Alex Smith threw three touchdown passes, and Dexter McCluster returned a punt 89 yards for another score as the Chiefs beat the New York Giants 31-7. Smith hit touchdown passes of 4, 2 and 35 yards and was 24 for 41 for 288 yards. He was picked off twice and the Chiefs also lost a fumble, the first turnovers of the season.
Eli Manning was 18 for 37 for 217 yards with one TD. He was sacked three times by the team that leads the NFL in that category and was picked off once.
McCluster’s punt return with 1:34 in the fourth quarter opened up a 17-7 lead. The Chiefs put the game away in the fourth with a two yard pass from Smith to Jamaal Charles and 34 yard pass to Dwayne Bowe. Charles finished with 65 yards rushing and 62 yards receiving.