- Associated Press - Thursday, October 20, 2016

NEW ORLEANS (2-3) at KANSAS CITY (3-2)

Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, Fox

OPENING LINE - Chiefs by 7

RECORD VS. SPREAD - New Orleans 3-2, Kansas City 2-3

SERIES RECORD - Tied 5-5

LAST MEETING - Chiefs beat Saints 27-24, OT, Sept. 23, 2012

LAST WEEK - Saints beat Panthers 41-38; Chiefs beat Raiders 26-10

AP PRO32 RANKING - Saints No. 23, Chiefs No. 10

SAINTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (21), PASS (1)

SAINTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (31), RUSH (26), PASS (31)

CHIEFS OFFENSE - OVERALL (17), RUSH (14), PASS (19)

CHIEFS DEFENSE - OVERALL (14), RUSH (24), PASS (12)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - All 10 meetings between teams decided by 10 points or fewer. … Teams last met in Kansas City in November 2008. … Saints had season-best 523 yards offense last week vs. Carolina. … QB Drew Brees threw for 465 yards vs. Panthers, third best of career. It was his 99th 300-yard passing game. … Saints averaging 413 yards of offense and 31 points, trailing only Atlanta in NFL. … Saints WR Brandin Cooks had 87-yard TD reception vs. Panthers, second longest in NFL this season. He also had 98-yard TD catch against Oakland in Week 1. … Saints K Wil Lutz was NFC special teams player of week after winning FG vs. Carolina. … Kansas City has not lost at Arrowhead Stadium since Oct. 11, 2015. … Chiefs are 5-1 against NFC opponents at home under Andy Reid. … Reid passed Mike Holmgren for 14th on NFL wins list (175) last week vs. Raiders, will be coaching his 300th game Sunday. … Chiefs DB Marcus Peters had his fifth INT of season at Oakland. He has 13 in 21 career regular-season games. … Peters is tied for NFL lead with 35 passes defended. … Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles ran for 233 yards and TD vs. Saints in 2012. … Charles needs two TDs rushing to pass Marcus Allen (44) for third most in Chiefs history. … Chiefs lead NFL in red zone takeaways with four on 17 drives. … Fantasy Tip: Charles and RB Spencer Ware are both worth starting against Saints, who are allowing league-worst 33.6 points per game. Charles and Ware are likely to split carries evenly for foreseeable future.

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