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KANSAS CITY MO - OCTOBER 24:  Quarterback Matt Cassel #7 of the Kansas City Chiefs passes during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on October 24 2010 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY MO - OCTOBER 24: Quarterback Matt Cassel #7 of the Kansas City Chiefs passes during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on October 24 2010 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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It's Game Day and we have your Kansas City Chiefs news to get you ready. Go Chiefs!

Only seven current players, including Fitzgerald, were on the roster in 2006. This losing streak, while only half as long as the one in 2006, is much harder to take, Fitzgerald said.

"I had never won on this level before," Fitzgerald said of the 2006 season. "I've tasted the caviar now, so eating out of the garbage is not where I want to be."

Keeping a team together through a month of losing isn't easy. Chiefs coach Todd Haley, a former assistant under Whisenhunt, found that out last in his first season in Kansas City.

Arizona Cardinals' routine must yield results from The Arizona Republic

New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton called for an onside kick to open the second half of the Super Bowl in February. It caught the Indianapolis Colts off guard, changed the momentum of the game and stunned the football world.    

Except for Kansas City Coach Todd Haley. As the halftime show ended, he turned to his wife to say what perhaps only one other person in the N.F.L. was thinking. Haley predicted the onside kick.

"Sean and I spent a lot of time together in Dallas," Haley said. "We have a lot of similar personality traits."

In N.F.L., Expecting More Surprise Onside Kicks from The New York Times

Today: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 65. Breezy, with a south southwest wind between 14 and 20 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph.

Game Day Forecast from The National Weather Service

The Kansas City Chiefs have seen their lead in the AFC West evaporate after losing two in a row to the Oakland Raiders and Denver Broncos respectively.

Todd Haley's team will look to get back on track this Sunday when they play the Arizona Cardinals. A win would put the Chiefs at 6-4 whereas a loss would drop them to a .500 record at 5-5.

What about the rest of the AFC West?

Chiefs Look To Regain Hold On AFC West VS. Cardinals from Arrowhead Addict

Ryan Friar from Mankato, Minn., wants to know what I thought of the replay machine malfunction during the Denver-Kansas City game on Sunday. 

Bill Williamson: Just to recap: Kansas City challenged a long touchdown pass from Kyle Orton to Jabar Gaffney that gave Denver a 21-0 lead near the end of the first quarter. The Chiefs argued that Gaffney didn't have control of the ball.

AFC West mailbag from ESPN

Who's not

Kansas City Chiefs running back Thomas Jones has touched the ball 43 times in the past three weeks, gaining 117 yards. That's an average of 14 touches for 39 yards.

NFL Insider: Who's hot, who's not and more from The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

The NFL continues to have attendance issues. When they stop showing up in Kansas City, you have a problem.

The Chiefs have been playing in front of a lot of empty seats. Kansas City is a lot like Pittsburgh in both size and character. The Chiefs' TV ratings are in the same stratosphere as those here.

The NFL is going to find it more difficult to get people off of their couches and away from their big screens. The league should be worried when it sees empty seats at Arrowhead Stadium.

Hoping the game comes down to a kick from The Observer-Reporter

Arrowhead Stadium.  The place as far as I am concerned, is one, if not THE loudest stadium in the NFL.  Traditionally it has been, before and after renovations.  It seats over 81,000 people.  Qwest seats just over 67,000.  Now, it's not always about the people, but it's about the type of fans you have.  it's about configurations.  It's about atmosphere.

One of the greatest atmosphere's in all the NFL is in Kansas City.

Arrowhead Stadium vs. Qwest Field from Raising Zona

Class is out.

Geez, if a Broncos fan is thumping his chest about beating a Kansas City team that's admittedly rebuilding, then go for it. Chiefs coach Todd Haley didn't approve of the classless behavior of Josh McDaniels, who acted as if he just won his first game. Why didn't fans just go ahead and tear down the goalposts? A lack of class runs rampant in Denver. Maybe the thin air is getting to you clowns.

Chuck,Chiefs fan in Dallas

Kiz:Hey, that's Mr. Bozo to you, pal. But I admire your passion. Sounds like the rebirth of a beautiful love-hate relationship between the Broncos and Chiefs. You can thank McDaniels for that.

Denver's forecast full of fair-weather fans from The Denver Post

Except when it comes to the roof, where the team has fallen into the same trap as the Diamondbacks, only worse. After all, this is football, a sport founded on grit, where exposure to the elements toughens up a team, creating a bond between players and fans.

Look at Green Bay, Chicago, Denver, Cleveland, etc. In Kansas City, a measure to build a rolling roof that would serve both the Chiefs and Royals never got off the ground.

Yet, as the Cardinals will discover today, the lack of a roof does nothing to lessen the Chiefs' home-field advantage.

The Valley has a shameful history with retractable roofs from The Arizona Republic

Filmed in Kansas City and Scotland, PLAY ON is a drama featuring the sport of rugby, often called a "hooligans' game played by gentlemen." The gentlemanly emphasis of the game has divided the sport for 150 years, and this divide plays a big part in the central conflict of PLAY ON...

... dramatizes this struggle by focusing on the friction between legendary player FINLAY KILGOUR-who starred for Scotland but had to work in a textile mill to make ends meet-and his glamour-seeking son, KEIR. In his first leading role, actor Adam Gray-Hayward plays Keir while his real-life father Chard Hayward plays Finlay. The tension between the two escalates as greedy Keir behaves more like a diva NFL wide receiver than a torch-bearer for rugby's traditional ideals. When a selfish decision in a big match leaves Keir an outcast in his family as well as his country, he must either redeem himself or seek his fortune elsewhere. After a futile attempt to pursue NFL money in America, Keir winds up in Kansas City - and on the first step of a journey to understand his father.

Rugby Movie: Play On from Rugby Zone

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