A Look Back At 2013: Weeks 13-15 from The Mothership
Kansas City used its Week 14 win as momentum, when it traveled to face long-time AFC West rival, the Oakland Raiders in Week 15. The game belonged to Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles, who recorded five touchdowns (one rushing, four receiving) in the team's 56-31 win, becoming the first player in NFL history with at least four touchdown receptions and one touchdown run in a single game. His five total touchdowns tie for the fourth-most in a single game in NFL history and fall just one shy of the league record. Three players have scored six touchdowns in a game: Ernie Nevers (Nov. 28, 1929), Dub Jones (Nov. 25, 1951) and Gale Sayers (Dec. 12, 1965).
Chiefs Sign 7, Including RB Joe McKnight from Chiefs Spin
The Chiefs signed seven players to reserve/future contracts, according to Saturday's official NFL Transactions report.
Chiefs Sign 7 Players To Reserve-Future Contracts from The Associated Press via FS Kansas City
Also signed by the Chiefs on Saturday were linebacker Jordan Campbell, cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke, defensive tackle Dominique Hamilton, offensive tackle R.J. Dill, defensive back Jerron McMillian and defense end Brandon Moore.
The Chiefs did not announce the signings, which showed up on the NFL's transaction report.
But the league's increasingly strident rules around concussions have added a new dimension: a doctor's in-game neurological evaluation can turn the course of a season.
The first five playoff games saw at least nine players fall to concussions, and no team was more affected than the Kansas City Chiefs, which had three players concussed and removed from last week's game against the Indianapolis Colts. Jamaal Charles-perhaps the league's best running back-was gone in six plays.
The Chiefs lost by one point.
Was It A Miracle -- Or A Choke? from The Delphos Herald
You could argue that Luck played well, that the Chiefs' coaching staff pulled a "Bill Callahan" and forgot they could run the ball, that the moon's cheese melted, etc.
How about this: The Chiefs forgot how to breathe, if you know what I mean?
Was it Colts' pride or Chiefs' choke?
Quick-Hit Thoughts Around The Bills, NFL from ESPN
It's hard to think of another team in recent history where that many high draft picks had things click with a new coach, but Kansas City Chiefs this season make a strong case.
Big Wheels: Reuben F. Bradford from The Republican American
Who is the most intriguing person you have ever given a ride to?
There is something intriguing about everyone but I especially enjoyed conversations in the car with former New England Patriots linebacker Ed Reynolds, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, and former owner of the Kansas City Chiefs Lamar Hunt.
Counting Cowboys' Draft Picks from ESPN
The Cowboys have picks in the first five rounds, and three picks in the seventh round. They do not have a sixth-round pick because of their trade with the Kansas City Chiefs for defensive end Edgar Jones. They did pick up the Chiefs' seventh rounder in return, and will also receive the Chicago Bears' seventh-round pick as a result of the trade for tight end Dante Rosario.
What They're Saying About James Franklin from The Morning Call
"James is a tremendous worker and a tremendous recruiter. He is just a great person. He will represent the university with all kinds of pride and respect. What an addition the will be to a great university in Penn State." Andy Reid, Kansas City Chiefs head coach.
Power Hitters: Why Will Pats Knock Off Colts In Divisional Showdown? from The Boston Herald
The Chiefs also telegraphed too many of their coverages before the snap, which is something the Patriots won't do, and they'll likely create turnovers because of that.
Special Teams Rankings: Cowboys' Unit Rates Among NFL's Best from The Dallas Morning News
The league's 32 teams are ranked in 22 categories and assigned points according to their standing - one for best, 32 for worst. The Cowboys wound up with 294.5 points to finish behind three playoff teams: New England, San Francisco and Kansas City.