The Chiefs couldn’t have wished for a better start to the 2013 season.
Once again, they took care of business on Sunday, pulling away for a 31-7 victory against the Giants. With the win, Kansas City became the first AFC team to run its record to 4-0.
The Giants, meanwhile, are now 0-4.
This was just a 10-7 game late in the third quarter. Then, the Chiefs struck with an 89-yard punt return from Dexter McCluster, increasing their lead to 10 points.
After another Giants punt, the Chiefs put the game way with a 14-play, 80 yard drive taking more than nine minutes and ending in a Jamaal Charles two-yard TD catch. The drive was extended when the Giants committed a penalty on field goal, giving the Chiefs a first down.
The Giants’ lone score came on a 69-yard TD reception from Victor Cruz, who had 10 catches for 164 yards on the day. However, the Giants’ offense again sputtered, converting just 1-of-14 third downs. Eli Manning was sacked three times and completed just 18-of-37 passes for 217 yards.
Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith threw for 288 yards and three touchdowns. He committed his first two turnovers of the season, throwing a pair of picks. The Giants, though, could not capitalize.
The Chiefs travel to Tennessee next Sunday, while the Giants will host the Eagles.