Sunday, December 17, 2017
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Chiefs 20, Panthers 17

No offense, no problem for Chiefs

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Chiefs had no offensive touchdowns, and their defense was on the field for much of the afternoon.

No big deal. They found another way to win again.

Marcus Peters stripped former Seminole Kelvin Benjamin with 20 seconds left, Cairo Santos kicked a 37-yard field goal as time expired and Kansas City overcame a 17-point deficit.

The score was tied when Benjamin caught a 14-yard pass from Panthers quarterback Cam Newton at his 34-yard line. Peters ripped the ball from his arms and returned it to the Carolina 24.

"I took it from him. It was simple," Peters said.

Santos' fourth field goal of the day split the uprights, lifting the Chiefs to their fifth straight victory and 17th in 19 games.

"This group has some character," coach Andy Reid said. "It doesn't mean you win every game, but when you play like this, you give yourself an opportunity to win."

The Chiefs also put together an impressive rally in a 33-27 victory against the Chargers on Sept. 11, erasing a 21-point deficit.

Chiefs safety Eric Berry provided a big spark, returning an interception 42 yards for a touchdown. Newton threw the ball up while under pressure.

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