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That's the way things work for NFL quarterbacks: One man's good fortune is another man's misery. For Quinn, the change represents a well-traveled but seldom-started veteran's chance - perhaps his last one - to realize the potential he showed at Notre Dame, and later as a first-round pick of the Cleveland Browns in 2007.
It dawned on Quinn this week that he wouldn't be the first quarterback to claim success long after others had left his career for dead.
That, of course, is only if he can make something of this trial with the Chiefs.
Chiefs Release Standing Room Only Tickets For Sunday from The Mothership
The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Tuesday that the team has released standing room only tickets for Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders. Standing room only tickets are made available when general admission tickets are no longer available in groups of four or more.
106 Games, But This Is My First from The Mothership
Growing up, I was a passionate Dallas Cowboys fan. I've since traded in my star for a membership to the Kingdom. Although I've known of the rivalry between Oakland and Kansas City, this Sunday will be the first time I will experience the heated competition from the front lines and I simply can't wait.
After talking with coworkers and other Kansas Citians, the rivalry between the two AFC West foes is palpable.
Chiefs vs Raiders - Game 7 from The Mothership
Sunday's contest marks the 107th meeting between the Chiefs and Raiders, which is the most Kansas City has faced any single opponent. The Chiefs own a 55-49-2 (.528) overall record against Oakland, including a 53-48-2 mark in the regular season.
The Raiders have won five consecutive times at Arrowhead Stadium and six of the last 10 matchups overall. Prior to then, Kansas City swept the season series for four straight years (2003-06) and won nine matchups in a row from 2003-07.
Chiefs Hit The Re-Set Button With Brady Quinn, Front Office Could Be Next from Yahoo! Sports
According to Football Outsiders, the Chiefs rank 32nd in offensive efficiency and passing offense through Week 7, so a change at the quarterback position isn't simply about "shaking things up" or grabbing the team's attention, it's about getting more production from the position. With Quinn starting in place of a concussed Cassel and throwing a pair of interceptions in a 38-10 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before the bye week, there's little reason to be optimistic that he'll be the guy going forward, which means the Chiefs will be looking for quarterback next offseason.
One of the most dominant players in Tecmo Super Bowl, former Kansas City running back Christian Okoye, had no idea of his prior virtual dominance until filmmakers approached him. In addition to getting the "Nigerian Nightmare" to play the game as himself for the first time, they showed him a YouTube clip of his persona breaking 86 tackles on one play and captured it on film.
But a look beneath the surface of this jolly comedian reveals a troubled, tortured soul.
Riggle grew up in Overland Park, Kansas, and is still a rabid Royals and Chiefs fan. As if that wasn't bad enough, in high school a hand injury prevented him from playing his favorite sport, basketball, and so forced him into wrestling, where he compiled a painful 3-15 record. Also he was tricked into becoming a soccer fan by The Daily Show‘s John Oliver. No, Riggle's is not an easy story to tell.
NFL Trade Deadline Could Be Quiet As Usual from KC Star
Even receiver-needy teams that aren't contenders, such as Cleveland, might be willing to look into acquiring a player like Bowe. He's still in his prime, having just turned 28, and a team like the Browns could trade for him and then try to negotiate a long-term deal.
Of all the skill players potentially being shopped at the deadline, Bowe would probably have the biggest impact. He's consistently put up No. 1 wide receiver numbers on a run-first team that has the perpetually mediocre Matt Cassel at quarterback.
Top Five NFL Stadiums from The Seattle Post Intelligencer
5) Arrowhead Stadium. The home to the Kansas City Chiefs is not only one of the league's top spots for tailgating, but it also features more than 76,000 seats - all with fantastic field views. In addition, it boasts an innovative arts program, the awe-inspiring Chiefs Hall of Honor, the legendary Chiefs Rumble Drumline, team shops and food you won't find in any other stadium - like authentic KC barbecue, local bratwurst, and steakburgers, plus hot chocolate with schnapps - a fan favorite.
Week 7 NFL MVP Power Rankings: Texans JJ Watts And Arian Foster Bolster Candidacies from The International Business Times
Perhaps it means that there are no truly great teams left at all. One thing that is known around the league is that the Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs and Carolina Panthers are not good this year. How do we know this? Combined, those teams have four wins. Simply put, the Atlanta Falcons are better, on paper, than all four of those teams combined.
Cliff's Notes: Charlie Weis Press Conference, 10/23/12 from KU Sports
Weis says Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn is one of the favorite people he's ever met. Unfortunately, Chiefs' QB Matt Cassel is also in that category. Weis will support both guys whatever their roles are.
Raiders To Face A Chiefs Team That Hasn't Yet Led A Game In 2012 from NBC Bay Area
With a win over Jacksonville Sunday and a near upset of the unbeaten Falcons a week earlier, the Oakland Raiders finally have a bit of momentum.
And now, they're getting a chance to play a Chiefs team that's not only one of the NFL's biggest disappointments, but is switching quarterbacks at mid-season.
Broncos Want To Mind Their Own Business In The AFC West Race from The Denver Post
At Kansas City, the reeling Chiefs have benched a $60 million quarterback in Matt Cassel to start former Broncos backup Brady Quinn.
In San Diego, embattled coach Norv Turner is answering for two blown leads, including the 24-point whopper that got away against the Broncos. Meanwhile, the NFL is investigating whether the Chargers used a banned substance to improve their ability to grip the ball in their loss to Denver.
In Oakland, former Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen is trying to piece together a lineup from an injury-riddled roster during the early stages of a top-to-bottom franchise makeover.
The Bond No Collision Could Break from ESPN
On the play that changed their lives, Byrd and Mersereau were doing what they were taught to do from the time they were pee wee players in Oklahoma and Long Island, respectively -- hunting the quarterback.
Byrd came from one side, Mersereau the other. Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Dave Krieg was about to become the middle of a painful sandwich, but he stepped up at the last possible moment. Byrd and Mersereau couldn't stop. Byrd lowered the crown of his helmet into Mersereau's sternum, and down they went.
Nov. 29, 1992.
Raiders Using No-Huddle Offense, Too from ProFootballTalk
With the team that sits atop the AFC East generating the most buzz regarding its use of the no-huddle offense, a team that's only one game out of first in the AFC West quietly has embraced it, too.
And we say quietly because, frankly, no one is paying attention to the Raiders. But maybe we should be. At least a little.
NFL: Predictions For Week 8 from AccuScore
Brady Quinn is slotted to be the starter this week but the Raiders are the 51% favorite. The Chiefs will look to the running game to dominate and Quinn to limit turnovers. If the Chiefs have more rushing yards than the Raiders and Kansas City does not have more than 2 turnovers then KC is actually the 70% favorite. There is still a 30% chance that KC has 3 or more turnovers and if they do then Oakland has a 57% chance of winning.
32 Observations: Week 7 from Pro Football Focus
Kansas City Chiefs: Although left guard Jeff Allen (2-44) has had problems pass blocking, he has yet to allow a sack in his 131 pass blocks.
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