Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 10/31

KANSAS CITY MO - SEPTEMBER 26: A pair of Kansas City Chiefs fans look on during the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Arrowhead Stadium on September 26 2010 in Kansas City Missouri. The Chiefs won 31-10. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Game Day!! Happy Halloween. The Buffalo Bills are today's guest in Arrowhead. There are some good articles ahead. Read on for your Kansas City Chiefs news. Go Chiefs!!

In case you had forgotten what it’s like, this is life with a winning NFL team: A grueling routine broken by lighter moments, like the coach ribbing his offensive coordinator’s transportation, jokes about Haley’s hair by linebacker Mike Vrabel, and a locker room hopping like a dance club. If there’s not an iPod blaring through speakers in some player’s locker, you can usually find left tackle Branden Albert serenading the group.

Winning: For the Chiefs, it’s a social lubricant from KC Star

It might not have shown in the numbers until recently, but this has been a different year for Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe.

The league leader in drops last season with 11 despite playing in only 11 games, Bowe's play has been greatly improved in 2010, the way we hear it. The wideout's stats have begun to reflect the strides he has made, as he has nine receptions for 189 yards and four touchdowns in his last two outings. But we're told his play has been noticeably better all season, outside of one poor showing at Indianapolis.

Chiefs' Bowe quietly emerging as star from Pro Football Weekly

Today: Increasing clouds, with a high near 61. East northeast wind between 8 and 13 mph.     

Game Day Weather from The National Weather Service

NFL.com Video: Week 8: Bills vs. Chiefs Preview

Bottom line

The Chiefs are healthy and gaining confidence every week, even during the two-game losing skid that preceded last week’s thumping of Jacksonville. They seem to be regaining their aura at Arrowhead Stadium, winning their first three home games, though the quality of the opposition (San Diego, San Francisco and Jacksonville) may have something to do with that. And there’s a reason Buffalo is 0-6.

Prediction: Chiefs 30-24

Chiefs-Bills scouting report from KC Star

Most NFL coaching staffs dread playing youth because young players make mistakes - and mistakes translate into defeats on Sundays. The 2008 Chiefs suffered those growing pains, losing a franchise-record 14 games, and it wound up costing Peterson, Kuharich and Edwards their jobs.

But the Chiefs are better off today as a result of that decision to accelerate the development of a handful of young players. Six of those 2008 draft picks now start on a 4-2 Kansas City team that leads the AFC West by two games in the loss column.

Trust in Youth Pays Off for Chiefs from The Sacramento Bee

Kansas City- The Chiefs host winless Buffalo into New Arrowhead in a match-up of AFC East and West foes. Kansas City is also looking to go 4-0 at home for first time since 2003.

Big League Preview: Kansas City Looks to Keep Bills Winless from PN Today

On the verge of joining a select group of teams Sunday are the Kansas City Chiefs, who play host to the Buffalo Bills. If they win, the Chiefs would become just the seventh team in NFL history to win its first four home games after starting its previous season 0-4 at home.

Roaring success at home isn't a given from The Los Angeles Times

Tyson Foods Inc. is partnering with Lift Up America and the Kansas City Chiefs on Tuesday to donate 30,000 pounds of protein that will be given to local food agencies.

Tyson participating in food contribution at Arrowhead Stadium from TradingMarkets.com

He didn't get the win, but it was quite a response from the Harvard man, an afterthought seventh-round draft choice of the Rams in 2005 who probably thought he'd be putting that prestigious degree to use by now.

So, was the Ravens' game an aberration, or is Fitzpatrick a quarterback on the rise and someone the Bills should now consider as their future leader rather than someone like ballyhooed college studs Andrew Luck, Ryan Mallett or Jake Locker?

Fitzpatrick Making a Statement? from WGRZ.com

I'm a big believer in signs (and the like), thanks to my older cousin's quarter-life crisis back when I was 12. Thus, I've convinced myself that the Bills always play better when my preview posts are short and sweet. So in the interest of doing anything possible to up our chances of finally getting our first win, that's exactly what I'm going to do.

Heading to Kansas City to face the 4-2 Chiefs tomorrow, this is what we should see from the Bills:

Could Bills-Chiefs Be the Game? from The Huffington Post

My thoughts are also full of gloom and doom as I consider the potential NFL Lockout and the inevitable 18-game regular season. An NFL Lockout would be terrible. It would mean the first year of my life without an NFL season (and the first year of my life without Brett Favre playing football on national TV). And, an 18-game regular season would just mean more opportunities for the game's starters to get injured.

Concerns Of A Lifelong NFL Fan from Blog Critics

Matt B. from Overland Park, Ks. wants to know if I think Bill Parcells could join his son-in-law, Scott Pioli, in Kansas City. 

BW: I'd be surprised. I know Parcells has moved away from his duties in Miami and he has shown that he can't stay away from the NFL for long. But I don't think he'd intrude upon Pioli's program.

AFC West mailbag from ESPN

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