Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 9/27

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Arrowheadlines: All the Kansas City Chiefs News You Need.

Good morning! Today's Kansas City Chiefs news begins to look ahead to Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers and provides some updates on the changes to the offensive line. Enjoy!

Chiefs' Hudson Lost For Year; Team Signs Two Linemen from KC Star

Hudson will become the fifth Chiefs regular to miss at least one game on Sunday when the Chiefs play against the Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium. He could be joined by running back Peyton Hillis and wide receiver Dexter McCluster, who were also injured in last week's win over New Orleans.

Coach Romeo Crennel might pause to feel sorry for himself if he wasn't busy preparing the Chiefs for their game against San Diego.

Jamaal Charles Named AFC Player Of The Week from KC Star

Jamaal Charles was named as the AFC offensive player of the week after rushing for 233 yards and catching passes worth 55 more in last week's win over New Orleans.

Charles joined Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown as the only players in NFL history to compile at least 225 rushing yards and 50 receiving yards in the same game. Video: From The Podium: Romeo Crennel 9/26/12 Video: Inside The Locker Room

Color It Pure Lamar from The Mothership

As the founder of a new professional sports league, Hunt had to be on his toes when he set about luring attention to his new game and anyone who has followed the Texas sportsman knows that up until the end of his life he was more than equal to that task. "I guess I'm just a showman," he reportedly said once when asked why a start-up of a new professional tennis tour. Endless memoranda flowed from Hunt to his charges in Kansas City, as well as to those who operated his tennis and soccer operations around the globe, as he identified marketing and promotional gimmicks to attract fans.

Chiefs Production Crew Earns 11 Regional Emmy Awards from The Mothership

The Kansas City Chiefs production crew, 65 Toss Power Trap Productions, garnered 11 Regional Emmy® Awards from the NATAS Mid-America Chapter at the Emmy Gala held at Kansas City's Midland Theater on Sept. 22.

Rather Than Get Healthy, Chiefs Put Starting Center, Backup Cornerback On Injured Reserve from The Associated Press via The Washington Post

Ryan Lilja had never played a meaningful game at center, unless you count the sixth grade - in basketball. But that's exactly where the Kansas City Chiefs veteran found himself last Sunday.

More accustomed to playing guard, Lilja performed flawlessly in delivering snaps to quarterback Matt Cassel when second-year pro Rodney Hudson went down with an injury. In fact, Lilja played so well that he could be the starting center for the remainder of the year.

Chiefs Put Rodney Hudson On IR from ESPN

Last season, it was the quality of players hurt: Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry, All-Pro running back Jamaal Charles, quarterback Matt Cassel and tight end Tony Moeaki.

This year, it's been sheer quantity.

Starting cornerback Brandon Flowers and backup Jalil Brown are back after missing time earlier this season, linebacker Derrick Johnson has been hobbled, and safety Kendrick Lewisremains limited in practice with a right shoulder injury sustained during a preseason game.

Tight end Kevin Boss sustained a head injury two weeks ago at Buffalo, and he missed practice along with running back Peyton Hillis, who hurt his ankle in the overtime win over the Saints.

Wide receivers Dexter McCluster (elbow) and Devon Wylie (hamstring), tight end Jake O'Connell (knee) and defensive tackle Anthony Toribio (ankle) were all limited.

San Diego At Kansas City from CBS Sports

Nothing went right for the Kansas City Chiefs in their first two games while little could have gone better for the San Diego Chargers.

Week 3 was a considerably different story.

The Chiefs look to build off their stunning comeback victory Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium, where the Chargers are hoping to bounce back from an ugly no-show.

AFC West Stock Watch from ESPN


Jamaal Charles' relevance: The Kansas City Chiefs' running back is back. He tore his ACL in his knee in Week 2 last season and was being slowly brought along until Sunday. He had 233 yards on 33 carries as the Chiefs beat New Orleans in overtime. Charles became the fourth running back in NFL history -- joining Jim Brown, O.J. Simpson and Corey Dillon -- to have two 230-plus yards games. Charles is a special player and it is clear he has his speed back.

The Kansas City Star's Former Chiefs Beat Reporter Kent Babb Recalls "Arrowhead Anxiety" As He Leaves For Washington D.C. from The Pitch

There's some level of revisionist thinking, but they kept talking about Pioli and Haley as this perfect marriage. These guys are enormously different people. It was funny for a while. There's this fastidious, careful guy with his initials embroidered on his cuffs. And then the guy who, honest to God, had to borrow a necktie for his opening-day press conference.

I think Haley got some juice and got tired of being their puppet. A lot of luck led to the 2010 playoffs, and he misinterpreted it as some level of destiny. And he decided he wouldn't follow the Chiefs' insane rules. Professionally, and for sure personally, I've never seen anybody spit in the face of a set of rules like that.

Chargers Notebook: LT Jared Gaither Is Back from CBS Sports

Reporters and Chargers staff did a double take when they spotted LT Jared Gaither (back spasms) at practice Wednesday. Gaither (6-foot-9, 340 pounds) was limited and only participated in individual drills. It was the first participation in a practice for the protector of QB Philip Rivers' blind side since July 27, when Gaither was carted off the field during the first full practice of training camp with a "full-body" cramp.

"This has been a long process and I'm just excited to get to this point," Gaither said. "Every day will be another step and another step."

Houston Is More Than Just In A Rush from ESPN

Justin Houston is a pass-rusher by nature.

That's what he was when the Kansas City Chiefs drafted him in the third round out of Georgia in 2011 and that's what he's considered by the football-watching public, especially coming off a three-sack performance at New Orleans in Week 3.

Still, what makes Houston truly valuable to his team is that he is becoming a complete player.

Social Media Can Generate A Swift Crisis from Florida Today

The Kansas City Chiefs learned their lesson the hard way recently when they responded negatively to a disgruntled fan. The fan was upset with the Chiefs and sent out a negative tweet. One of the Chiefs' social media managers responded with a negative direct message on Twitter and blocked the fan from Twitter. This incensed the fan and he proceeded to conduct a mini-social media campaign using Tumblr.

Start 'Em, Sit 'Em For Week 4 from

Philip Rivers at Kansas City Chiefs: If you started Rivers on your fantasy team last week (I did too), you know that his stat line was far less than impressive. I still think he's well worth a look in Week 4, however, as the Chiefs defense has given up the second-most fantasy points to quarterbacks. Rivers has also averaged 301 yards in his last eight games against this AFC West opponent.

Ready Or Not, Chiefs' Lilja Takes Center Stage from FS Kansas City

Running back Jamaal Charles gained 172 of his 233 yards rushing with Lilja at center and rookie Jeff Allen at guard. And despite the thundering noise inside the Superdome, Lilja didn't miss a snap count and didn't fire off an errant snap in the shotgun formation.

"I'm not going to lie," quarterback Matt Cassel said. "It was scary. We'd only taken snaps in practice and here we are doing it for the first time in a game in the Superdome. But Ryan did a great job.

"To me, Ryan Lilja was the hero of the game. He was amazing."

Should The NFL Eliminate Kickoffs? from ESPN

That memory made Arenas smile five years later as he stood in front of his locker inside the Kansas City Chiefs' headquarters. The third-year pro knows what kickoffs meant to him then and what they still mean to countless NFL players today. He's baffled that anyone would ponder the idea of football without them.

"The kickoff always has been a tone-setter," said Arenas, who covers and returns kicks for Kansas City. "I don't know how anybody who understands the history of this game could talk about letting something like that happen."

Chiefs Fans Must Pick Their Sides In Cassel Debacle from The Northwest Missourian

There comes a time in every man's life when he must make important choices.

Some choose between paper and plastic, while others struggle to decide between Jets or Giants. In Kansas City's case, we face one life-changing question: to love Matt Cassel, or hate Matt Cassel.

Let's make a quick run through of Cassel's short career.

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