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Update on the latest in the NFL:

Sunday - 10/20/2013, 9:00pm  ET

UNDATED (AP) -- The Kansas City Chiefs remain perfect under new head coach Andy Reid and new quarterback Alex Smith.

Smith and Jamaal Charles ran for touchdowns as the Chiefs got past Houston 17-16 to improve to 7-0, one year after finishing 2-14. Charles ran for 86 yards and Smith passed for another 240 to spoil Case Keenum's first NFL start.

Keenum threw a 29-yard TD pass to DeAndre Hopkins six seconds into the second quarter to put the Texans ahead for the last time at 10-7. Keenum threw for 271 yards but lost a fumble while being sacked by Tamba Hali (TAHM'-bah hah-LEE') in the final minute.

Hali forced two fumbles and had 2 ½ sacks.

The Chiefs' season-opening record is second-best in team history, topping only by their 9-0 start in 2003.

The New England Patriots were beaten 30-27 by the New York Jets on Nick Folk's 42-yard field goal with 5:07 remaining in overtime.

Folk missed a 56-yard try moments earlier, but the Jets were able to keep the ball once Chris Jones was called for unsportsmanlike conduct after pushing a teammate forward to try to block the kick, a new NFL rule.

New York eventually pulled out the victory and improved to 4-3 after Stephen Gostkowski hit a game-tying, 44-yard field goal with 16 seconds left in regulation.

Geno Smith was 17 of 33 for 233 yards and a touchdown. He also threw an interception that Logan Ryan returned 79 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter. Antonio Allen returned the favor for the Jets by bringing back a Tom Brady interception 23 yards for a third-quarter score.

Brady was just 22 of 46 for 228 yards and no touchdowns for the 5-2 Patriots. Rob Gronkowski had eight receptions for 114 yards in his season debut.

Frank Gore rushed for a pair of touchdowns and Colin Kaepernick (KAP'-ur-nik) ran for another while San Francisco was building a 24-0 lead in a 31-17 win over Tennessee. Kaepernick threw for 199 yards and ran for 68 as the 49ers pulled within a game of first-place Seattle in the NFC West.

Kassim Osgood recovered a fumble in the end zone for the Niners' fourth and final touchdown.

Jake Locker threw a pair of fourth-quarter scoring passes and finished with 326 yards through the air.

The Dallas Cowboys have grabbed sole possession of the NFC East lead at 4-3 by silencing the Eagles 17-3 in Philadelphia. Tony Romo passed for 317 yards and a touchdown for the Cowboys, who led just 3-0 after the two teams combined for 13 punts in the first half.

The Dallas defense held NFL rushing leader LeSean McCoy to 55 yards on 18 carries. McCoy was outplayed by Cowboys rookie Joseph Randle, who had 65 yards.

Eagles signal-caller Nick Foles left his game with a head injury after being sacked by George Selvie and Jarius Wynn on the final play of the third quarter.

The 3-4 Eagles have dropped a team-record nine straight at home since a win over the Giants in Sept. 2012.

The Chicago Bears struggled against Robert Griffin III, who had his best game of the season in leading Washington to a 45-41 victory. Chicago led 41-38 until Roy Helu (heh-LOO') scored his third touchdown of the game with 45 seconds left.

Griffin was 18 of 29 for 298 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran 11 times for a season-high 84 yards.

Matt Forte ran for three touchdowns, and backup quarterback Josh McNown threw for 204 yards and a TD after Jay Cutler left with a groin injury. Devin Hester tied Hall of Famer Deion Sanders' NFL record with his 19th return for a touchdown, bringing back a punt 81 yards for a score in the second quarter.

The Bears dipped to 4-3 while the Redskins improved to 2-4.

Mike Nugent kicked a game-winning field goal for the second straight week, this one a 54-yard boot as time expired to lift Cincinnati past Detroit 27-24. The Bengals gained good field position once rookie Sam Martin shanked a punt just 28 yards to midfield in the final minute.

Andy Dalton threw for three TDs and later took advantage with two short passes to set up the game-winning field goal.

Detroit's Matthew Stafford connected with Calvin Johnson on two of his three TD passes.

The 5-2 Bengals dropped the Lions to 4-3.

Pittsburgh used its own last-second field goal to win its second straight since an 0-4 start. Shaun Suisham kicked a 42-yarder as time expired to lift the Steelers past Baltimore 19-16. Suisham's fourth field goal of the day came after Dallas Clark grabbed a one-yard TD pass from Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, tying with 1:58 left.

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