Chiefs take early lead in Pittsburgh

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For the first time all season, we can say this: There’s a Chiefs game on, and Kansas City is leading.

The Chiefs took their first lead of the season in the first quarter on Monday night in Pittsburgh, as Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles finished off a solid offensive drive with an excellent 12-yard touchdown run.

This year’s Chiefs were the first team since the 1929 Buffalo Bisons to go through eight games of the season without ever having a lead while the game was going on, although the Chiefs did win an overtime game in which they scored on the last play.

On a rainy night in Pittsburgh, the Chiefs finally got off to a good start. We’ll see if they can keep it going, or if their surprising start will be followed up by a familiar finish.

UPDATE 9:30 p.m. ET: A trade of field goals early in the second quarter made the Chiefs’ first lead of the season 10-3.