Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 10/5

Welcome to Tuesday! Day off for the players, but not for Arrowhead Pride. We've got your Kansas City Chiefs news here waiting for you. Not too much today, but now that the MNF game is over, the media's attention will turn to Week 5, and we should see quite a bit of ink. Enjoy.

It would have been laughable to think the last couple of seasons that the Chiefs could have success dealing with Manning and his fakes and his ability, but not so much this year. The Chiefs are among the NFL's top 10 in many significant defensive statistical categories and second in fewest points allowed, though they've built those numbers mostly against offensive opponents inferior to Manning and the Colts.

At the very least, the Chiefs have reason to believe they can compete with the Colts.

Improved Chiefs’ defense gets shot against Manning  from KC Star

We are four games through the NFL season, that's one quarter of the way done for you math wizards.  So I would like to hand out my first edition of "The Loede's".  I will dish out 10 awards for the best the NFL has had to offer so far.  Enjoy.

  • Most Impressive Team: Kansas City Chiefs. Who said this team was too young?  Best draft class of ‘10, is making their presence felt right away.  Creative coaching, rampant rushing, and demonstrative defense have made this team stand out above the rest.  Todd Haley is doing a remarkable job.

"The Loede’s": 1st Quarter NFL Awards from NFL Gridiron Gab

So look for the Chiefs to attack Morgan if they get the chance on Sunday. Morgan, a third-round draft pick in 2008, showed the ability to be a big hitter but little else of value in his two seasons with the Chiefs.

A target in Colts secondary from KC Star

In recent years, the magical perfect season has been part of the NFL discussion with the '72 Dolphins being forced to wait until closer to Christmas before they could be sure their mark was safe.

But the toast could come earlier this year as the Chiefs will take their unbeaten record to Indianapolis on Sunday for a game against a Colts team that knows a little something about strong starts.

Chiefs suddenly alone as league's only undefeated team from Reuters

The question is, how long can the Chiefs stay undefeated? The final perfect team in the past decade has stayed that way for an average of 11.4 weeks. Clearly this statistic doesn't impress the oddsmakers, who have the Chiefs as eight-point underdogs when they visit the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.

Where Are All the Undefeated Teams? from The Wall Street Journal

It's no surprise that an unbeaten team will play at Lucas Oil Stadium during Week 5 of the NFL season. The stunner is it's the Kansas City Chiefs.

"No one thought these guys would be undefeated coming to Indianapolis," Colts cornerback Kelvin Hayden said Monday, "and they've had two weeks to prepare for us."

Surprising Chiefs are well rested after their 3-0 start from The Indianapolis Star

Four weeks into the 2010 NFL season, the Kansas City Chiefs are the only undefeated team still standing, with an assist from this week's bye. No disrespect, but who would be shocked if Don Shula and his '72 Dolphins have already popped the champagne?

Meanwhile, in Fantasyland - where this columnist resides - Kyle Orton has out-performed Drew Brees, Matt Schaub and Tony Romo, and Michael Vick's injury is cause for mourning.

Ladd Biro | Expect the unexpected from KC Star

The bad: That would be the defense, especially on stopping the run and preventing third-down conversions. The Colts are No. 29 in both. The inability to make a stop in the closing seconds gave Scobee the opportunity to end it, which he did.

Whenever the opposition pounds away with the running game -- the Colts are allowing 5.0 yards per attempt -- it limits possessions for the offense. In losses to Houston and Jacksonville, the defense was run over: 77 attempts, 431 yards, a 5.6 average.

'Humbled' Colts can bounce back from The Indianapolis Star

The Colts' defense knew that it would have to stop Maurice Jones-Drew to be successful and it simply was unable to rise to the occasion, particularly in the first half. After Manning and Co. drove the ball 59 yards downfield on the first series, resulting in a two-yard Joseph Addai score, the Jaguars answered, marching 76 yards on nine plays, capped off by a 25-yard scamper by David Garrard on a QB option. The Jaguars fed MJD on the first five plays, gaining 26 yards. It was obvious from that point on that the Jaguars were the more physical team.

Colts' run defense continues to cost them from Pro Football Weekly

Marple Newtown's Bill Maas, who played in the NFL for 10 years with the Kansas City Chiefs and had two Pro Bowl appearances, married Dan Marino's sister.

Delco: Did yu know? from Delaware County News Network

This week in Orillia, Milne will pick up an Accolade Award for his service to community policing and his 15-year involvement with the OPP Minor Football League as a coach and organizer...    

...The program's graduates include Cory Greenwood of the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs ( "I'd love to take credit for him," joked Milne) and Rob Bagg of the CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders.

An officer and a gentleman from The Kingston Whig Standard

The only undefeated team remaining in the NFL is Kansas City but shouldn't be for long after the team next week will run into a Colts team, enraged by this week's loss to the Jags. Or maybe not, maybe the Chiefs gut out a three-point win on a last second blocked field goal.

But this is why we love the NFL. We love predicting the upsets, picking apart the film of a close game and overanalyzing every team until our heads explode.

Aaron Mueller: This is ridiculous! from The Niles Daily Star

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