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November 4, 2013

Chiefs still perfect after 23-13 win over Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Linebacker Derrick Johnson isn't going to apologize for the Kansas City Chiefs' perfect start.

"I've heard it said that we haven't played winning teams," Johnson said after the Chiefs used two defensive touchdowns to beat the Buffalo Bills 23-13 on Sunday. "We're the best you can be at 9-0 right now. If you can't respect it, then we're just going to keep winning."

So far so good.

Sean Smith scored on a 100-yard interception return and linebacker Tamba Hali produced the go-ahead points for Kansas City by returning a fumble 11 yards for a score.

And now the Chiefs get to enjoy it for an extra week in entering their bye weekend off before returning to put their record to its biggest test on Nov. 17. That's when Kansas City travels to Denver for a highly anticipated AFC West showdown against Peyton Manning and the Broncos.

"We have a bye coming up, a chance to kind of catch our breath a little bit," quarterback Alex Smith said. "And then we'll start talking about the Broncos."

The Chiefs keep winning despite a sputtering offense that managed just 210 yards and settled for three field goals.

And their defense overcame its leakiest outing of the season after giving up 470 yards to a Bills offense that was led by undrafted rookie Jeff Tuel.

What mattered was the final result, as the Chiefs matched their best start to a season, set in 2003, and extended their worst-to-first run after a 2-14 finish last year.

The Bills (3-6) were left stunned in how they let this game slip away. Up 10-3 after the first half, they opened the second half by driving to the Chiefs 1, when Smith intercepted Tuel's pass and ran it the other way for a score.

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