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Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 11/29

Cassel, Haley's growth bigger than score -
The other thing I want to see from Cassel is a willingness to attack downfield. Chambers has proven he’ll make plays deep. Chambers is certainly going to be looking to make big plays today against his former team. Cassel is playing with house money today. The Chargers are 13 1/2 -point favorites playing at home. Just fling it, baby. As for Haley, I suspect the Pittsburgh victory is going to allow him to further relax. He’s put his stamp on the team. We’ve seen him calm his sideline demeanor and become much more positive with his players. Now I want to see him embrace his entire roster. I want to see more Derrick Johnson on the field.

Chiefs’ attitude sunnier after stormy Johnson exits -
"He said he didn’t want to be here," Charles says. The young Charles wanted to be ready if and when his ticket was drawn to become the Chiefs’ starting running back. He says he lifted weights more often and with more intensity than ever. He reshaped his attitude and approach, making plans to state his case when the Chiefs finally had enough of Johnson. Charles wanted to be ready when the time came. "I worked out so much," he says.

Chargers vs. Chiefs: Five things to watch - Sports -
This should be a busy day for the folks running the JumboTron scoreboard, because LaDainian Tomlinson has a chance to move up several places on the NFL's all-time rushing list. Currently in 12th place with 12,218 yards, Tomlinson has a legitimate chance to finish the day eighth. Here's who stands ahead of LT and how many yards he needs today to pass them: Marcus Allen (26), Edgerrin James (29), Marshall Faulk (62), Jim Brown (95). Tomlinson is coming off his two best games of the year (96 and 73 yards), and the Chiefs rank 27th in rushing yards allowed this season, giving up 138.6 per game.

Chargers vs. Chiefs: AccuScore Analysis - Sports -
The Kansas City Chiefs upset the Steelers last week thanks to three Steelers turnovers. Even with three turnovers, the Chiefs still needed a kick-return TD and overtime to win the game. In simulations where the Chargers commit three or more turnovers, San Diego still is heavily favored, winning 73 percent of the time by an average of nine points. The key to the Chiefs upsetting San Diego is not only forcing turnovers, but also committing no turnovers themselves. Even in this extremely unlikely scenario the Chiefs are still just slight one-point favorites.

Source: Weis has cleaned out his office |
Though the Notre Dame Fighting Irish might indeed end up beating the Stanford Cardinal, there's now no doubt that coach Charlie Weis won't be back. And NFL source tells us that Weis already has cleaned out his office, in anticipation of being fired when the team returns to Indiana after the conclusion of Saturday's game.

Chiefs News Chiefs Update | Chiefs Football at
This Sunday, the Chiefs are going to butt heads against the San Diego Chargers in Qualcomm Stadium. For all the comments about that venue being called "The armpit of the NFL", well, the Bolts have really made up for that with their accomplishments as of late. The team from California is the reigning AFC West master by winning four of the last five division titles, including the last three in a row. This season, after a shaky start, they have continued to validate their successful program with seven victories in their first 10 games and if you take into account that they trounced Denver in their last encounter, get ready for the understatement: Yes, they’re good.

Chiefs News Chiefs Update | Chiefs Football at
It was an unusual day in San Diego on Saturday. It rained for the first time in 164 days. That’s right, 164 days or more than five months ago. Maybe driven by the soggy skies, football fans bought enough tickets to get the television blackout lifted and folks in southern California will be able to watch the Chiefs and Chargers. Weather forecast for Sunday is partly cloud, light winds and a high in the low 60s.