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Good morning Chiefs fans. It's only Tuesday, but the Chiefs-Raiders stories are already starting. We also have some good stats on our running game and a look at life as an NFL scout. Enjoy your Kansas City Chiefs news.

"It’s not a crazy-man mentality," Haley said. "It’s well thought out. There were many situations in that game where we were in four-down mode so to speak and nobody… outside of the sideline knows about them because we never got to fourth down. It’s going to be a… characteristic of our team offensively, defensively and on special teams that can help us be a great team.

"I don’t expect everybody to agree with me or understand always exactly the way I’m thinking. But we’re trying to develop a team here, and I want to be a great team. I want to be a great head coach because I know that for us to be a great team I probably have to be a great head coach.

For Chiefs’ Haley, there’s a method to fourth-down dance from KC Star

Just as he led the NFL with a 5.9-yard average last season, Charles is doing so once again, only this time he's picking up an ungodly 6.5 yards per carry. He's also on track to blow away his impressive totals from 2009. The shifty speedster is on pace for 1,522 rushing yards and 1,959 yards from scrimmage. And all this while seeing fewer carries than his backfield counterpart.

Chiefs’ RB duo an unstoppable force from Pro Football Weekly

But their sudden revival is, from where I sit, a great thing. It hasn't happened in a lot of years that the Chiefs and Raiders were the two top teams in the AFC West this late in the season.

This game has the makings of one that can spark a long-dormant rivalry.

Not the same old Raiders? from The Red Zone

Coaches who nickel and dime an offense with FGs and punts every time they get a little nervous are much less likely to win as many games IMO as coaches who utilize their fourth down as a legitimate usable down. Possessions are very hard to get and the last thing you want to do is to give them up when the odds are in your favor.

Chiefs Wrap: Rolling the Dice from Upon Further Review

   KC Star Video: Chiefs Ryan Succop discusses win over Bills

Setting the edge is a term used often by the Buffalo Bills this season. What it means is the defenders have to keep runners from getting outside and around the corner.

However, the Bills haven't executed it well. Many of the Kansas City Chiefs' biggest plays Sunday came on outside runs. Running backs Jamaal Charles and Thomas Jones combined for 254 of the Chiefs' 278 rushing yards against a Bills defense that couldn't get off blocks or didn't stay in assigned gaps.

Bills lost their edge against Chiefs from The Buffalo News

Upsets have been one of the main themes during the first eight weeks of the NFL's 16-game regular season as some heavy pre-season favorites stumbled while several sleepers stepped up and are in the playoff hunt.

After the upstart Kansas City Chiefs lost their first game of the season on October 10, it left the NFL without a 4-0 team for the first time since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970.

Analysis: No clear Super Bowl favorite midway through season from Reuters

The way Campbell is playing now, coupled with the way the line is protecting him and offensive coordinator Hue Jackson is mixing up his plays, it seems the Raiders can win with either quarterback. They've set a franchise record with back-to-back games of more than 500 yards of offense, and overall, they're playing better than they have since their last Super Bowl.

That couldn't come at a better time because the division-leading Kansas City Chiefs are coming to town.

Dickey: Raiders’ playoff hopes alive, regardless of QB from The San Francisco Examiner

Because of his out-going personality and strong desire to succeed, he was hired by the Kansas City Chiefs in 1995 as a team admin, literally fetching coffee and towels for the coaches and players.

He slowly began making connections with the right people and after a few years he was promoted to defensive assistant and then eventually to a team scout (which is what he truly wanted to do all along).  Along the way he moved his family four times, and towards the end he viewed professional football like any other industry.  The wear and tear of the road had reduced pro football to simply a job.

Mr. Glamazon’s Hitting the Ropes (Issue #18) – These Wrestling Boots Are Made For Walking from Diva Dirt

3. Kansas City Will Run Their Way Into The Divisional Round:

With an average of 190 yards per game, the Chiefs are the best running team in ithe NFL and they'll probably carry that momentum into the playoffs-where at least they'll reach the Divisional Round because in the winter the most important asset of a team is their running game.

2010 NFL Week Eight Recap: Five Things We Learned from Sports Haze

There could be some fireworks in the AFC West this weekend as Oakland host Kansas City. The Raiders have flat-out dominated their opponents in the past two weeks to set up their most meaningful game since losing the Super Bowl in 2002. Kansas City have shocked observers by rolling to a 5-2 record but, like the Bears, this team has holes that can be exploited. Oakland should have the defensive strength to dominate the Chiefs and pick up a third straight win.

Book report: Huge week ahead for NFC South from Covers.com

Chiefs 13, Bills 10

CHRIS PUMMER: The Bills (0-7) get closer and closer to knocking off another team. In fact, they just might smack the Bears (4-3) in the lip next week. The Chiefs (5-2)? Still not very good, but positioned very well in a really weak AFC West.

BRAD GOLDBACH: I feel bad for whoever payed money to watch this game. For a team that hasn't won a game yet, the Bills aren't completely hapless. As for the Chiefs, they are finding ways to win ballgames, but I think they are poised for a quick fall after that fast start. With the Chargers and the Raiders appearing to come on, the AFC West is still not very good, but not bad enough for the Chiefs to walk away with it.

NFL Week 8 in Review from The Perpetual Post

After outscoring Denver and Seattle 92-17 in the most lopsided two-game stretch for the franchise in 43 years, the Raiders are getting ready to play the Kansas City Chiefs in a matchup of the top two teams in the AFC West.

"It's been a lot of fun," offensive lineman Robert Gallery said Monday. "We haven't experienced this a whole lot in the past six, seven years around here. This is what it's supposed to be like. It's supposed to be fun. We're supposed to be in games like this. We got to keep doing what we've done the past couple weeks and we have a shot to do some good stuff this year."

Raiders are rolling after 2 blowout wins from The Tri-City Herald