KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Oct. 29, 2006) -- There is a way to hold onto the ball for two-thirds of the game, move it some 500 yards, get your best player in the end zone four times and still nearly lose the game.
"That goes to show you what happens in the National Football League," Chiefs coach Herm Edwards said, "when you miss opportunities and turn the ball over in the wrong area of the field and give up big plays."
But outrageous mistakes let the Seahawks (4-3) score two unanswered touchdowns and grab a 28-27 lead with about six minutes left.
"We just made some silly mistakes, including myself," said Huard, who was a game-day decision because of a sore groin.
"When you've got a chance to jump on people, you've got to do it. And we didn't."
Johnson had the biggest hand in preventing the Chiefs' self destruction, rushing for 155 yards and scoring four touchdowns, three on the ground. He got the go-ahead score with 2:15 to play with a 3-yard run after Huard connected with Kennison on a 51-yard pass play.
"We made it hard on ourselves at the end, but came back and overcame some obstacles and put it away," Johnson said. "We gave them more chances than they needed."
Law said he just "tripped over my own feet" on the touchdown pass, and would have had clear sailing to the end zone had he held onto the interception.
"It was one of those days for me," he said.
Late in the third period, Seattle's Kelly Herndon returned a fumble 61 yards for another touchdown when Kansas City holder Dustin Colquitt, after mishandling the snap on a field goal attempt, tried an ill-advised pass.
"I said it last week and I'll say it again -- it's about your will, and ours was good enough to win," said Edwards."
In addition, starting right tackle Sean Locklear was suspended this week for violating NFL personal conduct policy; strong safety Michael Boulware, who had two interceptions during last season's playoff run, was bumped to the second team for poor play.
"It was a tough ball game. We battled our hearts out and came up a little short," said Seattle coach Mike Holmgren.
The groin pull, he admitted, did hurt -- at least until the adrenaline kicked in.
"In the back of the mind, you're like, 'Are you really going to pull your groin in practice and not play?'" he said. "I was going to play."
Wallace was 15 for 30 for 198 yards, with three touchdowns and two interceptions.
"Once I relaxed and calmed down, it was just like another game for me," Wallace said. "It has been a while since I've played a full game."
Lawrence Tynes hit two field goals for the Chiefs and Johnson, with a team-record 39 carries, scored on runs of 3, 2 and 3 yards in addition to his 9-yard TD catch.
"I don't know what's going on," said Herndon. "We've got to go back and look at the film and see what's going on."
Johnson has 12 multi-touchdown games. ... Gonzalez has 17 100-yard receiving games. It was the second week in a row the two both went over 100 yards. ... Colquitt was charged with two fumbles on the play where Herndon scored. ... The Seahawks have lost three of their last four. ... The Seahawks are hopeful of getting Alexander back for this week's game against Oakland.