Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 12/20

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Good morning! Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy.

Chiefs Looking For Answers, In Mirror And Running Game from The Mothership

There is no changing the current 2-12 record of the Kansas City Chiefs. However, there is something that can be done to change the team's current two-game losing streak and Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel believes he knows where to start.

"In my mind it's the running game," Crennel said. "Because that's been the bright spot offensively and we have to be able to run the ball and we couldn't do that (Sunday). They handled us up front."

Kansas City's Brady Quinn Will Start At Quarterback Against The Colts from The Indianapolis Star

Sore ribs left some doubt early this week regarding Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Brady Quinn's availability for the Indianapolis Colts' Sunday visit to Arrowhead Stadium.

So it seemed a reasonable place to begin a Wednesday phone interview with the former Notre Dame All-American.

How are the ribs?

"Ribs are good," Quinn responded buoyantly, "especially out here in Kansas City. You can go to Oklahoma Joe's, there's Jack's Stack. There's plenty of other places that have delicious ribs."

Difficult Process Underway In KC from ESPN

I file this in the "it's that time of year" category.

A report from a Houston radio station that the Kansas City Chiefs have informed general manager Scott Pioli and coach Romeo Crennel they won't return next year is inaccurate, NFL.com reports, and a decision will be made after the season.

We all know Pioli and Crennel are serious candidates to be let go. Reports and denials are all part of the process.

Are The Kansas City ChiefsThe NFL's Worst Team? from Opposing Views

It's been a long season for the Kansas City Chiefs. The good news is that after two more games it will all be over, except of course for the embarrassingly high draft pick that will act as a constant reminder for what an awful year it was.

With 14 weeks of evidence to examine, it's time to ask: are the Chiefs the worst team in the NFL?

It's Been A Quarter Century Since A Quarterback The Kansas City Chiefs Drafted Started And Won A Game For Them from Sports Grid

At least early in the draft, decisions to draft quarterbacks are not made lightly. They are the cornerstones of your franchise and should be developed as such. Done right, you shouldn't have to be drafting one every 2.5 years. Having to draft at that clip is enough of a warning sign that something is going wrong in the scouting department, but one of these guys had to have stuck, right?

Nope, not one single stinking one.

Trending: Final Ode To Kansas City Chiefs from ESPN

Fan anger hit a boiling point on Oct. 8 when fans at Arrowhead Stadium cheered after quarterback Matt Cassel was knocked out of the game in the fourth quarter of a 9-6 loss to Baltimore, triggering Eric Winston's infamous tirade. That same day someone had paid for an airplane to fly over the stadium with a banner calling for Cassel to benched.

As the Chiefs and their fans try to move on and look ahead toward 2013 and possibly the first pick in the NFL draft, song-writer Dane Callstrom has written the third and final ode to the team of his unplanned trilogy of parody songs chronicling the Chiefs substandard play.

Chiefs Player Donates Software To Help Kids With Phonics from FOX4KC

Students at Pitcher Elementary, 9915 E 38th Terrace, received a welcome visit from Chiefs player Shaun Smith on Tuesday.

The defensive tackle appeared at a school assembly to tell students he had bought them computer software called "Click ‘n Kids."

Quinn Back To Lead Woeful Chiefs Offense from FS Kansas City

Brady Quinn reported that his damaged ribs are fine and that he's ready to go as the Chiefs' starting quarterback on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.

Whether or not his presence will help the severely damaged Chiefs offense is bigger question.

Quinn and the Chiefs' offense are coming off their worst performance of the season in a 15-0 loss to the Oakland Raiders. And the 119 total yards of offense also qualified as one of the worst in the 50-year history of the franchise.

Tom Brady, Robert Griffin Headlines Week 16's Initial Practice Participation Reports from Yahoo! Sports

Three Indianapolis Colts have been ruled out for Week 16's game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Scheduled to miss that game are running back Delone Carter (ankle), linebacker Kavell Conner (hamstring) and center Samson Satele (ankle). In addition to those three, linebackers Dwight Freeney (ankle) and Jerrell Freeman (thumb), plus backup center A.Q. Shipley (knee) did not participate in Wednesday's practice. Right tackle Winston Justice (biceps) was limited, but appears set to return to the starting lineup this week.

Start 'Em, Sit 'Em For Week 16 from NFL.com

Andrew Luck at Kansas City Chiefs: Luck hasn't posted huge or consistent fantasy numbers in the last few weeks, but it's still tough to look past this week's matchup against the Chiefs. Their defense has surrendered the second-most fantasy points to quarterbacks at home this season, so Luck should find success.

A Quick Look from Colts.com

For the third straight week, the Colts will face one of the league's premier backs with Kansas City's Jamaal Charles opposing the Indianapolis defense this weekend.

Charles ranks second in the AFC with 1,230 rushing yards, and he is averaging 4.9 yards per attempt.

The fifth-year back has returned from a season-ending knee injury in 2011 and looks to be back in Pro Bowl form.

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