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Chiefs Off to Winning Start Under Reid, Smith

Associated Press - September 10, 2013 5:48 am

Panthers 28, Chiefs 16

Panthers 28, Chiefs 16

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs scored more points in their season opener than they did in any game last season. They piled up six sacks, returned an interception for a touchdown and didn’t allow the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars to score on offense.

The result? New coach Andy Reid and quarterback Alex Smith have the Chiefs off to a 1-0 start, halfway to their win total from all of last season.

The Chiefs’ emphatic 28-2 result Sunday was their most lopsided season-opening win since beating Denver 59-7 in 1963. It also made Reid the first Chiefs coach to win his opener since Frank Gansz in 1987.

More than anything, though, it did a lot to help people in Kansas City forget that last season ever happened.

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