.
Just imagine what it must have been like for the Raiders.
Buoyed by the loudest crowd ever at an outdoor sporting event, according to an official from Guinness World Records, the unbeaten Chiefs took advantage of three second-half interceptions of Terrelle Pryor and 10 sacks to pull away. It was the first time in seven meetings at Arrowhead that the Chiefs beat their rivals.
The volume reached 137.5 decibels in the final minutes, the Guinness official said, breaking the record of 136.6 set Sept. 15 in Seattle. "On the sideline … I could tell it's a hard environment to execute in," Smith said.
Kansas City also held Darren McFadden, a thorn in its side, to 52 yards rushing. "We were right there in the game, and we were punching back and forth," Pryor said. "I lost the game for us."