Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Chiefs Take It Easy; Drub Panthers 35-14

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Chiefs Take It Easy; Drub Panthers 35-14

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The Kansas City Chiefs' need for late-game heroics disappeared Sunday. The Carolina Panthers' dominance at home is becoming a fading memory, too.

Elvis Grbac picked apart the NFL's second-ranked defense by throwing for 214 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Chiefs to a 35-14 victory over the Panthers, who gave up the most points in their three-year history.

"If we could have them all this way, we'd take it," Kansas City safety Reggie Tongue said after the Chiefs won their third consecutive game but the first in which they didn't need big plays in the last minute. Two weeks ago, Kansas City defeated Oakland 28-27 on a touchdown pass with three seconds left, and last week the Chiefs turned away four passes into the end zone in the final seconds of a 22-16 victory over Buffalo. Against Carolina, Kansas City (3-1) built a 28-point lead early in the fourth quarter and sent the Panthers (2-2) to their second loss in as many games this season at Ericsson Stadium, where they went 9-0 last year. "I'm surprised that we're making some of the mistakes that we're making," cornerback Eric Davis said. …

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