The Chiefs defense doesn't do very much well -- it ranks 30th against the run, for instance. But one thing it does do superbly is cause fumbles -- it's like the Chiefs and Panther safety Chris Harris all attended the same seminar.
So KC, the league leader in forced fumbles, just struck. On a Carolina second-and-10 from the Kansas City 15, rookie running back Jonathan Stewart fumbled for the first time in his NFL career when KC's Glenn Dorsey poked the ball out on a carry up the middle.
KC recovered and saved at least 3 points doing so. It's still Carolina 7, KC 0 because of the turnover, early in the second quarter.