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Good morning! Today's Kansas City Chiefs news includes some Seahawk roster moves, info on a Chiefs blood drive, and a couple of stories on head injuries. The story from The Pitch is very good, and I made sure to put it above the jump. Enjoy the news. Also to those traveling today, be safe and enjoy the family and friends you'll see at the end of your journey.

Sure, the team has needs. But what more do the Chiefs have to do for Haley to believe his team deserves to be grouped alongside New England, Baltimore and the New York Jets as the AFC’s elite?

"I don’t know," Haley said this week, a day after the Chiefs went nearly 60 full minutes Sunday without allowing a touchdown against Arizona. "I would lean toward — I don’t know."

Chiefs have yet to reveal their true identity from KC Star

One of the things Connie Stiles would remember about the day her son died was how routine it was. Treadmill. Starbucks. Late for work. Run home. Let the dog out. McDonald's. Game time.

It was Thursday, October 28, the last day of the Spring Hill High School football season. Stiles' son, Nathan, played running back and linebacker for the Broncos, whose home field is carved out of a cornfield south of Olathe.

Former Chiefs doctor Joseph Waeckerle — a veteran of the NFL's concussion wars — is on a mission to protect young players from The Pitch

Week 12 NFL TV Schedule from the506.com

Chiefs running backs Jamaal Charles and Thomas Jones will help get Kansas City's Country Club Plaza ready for the holidays.

Charles and Jones will flip a switch on Thanksgiving night that turns on more than 250,000 lights outlining buildings in the city's upscale shopping and dining district.

Kansas City lighting tradition to mark 81st year from BND.com

The Kansas City Chiefs are sponsoring a weeklong drive for donations at the Community Blood Center.

Registered donors who give blood during this week's 13th annual Drive for Life Blood Drive get a free Chiefs and CBC T-shirt, plus a chance to win autographed memorabilia and tickets to a Chiefs game.

Chiefs sponsor blood drive from The Topeka Capital-Journal

The battle of Kansas City with only 6 years seperating these teams both put it on the line in this one. Both these Chief teams are similar in that they play good defense and are very well coached, on this night however clearly one side trumped the other.

2003 KC Chiefs vs 1997 KC Chiefs from Operation Sports

Seattle's defense failed to sack or get pressure on Brees, allowing him time to throw for 382 yards and 4 touchdowns.

After reviewing the game film, that lack of pressure was cause for concern for Seattle head coach Pete Carroll.

"I'm really concerned about what's going on upfront on defense," the head coach said. "We're fighting here. We're fighting it out right now."

Soaring around the NFC West after Week 11 from KTAR.com

Chiefs (6-4). They have a nice young team, but the Chargers, led by quarterback Philip Rivers, are charging. "I've always believed San Diego is the better team," Gannon said. "Just one playoff team is coming out of the AFC West, and I believe it's the Chargers."

Circle Dec. 12 on your calendar: Chiefs at Chargers. That game will go a long way toward determining which team takes the AFC West. "This is the true grind-it-out period of the season, where I think teams are going to start to define themselves as good teams, in-between teams and not-so-good teams," Chiefs coach Todd Haley said.

NFL Week 12 Lookahead from The Sporting News

Most people would be giddy to attend just one Super Bowl in their lifetime.

Not Tom Henschel, who says football is in his blood.

The part-time Town 'N Country resident has been to all of the Super Bowls played. That's right, all 44 of them - with 45 on the horizon.

XLIV and counting from Tampa Bay Online

Bernie Parmalee, Ball State's all-time leading rusher when he finished his career in 1990. Currently tight ends coach for Kansas City Chiefs. Played nine seasons in the NFL (1992-2000) with the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets. Coached special teams and tight ends for the Dolphins for three seasons. Was tight ends/assistant special teams coach at Notre Dame 2005-09.

BSU coaching candidates could have ties to Cardinals from The star Press

Ten yards away, Carr sighed and resigned himself to a fierce collision. Vickers had a 43-pound weight advantage and a running start. But this is the game for players like Carr; you gather your strength, you brace for violence, you step forward and meet it head on.

Carr remembers rushing toward the oncoming Vickers, their helmets meeting with a loud crack.

Then he remembers a flash of blackness.

Helmet crashes, concussions bring into question helmet safety from The Toronto Star

Coach Pete Carroll said on Monday that the Seahawks would do something to help their injury-depleted lines.

The moves came Tuesday, when offensive tackle Will Robinson and defensive tackle Amon Gordon were signed - or re-signed, actually. Robinson was with the team in training camp last year, but released on the final roster cut. Gordon was in the same situation this summer.

Two more in, two more out from Seahawks.com

So the team's goal this week is to fix problems, beginning with a defense that gave up 494 yards against New Orleans. Much of that was due to the brilliance of Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who completed 29 of 43 passes for 382 yards ("He was amazing in this game," Carroll admitted), but the Seahawks also did a poor job of tackling and establishing control of the line of scrimmage.

"I'm really concerned about what's going on up front on defense," Carroll said. Without defensive line starters Colin Cole and Red Bryant, both out with injuries, "we're a little bit different now. And we have to fight to get ourselves back on course. To me, that's the biggest issue."

Seahawks Regroup for Stretch Run from The Kitsap Sun

The absence of WR Dexter McCluster in recent weeks has robbed the Chiefs of one of their more dynamic weapons and forced them to alter their offensive game plan. With an ankle injury sidelining the rookie the past three games, Jamaal Charles has seen his role increase in the passing game, catching 14 passes for 188 yards and a TD in that span. Ultimately, K.C. would prefer to use McCluster in that spot to prevent Charles from additional wear and tear.

Pro Football Weekly Whispers & Audibles from Keeper League GM

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll left the game against the New Orleans Saints feeling frustrated, yet oddly optimistic. His Seahawks just lost 34-19, but Carroll felt there things that went right for his team.

"It's a frustrating loss because it was such a good opportunity against such a good team," Carroll said Monday. "We were feeling right and feeling like we'd have a shot at it and went in there with that intention, of course. Then things just kind of happened and got away."

Pete Carroll Will Continue To Rely On Hasselbecks Arm from Football News Now