The Chiefs received a peek at their immediate future in Sunday's loss at Cleveland. They played the final three quarters without their best wide receiver, Dwayne Bowe, who has broken ribs.
Bowe has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Raiders in Oakland and is reportedly finished for the season. That being the case, he may have played his last game for the Chiefs. Bowe was playing this season on the one-year contract he signed last summer after being selected the team's franchise player.
Fast Start By Chiefs Doesn't Stall Browns from The Mothership
Unlike the historic 18-point comeback against the Saints in the Bayou, the long-distance dash by Charles, created by strong blocking up front, would not lead to a victory; instead, it served as the team's only score.
Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel has stressed many things during the season, including his team's inefficiency in the red zone. The bug struck again in Cleveland.
"Do You Have What It Takes To Wear The Skirt?" from The Mothership
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The next chance to tryout begins in February 2013.
Chiefs Get Back To Normal With Loss To Browns from The Associated Press via KC Star
Returning to normal for the Kansas City Chiefs is equal parts welcoming and frustrating.
The players, coaches and front-office staff may never truly get over the murder-suicide involving teammate Jovan Belcher, which shook the franchise to its very core last week. But they've now played two games since their world was sent spinning, and getting back to normal means finally moving on from a tragic set of circumstances.
That's the good news, of course.
The bad news is that normal for the Chiefs generally means losing.
Kansas City Chiefs: Moving On from ESPN
Biggest area to fix: Competition. Once again, the Chiefs were blown out. It was the seventh time the Chiefs have lost by at least 16 points. They just can't keep in games on a regular basis.
Mike Pound: Gift Theme Is Just What Men Need from The Joplin Globe
My wife likes to talk to me about my Christmas gifts. My wife thinks, I guess, that I'm 8 years old and spend all my waking hours wondering what I'm going to get for Christmas, which is silly because she should know by now that I spend all my waking hours wondering how bad the Kansas City Chiefs can get and, on a related topic, how much beer I have in the refrigerator.
Twitter War Escalates For Chiefs' DT from FS Kansas City
At that point, Chiefs media relation staff ended the media session with Smith. Parkins, though, stayed with Smith to continue talking, which seemed to even further anger Smith.
Smith, voice raised, said, "I said what I have to say. Now, just move on! You got your little bit of fame!"
With that, Smith left the locker room.
Brandon Carr Hoists A Heavy Heart from ESPN Dallas
Sensing something was wrong, Carr immediately got in touch with injured safety Barry Church, who passed on the horrible news the rest of their teammates had heard just before the Cowboys' plane took off for Cincinnati.
The next step in the development of the Browns had to be blowing out an inferior opponent. They did just that Sunday in dismantling Kansas City 30-7 for their third straight win. The Browns (5-8) have won four home games this year for the first time since 2007.
Most encouraging is that the team won easily despite playing only one good half of football. The Chiefs crumbled once they were faced with adversity, but the Browns took advantage of it and achieved their largest margin of victory since 2003.
Chiefs Report Card: Back To Bad from CBS Sports
The one week of great football in an emotional win against Carolina will be looked back on as a special moment for the 2012 Chiefs and also as an exception. What these Chiefs are is much closer to what took place Sunday at Cleveland in a 30-7 loss against a mediocre Browns team.
The offense went back to not producing, the defense had its moments but wasn't consistent, and the coaching staff made moves that made you scratch your head.
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