Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 9/21

Good morning Chiefs fans! Another serving of Kansas City Chiefs news waits below. I have mixed thoughts after watching most of last night's game. The 49ers looked good, but shot themselves in the foot a few times. I'm hoping Arrowhead fills this Sunday because I think we'll need the 12th man. Enjoy your day.

Chambers lost a jump ball for a Matt Cassel pass along the sideline in Sunday’s 16-14 win over the Browns in Cleveland to cornerback Sheldon Brown, who made the interception.

Chambers heard about his failure when he arrived back on the Chiefs bench.

"Todd got after me a little bit because I should have knocked the ball down," Chambers said. "He told me it was my fault for not giving a better effort to do that."

Chiefs’ passing game is lacking from KC Star

The truth is the Kansas City Chiefs are 2-0 not because of Matt Cassel, Thomas Jones and Todd Haley’s ridiculous personnel decisions. They are 2-0 because of Dexter McCluster, Derrick Johonson, Jamaal Charles, Tony Moeaki (because he is tall and caught a ball  3 feet over his head, in the rain when the pass should have hit him in the chest given that there wasn’t a defender within 5 feet of him in any direction), Brandon Flowers, Tamba Hali, Glenn Dorsey and Romeo Crennel. Honorable mentions go to Seneca Wallace, poor officiating, the Monday night Arrowhead crowd, Philip Rivers’ temper and the well documented fact that God hates the city of Cleveland.

Pointing out obvious and glaring mistakes and flaws on your favorite football team, win or lose, is not being a bad fan. It is not hating. It is honest.

Beware the Pied Piper of Arrowhead from Arrowhead Addict

Browns center Alex Mack accused Kansas City defensive lineman Shaun Smith of grabbing his private parts during Sunday's game...

...The next time Cleveland had the ball, Mack committed an unnecessary roughness penalty when he hit linebacker Derrick Johnson after the whistle. 

Browns center accuses Chiefs defender of dirty play from KC Star

The other reason I’m picking the Chiefs is because they are half good. But I don’t know. Like the Chiefs, the 49ers are half good. So that means, even though they were too stupid to keep Shaun Hill, it’s still possible for the 49ers to beat the Chiefs, which means my dog, Shilo, will probably spend Sunday afternoon hiding in a corner.

Shilo doesn’t understand much about football. So, when Shilo hears me yell at Chiefs Coach Todd Haley for "running a &^%$ draw-play on third-and-15," she will think I’m yelling at her even though I will clearly say "It’s OK, Shilo, I’m not mad at you. I’m mad at Todd Haley."

Mike Pound: K.C. Chiefs look halfway good from The Joplin Globe

Key Stat: The Chiefs defense limited Browns running back Jerome Harrison to 33 yards on 16 carries and also forced a fumble. That was a far cry from his last game against Kansas City in December, when he ran for a club-record 286 yards and three touchdowns.

Kansas City Chiefs Week 2 Wrap Up from FanHouse

Are halftime adjustments overrated?

''Halftime adjustments will win or lose the game,'' Browns veteran linebacker David Bowens said. ''You obviously see the difference in statistics. We felt like we were able to get to the quarterback on third down [in the first half]. They ran a certain number of routes on third down, and they switched it up at halftime.''

Halftime pep talks fail to stem drought from The Akron Beacon Journal

This crop of 2-0 teams hasn’t been dominant, and many have struggled offensively to put up points. Pittsburgh, Kansas City, Tampa Bay and Miami are 2-0, but have scored less than 40 points so far this year. Teams that started 2-0 since 1990 while scoring less than 40 total points in those wins ended up averaging 7.2 wins for the rest of the year, and less than half reached the playoffs (13 of 29 teams). 

Which 2-0 NFL Teams Are for Real? The Packers and Texans Yes; Tampa, Miami and Kansas City, Less So from The Big Lead

Remain calm. All is well -- even if Jackson County is behind on more than $2.5 million in stadium payments to the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals. County officials sound like Kevin Bacon's character, Chip Diller, in Animal House as they try to reassure us that the teams haven't threatened to move ... yet. 

Jackson County owes the Chiefs and Royals more than $2.5 million but no one's worried from The Pitch

The leadership of new coordinators Romeo Crennel and Charlie Weis is good, but they will have to depend on Cassel to win games for them if they are serious playoff contenders. And he currently looks like he can't do that. Also, the Chargers' bounceback win on Sunday against Jacksonville is a sign their opening-night loss may have been an aberration for the AFC West.

10 questions: Does America have to take notice of the Houston Texans now? from USA Today

The University of Minnesota will retire the jersey of former Gopher and NFL great Bobby Bell during Minnesota’s homecoming contest with Northwestern on Oct. 2.

Bell’s name and familiar number 78 will be immortalized, along with the names and jersey numbers of Bronko Nagurski (72), Bruce Smith (54), Paul Giel (10) and Sandy Stephens (15) on the façade of the upper deck in TCF Bank Stadium.

"I think it’s a great thing for me," Bell said. "I’ll be joining four other guys who are up there and are great football players. It’s just an honor. For me, to come from North Carolina playing six-man football and come to Minnesota and become … I just can’t explain it to you. That’s history. Once you go up there … that’s something they can’t take away from you. It’s always going to be there."

Minnesota to Retire the Jersey of Bobby Bell During Homecoming Game from readers have weighed in and Baltimore will represent the AFC in Super Bowl XLV, according to a recently completed poll of readers...

...The readers aren't putting much faith in the Chiefs' 2-0 start. The poll had undefeated Kansas City at No. 11 (177), with Buffalo (143) 12th and Cincinnati (110) 13th.

Poll respondents predict Ravens to win AFC from Pro Football Weekly

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