If Haley's staff took inventory of the offense, it perhaps learned that the Chiefs' first five games depend somewhat on perspective. They either started slowly - they were outscored 81-33 in the first two quarters - or learned to make adjustments, keeping the last three games close with second-half turnarounds.
Chiefs Take Stock of Their Offense from KC Star
Dating back to Sept. 25, Cassel has completed 56 of 82 passes for 693 yards with seven TDs and one INT for a 117.6 passer rating. His 117.6 rating ranks second in the NFL during that time while his 68.3 completion percentage is third in the league. Bowe is tied for fourth in the NFL with four TD catches on the season. He has caught 19 touchdown passes dating back to 2010, trailing only Detroit WR Calvin Johnson (21) during that time.
Chiefs vs Raiders - Game 6 from The Mothership
NFL.com Video: Raiders to Trade for Palmer
It's a bold move by Raiders management and sends a clear signal that they believe their franchise has the pieces to be a title contender in the near future.
Adding a new arm to Oakland's arsenal made for a later night of game-planning at One Arrowhead Drive, but Kansas City's coaching staff knows that the key to winning in the Black Hole isn't any secret. The Chiefs must find a way to match the Raiders' physicality in the trenches.
Chiefs Prep Includes Palmer from The Mothership
The Raiders' next three games are against division rivals. After a game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, in which Kyle Boller will probably start, the Raiders have a bye, which would give Palmer three weeks of practice before starting against the Denver Broncos and then the San Diego Chargers.
Jackson was noncommittal about whether Palmer might play this week.
Raiders Acquire Carson Palmer From Bengals At Trade Deadline from The New York Times
QB Matt Cassel, Kansas City Chiefs: After an awful start, Cassel has turned it around to throw seven touchdown passes and one interception his last three games. He has appealing matchups against leaky pass defenses: the Oakland Raiders (Week 7), Miami Dolphins (Week9), Denver Broncos (Week10) and New England Patriots (Week 11).
Local players and coaches are making news beyond the county lines. Here's what being said and done...
Colbert Grateful to Receive Another Shot In NFL from The Ventura County Star
But one thing the new Deuces Sports Bar & Grill has going for it is that it has a niche all its own, starting with the local celebrity behind the name, Kansas City Chiefs star and Largo native Dexter McCluster.
"It's unorthodox," admits Wendy Hall, McCluster's mother and co-owner of the restaurant. "We serve breakfast, we have a lot of families in here ... and of course on Sunday we have Kansas City playing on one of the TVs."
Deuces Sports Bar & Grill Is A Family Affair from Largo Patch
The tournament directly benefits SAFEHOME, which assists more than 6,700 survivors of domestic abuse annually.
If you're interested in registering a team and joining Shields for a day of fun and football, please visit www.safehome-ks.org.
Will Shields Hosting Flag Football Tournament October 22nd from The Mothership
The exact moment captured in NFL Films, a Chiefs player asked Schottenheimer what he was going to do. Schottenheimer replied, "everyone here knows what we're gong to do." Schottenheimer pointed to the Denver sideline and said "even they know."
Schottenheimer gave the ball to Allen, who executed one of his notorious leaps over a pile for the game-winner. If Schottenheimer has enough confidence in Allen, who was then a 12-year, 33-year-old veteran, then why can't Hue Jackson have the same confidence in fourth-year Oakland halfback Darren McFadden?
Hue Jackson Must Feed Darren McFadden from MPN Now