The Saints had a chance to improve their record to 3-3 in Kansas City on Sunday, which would have left them right in the thick of an NFC South race that's tightened up over the last two weeks thanks to a pair of Falcons losses. What the Chiefs are doing, however, is working him into the offense in new ways each week, and it has paid off well. The Chiefs defense was being pushed around by the Saints offense, but safety Ron Parker forced an Ingram fumble at the K.C. 7-yard line and Peters recovered the ball, finishing up with a 21-yard return.
Brees pulled the Saints within a field goal on a 10-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Coleman with 2:33 left, and New Orleans' onside kick attempt went out of bounds after being touched by a Chiefs player. Brees, completed 5 of 6 passes on the drive. "We threw the ball better". Around those two miscues, the Saints were able to throw for 359 yards and run for 104 against the Chiefs' defense.
While it remains to be seen how the Chiefs will use Ware when Charles is back 100 percent healthy, Ware won't alter how he goes about preparing for a game.
The Chiefs grabbed the lead for good when a Brees' pass for wide receiver Willie Snead was broken up by a big hit from K.C. safety Eric Berry. Sorensen ran under it, hauled it in and took off toward the Saints' end zone, sprinting down the sideline before angling back up the middle toward paydirt. The Kansas City Chiefs also received some help from their rushing attack.
He didn't play at all the following season. Alex Smith then connected with Tyreek Hill on a lovely gem down the field that resulted in a touchdown and gave the Chiefs a 21-7 lead at the half.
Six games into the season, Ware has proven to be a major contributor as a runner and receiver, touching the ball 19 times against the Saints for 132 yards.
For as good as the Saints' passing attack is, that wasn't enough time to mount a strike, and the Chiefs held on for a six-point victory that their quarterback praised the defense for.
The Saints made them sweat a bit, though.
Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi scores in the third quarter against the Bills. New Orleans won the time of possession battle also, holding the ball for 32 minutes and 38 seconds compared to Kansas City's 27:22.
That cut the Chiefs' lead to 24-21. And once again, not having timeouts at the end of the game hurt the cause. The Saints did seem to make better adjustments at halftime, which allowed the visitors to get back into the game.
The penalty gave the Chiefs a first down at the Saints' 29-yard line.
But it was the penalties that might have been the most unforgivable - especially Fairley's 15-yard personal foul penalty that was completely unnecessary and away from the play on Kansas City's final field goal drive with 2:26 remaining.
For as good as the Saints' passing attack is - and it was tops in the National Football League entering the game - that wasn't enough time to mount a strike, as the Chiefs, 4-2, managed to hold on for the victory while the Saints dropped to 2-4.