Game Day!! Raiders! Good morning. We have a late kickoff today, so everyone has some time to kill (I'm going to see The Hobbit during the early games). Today's big news is Bowe was finally placed on IR. That and the rest are ahead in today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Go Chiefs!!
Dwayne Bowe On Injured Reserve from ESPN
The Chiefs put wide receiver Dwayne Bowe on injured reserve Saturday night, ending his season and potentially his up-and-down career in Kansas City.
The Chiefs' leading receiver already had been ruled out of Sunday's game at Oakland after hurting his ribs while delivering a block in last weekend's game at Cleveland. Bowe underwent a series of MRI exams and other tests this week to determine the extent of the injury.
Chiefs Place Bowe On IR; Elevate Ranglin To 53-Man Roster from The Mothership
Bowe (6-2, 221) has played in 88 games (82 starts) in six NFL seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs. His career numbers include 415 receptions for 5,728 yards (13.8 avg.) with 39 touchdowns.
Chiefs-Raiders Scouting Report from KC Star
Only a late touchdown by the Chiefs made the score look respectable at 26-16 when these teams met earlier in the season. But while the Raiders outplayed the Chiefs, one stat made the difference: The Chiefs committed four turnovers, Oakland one. If Javier Arenas doesn't fumble a punt return late in the first half, maybe the Chiefs would have found a way to win. One thing the Chiefs have done recently is cut down on their turnovers. If that continues, the Chiefs have a chance. But they'll need to make some plays to win this game and it doesn't appear that without Bowe they'll be able to make enough. Prediction: Raiders 20, Chiefs 13.
Chiefs Invade Black Hole, Seeking A Win And Bragging Rights from The Mothership
Despite the six INTs earned during Kansas City's last trip to Oakland, Chiefs CB
Brandon Flowersis not overconfident; instead, he's prepared for the blazing speed of the Raiders receivers.
"Everybody knows Oakland has a track team over there," Flowers admitted. "You have to be able to challenge them at the line and get a hand on them. We know those guys, at the end of the day, they know us, we just have to go out there and make plays (when) competing."
Veteran Receives Home From Operation Homefront from The Mothership
On November 18, 2012, during the Military Appreciation Game at Arrowhead Stadium, Eichenberger was brought onto the field to be recognized as a VFW Hometown Hero. Much to his surprise, in front of 80,000 fellow Chiefs fans, he was presented with a mortgage free home in Overland Park, Kansas, courtesy of Operation Homefront and Wells Fargo.
"I thought I was coming out on the field to be announced as the Hometown Hero but, wow, I was just in shock," Eichenberger commented. "Having a home where we can bring some stability to our family and raise our kids is amazing. I've wanted to come back to my roots; I'm from Overland Park and I just love Kansas City and am happy to be moving back."
NFL Dealing With Problem Of Drinking And Driving from KC Star
Why don't players take greater advantage of the NFLPA's car service or call a cab themselves? Ask a group of players, and their answers vary.
Some are worried that even though the NFLPA cab service is supposed to be confidential, word will get back to their clubs that they were out late and drinking. Others feel as though they're in control of their faculties after drinking, even when they're probably impaired.
"It's more so some guys' pride," Chiefs defensive lineman Shaun Smith said. "If I'm in a situation, I'm calling a cab or another driver. Some guys are scared ... it's supposed to be confidential, but some ways, someone will find a way to leak it. Those cabs have cameras."
Raiders Take A Step Back Offensively from The Sacramento Bee
Entering today's game against the Kansas City Chiefs (2-11) at O.co Coliseum, scoring is down to 19.1 points per game after averaging 22.4 in 2011 and 25.6 in 2010 with Hue Jackson running the offense.
After scoring 37 offensive touchdowns in 2010 and 36 in 2011, the Raiders have 25 touchdowns this season. With three rushing touchdowns, the Raiders are ranked last in the NFL. In 2010 and 2011, they had 35 rushing touchdowns in 32 games.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn recently displayed candor and compassion in postgame comments concerning linebacker Jovan Belcher's act of murder-suicide. It was a glimpse of the character and emotions attached to Quinn, unseen by many avid fans of football prior to that date. However, the former Notre Dame star is actually a standout player off the field, putting forth a noble effort through his foundation (3rd and Goal Foundation) and otherwise. Quinn's most recent effort continues to prove his dedication to benefit others and includes a very enticing prize for hopeful participants.
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Chiefs (plus 3) at Raiders: Jaguars fans will be keeping an eye on this one and rooting for Kansas City. Oakland has lost six straight since winning at KC. Chiefs 7-6.
Back To The Norm from Warpaint Illustrated
Heading into Oakland on Sunday the sit at 2-11. The Chiefs still have everything to prove in this league and only a few more games to prove something.
On second thought, what do they really have yet to prove? That they are the worst team in the whole NFL? That aside from the stellar performances of a few powerhouse players like Jamaal Charles and a select few other defensive players that the entire team and the whole coaching staff should be tossed onto a scrap heap and should begin next year anew with a completely new squad of players and coaches?
Cowboys Can Honor Brown Best By Listening To Carr from The San Antonio Express
"I try to get a positive out of everything," the former Kansas City cornerback said when asked what he has learned from losing two teammates - Chiefs linebacker and murder/suicide victim Jovan Belcher being the first - in one week.
"I don't try to question God in his ways and what He does. I just think that for us who are still alive and blessed to be on this Earth, God is telling you that you are blessed to have this day. He wants people to make the best of their days: Change a life, impact a life in the right way, carpe diem.
"It's so true. You never know when your time is up and your name is called to see (God). This time on this Earth, take advantage of it. Try to do the right thing."
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