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Good morning, Chiefs fans! Once again, we've gathered today's Kansas City Chiefs news from across the internet. It's a busy day for Chiefs-Raiders stories. Start your weekend with Arrowheadlines. Enjoy!

The Chiefs signed free-agent fullback Le’Ron McClain for games like the one they’ll play on Sunday in Oakland.

They were pushed around by the Raiders last season and figured it might help to have the offensive muscle that the 260-pound McClain provides.

"You’ve got to be prepared for business in a game like this," said McClain, who agreed with the premise this week. "I started on Oakland last Friday, watching films and trying to get tips on playing them. This is like when I was playing for Baltimore and we were preparing for Pittsburgh.

Chiefs Muscle Up For Bruising Raiders from KC Star

The Chiefs special teamers have seen footage of Ford's game-changer more than a dozen times this week during film review sessions. Ford took back a kickoff 94 yards to open the second half in Kansas City's last visit to Oakland and it completely flipped the game.

Kansas City's kickoff coverage unit didn't come close to touching the speedster and Ford used his big return as a springboard for a breakout performance offensively as well.

Arrowhead Report: Shutting Down Ford from The Mothership

Schottenheimer, who failed in three tries in the NFL to win an AFC title and reach the Super Bowl, has a championship.

His Virginia Destroyers on Friday throttled the Las Vegas Locomotives, the two-time UFL champs, 17-3 before a crowd announced as 14,172, which is standing-room only for football at the Sportsplex.

Virginia Destroyers Capture UFL Title in 17-3 Victory from The Virginian Pilot

Chiefs offensive coordinator Bill Muir said Friday that the rushing duties will, for now, fall primarily to Jackie Battle, but he didn't rule out a back-by-committee approach if one rusher shows he's particularly effective.

Battle is Chiefs' Lead Rusher for Now from KC Star

While there was no official word Friday on whether Carson Palmer or Kyle Boller would start for the Raiders at quarterback Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs, coach Hue Jackson had another conundrum on his hands -- the status of place-kicker Sebastian Janikowski.

Janikowski missed practice for the second straight day with a hamstring strain and was moving slowly and stiffly as he loaded footballs into a JUGS machine to give return specialists a workout.

Oakland Raiders' Kicker Sebastian Janikowski Might Miss Sunday's Game from The San Jose Mercury News

Marty turned it personal with the Raiders. Not sure about Haley, but it would rip up Schottenheimer if Oakland scored three touchdowns. Marty tapped into the Raider rivalry like few have, and it was a point of pride with fans. Older fans still square up over Raider Ben Davidson spearing Len Dawson.

In Kansas City, beating the Raiders is still a big deal!

Raider Week Revs Up Chiefs Fans Again from The Examiner

Raiders 26 - Chiefs 16

The Raiders realize the importance of this three-game home-stand. If Boller plays, the offense won't be as dynamic and Hue Jackson will surely try to call safe plays to avoid any disasters. That doesn't mean he will shy away in trying to get the ball into his playmaker's hands - screens for McFadden, getting Ford and Denarius Moore in space and trying to continue the hot-streak Darrius Heyward-Bey is in. It all will stem off the run game. The defense just needs to apply enough pressure on Cassel to keep his very capable targets from torching Bresnahan's secondary. Oakland will escape with a win and head into the bye week confident that they'll be able to get Palmer in sync with the playbook and his targets.

Countdown to Paydirt: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders from Silver and Black Report

OVERALL ANALYSIS

The Raiders apparently got the quarterback they wanted in Palmer, and it wouldn't be a stretch to suggest that he'll be ready to run the offense and win the crowd over on Sunday. But even if Boller draws the start, Oakland still should have enough to get past a Kansas City team hasn't won the week following a bye since 2006. The results likely won't differ five years later.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Raiders 23, Chiefs 16

Revamped Raiders Try To Take Down Rival Chiefs from Fox News

In their past three games, the Chiefs - who started the season by being pummeled by an 89-10 margin by the Bills and Lions the first two weeks of the season - have been much improved, thanks in part to quarterback Matt Cassel, who's thrown seven TD passes vs. just one interception, while having a quarterback rating of 100 or better in each game.

Cassel, however, isn't the quarterback anyone outside Kansas City seems interested in talking about this week.

Chiefs Know They Must Stop Raiders' Run Game from NBC Bay Area

I think the final decision will come down to Palmer's comfort level both physically and with the Raiders' playbook. Palmer hasn't played since Jan. 2. If Palmer is comfortable, he will play. 

If Boller does have to play, for the Raiders' sake, I hope he had enough practice time, because he needs to be in tune with his teammates as well.

Is Jackson Trying To Confuse Chiefs? from ESPN

The last couple of weeks have been brutal for Nick Wright and his followers. The lifelong Kansas City Chiefs fan and current radio host has watched, much to his dismay, as his beloved NFL team did the last thing he wanted them to do.

The Chiefs actually won-twice.

"We were on the cusp and about to go full throttle with something great," said Wright, who hosts an afternoon drive-time show on 610-KCSP. "They really took the wind out of everything."

For Many NFL Fans, Only Losses Will Bring Lick from The San Jose Mercury News

Between the lines, it was all business for the Missouri District 6-8 matchup that helps determine postseason eligibility. Both teams entered the game still in the hunt for a playoff berth.

On top of that, Friday night lights at Arrowhead carried an NFL feel.

The video boards showed live action and instant replays. Coach Shields wore a microphone with a camera dedicated to him throughout the game. Locker rooms were cleared of NFL belongings and stuffed with high school equipment. The game was broadcast statewide with television and radio coverage, complete with a pre-game flyover.

Friday Night Lights at Arrowhead from The Mothership

Watch the Chiefs to be prepared to face Kelly: Don't be surprised if a few Kansas City Chiefs have something to say to Oakland defensive tackle Tommy Kelly. Prior to Oakland's Week 2 loss at Buffalo, Kelly's message to the Bills was "we ain't the Chiefs."

Final Word: AFC West from ESPN

I'm a weirdo, I've got nothing in common with nobody. I don't play video games, I stopped smoking weed in '98, I don't watch sports, I only care about the [Kansas City] Chiefs, an you know how that goes...

Tech N9ne Talks BET Cypher, Meeting Lil Wayne from HipHop DX

Jackson didn't seem overly concerned about Richard Seymour appearing on the injury report with a knee injury and sitting out practice.

"I think Richard will be fine," Jackson said. "I think those lists are what they are . . . I mean, we have to put out that information, but I think Richard will be fine and ready to go."

Speculation Shifts to Boller from ContraCostaTimes.com