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Charles runs for 159 yards, 2 TDs, Chiefs defense comes up big in 24-20 win over Seahawks

  • Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) scores a touchdown as Seattle Seahawks cornerback Byron Maxwell (41) pulls on his jersey  in the first half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) scores a touchdown as Seattle Seahawks cornerback Byron Maxwell (41) pulls on his jersey in the first half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)  (The Associated Press)

  • Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) is tackled by Kansas City Chiefs free safety Husain Abdullah, left, outside linebacker Tamba Hali (91), and strong safety Eric Berry, second left, in the first half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) is tackled by Kansas City Chiefs free safety Husain Abdullah, left, outside linebacker Tamba Hali (91), and strong safety Eric Berry, second left, in the first half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)  (The Associated Press)

  • Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) celebrates a touchdown scored by running back Knile Davis (34) in the second half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) celebrates a touchdown scored by running back Knile Davis (34) in the second half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)  (The Associated Press)

The Kansas City Chiefs stopped the Seattle Seahawks on fourth down three times late in the fourth quarter Sunday, holding on for a tense 24-20 victory in a matchup of playoff contenders.

Jamaal Charles ran for 159 yards and two touchdowns, and Knile Davis also ran for a score, as the Chiefs (7-3) won their fifth straight game and moved into a tie for first in the AFC West.

Russell Wilson threw for 178 yards and two touchdowns, and Marshawn Lynch had 124 yards rushing for Seattle (6-4). But the Seahawks' star running back, fresh off a four-touchdown game, was stuffed twice by the Kansas City defense with the outcome hanging in the balance.

The Seahawks' last-chance drive ended when Wilson threw incomplete on fourth-and-18 at their 20-yard line with 1:13 left in the game.

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