Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 12/10

Rich Schultz

Good morning! Had to do an abbreviated Arrowheadlines this morning. Lots to do in the office in anticipation of a half-day due to the weather. Most of what's out there is either about Sonic or Shanahan. Also, let's be honest, I should have just stopped after I found the groundhog video. Here's your Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy!

Coach Reid: "Let's Get The Next One" from The Mothership

Q: Some of the guys in the locker room said that yesterday was a statement game. What are your thoughts about that?

REID: "I think that there are ups and downs in the National Football League, and I think you need to learn how to handle them. You can't get too high for the highs and you can't get too low for the lows. You have to be mentally tough enough to work through it. When you go through a three-game skid, that's not easy in the National Football League, even against good teams, explosive teams. You have to trust yourself. You have to trust the guys around you that you're going to fix the problem, that you're going to come work with a purpose. I thought the guys did that. I didn't feel that they hung their head, any of the three weeks. They felt that we just hang together, we work and we don't hide the problems. It's not just about getting out there Rah-Rah'ing it; it's actually fixing the problem and I thought they did that and kept focus on that and it paid off for them in this game."

Week 14 Statements From The Chiefs 45-10 Win from The Mothership

Six of the 38 points came via an Alex Smith to Dwayne Bowe 21-yard TD pass in the first quarter. Bowe caught four passes for 69 yards (17.3 avg.) and the score. He has five receiving touchdowns in 2013 and now owns 44-career receiving TDs. In Bowe's mind, the team win, especially in the conditions, meant one thing.

"That we're ready for whatever," Bowe said. "Sometimes it takes losses for you to know what you have to do and now, each game, we know what we have to do and that's play for 60 minutes, all three phases, just buckle down and that's what we did."

KCChiefs.com Video: Coach Andy Reid: Let's Go Get The Next One

NJ.com Video: Super Bowl 2014 Is On Groundhog Day: NJ Groundhog Predicts Weather And Teams

After Overcoming Longest Odds Imaginable, Chiefs' Reid Deserves To Be NFL Coach Of The Year from FS Kansas City

"It's the expectations around here," offensive tackle Donald Stephenson says of his 10-3 Kansas City Chiefs, the ultimate Reid restoration project. "It's changed a lot. Coach Reid's come in with a lot of confidence -- he expects us to play that way, (to) carry ourselves that way."

So while sentiment is starting to bubble up for the revival of Carolina's Panthers under Ron Rivera (which wasn't expected) or the dominance of Seattle's Seahawks under Pete Carroll (which was), the conversation for the NFL's Coach of the Year should be short.

And sweet.

Actually, the conversation was over about five weeks ago.

Monday's Notebook: Reid Reflects On 150 Wins from Chiefs Spin

"I thought it was a good win," Chiefs coach Andy Reid said during Monday's media session. "Every win you get in the National Football League is a good win."

Indeed, each victory secured is a triumph, which includes personal feats, such as Sunday giving Reid his 150th career win, including playoffs, as an NFL head coach.

"I didn't realize that," Reid said when asked about his accomplishment. "You don't look at that. That's not someplace I go with the number of wins."

Still, should Reid take a moment to bask in his deeds since joining the NFL head coaching ranks in 1999, he'll appreciate the noteworthiness.

Reid Had Little Doubt Chiefs Would Snap Out Of Monthlong Funk from FS Kansas City

Whatever problems emerged from the Chiefs' three-game skid seemed like a distant memory after Sunday's performance.

The Chiefs dominated the Redskins in every phase.

The defense came up with six sacks and held the Redskins to 257 yards and just 13 first downs.

The offense scored on its first five possessions to completely demoralize Washington.

Were The Chiefs that Good, Or Were The Redskins That Bad? from FS Kansas City

With a victory out west, a ticket to the postseason is a done deal for Kansas City. The scenarios for the final AFC postseason spot, with as many as six clubs in that mix, are a little wild, but don't expect The Andy Gang to fall back into that pack. The Chiefs have 10 wins; Baltimore, currently in the driver's seat for the final wild-card berth, has seven. One more Chiefs win guarantees the No. 5 seed.

Kansas City Chiefs Roar Back To Win Column And AFC West Contention from The Associated Press via The National Post

Hard as it might be to believe that the Kansas City Chiefs who won just twice last season rattled off nine straight wins this year, it may have been even harder to digest what transpired at Washington.

The Chiefs team that had lost three straight dismantled the Redskins.

It wasn't just a blowout, either. It was 45-10, that rare lopsided outcome in the NFL in which a team can start playing its backups by the fourth quarter. It was the kind of game that can fill a team with confidence.

5 Things To Know After Chiefs Rout Redskins 45-10 from The Associated Press via The Boston Globe

Mike Shanahan helped put an end to Andy Reid's tenure with the Philadelphia Eagles a year ago, when the Washington Redskins beat their NFC East rivals twice in the second half of the season.

Now Reid appears to have done the deed in reverse. His new team, the Kansas City Chiefs, embarrassed the Redskins 45-10 Sunday, a manhandling so thorough that it's hard to see how the already embattled Shanahan can overcome it...

...How did the Chiefs beat the Redskins? The correct answer: ‘‘in every way possible.'' These five just about cover it:

Upon Further Review: Kansas City Chiefs Week 14 from ESPN

Cooper rebounds: Rookie Marcus Cooper had a dreadful three-game stretch, last week's loss to Denver in particular. But Cooper bounced back with a strong game on Sunday. He was credited with three passes broken up, including one in the end zone. Cooper left the game at one point with what the Chiefs later called a back contusion, but he returned.

Sonic's Racist Sign About Redskins, Chiefs Prompts Quick Apology from The Huffington Post

In an interview with NBC News, Sonic's Vice President of Public Relations Patrick Lenow reiterated the company's condemnation of the Belton store's sentiments.

"The remarks posted on this message board were wrong, offensive and unacceptable," Lenow told NBC in a statement. "In a misguided effort to support his football team an independent franchise owner allowed passion to override good judgment. The owner has reinforced with his employees the boundaries of what is acceptable and unacceptable. On behalf of the franchise owner and our entire brand we apologize for the offensive remarks."

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