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.