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The Chiefs held the Lions to a field goal from former Broncos star Matt Prater scored on the first play of the game and came out and scored at will for the rest of the game.
Next, De’Anthony Thomas ran a 10-yard touchdown for the Chiefs.
The big story of the first half is Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith, who on a third down ran the ball 49 yards and then ran it in 12 yards for a touchdown to make the score 14-3.
Sean Smith intercepted a Matt Stafford pass and Charcandrick West took it down the field; then Cairo Santos kicked his only field goal of the game to make it 17-3.
On the second interception of the half Justin Houston took his grab to the 29 yard line; they passed it down to the 8 yard line and West scored another touchdown to go into the locker room at 24-3 Wow! This is the Chiefs! Is there something in the water over there?
The second half saw the Chiefs come out and score on the first play of the second half. Smith threw an 11-yard pass to Jeremy Maclin at the 21 yard line, and the Chiefs, who have been powerless to execute in the red zone and relied on Cairo Santos to score, got into touchdown city on a Smith to Travis Kelce pass to make the score 31-3. Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford stayed in Punt Out City and Sack City for most of the game. Stafford was sacked six times. (Alex Smith was sacked three times.)
When the fourth quarter dawned, the Chiefs went to Punt Out City once. Then De’Anthony Thomas scampered a kick back to the 16 yard line and Smith tossed it to Jeremy Maclin to make the score 38-3.
The Lions went into a short revival, drove down to the Chief red zone, and Lance Moore made the touchdown. Matt Prater came out and booted the point after. This made the score 38-10.
Chase Daniel (former Mizzou player) took over as quarterback for the Chiefs, and after Chiefs recovered an onside kick and Charcandrick West blazed 32 yards, Daniel got the ball to Spencer Ware for the touchdown to make the final score 45-10.
The Chiefs are 3-5 after this week’s win and defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers 23-13 last week. The Lions now are 1-6, defeating only the Chicago Bears.
The Chiefs have a bye next week, and then they face the Broncos at Denver Nov. 15. The 6-0 Broncos face the 6-0 Green Bay Packers tonight. Update: The Broncos defeated the Packers 29-10 in Denver.
The Chiefs have eight games left in their regular season schedule.
As for Missouri’s other NFL team, the Rams defeated the San Francisco 49ers 27-6 Sunday in St. Louis. The Rams are now 4-3, and the 49ers are 2-6. The Rams next play the Minnesota Vikings, who are 5-2 after defeating the Bears 23-20 in Chicago Sunday.
AND the Kansas City Royals defeated the Mets 7-2 in the 14th inning Sunday in New York to WIN the World Series. There will be a parade Tuesday starting at noon at the Sprint Center and concluding at Union Station, with a rally starting at about 2 p.m. It’s the Royals’ first Series win since 1985. The Royals were greeted at the airport Monday afternoon and later at Kauffman Stadium.
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