GLENDALE, Ariz. - With starting tailback Andre Ellington out for the season, the Arizona Cardinals turned to a guy who had been called up two days earlier from the practice squad.

Kerwynn Williams delivered, rushing for 100 yards as the Cardinals rallied to beat Kansas City, 17-14, on Sunday in a matchup of teams that had lost two in a row.

The NFC West-leading Cardinals (10-3) took the lead when Drew Stanton threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Jaron Brown in the third quarter.

Arizona held on after winning a crucial reversal. Kansas City was driving with five minutes remaining when Cardinals coach Bruce Arians challenged that tight end Travis Kelce fumbled after a 19-yard reception to the Arizona 22. The officials ruled that Kelce lost the ball before he rolled on his back and got to his feet. Justin Bethel recovered at the Arizona 15, ending the last serious Kansas City threat.

The Chiefs (7-6) are tied with four other AFC wild-card hopefuls looking up at San Diego, Pittsburgh, and Baltimore. The Cardinals have a one-game lead over Seattle, and the Seahawks travel to Arizona in two weeks.

Jamaal Charles scored two first-half touchdowns on a 63-yard run and 18-yard pass from Alex Smith, but the Chiefs were shut out in the second half.

Cardinals 17, Chiefs 14

Kansas City 7 7 0 0 – 14

Arizona 3 3 11 0 – 17

First quarter

Ari–FG Catanzaro 44, 10:55.

KC–Charles 63 run (Santos kick), 9:35.

Second quarter

Ari–FG Catanzaro 33, 7:43.

KC–Charles 18 pass from A.Smith (Santos kick), 1:12.

Third quarter

Ari–FG Catanzaro 39, 9:02.

Ari–Ja.Brown 26 pass from Stanton (Carlson pass from Stanton), 3:26.

A: 62,387.

KC   Ari

First downs 19   18

Total Net Yards 390   366

Rushes-yards 17-126   33-141

Passing 264   225

Punt Returns 3-4   2-6

Kickoff Returns 5-150   2-64

Interceptions Ret. 0-0   1-26

Comp-Att-Int 26-39-1   15-30-0

Sacked-Yards Lost 5-29   2-14

Punts 4-49.3   4-45.8

Fumbles-Lost 1-1   1-0

Penalties-Yards 9-75   6-40

Time of Possession 29:59   30:01

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Rushing: K.C., Charles 10-91, A.Smith 4-26, Thomas 2-5, Davis 1-4. Arizona, K.Williams 19-100, Taylor 6-19, Stanton 4-17, Grice 3-6, Hughes 1-(minus 1).

Passing: Kansas City, A.Smith 26-39-1-293. Arizona, Stanton 15-30-0-239.

Receiving: Kansas City, Kelce 7-110, Avant 5-64, Wilson 4-53, Davis 3-3, Bowe 2-29, Charles 2-20, Sherman 2-8, Thomas 1-6. Arizona, Floyd 4-85, Fitzgerald 4-34, Ja.Brown 2-48, Hughes 1-36, Housler 1-20, Ginn Jr. 1-8, Taylor 1-7, Carlson 1-1.

Missed Field Goals: Arizona, Catanzaro 36 (WR), 34 (WL).