Good morning! Welcome to your new Arrowhead Pride on SB Nation United! We kick the whole thing off with your Kansas City Chiefs news from across the internet (brand new and still the same). Enjoy!
The restorative qualities of a victory have no bounds. Last week the Chiefs were winless, at the bottom of their division and their season given up for dead.
This Sunday, after an overtime victory in New Orleans, the Chiefs are playing the Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium for first place in the AFC West…
…The Chiefs’ situation is all the more remarkable in that they haven’t had a lead during a game.
Chiefs feel like they’ve hit reset button on season from KC Star
At one time, the prospect of playing a crucial divisional game without Dexter McCluster, Peyton Hillis and Rodney Hudson would have been intimidating to the Chiefs.
It may not be quite as frightening after the Chiefs were able to get their first win of the season Sunday in New Orleans after all three players were injured. Counting the regulars who also didn’t play at all against the Saints, the Chiefs are continuing to build an impressive list of injuries.
Chiefs’ injured list grows with addition of McCluster, Hillis and Hudson from KC Star
From the Podium: Romeo Crennel 9/24/12
Does your tailgate have what it takes?
FESCOE: What about Cassel’s performance yesterday?
CRENNEL: "He started off OK. There were a couple throws that I thought sailed on him a little bit, and then he had that one bad play on the interception. But he hung in there. He made a fourth down throw in the second half that helped keep the drive alive for us. I think he’d want one or two throws back, but he helped his team win."
Q&A with Romeo Crennel - 9/24 from The Mothership
Q: Now you’re playing for first place. A week ago everybody was wondering what was wrong and now you could be in first?
BREASTON: "Just like a year ago, it was only the third game of the season and everyone was saying all this, but it’s still early in the season. We’re playing for first place now but you just have to take it as one game at a time. Just like last week, we lost the first two games and we were able to come back with a win. It’s still early in the season, so your focus is going out there and getting a win and preparing all week for practice and going out and getting a win and get to .500."
LOCKER ROOM QUOTES - 9/24 from The Mothership
All tour stops will include autograph and photo opportunities with Hall of Fame greats Len Dawson and
Bobby Bell. The first 200 people will receive a pass to get autographs (subject to availability). All fans will
get the opportunity to take a photo with the Lombardi Trophy from the Chiefs victory in Super Bowl IV
during the tour stops.
Chiefs Celebration Tour Kicks Off Alumni Weekend In Kansas City On Friday from The Mothership
The Chiefs may have saved their season with this comeback victory. According to ESPN Stats & Information, Kansas City had lost 31 straight games when trailing by at least 10 points entering the fourth quarter. The Chiefs trailed 24-13 going into the fourth quarter and trailed 24-6 late in the third quarter.
Moving on: Kansas City Chiefs from ESPN
How gratifying to see Monday’s sports headlines extolling the exploits of two professional athletes we watched grow up and perform in high school.
Ryan Succop, who excelled at two kinds of football – soccer and our good old American standard – at Hickory High School, literally kicked the New Orleans Saints into submission for the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. He was great in high school, excellent at the University of South Carolina, and now he’s among the elite in the National Football League.
Former high school athletes still starring from The Hickory Daily Record
It is certainly a fair argument that Romeo Crennel, with the ball at the opponent’s 33, one timeout remaining and 2:00 minutes left on the clock, should have gone for the touchdown to win in regulation. There are many things he had to consider, a turnover being the biggest, but giving the ball back to Drew Brees with time on the clock was probably weighing heavily in his mind. So he decided to run out the game clock, and live to play again in OT. Hard to argue with him considering they won the game.
Thin line between idiot and genius from Fox Sports
As for the Saints? Well, it takes a special sort of effort to blow an 18-point lead to the Kansas City Chiefs, and at home no less. (And in the first week when this Fixer felt confident enough to not pick the Chiefs to cover the spread.) They simply couldn’t stop Jamaal Charles, but it went deeper than that. All of a sudden, New Orleans is suddenly looking like an early bet to miss the playoffs, a rarity during the Drew Brees era.
The Day Every Good NFL Team Went Bad from The Wall Street Journal
New Orleans called a timeout after stopping Jamaal Charles for a one-yard loss at the Saints' 34 on the first play following the two-minute warning. The idea was to get the ball back with time to score if Kansas City kicked a tying field goal.
But when the Chiefs' changed personnel after the timeout, Spagnuolo tried to counter with his own lineup change. Players appeared confused, and CB Jabari Greer ran off the field, leaving the Saints with 10 players before he tried to run back on and get in position.
That's when Spagnuolo called timeout, violating the NFL rule against back-to-back timeouts by the same team without a play being run.
Saints: DC Steve Spagnuolo Explains Timeout Snafu from CBS Sports
The Kansas City Chiefs overcame an 18-point deficit to stun the Saints 27-24 on Ryan Succop's 31-yard overtime field goal. "You did such a great job calling plays!" said Succop to Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel after the game. "How did you learn so much about football? It's really neat just to be around you and watch how you school the other coaches. Hey, do you and your wife want to come over for dinner sometime this week? Maybe Tuesday or Wednesday? Thursday or Friday work, too, or Monday. Mrs. Succop is cooking pot roast. Or whatever you want. She can always change the menu."
About Last Weekend: Saints Still Searching for a Win from Grantland
The Kansas City Chiefs are honoring Genesis Promise Academy in Kansas City, Mo., for exemplifying the Chiefs Play 60 ideals of eating right and staying active. Through the season-long Chiefs Play 60 School Program, the organization will recognize a local school each week for its efforts. As this week’s winning school, Genesis Promise Academy will receive a congratulatory assembly with members of the Chiefs Community Caring Team focusing on making healthy lifestyle choices. Genesis Promise Academy is the fourth Chiefs Play 60 School of this season.
Chiefs Name Genesis Promise Academy This Week’s Chiefs Play 60 School from The Mothership
Breaston, who also played for the University of Michigan Wolverines and the NFL's Arizona Cardinals, will donate one iPad for every 100 yards he gains in 2012.
NFL's Steve Breaston Gives Back to Woodland Hills Students from ForestHills-RegentSquare Patch
Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles was a ghost in Week 2, vanishing from the lineup in the second half with what coach Romeo Crennel described as knee soreness. The fantasy-football-obsessed among us waved red flags over Jamaal's return from last season's torn ACL, but then Sunday happened. Charles exploded for 233 yards, looking every bit the player he was in 2010 and then some. We were warned his speed wouldn't return for months, if ever, but try telling that to the New Orleans Saints, who failed to catch Charles on this 91-yard frolic into the end zone.
Charles, McFadden, RG3 chock up Week 3's best runs from NFL.com
Charles leads Chiefs to upset win vs. Saints: A year after tearing the ACL in his left knee, Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles rushed 33 times for 233 yards and a touchdown, and added six catches for 55 yards, helping the Chiefs stun the New Orleans Saints, 27-24, in overtime. The 233 yards were the second most in Chiefs history behind Charles' 259-yard effort against Denver in 2009. His 91-yard TD run at the end of the third quarter was the longest run from scrimmage in franchise history.
GMC Never Say Never Moment Of The Week: Week 3 from NFL.com
Best three-man weave: The Kansas City Chiefs' Jamaal Charles, Justin Houston and Ryan Succop could win the AFC's weekly offensive, defensive and special teams awards, respectively. Charles had 288 yards from scrimmage (233 rushing) and a 91-yard TD run, Houston sacked Brees three times, and Succop scored 19 points, including the game-winning 31-yard field goal in overtime as the Chiefs outlasted the Saints 27-24.
Best and worst: NFL highlights and lowlights from Week 3 from USA Today
Charles' 91-yard touchdown and 40-yard run will get the highlights, but we remember another play. Charles caught a swing pass on third-and-eight in overtime. It was well covered, with three Saints defenders essentially guarding the first-down line. Charles did a head fake and a quick cut inside between the defenders to reach for the first down. That is not the type of cut you expect to see after a torn ACL.
Jamaal Charles earns praise after huge day for Chiefs from NFL.com