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! Big game today with keeping our share of first place on the line. We have lots of stories and previews of the match up in today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Go Chiefs!!
Dating back to Week One of the 2010 season, the Chiefs have held at least a share of first place in the AFC West 18 of 26 weeks.
Denver visits Arrowhead with division aspirations of their own. Since turning the starting quarterback job over to Tim Tebow, the Broncos have won two of their last three games and can create a three-way tie for second place in the AFC West with a win over Kansas City.
It's a logjam in the AFC West as the Broncos and Chiefs are set to meet for the first time in 2011.
Denver Take Five from The Mothership
Pioli demands consistency from his players, his coaches, his staff, everyone in the building. Consistency leads to dependability, to accountability. Consistency knocks down obstacles, like in 2003 when Pioli's Patriots won the Super Bowl despite injuries that forced 42 different players to start, an NFL record for a division winner until the Patriots started 45 different players in 2005.
And Pioli somehow finds himself running the most wildly inconsistent team in the NFL.
Today: Sunny, with a high near 63. West southwest wind between 8 and 18 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.
Game Day Forecast from The National Weather Service
"I look at my situation and consider myself extremely blessed," he says, "to play the game I love and have a platform to go out there and influence young people."
Statements like that have come to define Tebow, the Denver Broncos' 24-year-old quarterback. He is 2-1 as a starter in the NFL, and he won a Heisman Trophy and was part of two national championship teams while at the University of Florida. Tebow might be the best college football player ever, to say nothing of his work with underprivileged children and the way he inspires others to live well, be good to others, and follow Christianity.
But this isn't about him. It's about us.
Both teams are still alive in the AFC West, but wouldn't be in other divisions around the league. The Chiefs had more than enough time to erase the memories of losing to a winless Miami team and get ready for a confident Tebow and the Broncos entering Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City, which became the first team since Pittsburgh in 2000 to start the season 0-3 and then win its next four games, will need a robust outing from Cassel to get back into the win column. Cassel has to be unhappy with his recent performance and will redeem himself Sunday at home.
Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Chiefs 20, Broncos 13
Chiefs Take On Revamped Broncos In Key AFC West Bout from Fox News
Under normal conditions, it might be difficult to see the Chiefs losing to the Broncos, a one-dimensional offensive team. On the right day, the Chiefs should handle today's opponent. But the Chiefs have had some wrong days this season, and it's anyone's guess whether this will be another. We'll say it won't be, but remember our warning if we're wrong. Prediction: Chiefs 24, Broncos 17
Chiefs-Broncos Scouting Report from KC Star
Denny from Kansas City wants to know what position do I think the Chiefs will look at in the first round next year.
BW: Well, it's early, but I think the Chiefs will look at both lines. If they can get a dominant defensive tackle, that could be the way the Chiefs go.
AFC West Mailbag from ESPN
If you include Kansas City's postseason game against the Baltimore Ravens from last season, the Chiefs have lost four of their last six home games, dating back to January 2nd, 2011. Including the postseason loss from last season, the Chiefs are 13-24 in their home games since 2007.
The Chiefs are very fortunate to still be in the race for first place in the AFC West.
The Chiefs Need A Win To Prove The Arrowhead Advantage Isn't Dead from Arrowhead Addict
The 3-5 Broncos play the first of their two AFC West games against the 4-4 Kansas City Chiefs today.
There are home games left against the New York Jets, New England Patriots and Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears, who are all 5-3. The Broncos will play 2-6 Minnesota, 4-5 San Diego and 5-3 Buffalo on the road.
Today's game is the biggest.
Beat the Chiefs and the second half matters. Lose to the Chiefs and the second half matters only in planning for next year.
Tim Tebow The Broncos' MVP Midway Through The Season from The Denver Post
Sure, there were some tears and apprehensive young faces.
But on Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium it was all about the smiles.
Dozens of area children and their families were treated to a day of free dental care, education and fun, courtesy of the Chiefs and dozens of volunteers from TeamSmile.
Chiefs, Dentists Team Up For Healthy Smiles from KC Star
Playing in the mediocre AFC West, the Broncos have a chance to make a run if they can keep adding enough wrinkles to the option to make the offense unpredictable. The Chiefs come into today's game ranked 26th in scoring defense, surrendering 25.1 points per game.
This is what Tebow's most ardent backers have said from the beginning: Let Tebow be Tebow and he'll succeed. The option gives him the chance to prove them right.
Let Tebow Be Tebow, And Let Chiefs Try To Stop Him from The Denver Post
Last December the Broncos held Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel to 196 yards passing in large part because Champ Bailey held Dwayne Bowe without a reception in the game. Bailey figures to see plenty of Bowe in this one, and with tight end Tony Moeaki on injured reserve, Cassel's options are limited. But the Broncos will have to find a way to keep the ball away from wide receiver Steve Breaston as well. Bowe and Breaston are the only Chiefs players with more than 110 yards receiving this season - Bowe leads the team 646 yards while Breaston has 450.
Scouting Report: Broncos at Chiefs from The Denver Post
Today's Kansas City-Denver game will feature a brotherly duel between the punters -- the Chiefs' Dustin Colquitt and the Broncos' Britton Colquitt. They're sons of former NFL punter Craig Colquitt, and it's believed to be the first brother tandem to punt against each other in an NFL game.
The older brother, Dustin, ranks sixth in the league with a 41.35-yard net average. Britton's 43.07 net average ranks third in the league.
Rodgers' Historic Pace Makes Him Midseason MVP from The Buffalo News
Go back to near the beginning of football, when a college coach named Glenn "Pop" Warner drew up the single-wing formation for, among others, a promising, future Olympic gold medal athlete named Jim Thorpe.
The idea behind the single wing was not only to create deception in the backfield, but to double-team block the defensive end and defensive tackle so the tailback - who is what we otherwise call a quarterback - could exploit the gap between them.
Football's Read Option Is Old As The Hills from The Denver Post
Anyhow, because the Kansas City region has many ethnic cultures and neighborhoods, I thought I would stick to one ingredient and offer a few flavor varieties for you to audible. So get the Grill fired up, we've some cookin' to do.
Today's feature is the Meatball Sub Sandwich. I've been hankering for one of these recently, so I decided to share a few of my favorites. You can do these on the grill or at home. I also have some slow cooker or Crock Pot Sauces if you decide to take a shortcut and purchase a big bag of meatballs at Costco.
Cooking Kansas City - A Broncos Themed Tailgate from Mile High Report
"Food trucks have taken Kansas City by storm, giving way to Food Truck Festivals where multiple trucks gather together for a one- or two-day event," she says. "So we wanted to bring that trend to our fans."
Wishon helped create The Melt Mobile so Chiefs fans could get their favorite sandwich and more before kickoff. The truck launched last Sunday and the feedback has been outstanding.