Foles enters, saves Chiefs and win streak
INDIANAPOLIS — Coming in for the injured Alex Smith, Nick Foles kept the Chiefs on a roll. It's a job he may have to hold down a while longer.
Foles threw for one touchdown pass each time he replaced Smith, leading the Chiefs to their third consecutive victory.
Smith left twice after taking hits to the head, once with a cut on his ear that left him disoriented and the second time with a concussion. Somehow, the tag-team quarterbacks kept the Chiefs chugging along against Indy's struggling defense.
"He has a pretty good feel for the offense. He's been in it before," coach Andy Reid said. "He's been a Pro Bowl player before. He's pretty good."
It was a rough game for the Chiefs, who lost Smith twice after hits to the head and finished the game with Charcandrick West as their only healthy running back.
Smith left on the game's opening series, but was cleared by doctors to return. He left again early in the third quarter after Clayton Geathers shoved Smith's head to the turf as the quarterback tried to slide underneath the tackle.
Geathers said the hit was not intentional, but the hit left Smith with a concussion and he did not return.
But both quarterbacks got the job done.
Foles' 14-yard TD to Travis Kelce early in the second quarter made it 10-0.