CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 04: Dwayne Bowe #82 of the Kansas City Chiefs catches a pass in front of Charles Tillman #33 of the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on December 4, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The Chiefs defeated the Bears 10-3. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Wow! Hello offseason. We have a very brief Arrowheadlines for you this morning. Here is your Kansas City Chiefs news. Also, 3pm (Arrowhead Time) is the deadline for a long-term deal with Bowe. Enjoy.
In the AFC, Give me the Chargers to replace the Broncos, with Norv Turner and A.J. Smith's jobs on the line. I'll go with a resurgent Chris Johnson to lead the Titans back to the playoffs, as that team is now long removed from Jeff Fisher's abrupt departure and all the VY drama and Johnson's prolonged holdout.
This is where I run into problems, because ultimately I do believe at least two teams from the AFC North make it, and I have a hard time convincing myself a team like the Jets, Raiders, Chiefs or Bills could really beat both the Ravens and Bengals out. But if I have to pick one, I'll go with the Bills and that improved pass rush to get in as the final AFC wild card.
So that's my six. How about yours?
Knowing the Jets have an added run dimension in Tim Tebow makes the opener all the more intriguing and the fact that almost 20 percent of the Chiefs carries against the Bills over their last three meetings have gone for 10 yards or more (17 out of 90 - 18.8%) will make for a very interesting home opener knowing Jamaal Charles is back healthy.
Shep's Run 'D' Targets from BuffaloBills.com
Joseph said that several teams were interested in his services, including the Oakland Raiders, Detroit Lions and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but the decision ultimately came down to Houston and Cincinnati. The Texans' $9.75 million per year contract served as the baseline for extensions for several cornerbacks early last season, including the one Leon Hall, Joseph's former teammate, received from the Bengals. (Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers received a $9.75 million per year extension, as well.)
Johnathan Joseph: Texans Are A First-Class Franchise from NFL.com