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Panthers vs. Chiefs: Kansas City's emotional Sunday ends with a win

One day after the tragedy involving Jovan Belcher, the Chiefs beat the Panthers at Arrowhead Stadium.

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I'm proud of my Chiefs

His Dirkness writes that the Chiefs stepped up at the right time.


Brady played great, too

Our thoughts have understandably been elsewhere over the last day but Brady Quinn played extremely well against the Panthers.


Romeo's reaction

A tough postgame for the Chiefs head coach.


The postgame locker room

The Chiefs head coach speaks to his team after the game.


'A perfect teammate'

Derrick Johnson remembers the linebacker who lined up next to him for four years.


We needed that

Winning on Sunday meant more than just a game.


PHOTO: Jovan Belcher's locker

No words for this right now. I'll just let it be.


The Chiefs unforgettable day, in photos

A day we won't forget, but not because the Chiefs won.


Chiefs beat Panthers on an emotional day

On an emotional day, the Chiefs beat the Panthers, 27-21.


Fourth quarter open thread

And here is the final open thread of the day.


Are these the same Chiefs?

Not that I'm complaining...


Third quarter open thread

The second half is upon us. GO CHIEFS!!!


D-Bowe passes Otis Taylor

Bowe is now third all-time on the Chiefs receptions list.


Brandon Flowers goes down


So close for Jon Baldwin

The Chiefs punched it in anyway but Jon Baldwin got wide open and caught a pass from Brady Quinn and oh-so-close...



Second quarter open thread

Your second quarter open thread. Keep the game day conversation going here.


Abe Elam is hurt


First opening drive TD in 2 years

Finally, a good start by the Chiefs.


First quarter open thread

Here is your first open thread of the day. Stay strong Chiefs fans.


Not just another Sunday

Tough day for many at Arrowhead.


Clark Hunt speaks before the game

Clark Hunt gave a short interview to the NFL Network on the field before the Kansas City Chiefs take on the Carolina Panthers regarding whether or not to play the game today. Here are a few highlights of what he said.

On who decided to play the game today:

"I decided to leave it up to to the team. I called up Coach Crennel and asked him to call up the captains and see what they thought the right decision was. So he called up the six team captains, who had heard from their teammates, and they unanimously believed that the right decision was to go forward with the game. So that's how we made the decision. It was a team and coaching staff decision."

On the state of mind of the team, Scott Pioli and Romeo Crennel:

"I spent the evening last night with the team at the hotel. I wanted to be there with them, to tell them that I love them, to tell them that I know they're going through a hard time, and we really do have a lot of guys who are really hurting."

"There's not a lot that I can say to you except that we're family and we've got to pull together right now and support each other. They're going to come out here and give it their best today but I don't think anybody would fault them for being distracted."

On how Hunt expects the fans to react to the situation:

"Our fans and really the entire NFL community have been incredibly supportive. The outpouring of support from folks across the league has been tremendous."


Chiefs inactive players are in

The Chiefs had a number of important players on the injury report on Friday - Tamba Hali, Branden Albert, Ryan Lilja, Dexter McCluster and Kendrick Lewis. Lewis is the only one who is not playing today.

The full list of inactives: QB Ricky Stanzi, S Kendrick Lewis, WR Steve Breaston, WR Devon Wylie, C Bryan Mattison, OL Hayworth Hicks, DT Jerrell Powe.

Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star has a few notes on lineup changes:

And the Panthers PR department gives us the inactives for Carolina:


Chiefs players begin to arrive at Arrowhead


Chiefs to have moment of silence

PFT sums up what NFL Network just reported:

After wrestling with how to properly acknowledge a player who killed the mother of his infant daughter then killed himself on Saturday, the Chiefs have decided to conduct a moment of silence on Sunday for all victims of domestic violence.

According to Randy Moss of NFL Network, the Chiefs also will keep linebacker Jovan Belcher's locker intact, at least for now.


Scott Pioli arrives at Arrowhead


PHOTO: 'This is where the players pull in.'


How should the Chiefs recognize it?

The team faces another difficult decision.


No banner flying over Arrowhead today

The Kansas City Chiefs fan group Save Our Chiefs will not be flying their now customary banner over Arrowhead Stadium this morning. In previous home games, the group had flown banners advocating for the firing of Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli and the benching of Chiefs QB Matt Cassel.

Here is a message from the group:

SaveOurChiefs.com would like to inform our followers that out of respect to the Chiefs organization, coaches and most importantly the players, we have cancelled the Can Pioli Food Drive and airplane banner for tomorrow. Furthermore, we encourage fans to wear what they feel is appropriate to the game be it black, red, grey or whatever color you want to wear.

We ask that you do not carry any Fire Pioli signs into the stadium and just go to the game and be fan. Cheer for the players. Be respectful of them and what they go through on a day-to-day basis.

We feel that tomorrow's game is neither the proper place nor the proper time to continue these activities but rather tomorrow's game should be a time for all fans to come together and help this team recover from a great tragedy.

While we are mired in a bad season with bad play and bad management, there are 52 guys on the field that just lost a friend. There are things WAY more important than football. Hug your loved ones and appreciate every breath you take. Life is too precious and way too short.

God Bless Chiefs Nation.

This is the right call in wake of yesterday's events. Thank you Save Our Chiefs for setting aside your feelings and being respectful of the terrible situation that the Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas City is in right now.


Pregame open thread

Use this to talk about anything as we await the game.


'I'll miss that today'


5 questions with the enemy

Getting to know the enemy.


Nuts and bolts for today's game

The nuts and bolts for today's game.


The game will go on

The Chiefs will host the Panthers at noon on Sunday.


Poll: Should the Chiefs play?

After a day of unimaginable tragedy, it seems petty to even think about playing football. But the NFL and the Kansas City Chiefs have to make the decision soon whether or not to play the Carolina Panthers as scheduled tomorrow.

Update: The game will be played as scheduled.


Panthers-Chiefs game still on normal schedule

Our main discussion thread is here.

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