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Not Game Day. Sunday is the one thing that stinks about MNF. Everyone kick back and enjoy an extra day of rest before we gear up for the real deal. Here is your Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy.

"We will overcome this ... 5-3 at the end of (the second) quarter of the season."

McClain, it now appears, was merely ahead of his time. The Chiefs were coming off a narrow loss to San Diego but to the rest of the world still looked like serious candidates for the first pick in next year's draft.

He may have been on to something. The Chiefs haven't lost since, rallying to 3-3 and are at the point where they can move into a tie for first place in the AFC West with Oakland and San Diego by beating the Chargers in Monday night's game at Arrowhead Stadium.

Le'Ron McClain's Tweet May Prove Prophetic For Chiefs from KC Star

Last year's Monday night matchup between the Chiefs and Chargers set the season's tone for both clubs.

One sideline walked away from the evening remembering an electric atmosphere that jump-started an underdog's run towards a division championship. The long-time division favorites remember playing short-handed on a frustrating night that marked the beginning of an even more frustrating season.

Chiefs and Chargers Remember Last Year's MNF Showdown as Rematch Approaches from The Mothership

Yes, the Chiefs are riding a modest three-game winning streak, but they're not doing it with a dominating ground game like last year. They're not winning with a flashy offense or bruise-inducing defense. They've been opportunistic, simple as that, and somehow it's worked.

Improbable 3 Weeks Ago, Chiefs Can Move Into First-Place Tie In AFC West With Monday Night Win from The Washington Post

For a guy who came into the NFL as an undrafted free agent, Gamble has not lacked for confidence. As he was wowing people with his fly-around playing style in preseason games, Gamble was saying after those exhibitions that he was not the least bit surprised, knowing his own ability. While acknowledging that the preseason is far from the real deal, coaches were impressed with how Gamble played when the lights went on, which clearly was how he earned one of the final spots on the roster.

Gamble "Next Man Up" at Linebacker for Chargers from The San Diego Union-Tribune

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Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel has completed 54 of 88 passes for 678 yards with five touchdowns and two interceptions during the Chiefs' three-game winning streak. One of his interceptions was a Hail Mary.

NFL Insider: Who's Hot, Who's Not, Draft Preview and Team Blitz from The Fort Worth Star-Telegram

On a play early in the third quarter, Gonzalez, the imposing tight end for the Chiefs, was slammed out of bounds and Pfleger was directly in his path. The veteran photographer stood and backpedaled, but Gonzalez was moving too fast. The collision sent Pfleger to the ground, knocking him unconscious...

...In a stunning twist, Pfleger would come to feel thankful for the sideline hit. The next day's MRI revealed a brain tumor the size of two golf balls. Pfleger, with no symptoms, was shocked. "You think you're going to die," he told me.

Story of Photographer , NFL Star Gonzalez A Hit from The Wisconsin State Journal

Not even a bullet lodged close to his heart or the two others that were removed from his body has kept Chargers running back Curtis Brinkley from pursuing his dream. Last Saturday, Brinkley was activated off the Charges practice squad to the team's 53-man roster. An accomplishment that went virtually unnoticed by the media, but not by his teammates.

Not Even Bullets Can Slow Down San Diego Chargers RB Curtis Brinkley from SanDiego.com

Saturday's homecoming drew plenty of alumni and fans back to Louisiana Tech's campus, but few - if any - were bigger than former offensive lineman Willie Roaf.

Roaf's Visit to Tech has Bulldogs' Fans Panting from The Monroe News Star