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Travel Memories: Giants' history in Kansas City


The Giants travel to Kansas City to face the Chiefs on Monday Night Football where the team will try to build momentum off last week's 25-3 win over the Carolina Panthers. Kansas City and Big Blue have clashed against each other 14 times prior to Monday's matchup. The Giants lead the all-time series, 11-3.

The first meeting between Big Blue and the Chiefs occurred in 1974, with the Giants earning a 33-27 victory in their inaugural trip to Kansas City. Big Blue jumped out to a 20-7 lead in the second quarter, which was highlighted by consecutive touchdown runs by Ron Johnson. The Giants would never look back, as Craig Morton threw a 51-yard touchdown pass to Joe Dawkins in the fourth quarter to help seal the win for Big Blue at Arrowhead Stadium.

The Giants secured a win in their second trip to Kansas City when they defeated the Chiefs, 21-17, in 1979. Kansas City came out firing, as they sustained a 10-0 lead in the second quarter. However, Big Blue stormed back into the game by scoring two touchdowns to take the lead in the third quarter, accentuated by a 53-yard strike from Phil Simms to Earnest Gray. After the Chiefs took the lead in the fourth quarter, linebacker Harry Carson scooped up a fumble and returned it into the endzone to put the Giants back into the lead for good. Carson also intercepted a pass in the game to add to his impactful day.

View photos of the New York Giants traveling to Kansas City for a Week 8 matchup against the Chiefs on Monday Night Football.

Big Blue wouldn't earn their next win at Arrowhead Stadium until 2001, which was an emotional game where everyone played with heavy hearts. In their first game after the tragic 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Giants earned a 13-3 win in Kansas City. Inspired by a visit to heroic first responders and rescue workers, Big Blue's defense was stout led by defensive back Shaun Williams, who recorded an interception and two pass defenses in the game.

The most recent trip to Kansas City that resulted in a Giants victory came in 2009, when the undefeated Giants hit the road for a Week 4 matchup at Arrowhead Stadium. Eli Manning accumulated 292 yards and three touchdowns in a 27-16 win. Steve Smith caught two of Manning's touchdowns and also accumulated 134 yards on 11 receptions in Big Blue's win.

In the Giants' most recent visit to Arrowhead Stadium, the Chiefs would secure a 31-7 victory in Week 4 of the 2013 season. Victor Cruz did record a 69-yard touchdown from Manning to tie the game at seven with under two minutes in the first half. However, Kansas City would score 24 unanswered points to finish the game, capped off by a 34-yard Dwayne Bowe touchdown reception from Alex Smith.

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