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Good morning! Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy.

First and foremost, the Senior Bowl is about player evaluation. It's a week where the coaching staff and personnel departments of 30 NFL teams turn the page together toward a new season. For some staffs, it's the first time everyone has been in one place since the previous season ended.

The Senior Bowl is also a place where half of Kansas City's draft picks of the previous two seasons worked out and interviewed with Chiefs personnel.

Recent Senior Bowl Rosters Laden With Future Chiefs Draft Picks from The Mothership

The Chiefs initially struggled with the loss of Eric Berry, giving up 39 pass plays of 20 or more yards over the first eight games of the season. Overall, the Kansas City defense gave up 55 pass plays of 20 or more yards, which ranked as the 10th-most in the NFL last season.

However, Kansas City paced the NFL with only 16 pass plays of 20 yards allowed over the final eight games of the season.

Overall, the Chiefs allowed a league-low 20 total plays (16 passes and four rushes) of 20 or more yards over the final eight games of the season. No team was better during that stretch and playoff teams averaged 29.7 plays of 20 yards during the season's second half.

Offseason Roster Review: Safety from The Mothership

The Bears whittled their list of five general-manager candidates to two, and they'll conduct a second round of interviews with Phil Emery of the Kansas City Chiefs and Jason Licht of the New England Patriots later this week at Halas Hall.

Bears' GM Search Down To Chiefs' Phil Emery, Patriots' Jason Licht from The Chicago Sun-Times

Bad offense is as much a part of our identity as good defense.* Vermeil rocked the boat for a few years, but Herm Edwards was able to dismantle that juggernaut within a year. Since then, it's been a parade of bad quarterbacks and scared play calling. In 10 years, will we look back on Bill Muir and Tyler Palko as rock bottom? I don't know, for me that was probably Mike Solari and Brodie Croyle. Muir and Palko are like a poor man's version.

Grading The Chiefs' Offense from Arrowhead Addict

The Patriots' 23-20 win over the Ravens earned a 29.1 major-market rating on CBS. That's the highest such rating for an afternoon AFC championship since a 1994 meeting between the Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills that drew a 29.5, according to CBS Corp.

Giants Win Over 49ers Marks Highest NFL Conference Title Rating Since 1995 from Bloomberg