The Royals are scheduled to be on the road the opening weekend of the NFL season and then at home the following two weekends. So, unless the NFL does some unorthodox scheduling for the Chiefs early in the season, they will play their opener at home and the next two on the road. How about the Chiefs and Denver Broncos for opening weekend at Arrowhead Stadium? By losing the Super Bowl to the Seattle Seahawks, the Broncos are available for a road game to start the season. The Broncos also play in Seattle next season, and a Super Bowl rematch could be what the NFL has in mind for the season-opening Thursday night game.
Multiple owners of cold-weather, open-air stadiums have said that they will pursue a game if the weather held up for Super Bowl XLVIII. Given that it was a picture-perfect afternoon, the floodgates could open for more cold cities. Kansas City Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt told The Wall Street Journal recently that the idea of a Super Bowl in Kansas City had been kicked around since the game was awarded to New Jersey four years ago, and he said that his team should be in the mix to host. Similar statements were made this week by the Philadelphia Eagles. Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie touted Philadelphia as a Super Bowl site and said the area has the infrastructure needed for the big game. Also, after this year’s Super Bowl was awarded to New Jersey, Redskins owner Daniel Snyder said Washington should get a game.
NFL cornerback and Beaufort High School alumni Ron Parker talks about the decisions that he made after high school that led him to playing in the NFL for the Kansas City Chiefs.
With temperatures only reaching the upper 20s, it was a rather cold day for a run. But fortunately, these runners are tough. They made their way out to Arrowhead Stadium for the Kickoff 5K. "Half my body is numb and half of my body is sweaty, so I think it kind of balances out everything,’ joked runner Rachelle Leonard.
Real and fake. Federal law-enforcement authorities tell fans traveling to New York to be wary of counterfeit Super Bowl tickets. Along those lines, didn't the Kansas City Chiefs try to get into the Super Bowl with a fake team?
In the early ‘80s when ESPN saturated the weekend with a marathon of highlights of Super Bowls past, Podolak would kick back at his house, watch and grin. He smiled at the thought of Stram being mic’d up (a first in NFL history), because it wasn’t such a great idea — because the Vikings later heard the whole thing and the NFL scheduled a Chiefs-Vikings season-opener in ’71.
But, while the Broncos have improved, so has the rest of the AFC West. The Kansas City Chiefs are closest behind the Broncos, and there’s no questioning the effect both head coach Andy Reid and quarterback Alex Smith had on the team in 2013. With the addition of the offensive-minded coach and a play-making QB, the Chiefs improved from 2-14 in 2012 to 11-5 and made the playoffs this season. Their league-worst offense two seasons ago put up more than twice as many points this year (211-430) and was sixth-best overall in scoring.