Good morning! Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy!
Defense Makes Denver Even Scarier For Chiefs from KC Star
With the Chiefs' offensive line in shambles because of injuries to guards Jon Asamoah (broken thumb) and Ryan Lilja (knee) and left tackle Branden Albert (back), the Broncos' ferocious pass rush could do some serious damage no matter who is playing quarterback.
The Broncos' defense ranks sixth overall and leads the NFL with 35 sacks, the most it has recorded through 10 games since 1986. Linebacker Von Miller, who has an AFC-leading 13 sacks, and defensive end Elvis Dumervil, with eight, form the top duo in the league with 21 sacks.
'Next Man Up' Approach For Chiefs Offensve Line from The Mothership
The course of half of a season and some unfortunate injuries forced new players into the fold however, and a line that had seen most of camp as a unified group was forced to learn some new steps.
"It all starts there. If we aren't going, nothing's going to go on offense," said Asamoah, who is a key part of the Chiefs offensive line that has endured multiple changes. "It's tough when you get thrown into positions that you haven't played, or you've only seen other people do it. It's an adjustment to actually go in physically, do the things yourself, and not even just in practice (but) in the games against the best players in the world. It's the NFL, it's always the next guy (who) always has to be ready to go out there and play. Nobody's going to feel sorry for you, nobody's going to take it easy on you, so you have to be ready to go."
Chiefs vs. Broncos - Game 11 from The Mothership
Kansas City holds a 56-48-0 (.538) all-time advantage over Denver in the 104 previous meetings between the two clubs (103 regular season, one postseason). The 56 Chiefs wins against the Broncos are the club's highest win total against any individual opponent. The Chiefs have beaten their AFC West foe Oakland 55 times.
The two clubs have split their season series eight of the last nine seasons. In 2011, the Chiefs fell to the Broncos at Arrowhead, 17-10, but defeated Denver, 7-3, in the final week of the season on the road.
Kansas City Chiefs And Vogue Style Lounge from The Mothership
Chiefs met chic at the first-ever Kansas City Chiefs and Vogue Style Lounge on Saturday evening. The NFL, Vogue and celebrity stylist Phillip Bloch traveled to Kansas City to feature football apparel as high end runway attire. (Photo Gallery)
The NFL has visited eight NFL markets to promote the Women's Apparel Fit for You line and are showing each city that NFL clothing isn't just for men anymore. Women are equally passionate NFL fans and the NFL wants to show that women can have their own unique NFL style on their own terms.
The funeral for Loren G. "Sam" Lickteig of Grandview, Mo., is scheduled for Tuesday. He leaves behind a sense of humor courtesy of his family and passion for the struggling NFL team, all the while bringing a new meaning to the term "die-hard" fan.
An Air Force veteran, Lickteig, 81, passed away last week and his obituary, which appeared in the The Kansas City Star, included the following:
This year, while delivering food to one woman, Chiefs wide receiver Dexter McCluster got a little pep talk.
"She said she's been praying for us," he said. "She wants us to work a little harder, so I'm going to relay that message to the team and just tell them, ‘You know what? Miss Louise said work a little harder and we'll win.'
Man Charged In Shooting Over Chiefs Argument from FS Kansas City
The Kansas City Chiefs' dreadful season has angered many fans, and one may have taken the frustration too far.
Ronald L. Hall, 65, was charged in Jackson County (Mo.) Court with assault and armed criminal action after the Lee's Summit, Mo., man allegedly shot a man after insults were traded during the Chiefs' 28-6 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, according to a KSHB news report.
Kansas City Chiefs (1-9): The Chiefs have lost seven straight games and have the NFL's worst point differential at minus-132. They have led in regulation in just two games all season and seven of their losses are by double-digits. Kansas City badly needs a franchise quarterback as the Matt Cassel/Brady Quinn experiments have been failures. The Chiefs could still win a few more games this season as they host Carolina and visit Cleveland and Oakland.
These Players Make Their Team Thankful from Sports Network via KC Star
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS: JUSTIN HOUSTON, LINEBACKER: The second-year outside linebacker has been an impressive edge rusher, compiling seven sacks through the first 10 games. Solid pass-rushing, 3-4 outside linebackers can be hard to find, but it looks like the Chiefs hit a home run when they drafted Houston last season.
Georgia Football: An Uncertain Future For Bulldogs' Pro Prospects from The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Aaron Murray has more than 50,000 followers on Twitter, and more than a few of them alerted the Georgia quarterback to an interesting one on Monday: Tony Dungy, the retired NFL head coach, said this in response to a Kansas City Chiefs fan who asked who his team should take with the first or second pick in April's draft:
"I would take Georgia QB Aaron Murray if he comes out," Dungy wrote.
Dungy may not be completely objective: His son Eric was one of Murray's high school teammates in Tampa, Fla., and Dungy and Murray have stayed in touch.
Chiefs Have One Chance To Hang With Broncos On Sunday: The Run Game from The Denver Post
Since Arrowhead opened and folks fired up the grills outside, Broncos teams of any pedigree have gone 14-24 there, including an 8-15 mark since the start of the 1990 season. But that's when Arrowhead was loud, often cold and always intimidating to the visitors no matter what they said.
These days, Arrowhead is a collection of empty seats surrounded by angry fans, many dressed in black to protest what has become of their team.
And on the field, the Chiefs are indeed a 1-9 mess, facing a long road to be anything different.
'Big Bang Theory' Sets Record With 17.63 Million Viewers from The Orange County Register
ESPN's "Monday Night Football" game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers was the week's most-watched cable program, averaging 12.82 million viewers, finishing 10th among the week's prime-time broadcast and cable programs.
ESPN was the most-watched cable network, averaging 3.29 million, ending a four-week winning streak by the Fox News Channel.
Whitlock: NFL Should Adopt NHL Rules from FOX Sports
This past Sunday, thanks to campaigning on Twitter and Facebook, as many as 20,000 Chiefs fans showed up at Arrowhead Stadium wearing black in protest of general manager Scott Pioli's continued employment. The "blackout" was so impressive that CBS broadcasters Marv Albert and Rich Gannon talked about the "Save Our Chiefs" movement during the game.
Fans now have a voice, a powerful voice. If Chiefs owner Clark Hunt wanted to salvage his embattled GM, it became far more difficult after 20,000 fans expressed their opinion on Pioli. I would suspect most of the fans in attendance at the next home game will be wearing black and lending their voice to the "Save Our Chiefs" movement.
Power to the people!
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