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Good morning, Chiefs fans and welcome to Arrowheadlines! Our Kansas City Chiefs are getting some national ink today. The USA Today story is pretty good, and be sure to check out the Reuters article (it links to a certain sports blog you may be aware of). Happy Thursday!

"It’s obviously a little personal for me, having played there for a few years," Lilja said. "I’d be lying if I told you it was just another game for me. But it’s a good football team on the road that we’ve got to go beat. It’s a good team for us to gauge ourselves against. I want to go get a win against a good team.

"I haven’t really had to keep reminding myself of how important this game is for this team."

Feeling right at home, Chiefs’ Lilja returns to face old team from KC Star

Kansas City also is loaded with former Patriots - among them offensive coordinator Charlie Weis, defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel, and quarterback Matt Cassel - who have earned advanced degrees in Colt-ology.

People have underestimated the Chiefs all season. So if those old-timers in Miami are considering opening the bubbly, the Chiefs could respond with a polite message:

Put a cork in it.

Chiefs stand alone, but Colts stand in their way from The Los Angeles Times

Nothing in the first month of the season has been a greater surprise than Kansas City's sweep of its first three games. The Chiefs massaged their roster, drafted smartly and appear to have hit on the real deal in second-year coach Todd Haley.

They sent a shudder through the league on the first Monday night of the season by upsetting the San Diego Chargers, the four-time defending AFC West Division champions, and since have won by gritty comeback and all-cylinders-firing blowout.

The unappreciated undefeated team: Chiefs have lots to prove from USA Today

Chiefs defensive lineman Shaun Smith said Wednesday that he would appeal the $10,000 fine the NFL handed him for striking an opponent in the groin area.

Smith was accused in consecutive weeks by opposing offensive linemen for grabbing their genitals during plays.

Chiefs Notebook | Smith will appeal NFL’s $10,000 fine; Jackson returns to practice; first look at 4-3 defense from KC Star

The Indianapolis Colts were the NFL's last unbeaten team in three of the last five seasons, so they know a thing or two about running in front of the pack.

For the surprising Kansas City Chiefs, it's a little bit surreal.

The Chiefs are the league's lone team without a loss, a perfect record that may be difficult to preserve Sunday as they seek their first win in Indianapolis over the Colts, who are eager to move on after a heartbreaking defeat.

Indianapolis vs. Kansas City from CBS Sports

The NFL's Kansas City Chief's production department has acquired three Panasonic AJ-HPX3000 native 1080p P2 HD camcorders for the team's production department...

...The team also needed the new cameras because it is planning to add a second TV show next season and is continually expanding its web content. 

KC Chiefs Acquire Panasonic Camcorders from BroadcastingCable.com

There is one undefeated team left -- the Kansas City Chiefs. And if anyone believes the Chiefs have a chance to stay that way, they're nuts. The Chiefs play at Indianapolis and then at Houston the next two weeks. Besides, are they really that good?

NFL Power Rankings: Hello, any greatness out there? from CBS Sports

The SteelersSt. Louis RamsHouston Texansand Kansas City Chiefs deserve A grades because their starts exceeded expectations. The Steelers went 3-1 without Ben Roethlisberger. The Texans finally beat the Indianapolis Coltsand lead the AFC South. The Rams have already doubled their win total from last season and have the league's next quarterback star, Sam Bradford. The Chiefs have used big plays and strong play at home to go 3-0.

Grading at the quarter mark from ESPN

If there is one thing that can be said with any certainty after the first quarter of the NFL regular season, it is that nothing is certain in this league, this season.

After four weeks of action, the unfancied Kansas City Chiefs are the only team with a 100 percent record and the results and performances across the league are making fools out of most pundits.

Early NFL results make fools out of pundits from Reuters

A quick look at former Maine football players around the NFL:

Former Maine DE Jovan Belcher is part of the NFL's only undefeated team: the 3-0 Kansas City Chiefs who face the Colts on Sunday.

Black Bears in the NFL from The Portland Press Herald

Whether the Peyton Manning-led offense faces a short field or a very long one -- 96 yards to maneuver last Sunday at Jacksonville, 98 earlier against the New York Giants -- the mind-set and objective are the same.

"Every time we get the ball, no matter where we are, we have scoring on our mind," coach Jim Caldwell said.

Colts say field position is no big deal from Indianapolis Star

"Don't bite on the pump fake," Berry said with a big grin.

Sounds elementary. But the Chiefs (3-0) _ the only unbeaten team left in the NFL _ are mining every possible avenue for every scrap of information they can gather on the Colts quarterback, a four-time NFL MVP.

That includes Chiefs coordinators Romeo Crennel and Charlie Weis, who have compiled game plans against him, former Tennessee players who have practiced with him and one-time teammates who might have even a sliver of useful information.

Chiefs using every angle to get ready for Manning from KAAL