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Your Kansas City Chiefs news from across the internet. Hello offseason. Hardley anything out there today. That includes the Star and Gretz's site. Skipping the Tweets today, got to get into work early.

More importantly... Happy Anniversary!!

It was 40 years ago today. With a 23-7 victory over the Minnesota Vikings, the Kansas City Chiefs solidified the AFL’s case for the upcoming league merger with the NFL.
The detractors had plenty to say about the Chiefs that season. They were 13-point underdogs. Most felt there was no way the Chiefs could shut down Vikings’ quarterback Joe Kapp and the NFL’s top-ranked offense. On the other side of the ball, it seemed inevitable that Kansas City’s top weapons, Otis Taylor and Mike Garrett, would be shut down by Minnesota’s Purple People Eaters.

40 Years Ago, The Chiefs Were Champions from WPI

So after the first four games of the 2009 NFL playoffs are in the books, what did we learn?

Save for the defensive farce that was Arizona’s victory over Green Bay, we had re-affirmed several football truths, three in-fact:

  1. If you want to win in the post-season, you had better be able to score points.
  2. Teams that run the ball are going to improve their odds of winning.
  3. A team planning to advance must play defense; specifically, they must stop the run.

From The Wild Card Games … Monday Cup O’Chiefs from Bob Gretz

USC also contacted former Kansas City Chiefs coach Herm Edwards, who was recommended by Syracuse athletic director Daryl Gross, who previously worked under athletic director Mike Garrett at USC.

Edwards might be the most controversial choice because of his primarily NFL background. Sources said USC is worried it will run out of qualified candidates if Riley officially turns it down.

USC Football Update from The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin