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Kansas City Chiefs are tough to beat when they play like this

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs are a difficult team to beat when they don't turn the ball over. And when they only commit two penalties? Their winning percentage will be very high.

That was the case in Sunday's 27-20 victory over the Houston Texans. The Chiefs didn't turn it over one time and didn't commit their first penalty until the fourth quarter.

The Texans, on the other hand, turned it over twice. The first one immediately put them behind the eight ball when Brian Hoyer's first pass was intercepted by Marcus Peters, who was in the right place at the right time. The Chiefs started with the ball in the red zone and Alex Smith hit Travis Kelce for a touchdown a few plays later. The Chiefs are 9-3 under Andy Reid when they don't have a turnover.

I didn't even realize the Chiefs hadn't been penalized until about 11 minutes left in the game when Jah Reid was flagged for holding. Reid was flagged earlier but it was declined. Considering he joined the team on Monday, found out he was starting this weekend and faced JJ Watt, that's not too bad.

That alone is not enough to win. But when Alex Smith is throwing three touchdowns, Travis Kelce is beastin' and the defense plays well, they're going to be a tough out.

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