Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 11/17

DENVER - NOVEMBER 14: Quarterback Matt Cassel #7 of the Kansas City Chiefs heads to the huddle against the Denver Bronco at INVESCO Field at Mile High on November 14 2010 in Denver Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Good morning, AP. Another round of Kansas City Chiefs news on the house. Please read responsibly.

And whenever Asamoah runs into a little adversity, such as the Chiefs’ current two-game losing streak, all he has to do is think about his father’s journey: battling diabetes, receiving dialysis treatments up to three times a day, working his way up the transplant list and waiting for the right match for a kidney.

Then, Asamoah remembers what’s important.

Chiefs guard has faced adversity that puts two-game losing streak into perspective from KC Star

If the Kansas City Chiefs have any hope of making the playoffs this season, they have to unleash Matt Cassel.

Okay, so it doesn't have the same ring to it as Liam Neson saying "release the Krackin" but you get the idea.

I know, I know, I've been critical of Cassel most of the season and now here I am calling for him to get more passing attempts. Allow me to explain.

It’s Time For The Chiefs To Trust Matt Cassel from Arrowhead Addict

KC Star Video: Haley | "There is going to be bumps in the road"

Something has to give, as the Cardinals have lost four straight and the Chiefs two in a row. The losing streaks have put both teams in desperate situations. The difference should be the home field. The Chiefs are 4-0 at Arrowhead Stadium this year. Look for the Chiefs to get back to playing the way they did earlier in the season. They'll run the ball better than they did against Denver and try to keep the load off quarterback Matt Cassel and the passing game. They should do that well enough to come away with the victory.

Week 11 matchup: Arizona Cardinals at Kansas City Chiefs from The Sporting News

Solitary as they are on National Football League rosters - one per team - punters can be a pretty tight bunch. And when one of them has one of those games - the kind Scifres has been having on an astonishingly frequent basis this Chargers season - thunderfoots like Shane Lechler of the Oakland Raiders and Dustin Colquitt of the Kansas City Chiefs will put aside AFC West rivalry and dial up Scifres out of fellowship.

Their usual message for Scifres?

" 'Better you than me,' " said Scifres with a wry laugh. "But in a joking way."

Scifres' season of disconnect from The San Diego Union-Tribune

Known for mobility during his 11 starts with the Chiefs, Thigpen says he now believes his development has turned him into more of a pass-first guy. He'd better be right, because the Bears' defensive front will make him pay if he leaves the pocket too often. And considering Thigpen is the only healthy option on the roster with any experience in this system, the Dolphins can't really afford to let him take a brutal, game-ending hit.

NFL Week 11: Bears Will Test Dolphins QB Thigpen from The Sporting News

The changes in the trenches fueled their blowout of the Chiefs, who found themselves down 35-0 in the second quarter Sunday, the biggest first-half deficit in franchise history.

This from a Broncos team that had trailed Oakland 38-0 in their last home game.

During their bye week, the Broncos decided to return to the 3-4 defensive scheme they had ditched because of injuries to Elvis Dumervil and Robert Ayers, and they finally got healthy enough on the offensive line to use the five starters they had envisioned in training camp.

Broncos bounce back with new look on lines from The Washington Post

Brandon Carr's Kansas City Chiefs, and the rest of their secondary, were absolutely exposed Sunday. 

Denver quarterback Kyle Orton connected with seven receivers, finished with 296 yards passing and four touchdowns en route to a 49-29 blowout at Denver's Invesco Field.

Flint's Brandon Carr and Chris Wilson find themselves on wrong end of offensive explosions from The Flint Journal

Deadspin released the first half of its "The Bottom 100: The Worst Players in NFL History," and the Kansas City Chiefs placed three guys in the first 50. The criteria, according to Deadspin: "Here, not only do the candidates have to be bad; they have to be bad and of consequence." Meaning high draft picks or the inability to play their stated position.

Ryan Sims, Erik McMillan and Kit Lathrop make Deadspin's list of 100 worst NFL players from The Pitch

The Chiefs dropped a whopping 18.7 percent. Losses within the division are always costly, but in the Chiefs' case it was the way they lost. When your defense is demolished the way it was in Denver, it does not bode well for your chances in a rematch with the Chargers in San Diego. The Chargers are in third place and are just 4-5, but they are now a solid 66 percent favorite to win the division.

AccuScore: Chiefs punished for blowout loss from Yahoo! Sports

Arizona Cardinals starting right tackle Brandon Keith is out for the season after suffering a torn right hamstring in the first quarter of Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks.

Keith played the rest of the game with the injury, which he initially didn't think was a serious. On Monday, he underwent an MRI that revealed a third-degree tear, the most severe, as well a torn piece of meniscus in his knee.

Arizona Cardinals right tackle Brandon Keith out for season from The Arizona Republic

Each week, The Republic spotlights a Cardinals player for a series of on-the-spot, offbeat questions.

Question: You guys have lost four in a row now, but at 3-6, that's two more wins than you had the past two years with the 0-16 Lions and the 1-15 Rams. What was that like?

Answer: It was a difficult situation, but that doesn't change how you approach every day. The main thing is you can't pull apart. You've got to stay together. You can't start pointing fingers at guys. You're going to have a small clique of guys that maybe start pulling away, but I haven't seen that in a while, and I don't think that's something we are going to have to worry about here.

Arizona Cardinals linebacker Paris Lenon outside the huddle from The Arizona Republic

Now head coach Ken Whisenhunt is saying that Wells will be practicing and back in action for this Sunday's visit with the Kansas City Chiefs, according to AzCardinals.com.

Cardinals RB Beanie Wells returning from Yahoo! Sports

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