Good morning, boys and girls. Welcome to today's Arrowheadlines. Must be the bye-week. Not a lot out there this morning. Read on to keep up with the latest Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy.
Houston did crack the starting lineup for the season opener against Buffalo at outside linebacker, but he was subbed out on passing downs.
Finally, that started to change during the Chiefs’ 28-24 win Sunday at Indianapolis. Houston didn’t record a sack, but he did force Curtis Painter’s hand a couple of times.
"That’s my goal. Hopefully, I can help take some slack off Tamba, because there’s a lot of pressure on him as our best rusher," Houston said.
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They also face the Kansas City Chiefs (2-3), at home, and the Chiefs are starting to right their ship after a brutal start.
The Jets have depth issues at several positions, and age is becoming a factor in certain spots. They could be out of gas by December.
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In 2004, the Kansas City Chiefs allowed 85 plays of 20 or more yards on their way to a 7-9 record. That's the most by a team in the past 15 seasons, according to STATS LLC. The Patriots are on track to surpass that by 27.
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Their defense improved the past few weeks, but they must find a pass rusher to play opposite Tamba Hali. Brown fits well in their 3-4 scheme.
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Meanwhile, other teams that use Native American mascots tend to narrow themselves - the Atlanta Braves (the Redskins' original nickname until they presumably determined it wasn't racist enough) use a term for a Native American warrior, which also happens to be a synonym for courage. The Florida State Seminoles represent a specific cultural aspect of Florida's history. The Kansas City Chiefs represent leadership, and are also a nod to a former mayor who helped spread awareness of Native American culture in the Boy Scouts. There's your mystique.
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The entire NFL, apparently, is drinking the over-the-top, Arena Football League-supplied Kool-Aid. The games, suddenly, are indistinguishable from a "Madden NFL 12" video game.
On Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs trailed the Indianapolis Colts 24-7, then rallied to score the game's last 21 points, matching the biggest comeback in franchise history.
Battle's big game came against a Colts defense that has allowed the sixth most fantasy points to opposing running backs this season, but Thomas Jones looks done, and Dexter McCluster struggles to break tackles, so he should continue to get the majority of touches in Kansas City's backfield. Battle isn't a special talent, and there's no telling how he'll hold up physically, but he's obviously a must-add in all fantasy leagues in his new role.
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The Chiefs looked like the worst team in football the first two weeks of the season, getting outscored 89-10. Their season essentially looked over at 0-3. Two wins later, Kansas City gets to catch its breath and note that they are only one win away from .500. (All thanks to a beanbag game.)
Of course, Kansas City's two wins came against winless opposition (Minnesota and Indianapolis). The team is still 30th in points scored and 32nd in points allowed. It's unclear if the Chiefs are any good or whether they just aren't the worst team in the league.
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