Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 11/24

Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE

Game Day!! Chargers at Chiefs! Here is your Kansas City Chiefs news. Go Chiefs!!!

Game Preview: Chargers vs Chiefs from The Mothership

Once the Chargers arrive and put their defense on the field, Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson described what Alex Smith and company will be facing.

"Oh wow, multiple fronts, multiple coverages that give you a lot of exotic pressures," Pederson said. "They have good pass rushers. They can disrupt timing in the passing game and they're pretty stout against the run, so, it's a good test for not only our offensive line but our offense as a whole."

Game Day Activities: Chiefs vs Chargers from The Mothership

November 24th will serve as the Chiefs "Salute to Service" game, the National Football League's initiative to support military personnel and raise awareness for the sacrifices they make on our behalf. The Chiefs and their fans will salute the dedication, devotion and bravery of all those who have served or are currently serving in our military. Although we appreciate these men and women throughout the year, Military Appreciation Day Presented by the Veterans of Foreign Wars is dedicated to sharing that respect and support for those who selflessly serve our country.

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Game Day Forecast from The National Weather Service

  • Today Mostly sunny, with a high near 32. South wind 3 to 8 mph.

Chiefs Say End To Undefeated Season Won't Derail Them from USA Today

It's a good thing for the Kansas City Chiefs the flight home from Denver last Sunday night was a short one. The Chiefs, fresh off their first loss of the season, had only 90 minutes or so to mope. By the time the plane touched down back in Missouri, it wasn't hard to regain perspective.

The 27-17 loss to the Broncos might have ended the Chiefs' hopes of an undefeated season and knocked Kansas City from atop the AFC West. But at 9-1, the Chiefs still are on track for the postseason as they prepare to host the San Diego Chargers on Sunday.

Chargers Aim To End Skid vs Rebounding Chiefs from The Associated Press via The Jefferson City News Tribune

It was only a month ago that the San Diego Chargers were in the midst of the AFC West race, trying to keep pace with the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs.

Now, they head to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday playing for their season.

The Chargers (4-6) have lost three straight by a combined 18 points, and their chances of slipping into the playoffs are quickly slipping away.

Chargers' Situation Desperate, Not Hopeless from The San Diego Union-Tribune

The Chiefs are both the most predictable and most vulnerable of upstarts.

That is not to diminish their rapid climb from having one of the league's worst records to one of its best.

Fact is, though, the Chiefs have for a few years had significant talent, especially on defense. They needed the right head coach and a few fixes, like a quarterback who wouldn't throw the ball to other teams quite so often.

NFL Week 12 Rundown from FOX Sports

Letdown game, anybody? It helps the Chiefs will be working in the friendly confines of Arrowhead Stadium, one of the few home-field advantages left in the NFL. To boot, a veteran like Alex Smith at the helm will help calm the waters following last week's gut-check.

What will be interesting is the response from the Kansas City defense. Peyton Manning did whatever he wanted against the top-ranked AFC defense last week; of course, Manning usually has his way with opposing resistances (at least during the regular season, AM I RIGHT?!?!), so can't be too critical on the Chiefs' performance. Furthermore, in the NFL's equilibrium state, there's nothing aberrational over a defense that's promoted a 9-1 record.

Chargers At Chiefs: Who To Watch from NBC San Diego

You can look at injuries, you can look at inexperience, or you can look at play calling in the Red Zone. But, the most consistent problem for the Chargers in 2013 has been tackling.

Or, more accurately, a severe lack of tackling.

The Bolts have been bad at bringing down opposing ball carriers in 2013 as a whole, but last week in Miami was a truly horrific display.

Chris Murray's Week In 1,000 Words: MWC Revenue-Sharing Unfair, But Bulldog's BCS Money Could Benefit Allfrom The Reno Gazette-Journal

HOW MUCH MONEY DOES 300 TURKEYS COST? Probably a pretty good chunk of money. Former Wolf Pack linebacker James-Michael Johnson would know. The second-year NFL player, who is on the Kansas City Chiefs, donated 300 turkeys to Mission Solano after they were stolen from a homeless shelter earlier this week. Mission Solano is trying to collect 1,000 turkeys to serve the homeless population in Johnson's hometown of Fairfield, Calif. Major kudos to Johnson for the donation. A lot of the credit goes to his parents Jamesetta and Michael Johnson, two really solid people, although I'll never forget Jamesetta playfully yelling at me (I think she was being playful) after Nevada's 2011 game to Louisiana Tech. I picked the Wolf Pack to lose that game in my pregame prediction, which it did, 24-20. After the loss, an epic fourth-quarter collapse, Jamesetta was not too happy with me.

Chargers' Special Teams Quietly Sound from The San Diego Union-Tribune

Special teams protection and coverage are among the aspects of a team that often unnoticed until going wrong. Quietly, the Chargers have been steady, something they'll look to continue Sunday against the Chiefs.

Scifres is averaging a career-high 41.1 net yards per punt.

Letters To The Sports Editor from The New York Times

The article suggests the high-decibel crowd is harmful because exposure of an hour or more can cause damage. At Arrowhead, the fans know when to turn it up and when to dial it down, as when the Kansas City offense is on the field. So, the duration of high decibel levels at Arrowhead is certainly far less than three hours and likely less than one hour.

Reports From Inside An NFL Locker Room from The News & Observer

Q: Before this, were you a fan of the Jets?

A: No. I tried to make it more a portrait of an institution rather than one of that institution's 32 offices. Now as soon as I got enmeshed in their day-to-day events, I did want the Jets to win more than anything. You see how much goes into it, and you want it to go well. But the book wasn't contingent on them winning. I was there during the 2011 season and they had some tremendous victories and crushing defeats. A few years later, I think of NFL teams in relation to the people I knew who had been with the Jets that season. Kansas City is doing well this year, but I think of that team as the Kansas City Bob Suttons rather than the Chiefs - Bob was the Jets' linebacker coach then, and he's the Chiefs' defensive coordinator now.

McCoy: Ingram Has 'Very Good Chance' To Return This Season from The San Diego Union-Tribune

Chargers coach Mike McCoy said Friday that there's a "very good chance" Melvin Ingram will play this season.

Ingram's return from a torn knee ligament won't come Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs. The second-year outside linebacker didn't return to practice until Wednesday. But he took part in all three practices this week and, according to McCoy, increased his workload Friday.

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