Upon Further Review: Coach Reid's Monday Recap from The Mothership
"Again, a good win yesterday and as I mentioned a lot of things go into that. The people in this building here, number one, and the great effort that they have put in and I'm saying the whole organization. It starts with Clark Hunt and the Hunt family. We've all pulled together as an organization and that has contributed to the success. It's not just about the players. It's not just about the coaches. I would include in there The Kingdom and the great support that we get every time that we step into Arrowhead and on the road. The fans are spectacular and their support has been a great contributor to leading us into the playoffs here.
We clearly have a ton of room to improve and need to improve, and we're going to keep working on that. I thought it was a good effort by the fellows, coaches and players, yesterday."
"We're far enough along in the year ... you have enough in the playbook that you can draw from on both sides of the ball and special teams-wise. I don't think there's any reason to do that.
"Plus, the season is still alive."
Indeed, the Chiefs are tied with Denver for first in the AFC West and for the best overall record in the conference...
...The Colts still have a chance to secure a first-round playoff bye if they beat the Chiefs and Jacksonville, and Baltimore beats Detroit and Cincinnati. So, Indianapolis coach Chuck Pagano isn't looking beyond this week.
Clark Hunt: "We're Not Done Yet" from The Mothership
I know our season-ticket holders are near and dear to your heart; talk about the Sea of Red.
Hunt: "First of all, it was so great to see so many Chiefs fans out there, which is very unusual for the Black Hole to see so many people wearing red, but it's been that way the entire year. Our fans have supported us, on the road, at home; our season-ticket holders are the lifeblood of the franchise and I'm so happy for them to have the Chiefs back in the playoffs this year and all I can say is, we're not done yet."
Franchise, and even some league records, fell fast and furious during the Chiefs' wild 56-31 victory over the Raiders on Sunday.
The victory, which clinched a playoff spot for the Chiefs, 11-3, extended the largest single-season turnaround in franchise history, an improvement of nine wins over the 2-14 debacle of 2012.
Here are some of the record-breakers:
Jamaal: "Hard Work Pays Off" from The Mothership
On clinching the playoffs:
Jamaal: "I think we've worked so hard; Andy Reid coming here, we've put so much work in the offseason and training camp. That just shows you how hard work pays off and every guy in that locker room has worked their tail off and now we make it the playoffs and that's what I told those guys, ‘Hard work pays off and if we keep working this way, we can go far.'"
Chiefs Unplugged: Describing Jamaal Charles from The Mothership
Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson
"Jamaal is probably the best player in the league and we know that. We're glad he's on our team. I'm a little biased with him, because he's a (Texas) Longhorn, but Jamaal is a fire to the offense and when he gets the ball, it's time to light up the band."
CBS Sports Video: Week 16: Colts At Chiefs Preview
Happy Pick-Six Day! So that's a new franchise record for non-offensive touchdowns in the season, right?
No, but the 11 non-offensive return scores -- the latest an Eric Berry pick-six -- now TIE the Chiefs' single-season mark, set in 1992 and matched in 1999. The next special teams or defensive touchdown would set a new bar. And two more would tie the NFL record for "miscellaneous touchdowns" in a campaign; Seattle holds the mark with 13, set in 1998.
Is this any more fulfilling because of the contrast to last year?
Hunt: Any time you're coming off a hard year and have success, that is in some ways more fulfilling just because of the contrast between how tough it was last year. Things change incredibly fast in the National Football League. We've seen this not only with the Chiefs but some other teams this year as well. We know having been in the playoffs in 2010 and then having the first overall pick after last year that it can go the other way. Any time you're fortunate to have this kind of success, it's meaningful. To get to do it after a difficult year like last year, it means a lot for everybody.
There May Be A Rematch Soon, But Chiefs Won't Hold Back Against Colts On Sunday from FS Kansas City
"The rest of the season is just as important to us as the beginning of the season was. We're not (holding) anything back here."
The Chiefs certainly didn't hold back in Sunday's 56-31 thrashing of Oakland, though there was a moment of concern after the Raiders pulled within 35-31.
That's when Reid said he was most proud of his team.
"You could say that the momentum definitely switched, but I don't feel like we felt that way on the sideline," Reid said. "Our guys just kind of dug in and said, 'Hey, we got to recapture this and finish it the right way.'
Upon Further Review: Chiefs Week 15 from ESPN
The Chiefs expanded their league lead in turnover differential with a plus-six Sunday. The Chiefs intercepted five passes and recovered a pair of Oakland fumbles. The Chiefs started seven possessions on Oakland's side of the field, six times after creating a turnover. The Chiefs scored four touchdowns following an Oakland turnover. Meanwhile, the Raiders didn't start any of their 14 possessions on Kansas City's side of the field. The Chiefs are now plus-21 this season in turnover differential.
Reid, Kansas City Clinch Playoff Spot from The Glendale News Press
It didn't take long for Andy Reid to have a substantial impact in turning around the Kansas City Chiefs.
Reid, a former Glendale Community College football player who is in his first season as head coach of the Chiefs after holding the same position the previous 14 years with the Philadelphia Eagles, saw Kansas City wrap up a playoff spot Sunday with a convincing 56-31 road victory against the rival Oakland Raiders.is and finish it the right way.'
No. 2 Playoff Seed Is Not Out Of Reach Of The Colts from The Indianapolis Star
Our analysis: As we mentioned, the odds are against the dominoes falling in the necessary order. The tallest task probably rests with the Colts taking care of their business at Arrowhead Stadium.
The Chiefs are on a serious roll. They've scored 101 points the past two weeks in road blowouts of Washington and Oakland, and running back Jamaal Charles once again displayed his game-breaking skills with five TDs and 195 receiving yards against the Raiders.
Oh, and their defense is ranked No. 4 in fewest points allowed.
Early And Late Mistakes Doom Raiders To Loss Against Chiefs from CBS Sacramento
The Chiefs only had the ball for 25:53 of the game overall, so it's not like the Oakland defense was even tired; they were just bad, again. Kansas City had six TD drives of five plays or less in this game. The Raiders just couldn't stop them at all, although they did force one meaningless turnover.
Chiefs A Roadblock To The Postseason from The San Diego Union-Tribune
The Chiefs last year lost 14 games despite brimming with talent. The problem wasn't new to City of the Plains. The quarterbacking stunk.
Things have changed. Mike McCoy, instead of receiving the Kansas City windfall, got a red roadblock to the postseason. Sunday, the Chiefs (11-3) grabbed a playoff berth by stomping the Raiders.
The Chiefs, who'll be in San Diego for the season finale, trail only the Seahawks (12-2) in victories.
First Down/Fourth Down: Debating Coach And Offensive Rookie Of The Year from Sports Illustrated
Chip Kelly could have a case in Philadelphia and there may be an argument out there for Miami's Joe Philbin, but with two weeks (and one game, Monday night's tilt between Detroit and Baltimore) left in the NFL regular season, the Coach of the Year race appears to be down to three names: Ron Rivera, Andy Reid and Bruce Arians.
Picking between them will be a near impossible task.
Former offensive lineman Ricky Siglar spoke to students today at Jay Shideler Elementary about what to do if they find themselves being bullied or see someone else being bullied.