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Good morning, AP! Another long list of Kansas City Chiefs articles is waiting for you this morning. There are still doubters (I mean the 49ers are 0-3 and so bad they just fired their OC), though none quite so annoying as the newspaper that has us chalked up as an easy win for the Texans. There is good news too. The Colts are not pleased with their rushing offense. I don't expect it to improve when we play them after the bye. Here's today's news.

"Brandon had a couple different chances to catch that ball," Haley said, "and it looked like potentially it might be a lucky break. But one that Brandon created through his hard work, preparation, film study, having a good feel of what they were going to do defensively.

"He took advantage of that."

Flowers helping Chiefs' defense bloom from KC Star

That said, Madden confessed he's been a bit surprised about the rise of the Chiefs and the Buccaneers, who lost Sunday to Pittsburgh.

"Going into Sunday, those were the two teams I really didn't believe in that were undefeated," he said. "After watching [Sunday], I kind of believe in Kansas City because they look like they've really started to turn things around. They make you blink your eyes, and maybe it's that you didn't pay a lot of attention to them the last couple years.

Struggling NFL teams start from scratch from The Los Angeles Times

Weis admitted himself into a Kansas City-area hospital early Monday and is expected to make a full recovery. LaMonte said he’ll probably be released from the hospital today and isn’t expected to miss any games.

Weis has emergency surgery from KC Star

KC Star Video: Todd Haley on flea-flicker play

The unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs seem eager to stay that way.

Just minutes after Sunday's 31-10 rout of the favored San Francisco 49ers, many players were already looking forward to this bye week — but not in terms of fishing trips and Vegas vacations.

Instead, they were looking ahead to their next game at Indianapolis on Oct. 10.

Haley pleased with unbeaten Chiefs' attitude from The Associated Press

Randy Moss made a one-handed touchdown catch look easy last week against the New York Jets. Which one do you think was better? 

Chiefs Rookie Tony Moeaki Makes Amazing Touchdown Catch (VIDEO) from The Huffington Post

The Kansas City Chiefs are getting unbelievable production so far from their class of rookies, two of whom are 5-foot-9 and among the shortest players in the National Football League.

Of the 255 players chosen in the 2010 draft, Dexter McCluster and Javier Arenas are two of only eight who stand 5-9 or shorter.

Mighty mites from The Wichita Eagle

I thought it might be interesting to take a closer look at where KC ranks with respect to the other members of the western division. Now that Kansas City leads by two full games after having played just three, it’s time to seriously look at what they are up against. The bottom line is… win the division and go to the playoffs. Everything else is secondary.

Chiefs: The (not so) Wild West from Upon Further Review

Linda Armstrong Kelley, mother of seven-time Tour De France champion and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong, will be in Kansas City on Thursday, October 7th to speak at 2:00pm to a group at Wornall Road Baptist Church (400 W Meyer Boulevard), with a reception to follow...

...Ms. Armstrong Kelly is in Kansas City at the invitation of Chrissy Haley, wife of Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach Todd Haley. Mrs. Haley and other Kansas City Chiefs wives will be at this event to help support the Light House.

Linda Armstrong Kelly coming to Kansas City from Press Release Central

The most recent success story might be the 2010 Kansas City Chiefs and their general manager Scott Pioli...

...Under Pioli's watch, Kansas City is now 3-0 for the first time since 2003 and clearly has a foundation for the future. There may not be a blueprint available, but hopefully some other clubs are taking notes.

Forward Progress: Breaking Down the Action from NFL's Week 3 from

NFL player turned professor Michael Oriard wants the nerd to get the girl.

In a Friday afternoon lecture to a crowd of about 300, Oriard said society has reverted back to the images of the jock and cheerleader, and that the value of education to a student-athlete has taken a backseat to universities looking to capitalize on athletic teams...

...Oriard played football for the University of Notre Dame and the Kansas City Chiefs. He also wrote seven books about his experiences.

Professor stresses athletes' education from The Daily Collegian

A friend and 49ers fan recently shared with me his opinion that Mike Singletary’s strength as a coach is his ability to raise the emotional level of his players, but that a team could maybe get burned out from doing that week after week.

You shouldn’t have to get up for the Chiefs (3-0). You should just be able to beat them.

Lets step away from the Xs and Os, which only indicate that Kansas City kicked the 49ers (0-3) and their inept offense in the ass.


NFL Week 3 in Review from The Perpetual Post

Kansas City Chiefs (3-0) -- The success of this show has caught many by surprise. But you get the sense that the writers and actors didn't expect it to last this long and that soon it will get absurd and unwatchable as they struggle to come up with new ideas. In fact, isn't this a Chiefs cheerleader outfit?

DJ Gallo's NFL Hangover, Week 3 from ESPN

What if the Chiefs are legit?
Kansas City is now 3-0 and let's be honest, most of us looked at their first two victories with a "yeah, but..." mindset. Granted you do have to look at their schedule through an honest pair glasses; you have to be honest with yourself about how good the Chargers, Browns, and Niners really are (a combined 1-8), but three wins are still three wins. 

What if the Steelers are better without Ben and other "What ifs" from Week 3 from Thought from the Back Porch

13. Kansas City Chiefs (14). They'll spend the bye week wondering how they can drive the Colts' run defense batty with Thomas Jones, Jamaal Charles and Dexter McCluster.

NFL Power Poll: Jets' offense takes flight from The Sporting News

Larry Johnson was one of the greatest running backs I ever saw. That was mainly the end of 2004 and all of 2005. In 2005, he ran 1,750 yards and 20 touchdowns. He had a great offensive line blocking for him, but he was still a force of nature, a nearly unstoppable blend of power and speed. I wrote at the time that he was awfully similar to the great Jim Brown, and I actually heard from two of Brown’s former teammates, who agreed.

Now, five years later, he’s out of a job.

LJ’s Many Carries from Sports Illustrated

Kansas City arrives next. While the Chiefs are 3-0, they have inferior talent to Houston, and it’s a home game. The Texans offense should have a heyday, and the defense won’t have many weapons to deal with.

Don’t worry, Texans fans from The Galveston County Daily News

Three weeks into the NFL season, the Indianapolis Colts running game remains unimpressive, if undefined.

"I still think our running game is going to be a season-long thing," quarterback Peyton Manning said after Sunday's 27-13 win at Denver. "It's different linemen playing together. Last week was better, but it's still going to be a season-long process to improve."

Running game still a work in progress from The Indianapolis Star

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