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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 9/23

Sep 16, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel (7) under center Rodney Hudson (61) during the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE
Sep 16, 2012; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel (7) under center Rodney Hudson (61) during the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE

Game Day!! Today we are treated to have the opportunity to endure a battle of undefeated totally defeated teams. Kansas City Chiefs at the New Orleans Saints at noon today (Arrowhead Time). Today's Chiefs news has answers to some of your questions. Keep reading to learn about an aging QB that was "Whitlocked" before Peyton Manning, was Willie Roaf better as a Saint or Chief and is Matt Cassel really the Dr. Kevorkian of the NFL? Go Chiefs!!!

The Chiefs, also 0-2, are in need of leadership in what may prove to be their most critical week of the season. The club has sought leadership by going to great lengths to draft team captains in the last few years - especially in 2010, when five of the seven picks were college captains - while also acquiring veterans with leadership backgrounds.

But if the Chiefs have a take-charge, in-your-face leader, it hasn't been apparent this season.

Chiefs Searching For Leadership from KC Star

Clearly having reached the brink of early-season disaster, the Saints spent much of the past two weeks struggling to come up with the right words to explain the inexplicable...

...For now, though, a teetering Saints team that opened the season with aspirations of becoming to first team in league history to play in the Super Bowl in the same year it plays host to the game remains resolute it can fend off its sputtering start.

New Orleans Saints Looking To Turn Around Season Against Kansas City Chiefs from Video: Chiefs Breakdown: Week 3 [Author's Note: Is this name a little too true for comfort?] Video: Chiefs Kingdom: Chappells

Bottom line

The Chiefs may eventually pull things together to the point where they can go on the road and compete with a talented but struggling team such as the Saints. But there's no reason to believe Sunday will be the time. The Chiefs have a lot to overcome in a short amount of time. The simplest of scenarios for a victory is for them to get an early lead. That way, they'll have the ability to play to their strengths. But if they can't generate more early offense than they did last week, they'll fall behind and the game should follow a similar pattern.

Prediction: Saints 38, Chiefs 20.

Chiefs-Saints Scouting Report from KC Star

"You just don't want to keep digging that hole because in the NFL, every team is great each and every week," Kansas City quarterback Matt Cassel said. "Is there a sense of urgency about it? Absolutely. We want to get a win, and everybody in this room is working extremely hard to get that done."

The Chiefs are in familiar territory, having started 0-3 last season before finishing 7-9 and out of the playoffs.

Saints, Chiefs Try To Avoid 0-3 Start from The Associated Press via The Tulsa World

I guess that would make Matt Cassel the Jack Kevorkian of the NFL. Barring an unforeseen turn of events against the Saints, this afternoon around 3 p.m., electrocardiograms will flat-line and families will gather close to hear a whispered final word: "Succop."

Take Two: Chiefs Are On... Get The Paddles Ready from The Columbia Daily Tribune

"Remember when you guys had Willie Roaf, but your locker room was garbage and he got hurt so the Saints traded him to Kansas City and he went to four straight Pro Bowls, and then in the Hall of Fame enshrinement he said the Chiefs' offensive line was the best group he'd ever been a part of? LOL!"

Yeah, damn. Poor Willie Roaf. He never really played for an actual winner. Don't give me that nonsense about 13-3, you were one-and-done in the playoffs. It didn't matter. The guy played 13 seasons in the NFL. Here are the quarterbacks he protected: Wade Wilson, Mike Buck, Steve Walsh, Jim Everett, Heath Shuler, Billy Joe Tolliver, Danny Wuerffel, Billy Joe Hobert, Kerry Collins, Jake Delhomme, Jeff Blake, Aaron Brooks, and Trent Green. Brutal. But he protected them well! And, if you didn't notice, 92% of the starting quarterbacks he played for were Saints. Boom!

Saints vs. Chiefs: Angry Who Dat's Opponent Mailbag from Canal Street Chronicles

In 20 years of building drums, Cyrus Fillmore - aka Cy the Drum Guy - has made some pretty big ones.

American Indian grandfather drums, an Asian dragon drum, African-style bass drums, to name a few.

But the Kansas City Chiefs' next jumbo tom-tom, which Fillmore is building at his Baldwin City home, is his biggest drum yet - and sure to be the most-heard.

Baldwin City Resident Hired To Make New Drum For Chiefs from The Lawrence World Journal

"He's not that old, is he?" Montana's wife, Jennifer, yelled to the pre-Internet-crazed media gathered outside the Kansas City Chiefs' locker room.

She was quoted in the Colorado Springs Gazette Telegraph. I knew why Mrs. Montana felt so vindicated, because I had read Jason Whitlock's column that week. The Kansas City Star's gutsy columnist had dared to rip Montana before that game.

Peyton Manning Follows In Joe Montana's Criticized Footsteps from The Denver Post

The Kansas City Chiefs are banged up as they head south to face the New Orleans Saints. Tight end Kevin Boss and cornerback Jacques Reeves were ruled "out", while guard Ryan Lilja (back), wide receiver/running back Dexter McCluster (shoulder) and safety Kendrick Lewis (shoulder) are "questionable". Five Chiefs were listed a "probable", including running back Jamaal Charles. By comparison, the Saints are the much healthier club, missing Turk McBride (out, ankle) and possibly playing without wide receiver Marques Colston, who is "questionable" with a foot injury.

Steven Jackson, Greg Jennings Headline The NFL's Week 3 Injury Report from Yahoo! Sports

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