Good morning Chiefs fans and welcome to your Kansas City Chiefs news. It's a light news day, but we've got Seahawk injury updates, a look at the dangers of the Bowe Show, and a reminder that the grind starts now. Enjoy.
Thomas Jones stood in front of the assembled Chiefs on Monday and delivered a message that can only come from someone who has been there and done that.
Jones, a veteran running back, informed his teammates that with six games left, it's the time of season that true playoff contenders separate themselves from the pack and time for all of the Chiefs to dedicate themselves to that cause.
Chiefs' leaders see importance of staying focused from KC Star
The Chiefs have simply executed better in front of their home fans than they have on the road, for whatever reason that may be. The running game has been stronger, the mistakes have been fewer and the defense has been more intense. It has reminded some of the many dominant K.C. teams of the 1990s.
If the Chiefs can manage to play well enough to maintain their one-game lead in the AFC West and capture the division, nobody is going to want to come into Arrowhead in January. The Chiefs' home-field advantage alone could be too much for a wild-card team to overcome, and K.C. could be on its way to the franchise's first playoff victory since 1993.
Arrowhead advantage could take Chiefs a long way from Pro Football Weekly
My thoughts when I saw Bowe being swarmed by the paparazzi-looking collection? Bowe don't do it. It's a set-up. Those reporters will turn on you the next time you drop a pass or a potential game-clinching touchdown (i.e. after the Indianapolis and Houston games) or when you say something off the cuff such as: "Definitely we're going to win it all. I can't guarantee it, but I can tell you we're going to win it all."
Bowe made the statement during the postgame interview for all to hear and see. His self-anointed "Bowe Show" had been canceled by the Chiefs' upper brass and for good reason. Statements like that don't help his cause at all. They can and will be used against him.
Porter: Some fans just don’t seem to want to see the Bowe Show from The Examiner
Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe is a fine young player and seems to be prospering under coach Todd Haley. But the Cardinals made him look so good that Haley was asked after the game to compare him with Larry Fitzgerald. Haley, to his credit, declined to compare and contrast. Bowe beat cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie consistently Sunday, but the secondary can be spared some criticism because the Cardinals put no pressure on Matt Cassel.
Arizona Cardinals rewind: What we learned in 31-13 loss vs. Kansas City Chiefs from The Tucson Citizen
The Seahawks' stretch run is beginning with a limp.
As the team prepares to for its final six regular-season games, beginning with Sunday's matchup against theKansas City Chiefs at Qwest Field, leading receiver
Mike Williamsand left guard Chester Pitts are dealing with foot and ankle injuries.
Williams got what coach Pete Carroll called an injury "they've never seen before" on the bottom of his foot. He was injured during Sunday's loss to the Saints in New Orleans, when he caught six passes for 109 yards - including a 68-yarder from
Matt Hasselbeck that is the team's longest offensive play this season.
Painful proposition from Seahawks.com
Battered in body and spirit following Sunday's lopsided loss in New Orleans, the Seattle Seahawks spent Monday trying to regroup for the final six games of their regular-season schedule.
The good news, four of those last six games will be at Seattle's Qwest Field, beginning with a visit by the Kansas City Chiefs next Sunday.
Seahawks regroup after latest defeat from The Daily Herald
The Kansas City Chiefs and Jacksonville Jaguars immediately benefited from the Colts' and Raiders' misfortune, respectively taking over the third and fourth playoff seeds as well as the leads in their divisions. Kansas City has a head-to-head win over the Jaguars Oct. 24.
Curiously, the upcoming Week 12 schedule offers little in the way of playoff-position showdowns. The San Diego-Indianapolis Sunday night game could potentially have impact given the Colts' slump to sixth and the Chargers' propensity for late-season rallies.
Ravens Hold Serve, Stay Second In AFC Race from Press Box