Kansas City 26, Tennessee 17

Date - 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, October 6, 2013
Location - LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee
Temperature - 74°
Head Official - Bill Vinocich
Attendance - 69143

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Kansas City 7 6 0 13 26
Tennessee 0 0 10 7 17

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Kansas City 5-0 2-0 3-0 W5
Tennessee 3-2 2-1 1-1 L1

Recap


Chiefs 26, Titans 17: Jamaal Charles rumbled for 108 yards and the go-ahead touchdown as Kansas City defeated host Tennessee to improve to 5-0.

Charles' first 100-yard game of the season helped offset a shaky performance from Alex Smith, who completed 20-of-39 passes for 245 yards and an interception. Ryan Succop booted four field goals, the last a 48-yarder that gave the Chiefs a commanding nine-point edge with 2:12 remaining.

Ryan Fitzpatrick was 21-for-41 for 247 yards with a TD and two interceptions for the Titans (3-2). Running back Chris Johnson had just 17 yards on 10 carries but did score a 49-yard receiving touchdown.

Kansas City used a fortunate bounce to open the scoring early in the first quarter after a punt deflected off Tennessee returner Damian Williams' leg and was recovered by Marcus Cooper for a touchdown. Succop padded the lead with a 29-yard field goal on the first play of the second quarter and the Kansas City defense did its part - stuffing Tennessee on four straight downs from the Chiefs' 1-yard line later in the quarter - to take a 13-0 edge into the break.

The Titans finally got on the board on their first drive of the second half as Fitzpatrick threw a short shovel pass that Johnson converted into a 49-yard touchdown. Fitzpatrick called his own number on a 9-yard TD run on the first play of the fourth quarter to put Tennessee ahead 17-13, but Charles' 1-yard scoring plunge restored the Kansas City lead with 6:23 remaining and the Chiefs intercepted Fitzpatrick on consecutive drives to quell any comeback hopes.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Fitzpatrick completed a pass to himself midway through the second quarter, catching a ball that deflected off the hand of a Chiefs defender. Fitzpatrick didn't gain any yards on the play. ... Chiefs WR Donnie Avery suffered a shoulder injury on a long reception in the first half and finally left the game for good late in the third quarter. Avery finished with three catches for a team-high 91 yards. ... Kendall Wright led the Titans with six catches for 74 yards.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Kansas City   Tennessee
Jamaal Charles Player Ryan Fitzpatrick
22 Attempts 6
108 Yards 50
4.9 Avg Yards 8.3
1 Touchdowns 1
19 Long 26
Receiving
Kansas City   Tennessee
Donnie Avery Player Kendall Wright
3 Receptions 6
91 Yards 74
30.3 Avg Yards 12.3
0 Touchdowns 0
44 Long 24

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Kansas City 353 120 233 2 4 2 3.0 1
Tennessee 339 105 234 2 1 1 2.0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Tennessee will play their next game on the road against Seattle. The Titans have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .600 after a loss.
  • Kansas City will play their next game at home against Oakland. The Chiefs have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.