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Good morning Chiefs fans! We're headed into the weekend so Game Day can't be that far away. Here's your Kansas City Chiefs news to get you by. Enjoy.

Gil Brandt is a former NFL personnel man who’s now an analyst. He said that, after all the movement last year, the Broncos emerged as the loser. They traded the Bears’ 2010 first-round selection to Seattle so that they could move up in the 2009 draft to select Smith in the second round. Smith didn’t start a game for Denver last year, and the Broncos traded him in September to Detroit for Dan Gronkowski, now the team’s second-string tight end. Denver gave up on Smith after one season. To make matters worse, Smith has five interceptions for the Lions, a signal that perhaps Denver dumped him too soon.

"They didn’t maximize those picks," Brandt said.

Taking a look back at the trade that altered the futures of AFC West rivals from KC Star

During training camp before the Broncos' first Super Bowl season of 1977, defensive coordinator Joe Collier worked with what would turn out to be the famous "Orange Crush" unit. His son, Joel, 13, served as a ballboy and kept a tally of all the quarterbacks' throws...

...Joel Collier, now 46, will be back in Denver on Sunday in his role as assistant general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs, and he's still getting comfortable in the front office after his own two-decade career as an NFL assistant with Tampa Bay, Miami, New England and the Chiefs.

Architect of "Orange Crush" defense proud of son's accomplishments from The Denver Post Video: Week 10: Chiefs vs. Broncos Preview

When the season began, the Chiefs looked as if they would be one of the league’s strongest teams in the kicking game. Dustin Colquitt and Ryan Succop were kicking well, Dexter McCluster and Javier Arenas were providing big returns and the coverage units were yielding yardage only in small amounts.

Colquitt and Succop have held up well, but the other parts have caved in to the point that the Chiefs can no longer expect to win on special teams.

Chiefs’ special teams have gone from strength to weakness from KC Star

Whenever the Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs got together for the better part of a half decade, as they will for their 100th regular-season meeting Sunday, it was simply referred to as an AFC matchup.

These days, they could call it the Belichick Bowl.

Broncos, Chiefs plant futures in Patriots' soil from The Denver Post

Theoretically, even sitting at 2-6 the Denver Broncos still have a chance to win the AFC West with five consecutive upcoming divisional games starting this Sunday vs. the Kansas City Chiefs. 

That is the propaganda that has been coming out of Dove Valley all this week by head coach Josh McDaniels and his players.

However, realistically, sitting at 2-6 the Broncos are more than likely finished, considering no team in NFL history has ever made the playoffs at 2-6.

Broncos Season on Brink from The Denver Daily News

With hybrid pass-rusher Robert Ayers sidelined for the last month, the Broncos have scrapped their 3-4 look in favor of their old scheme that features four defensive linemen and three linebackers.

This despite hardly having the personnel for the alignment, which could be a reason the Broncos (2-6) are surrendering a league-high 155 yards rushing a game.

Broncos defense proving porous against run from KC Star

Ever wanted to ask a sports personality a question? Now's your chance. They will answer readers' questions in The Denver Post's "Fan Mail" feature.

In this edition, Broncos veteran wide receiver Brandon Lloyd, the NFL's leading receiver in passing yards, speaks out about coach Josh McDaniels' personality, catching passes from Kyle Orton and his feelings about getting booed on his home field.

Brandon Lloyd: Broncos receiver helping bring Broncos back one game at a time from The Denver Post

Todd Haley Kansas City

Haley took his lumps in 2009 in his debut season with the Chiefs as offensive coordinator and head coach. Kansas City finished 25th in offense and won only four games. So Haley hired an offensive coordinator (Charlie Weis) and focused on being the best head coach he could be. The Chiefs lead the AFC West with a 5-3 record.

Rick Gosselin's NFL midseason awards and All-NFL team from The Sacramento Bee

And in a tie for fifth place:

The Kansas City Chiefs' Arrowhead Stadium- Load your plate with veggie burgers, lentil burgers, baked potatoes, and in premium areas, pasta with marinara sauce.

PETA names top 5 veg friendly football stadiums from This Dish is Vegetarian

The main incentive for KC has nothing (or very little) to do withDenver and everything to do with Oakland and San Diego. The Chiefs loss to the Raiders last Sunday reduced the division lead to only a half game over Oakland and one and a half over San Diego. Both are taking on Bye City Sunday. Should KC lose, they would be tied with Oakland, but it would only be a mirage. The Chiefs would be 1-2 in the division, while the Raiders would be 3-0 and have at least half the head-to-head tiebreaker in the bank.

Chiefs vs Broncos: What's at stake? from Upon Further Review

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