Good morning! Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy!
Cassel On Possibility Of Benching: 'You Can't Play Scared' from KC Star
"Throughout my career I've always had ups and downs," Cassel said. "Everybody knows that I'm a grinder. I'm going to go out and grind each and every day and I'm going to try to get better.
"I try not to focus on what's being said on the outside and I try to focus on how I can get better as a player. I know there's room for improvement and I'm going to give everything I can to make those improvements and get better."
Chiefs Put Boss On IR; Flowers Re-Injures Heel from KC Star
The Chiefs-Ravens game on Sunday will feature the NFL's top two players in yards from scrimmage this season.
The Chiefs' Jamaal Charles is averaging 128.0 yards from scrimmage - 103.8 yards rushing and 24.3 yards receiving. The Ravens' Rice is second at 122.8 - 79.2 rushing, 43.5 receiving.
Rice led the NFL in yards from scrimmage last season with 2,068 yards on 1,364 rushing and 704 yards receiving. He scored 15 touchdowns last year, 12 rushing and three receiving.
Succop And Gafford: Just Kickin' It! from The Mothership
As they do every Tuesday, the Chiefs Community Caring Team was out and about. This first Tuesday of October found the Chiefs players and staff members visiting the Children's Place in Kansas City; a non-profit agency that supports young survivors of abuse, neglect and other trauma.
"We serve children in our community under the age of eight who have come out of homes where they have been abused either physically or sexually, or neglected either by a biological parent or other adult care giver," Roxane Hill, Vice President of Development, explained.
Chiefs Celebration Tour Continues In Wichita from The Mothership
The Chiefs Celebration Tour's next stop will be in Wichita, Kan., Wednesday, Oct. 3 at the Greater Wichita YMCA (Farha Sport Center) at 3405 S. Meridian Ave. The tour will take place from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The club's previous stops were in St. Joseph, Mo., Topeka, Kan., and Kansas City, Mo.
Kansas City's Turnover Issue from The Associated Press via The Springfield News-Leader
Fundamentals, right? Lessons that should have been learned long ago.
Clearly, that hasn't been the case in Kansas City.
The Chiefs lead the NFL with 15 turnovers, their eight fumbles lost are double the next-worst team in the AFC, and their minus-13 differential is a big reason that they've been blown out in three of the four games they've played, and needed a late rally to win the other.
Defending The Defenseless from The Wichita Eagle
I've given it the good fight. Matt Cassel, I've had your back.
I've had it better than the offensive linemen who are paid to protect you. I've had it with more conviction than your own coach or organization. And I have certainly had it to a higher degree than any of your fans, if any remain.
But I'm sorry, Matt. I'm starting to question my loyalty.
Baltimore At Kansas City from CBS Sports
After struggling in their lone road game, there is some concern with how the Baltimore Ravens' no-huddle offense will perform Sunday at Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium, historically one of the league's loudest venues.
Although the noise can be deafening, the fans there haven't had much to cheer about.
Coming back from a well-deserved break, the rejuvenated Ravens try to again make things difficult for Matt Cassel, whose turnovers have been one of the biggest reasons for the Chiefs' slow start.
Kansas City: BBQ=Good, Sports=Bad from The Wall Street Journal
The Kansas City Royals on Wednesday ended another forgettable season with a third-place finish in the American League Central. For the franchise, it marks the 27th consecutive year without a playoff victory. Considering that the Royals' National Football League counterparts, the 1-3 Chiefs, also seem likely to extend their playoff-victory drought to 19 years, Kansas City stands poised to jump a notch on the list of all-time stinky sports towns.
Breaking Down The Ravens-Chiefs Game In Kansas City With K.C. Star Reporter Adam Teicher from The Baltimore Sun
There have been a lot of questions in Baltimore this week about how their no-huddle offense will operate in the unfriendly confines of Arrowhead Stadium, but the Chiefs have been outscored, 77-44, in two home losses this season. What has happened to that home-field advantage, and will a loud crowd still be a factor Sunday?
AT: The Chiefs have been blown out a lot at home the last couple of seasons. That takes the crowd out of the game. If the Chiefs can get a lead or keep things even, it should be loud Sunday. But if they fall way behind like they have in all four of their games this season, the Ravens should have no problem with noise.
Chiefs' Tamba Hali Says Ray Rice "Talks A Lot Of Trash" from The Baltimore Sun
Despite his 5-foot-8 frame, easygoing nature and ear-to-ear smile, Ray Rice is widely regarded as one of the toughest players in the NFL. And according to one Kansas City Chiefs player, the Ravens running back is also one of the most talkative.
Outside linebacker Tamba Hali said that Rice talks more trash than any other running back he has encountered in the league.
Donald Butler Named Player Of The Week from NBC San Diego
Linebacker Donald Butler was elected AFC Defensive Player of the Week.
Butler recorded half a sack and four tackles during the win against Kansas City on Sunday.
His shining moment, however, came when he intercepted a ball intended for Chiefs tight end Tony Moeaki. Butler returned the interception 21 yards to add to the Chargers already mounting score.
Start 'Em, Sit 'Em For Week 5 from NFL.com
Dennis Pitta at Kansas City Chiefs: Pitta and I scored the same number of fantasy points last week - none. But one bad stat line isn't going to scare me when he'd been so good in the previous three weeks. Furthermore, Pitta has a great matchup ahead against a Chiefs defense that has surrendered three touchdowns and the 10th-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends.
Cleveland '95: Where Are They Now? from NFL Films
The year was 1995. Netscape Navigator was the most-used Internet browser. "Toy Story" was the top grossing movie. "Friends" had just started its 10-season run as a sitcom mainstay. Foo Fighters released their first of many epic albums.
In the National Football League, the Cleveland Browns entered the fall of '95 as an AFC contender and exited it in the most nightmarish way possible ... with the stunning announcement that the team would move to Baltimore. While Baltimore inherited a franchise that would eventually deliver a Lombardi Trophy, Cleveland fans are left to ponder "what if ..." Coach Bill Belichick had amassed a talented staff, many of whom were no-names in the mid-90s, but became the backbone of many teams' front offices and coaching staffs in the years to come. This is a then-and-now look at those future coaches and general managers who worked under Belichick in Cleveland.
5 Ravens Stats That Stand Out: Week 5 from The Baltimore Sun
5.6 -- yards per carry for the Kansas City Chiefs this season.
The Chiefs are 1-3, but no team has been better at running the football. The Chiefs average a NFL-best 5.6 yards per carry in 2012 and their 173.5 rushing yards a game are second in the league behind the Washington Redskins. The Ravens have actually tightened up against the run since they allowed the Cincinnati Bengals to rush for 129 yards on 28 carries. Opponents averaged just 2.7 yards per carry the past three games, and they were no been slouches, either.
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