KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) One big pass play, one big defensive day, and Baltimore is one step closer to the NFC North title.
Ed Reed had 2 interceptions and Steve McNair hooked up with Mark Clayton for an 87-yard score Sunday, leading the Ravens to a 20-10 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.
Baltimore (10-3) maintained its two-game division lead over Cincinnati, which beat Oakland 27-10.
The TD throw, which was McNair's longest career pass and Clayton's longest career reception, put the Ravens up 13-0 with just under 6 1/2 minutes left in the 3rd quarter.
Kansas City (7-6), which lost only its second December home game since 1995, answered Clayton's catch with Lawrence Tynes' field goal and trailed 13-3 headed into the 4th quarter.
The Chiefs failed to convert a turnover on Baltimore's next possession into points, though, and Jamal Lewis' 1-yard scoring run with just under 3 minutes to go sealed the Ravens' victory.
Green threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Dante Hall with 1:20 to go, but by then it was too late.
The Ravens forced 3 turnovers and sacked Green 4 times.
Larry Johnson ran for 120 yards for the Chiefs, but take away his 47-yard gain in the 2nd quarter, and his other 22 carries netted only 73 yards.
Matt Stover hit field goals of 41 yards late in the 1st quarter and 23 yards early in the 2nd to put the Ravens up 6-0.