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Johnson, new defense spark Chiefs win

Carl Peterson has been second-guessed for personnel moves at times. On Sunday, there weren't many doubters after the Chiefs' win.

Updated: September 11, 2005, 10:31 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The game ball from Sunday's convincing 27-7 Chiefs victory didn't go to halfback Larry Johnson, who broke down the Jets for 110 yards and two touchdowns in nine carries. Nor did it go to linebackers Derrick Johnson or Kawika Mitchell, who combined for 16 tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. Grandfatherly coach Dick Vermeil was bypassed, as well.

This one went to team president Carl Peterson. Despite their prominence in the league, coaches ...

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