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Defense Keying Chiefs Fast Start

Associated Press - October 10, 2013 3:39 am

Panthers 28, Chiefs 16

Panthers 28, Chiefs 16

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Kansas City Chiefs’ dramatic goal line stand in the first half of last week’s win over Tennessee was indicative of the way their defense has played all season.

They repelled the Titans four times from the 1 yard line. Kansas City marched the other way and got a field goal, and that helped boost the Chiefs to another win and a 5-0 start.

The Chiefs not only have the NFL’s best scoring defense, they have the best mark in the NFL when it comes to third down percentage, allowing opponents to convert just 23.5 percent of their attempts. They’re also best in the NFL in takeaways with 15 already this season.

Their next test is the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.

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