Alex Smith leads Chiefs past mistake-prone Saints 27-21
Alex Smith threw for two touchdowns to help Kansas City beat the Saints 27-21.
Daniel Sorensen returned a Drew Brees interception 48 yards for a touchdown to help the Chiefs win their ninth straight at home. Brees threw for 367 yards and three scores, but most of it came when the Saints were trying to rally the Saints.
Tyreek Hill made an acrobatic 38-yard TD catch to help the Chiefs (4-2) win their ninth straight at home. Spencer Ware also had a 46-yard catch from Smith for a touchdown.
The Chiefs showed some mettle after falling into an early 7-0 hole. Ware's touchdown on a screen pass and Sorensen's pick-six off a batted ball quickly turned the momentum, and Hill added his long touchdown reception to make it 21-7 at the break.
The Saints drew within a touchdown on Mark Ingram's catch midway through the third quarter, but the 2009 Heisman Trophy winner fumbled inside the Kansas City 10 with 8:26 left in the game and the Chiefs leading 24-14.
New Orleans got the ball back and eventually scored, but the wasted time proved costly.