Game Day!! Here's a quick Arrowheadlines for you. All of today's Kansas City Chiefs news in one place. I'm off to the airport and Nashville for a few days for work. I should land in time to catch the game. Chris and Joel will be covering for me until Thursday. Until then, Go Chiefs!
There's been an interlude since the Chiefs experienced a rash of season-ending injuries - tight end Tony Moeaki, safety Eric Berry and running back Jamaal Charles suffered ACL tears over three consecutive weeks - but the effects remain. The Chiefs aren't the same, and their 1-3 record at least in part demonstrates that. But players and coaches know that the season must continue - and that success must remain the objective.
Yes, he was the Chiefs' Lex Luthor - a man who just wouldn't remove his pointy, raw treachery from Kansas City's ribs. And like Luthor, Davis' most diabolical power was mind control. In the late '60s, the Chiefs visited Oakland's new stadium, and coach Hank Stram was so convinced that Davis had the visitors' locker room bugged that Stram ordered his assistants to check the ceiling and lockers for proof. Even when they found nothing, Stram forbade anyone from talking - just in case.
"There wasn't any love with Hank and Al Davis," Arbanas said. "None whatsoever."
Raiders Owner and Chiefs Nemesis Davis Dies at 82 from KC Star
Weather Report = Dome
KC Star Photo Gallery: Oakland Raiders Owner Al Davis Dead At 82
Everything points to a close game. The Chiefs did enough things well in last week's game that it's reasonable to think they're adjusting to life without Charles, Tony Moeaki and Eric Berry. That doesn't appear to be true for the Colts. They are a team built around Peyton Manning, and it's going to take them more than a handful of games to work around his absence. Prediction: Chiefs 23, Colts 20
Chiefs-Colts Scouting Report from KC Star
Breaston's versatility has paid dividends, but his role is likely to resemble the one he played in Arizona once Baldwin becomes part of the Chiefs offensive plans.
Breaston first developed his reputation as one of the NFL's top slot receivers playing third fiddle to All-Pro wide receivers Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin in Arizona. A 1,000-yard season during the Cardinals' Super Bowl run in 2008 put him on the map.
Setting In The Wide Receiver Ranks from The Mothership
One week after staring into the sack-hungry eyes of Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen, Matt Cassel faces the dual threat posed by Indy's Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis.
Five Things About The Colts from KC Star
There are some who would suggest the loser of today's battle between the Indianapolis Colts (0-4) and Kansas City Chiefs (1-3) might win the war.
Both teams are among a handful of struggling franchises at the season's quarter pole that are in line for the No. 1 pick in next April's draft.
Dodging The Draft from The Herald Bulletin
Despite recent indications to the contrary, there is some good news about injuries and the Indianapolis Colts.
Weak side linebacker Ernie Sims, who has not played since injuring his knee in the second quarter of the Colts' season-opening loss to Houston, has a chance to return for Sunday's home game with Kansas City.
Colts Get Some Good News from The Washington Times-Herald
The sampler box is a gift from Michael Irvin and sits front and center on a shelf in Reggie Wayne's cubicle in the Indianapolis Colts locker room.
Inside are Montecristo cigars. The style? Operation Hope.
"I am a cigar guy and that's the first time I've seen that," Wayne said of the Operation Hope label. "I don't know if Michael Irvin sent that to me for a reason.
"I have to check into that."
Wayne Waiting to Light Victory Cigar from Irvin from The Indianapolis Star
Will Shields will be the 15th Nebraska player inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, and he was honored during Saturday's game.
Shields, a guard, played at Nebraska from 1989 to 1992 and was a unanimous All-American in 1992. He won the Outland Trophy as the nation's top interior lineman in 1992 and was a three-time first-team All-Big Eight selection.
Sideline Chatter: Will Shields Honored During NU-Ohio State Game from Husker Extra