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Chiefs 45, Lions 10

After long flight, Chiefs find legs

LONDON — When Alex Smith had no options left, he ran. And he ran far.

The Kansas City quarterback carried the ball five times and gained 78 yards, including a career-high 49-yard scramble in the second quarter that set up his 12-yard touchdown run.

With a comfortable lead in hand, Smith settled into his usual role, throwing for 145 yards and two touchdowns to lead a rout over the Lions at Wembley Stadium.

"We got a lot of guys with a lot of different strengths," Smith said. "We can present a lot to a defense."

De'Anthony Thomas, Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware also rushed for touchdowns — the first time the Chiefs had four players rush for scores in the same game since 1960.

The Lions were outgained 340-276 in the offense's first game under coordinator Jim Bob Cooter, who took over for the fired Joe Lombardi.

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Chiefs 45, Lions 10 11/01/15 [Last modified: Sunday, November 1, 2015 9:53pm]
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