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Game Day!! Chiefs are at Cleveland for the early game this afternoon. I'm looking forward to hearing what the pre-game shows have to say about us. Here's your Kansas City Chiefs news. Go Chiefs!!

Beating the Chargers on national TV got everyone’s attention. Beating the Browns would knock off some remaining skepticism, and either way, how the Chiefs use their best player will go a long way toward developing confidence or frustration.

In other words, give Charles the ball. A lot.

Chiefs have to let Charles carry more of the load from KC Star

These two men are different as they can be, but they’re in charge of the same job: complementing coach Todd Haley and helping to move the Chiefs out of the NFL’s shadows. Haley said he hired them because of who they are and how they work together, yin and yang, and what he believes their differences can do for the Chiefs. Haley said that, somehow, their union has worked, and there’s hope that it can work again.

Sometimes that’s all you need.

Weis, Crennel differ in demeanor while doing their jobs from KC Star

Today: A chance of showers, mainly before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69. North wind between 3 and 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible. 

Game Day Forecast from The National Weather Service

Did you see Tyson Jackson and Glenn Dorsey finally doing something right for the Chiefs? How about my guy Derrick Johnson flying around the field? Johnson gave the credit for Jackson and Dorsey’s improved play to new defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel and the work that was put in all offseason and in preparation for the San Diego game.

Romeo’s going back to Cleveland. Do you think he wants this one? And the Chiefs showed their sizzle on special teams. Wait until Matt Cassel gets going. It’s a boom.

Schein 9: Curtains for Chris Johnson? from Fox Sports

The Chiefs had Monday night’s game over San Diego circled on their calendar for months. They went out, played an impassioned game and won. But at what cost? The game ended Tuesday morning. Do the Chiefs have any enthusiasm left in the tank to go on the road in such conditions and win? Perhaps. Todd Haley’s teams have been good about putting forth an effort each week but these are unusual circumstances. Prediction: Browns 16, Chiefs 13.

Chiefs-Browns scouting report from KC Star

Was Denny Thum forced out as Chiefs president? Who will get more carries: Thomas Jones or Jamaal Charles? Why was Dexter McCluster listed as "doubtful" before Monday night’s game?

Just try to get answers from the Chiefs. You’re more likely to get the CIA to tell you the location of the next drone attack. Such is life as a Chiefs fan (or fantasy owner) under the Scott Pioli-Todd Haley regime. These guys must be making Bill Belichick a very proud papa.

The Dex Files and other double-super-secret Chiefs stuff from KC Star

"We've got to get a win," said Josh Cribbs, who returned two kickoffs for touchdowns against the Chiefs last year to set the NFL career record with eight. "This is the week for us to start. We're desperate, our fans are desperate, and it'll mean a lot to our confidence and to this organization if we get it going this week."

Cleveland Browns need a win in front of home fans from The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Unless modern medicine works wonders on Jake Delhomme's injured right ankle, Seneca Wallace will start at quarterback for the Browns today at home against the Kansas City Chiefs.

If that's the case, it will be business as usual for the Browns, who go through quarterbacks like kids go through candy from a Halloween basket. If Wallace starts, he'll be the 15th different quarterback to start since the beginning of the 1999 season.

Wallace figures to start for Browns from The Warren Tribune Chronicle

We work at a retail store. Today three couples from San Diego came in. They had attended the Chiefs game against San Diego Monday night, and said they were "frightened."

They told us they were threatened, yelled at and had things thrown at them. People were pointing in their faces and swearing. They were afraid to leave the stadium and were afraid to stay. They couldn’t find any security officers.

Letters | Sunday, Sept. 19 from KC Star

The Browns coveted former Tennessee safety Eric Berry with the No. 7 overall pick, but the Kansas City Chiefs beat them to the punch and picked him at No. 5.

The Browns then drafted another favorite with the No. 7 pick -- cornerback Joe Haden -- and came back in the second round and selected Oregon safety T.J. Ward, who's off to a sensational start. Now, the Browns are grateful for the way it worked out, because they got the premier cornerback in the draft and a safety they feel stacks up with Berry.

In the spotlight: Cleveland Browns safety T.J. Ward and Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry from The Cleveland Plain Dealer

 If Jerome Harrison were vain he would have "286" on a set of vanity plates for his car, but the Browns running back isn’t that type of person.

Besides, rushing for a franchise-record 286 yards against the Chiefs as he did last season and 561 yards in the final three games apparently did not make a lasting impression on the Browns coaching staff, because last week in the season opener Peyton Hillis, not Harrison, started against the Buccaneers.

‘Mr. 286’ has something to prove Sunday from The Morning Journal

3. Speed kills The Chiefs' new speed on both sides of the ball was evident in their upset win over San Diego on Monday night. Last week, the same was true of Tampa Bay. So that's two opponents in two games with more of that ingredient than the Browns. Which raises the question: How do you make a team faster once the roster is set?

Tony Grossi: Four things about the Browns-Chiefs game from The Cleveland Plain Dealer

With sales tax revenues dwindling in the economic downturn, Jackson County has struggled to keep current on payments related to the Truman Sports Complex.

But county officials downplay the significance of any partial or delayed payments to the Royals and Chiefs, currently short by more than $2.5 million.

Jackson County comes up short on stadium payments from KC Star

Dante Hall: The Kansas City Chiefs' wide receiver and special-teams superstar often escorted opponents through "Inferno." In 2003, this Dante became the first player in NFL history to return a punt or a kickoff for a touchdown in four consecutive games.

Dante Hall makes all-poetry team from ESPN

Mike Holmgren couldn’t have envisioned the set of circumstances surrounding his first home game as Browns president.

Not in his worst nightmare.

The unveiling of the Ring of Honor - a well-received and long overdue idea - will be overshadowed today by the absence of the greatest Brown, Jim Brown, who refuses to attend.

Jake Delhomme, Holmgren’s handpicked choice to stabilize the quarterback position, is doubtful after injuring his ankle on an interception that sent the Browns free falling to an opening loss in Tampa Bay.

The vultures have started to circle after the collapse against the Buccaneers. All the goodwill accumulated through the offseason and preseason will be gone if the Browns can’t beat the Chiefs.

Only Week 2, but Browns already approaching must-win territory from The Elyria Chronicle-Telegram

By the way, I am pretty certain that Gonzalez, the guaranteed Hall of Fame tight end formerly of the Kansas City Chiefs and now with the Atlanta Falcons, is not a Scientologist. 

But in my mind, he will forever be linked to Hubbard and the Church of Scientology after providing me with one of my favorite tales from eight seasons on the NFL beat.

Gonzalez easy to root for from The Hutchinson News