Andy Lee

Chiefs opportunistic defense keeps churning out big plays

Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry grew up competing against Cam Newton in the Atlanta area.

On Sunday, Berry got the best of his better-known high school rival, intercepting the reigning league MVP and returning it 42 yards for a touchdown to help the Chiefs to a 20-17 come-from-behind win over Carolina Panthers.

"We always had battles back in the day from 7-on-7 camps to everything," Berry said. "It's good to come out on top."

The Chiefs defense has been coming out on top all season.

They entered the game leading the league in takeaways with 20 and added two more on Sunday — both of those coming at key moments in the fourth quarter...