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Jamaal Charles scores TD with 6:23 left, Chiefs remain undefeated with 26-17 win over Titans

  • Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) follows the block of tackle Branden Albert (76) to score a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

    Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) follows the block of tackle Branden Albert (76) to score a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (4) dives into the end zone to score a touchdown on a 9-yard run against the Kansas City Chiefs in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. Titans linemen Rob Turner (59) and Chance Warmack (70) follow Fitzpatrick. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

    Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (4) dives into the end zone to score a touchdown on a 9-yard run against the Kansas City Chiefs in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. Titans linemen Rob Turner (59) and Chance Warmack (70) follow Fitzpatrick. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tennessee Titans running back Jackie Battle (22) is stopped at the 1-yard line by Kansas City Chiefs defenders Quintin Demps (35), Brandon Flowers (24) and Anthony Toribio (98) on fourth down in the second quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

    Tennessee Titans running back Jackie Battle (22) is stopped at the 1-yard line by Kansas City Chiefs defenders Quintin Demps (35), Brandon Flowers (24) and Anthony Toribio (98) on fourth down in the second quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)  (The Associated Press)

Jamaal Charles scored a 1-yard touchdown with 6:23 left, and the Kansas City Chiefs kept up their perfect start after rallying to beat the Tennessee Titans 26-17 on Sunday.

The Chiefs (5-0) are off to their best start since 2003, when they won their first nine games. This win came despite blowing a 13-0 halftime lead in this early AFC showdown between these surprising teams bouncing back after losing seasons.

The Titans (3-2) couldn't have been more out of synch in the first half with Ryan Fitzpatrick starting for Jake Locker sidelined with his sprained right hip. He missed his first five passes and went three-and-out on his first five series before guiding Tennessee to 17 straight points in the second half.

Charles put the Chiefs ahead to stay, and they intercepted Fitzpatrick twice in the final 6:14. Ryan Succop kicked four field goals, including a 48-yarder.

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