The Arizona Cardinals still hold a one-game lead in the NFC West over the Seattle Seahawks after beating the Kansas City Chiefs, 17-14.
The Arizona Cardinals held onto their lead in the NFC West as they improved their record to 10-3 with a 17-14 win over the Kansas City Chiefs, whose playoff chances are gradually slipping away with a 7-6 record.
The Chiefs held a 14-6 lead at halftime, but the Cardinals scored 11 unanswered points in the third quarter before their defense held strong for the win.
The Chiefs offensive line continued to get battered as they allowed quarterback Alex Smith to be sacked five times, and defensive end Frostee Rucker led the way with two sacks.
The Cardinals were forced to move on without starting running back Andre Ellington, who was placed on injured reserve with a sports hernia.
Kerwynn Williams came out of nowhere and rushed for 100 yards on 19 carries even though Marion Grice and Stepfan Taylor were expected to take over most of the carries.
Quarterback Drew Stanton threw for 239 yards and a touchdown on 15-of-30 passing, and wide receiver Michael Floyd caught four passes for 85 yards.
For the Chiefs, Smith threw for 293 yards and a touchdown with an interception on 26-of-39 passing. Running back Jamaal Charles ran for 91 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries.
Tight end Travis Kelce broke the 100-yard barrier for the first time this season with seven catches for 110 yards.
The Cardinals will travel to face the St. Louis Rams in their next game, and the Chiefs are scheduled to take on the Oakland Raiders at home.