Seattle Seahawks’ defensive tackle Chris Clemons (91) wraps up Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ running back Mike James in the second quarter at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington yesterday. The Seahawks beat the Buccaneers 27-24 in extra time.
BUFFALO: Two second-half defensive scores put Kansas City ahead and the Chiefs remained the NFL’s only undefeated team with a 23-13 victory yesterday at Buffalo.
The Chiefs improved to 9-0 but only after an early scare by the Bills, who saw rookies Jeff Tuel and Marquis Goodwin combine for a 59-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter to open the scoring.
Buffalo led 10-3 and the hosts were poised to stretch their lead in the third quarter before Kansas City’s Sean Smith intercepted a Tuel pass and returned it 100 yards for a touchdown that pulled the Bills level at 10-10.
“It was like Christmas. You go downstairs as a little kid and there’s a big box right there. That’s how I felt,” Smith said of the play.
“He threw it right to me. The main thing I just wanted to do was focus and catch the ball because I knew once I caught it that, no one was catching me.”
The Chiefs’ defence stopped Buffalo on downs to take possession later in the third to set up the first of three field goals by Kansas City’s Ryan Succop.
After a Bills field goal to equalise, Buffalo receiver T J Graham made a catch over the middle but Kansas City’s Marcus Cooper knocked the ball out of his grasp and Tamba Hali scooped up the fumble and ran 11 yards for the go-ahead touchdown with 12:47 to play. REUTERS