Good morning! We have breaking news this morning. Someone picked the Chiefs to win on Sunday. Seriously. That and more is ahead in today's Kansas City Chiefs news.
Chiefs About To Witness What A First-Round QB Can Do from KC Star
In three of the next four weeks, the Chiefs will see evidence that taking a quarterback in the first round of the NFL draft can work.
This Sunday, they will face Carolina's Cam Newton, the first overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft. The next week, it will be Cleveland's Brandon Weeden, a first-round pick in 2012, assuming he's recovered from a concussion sustained in last Sunday's win over Pittsburgh.
And on Dec. 23, the Chiefs will go against the top overall pick of the 2012 draft, Andrew Luck of Indianapolis, who has helped turn a 2-14 team into a 7-4 club that is contending for an AFC playoff berth.
Chiefs Press On Despite Tough Winless Streak from The Mothership
Through Sunday, Kansas City has made 26 FGs, compared to 13 TDs. The Chiefs opponents have crossed pay dirt 34 times, which has contributed to the losing streak and caused frustration for both coaches and the players.
"Sure it does, and it's all about the mentality that the players have because when you lose, nobody feels good about losing. Everybody is frustrated about losing - players, coaches, fans, owners, everybody. What we want or what we need is, we need to try to win a game to make us feel better, give us a little confidence and then if you win one, then maybe we can win another one," Crennel said.
Chiefs fans couldn't have been thrilled seeing Jamaal Charles ask Peyton Manning for his autograph and Dwayne Bowe pose for a picture with the Broncos QB after Denver beat the Chiefs 17-9 on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.
Could you imagine Derrick Thomas asking for John Elway's John Hancock?
Chiefs vs Panthers - Game 12 from The Mothership
The Kansas City Chiefs and Carolina Panthers meet in an inter-conference matchup on Sunday, Dec. 2 with a 12 p.m. kickoff at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs will close out a three-game home stretch vs. the Panthers before the team hits the road for its next two contests.
The Chiefs enter the contest with a 1-10 record and are coming off of a 17-9 loss to the Denver Broncos at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday. Despite holding Denver's high-powered offense to fewer than 20 points for the first time this season, Kansas City was unable to overcome a late third quarter touchdown pass from Broncos QB Peyton Manning to WR Demaryius Thomas, which was Manning's second TD pass of the day.
Week 13: Carolina Panthers At Kansas City Chiefs from CBS Pittsburgh
The Winner Is
Both teams are desperate for wins and it would seem that the Chiefs have a good chance to get their second win in this game since they are at home. However, the Panthers have a huge advantage at the quarterback position. The Chiefs will not be able to contain Newton and it looks like another long day for Romeo Crennel.
Former Kansas City Chief linebacker Napoleon Harris says that he's running to replace Jesse Jackson, Jr. in the U.S. Congress.
A Bad Sign For Charles And Bowe? from ESPN
I do understand that it looks bad for players from a one-win team showing this side of themselves, and I don't really have an argument other than it happens routinely after NFL games. The truth is, pro athletes often get over losses much faster than fans do. Look at the end of any NFL game. Players from the losing team can be seen talking and laughing with players from the team that just beat them. It happens after every game.
Charles and Bowe are just being pointed out for it. But I can't buy that it makes them uncaring players.
Quaterbacks To Roll Out Of Town In 2013 from USA Today
Matt Cassel/Brady Quinn, Kansas City Chiefs: Neither is the answer. Cassel has taken a huge step backward after leading the Chiefs to the playoffs in 2010. They are 5-12 the past two seasons with Cassel and 0-3 with Quinn. If embattled general manager Scott Pioli returns, he must find the answer in a draft lacking quarterback depth.
Cam Newton Shines On National Stage As Panthers Ground Eagles On MNF from CBS Charlotte
Taking advantage of three fumbles by a pair of rookies, a penalty prone Eagles team and some heady play by quarterback Cam Newton, Carolina was able to outlast Philadelphia 30-22 before a hostile, half-empty Lincoln Financial Field.
The victory was just their third of the season and with the lowly Chiefs up next, even though the game is in Kansas City, there is an outside chance they could equal or even surpass last year's win total of six despite the team's horrendous start.
Jamaal Charles Asks For Peyton Manning's Autograph from NFL.com
"Man, my mama wanted his autograph," Charles told KCTV-TV.
He wasn't alone in fawning over Peyton. Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe cozied up to the quarterback,according to ArrowheadPride.com.
"It's a legend, I guess," Bowe said after the fact. "It's Peyton Manning. Who wouldn't want a picture with him? If you had an opportunity, would you take it?"
Second-Year NFL QBs Out-Playing Rookies from The Sarnia Observer
There's one more second-year quarterback who might get his first big career break before the season is out.
Ricky Stanzi backs up Brady Quinn and Matt Cassel in Kansas City. Asked last week if Stanzi might yet play in 2012, Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel said:
"There's always a scenario, and we'll have to evaluate that and see."
Stanzi would be the 14th first- or second-year quarterback to start a game this year, and the 15th to take a snap with an outcome still in doubt. (Rookie Kirk Cousins filled in for an injured RG3 against Atlanta in September.)
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