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Ryan Succop kicked six field goals, one to force overtime in the final seconds and another from 31 yards to lift the Kansas City Chiefs to a 27-24 victory over the winless New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
Succop's 43-yard field goal with 3 seconds left completed a methodical comeback by Kansas City (1-2) after the Saints (0-3) had cashed in on a pair of Chiefs turnovers to go ahead 24-6 in the third quarter.
Kansas City needed only one touchdown to win, a 91-yard run by Jamaal Charles, who finished with 233 yards rushing and 55 yards receiving.
The Chiefs also got a safety in the fourth quarter on Justin Houston's third sack of the game.
Drew Brees passed for 240 yards and three touchdowns, but missed all six of his passes through the fourth quarter and overtime.
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As Kansas City kicker Ryan Succop lined up for a 31-yard field goal in overtime, fans started filing out of the Superdome.
Those who stuck around looked on in dread as New Orleans' nightmare of an offseason continued to bleed into the regular season.
Succop drilled his club-record sixth field goal of the game, punctuating an 18-point comeback that made the Chiefs 27-24 upset...
Chiefs running back Peyton Hillis left Sunday's game at New Orleans with an ankle injury.Fantasy Spin:Hillis reached awkwardly for a Matt Cassel pass and immediately walked off the field. Hillis may not be missed this week as Jamaal Charles has looked excellent.
During today’s overtime win over the New Orleans Saints, Kansas City Chiefs running back/wide receiver Dexter McCluster suffered a bad shoulder injury.
“McCluster was in the process of making a catch and falling to the ground when he braced himself with his left arm. His elbow bent backward unnaturally and he left the game. He’s officially questionable to return,” wrote NFL.com.
On Sunday with the game on the line, Kansas City Chiefs kicker, Ryan Succop, managed to come through for his teammates in a big way.
All good things came in three's today so why stop the flow now. It was whacky improbable and hard fought. But the Chiefs prevailed over the Saints thanks to six field goals by kicker Ryan Succop.
Chiefs Send Saints To 0-3 Record, Avoid Their Own 0-3 Start -
It was a rough start this year for the Chiefs, who entered Sunday’s game at 0-2 and facing an uphill challenge in the Superdome against the Saints. After the Chiefs made that uphill climb even steeper by falling into an 18-point deficit before coming back to win the game in overtime, head coach Romeo Crennel was relieved...
Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles improved on his rushing total from a week ago by 230 yards in Week 3, rushing for 233 yards on 33 carries and a touchdown.Fantasy Spin:Charles only had six carries in Week 2 but he looked electric in gashing New Orleans Sunday. He also caught six passes for 55 yards. Continue to start him as a RB1.
Week 3 brought us a match-up between two teams desperately in search of their first win. The New Orleans Saints played host to the Kansas City Chiefs in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday. After losing by at least two touchdowns in their first games of the season, the Chiefs found themselves in the same predicament well into the third quarter against the Saints.However, Kansas...
The Chiefs were trailing New Orleans 24-6, well on their way to a third straight humiliating defeat. Then the defense stiffened, Jamaal Charles started to gouge the Saints for big yards and Kansas City suddenly has new life.
The Chiefs (1-2) will try to build on the momentum generated by the 27-24 overtime thriller next Sunday when they face the San Diego Chargers in an AFC West...
Kansas City WR/RB Dexter McCluster left the game on Sunday with an apparent elbow injury.Fantasy Spin:McCluster had one rushing attempt for five yards and three receptions for 28 yards. Wide receivers Jonathan Baldwin and Steve Breaston should see more opportunities.
Bills’ Searcy Fined $21,000 For Hit On Boss -
I forgot to post this one on NFL Fine Friday. This time the contribution that will be made to the NFL’s charities this week will also include a $21,000 lump sum from Buffalo Bills S Da’Norris Searcy. The league office reported that Searcy was fined for an illegal hit to Chiefs TE Kevin Boss. Boss left the game with a concussion...
Jamaal Charles had the game of his life as he carried the Chiefs to a come-from-behind win over the woeful New Orleans Saints. Charles had 33 carries for 233 rushing yards and 1 rushing touchdown. He also added 6 catches for 55 yards. For any fantasy owner that stuck with him after his 22 total yard performance last week, which in most leagues equals 2.2 points, they were handsomely...
NEW ORLEANS - Sunday was like a homecoming for Jerrell Powe. The former Ole Miss football player now with the Kansas City Chiefs came off the field smiling when he saw familiar faces. And also because his team had just won in dramatic fashion.
Coming into this game, the New Orleans Saints were favored at home despite going win-less on the season.This is because the Kansas City Chiefs have had an abysmal start to the season, failing to protect Matt Cassel in either of the first two games, and most recently losing to the Buffalo Bills in a blowout. Throughout more than 50 percent of the game, the Saints looked like the...
NEW ORLEANS -- Except for the fact that this was a game between 0-2 teams that featured five instant replay reversals of on-field rulings by replacement officials, it might have qualified as an NFL instant classic.But any way you look at it, the Kansas City Chiefs will take what qualified as a wild and crazy 27-24 overtime victory.Ryan Succop kicked six fields goals -- including...