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Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 10/4

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Good morning, AP. Feels pretty good to be the last undefeated, right? There are a lot of mentions of the Chiefs out there this morning because of that. However, there aren't many real stories because of the bye. I'd expect the hype to start soon. We're just a few days from the undefeated Chiefs playing the "struggling" Colts. Here's your Kansas City Chiefs news.

"This entire rookie class — everybody that made this team, drafted and undrafted, and there are a bunch of them — have come in with a certain attitude," coach Todd Haley said last week. "They were intent on finding a way into this mix."

Berry thinks the rookies have jelled quickly, at least in part, because of their backgrounds. Most of the draft picks had leadership positions in college, and five were team captains. Berry said the youngsters realized early that they had some things in common, and it didn’t take much time for them to start getting along.

Team concept binds Chiefs’ newcomers from KC Star

The numbers Charles is putting up in Kansas City are amazing, even for him. He's averaging a ridiculous 7.0 yards per carry, making him one of only 12 NFL players in the last 40 years to average 7 or more yards, with a minimum of 30 attempts, through the first three games of a season. Despite just 34 carries in three games, he's fifth in the AFC and seventh in the NFL in rushing yardage. And he's tied with Houston's Arian Foster (65 carries) for No. 1 in the league in the number of runs over 20 yards (4). 

Bruce, Bryant top impressive week for area's pros from American Chronicle

* - The Kansas City Chiefs have forced 8 punts in each of their three games this season, tying the longest streak of games with 8+ punts forced since at least 1990, last done by Arizona’s defense in 1995.


All last week, the Raiders' coaching staff harped on two things: running the ball and stopping the run.

Their players didn't do either very well on Sunday, allowing the Houston Texans to control the Raiders from the outset during a 31-24 victory at the Oakland Coliseum. Only 32,218 were on hand to see it -- the smallest Raiders home crowd in a nonstrike season in almost 43 years. The game also was blacked out locally.

Raiders can't stop Houston's run game, fall into last place from The Silicon Valley Mercury News

Addai is one of the least sexiest backs in football, but he's truly got a nose for the end zone. Both of his scores came from two yards out. Through four weeks, Addai is on pace for just 912 rushing yards. He's got an above average matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs on tap for Week 5

Joseph Addai: Joseph Addai scores twice on the ground from RotoWorld

Not this year: They got run over by Houston. They got passed over by Denver and survived. And they got worked over on the ground and in the air by a Jacksonville team coming off back-to-back 25-point losses, a team that managed just 184 yards of offense last week at home against Philadelphia.

Worse yet, they gave Manning and the offense just eight possessions; nine if you count the kneel-down at the end of the first half. That's not nearly enough.

Even with the Colts' pedigree, serious flaws are hard to overcome from The Indianapolis Star

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