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Game Day! Chargers at Chiefs in just a few hours. Here is your Kansas City Chiefs news to get you ready. Go Chiefs!!

Charles Is Latest Great Chiefs Rusher, But Who Is No. 1? from KC Star

Longest run in Chiefs history? Check...

...Most yards in a game? Check...

...Most yards per carry? Check...

Charles, 25, is only in his fifth season, but at the pace he's going, he may be on track to become the greatest running back in Chiefs history.

Chiefs' Strategy Puts Jamaal Charles' Health At Risk from KC Star

Here in 2012, he is used in Costco sizes: the Chiefs just gave Charles 33 carries and six catches. That's 12 more touches than Charles' previous career-high, five more than anybody else in the NFL this season, and a number unsurpassed since 2004. Read that sentence again.

The new head coach, Romeo Crennel, gives no indication he wants to limit Charles' exposure, even a year after major knee surgery. Two weeks ago, Crennel was saying he wasn't sure if Charles would ever again be what he once was.

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Chiefs Restore Ring Of Honor At Arrowhead from KC Star

When fans enter Arrowhead Stadium for Sunday's game against the Chargers, they'll be greeted by a familiar sight.

The Ring of Honor is back...

...on Sunday, when guard Will Shields is formally introduced as the latest member of the Chiefs Hall of Fame, the curtains will be dropped on his name and those of the other 41 members.

Chiefs-Chargers Scouting Report from KC Star

Bottom line

This is the kind of game the Chiefs have to win if they are serious about winning the AFC West. They have a lot of injuries piling up, but they're still playing at home against a vulnerable opponent. Things won't happen as easily for them as they did in the final 30 minutes or so of last week's game, but if they don't beat themselves with turnovers and penalties, and if they can pressure the Chargers into some mistakes, they should have enough to prevail.

Prediction: Chiefs 24, Chargers 20

San Diego Chargers/KC Chiefs NFL Week 4 Preview from

Tamba Hali ... it's time to start the season now! Linebacker Justin Houston played one of his best games last week against New Orleans and was runner-up for Defensive Player of the Week in the AFC. So it was disappointing that Hali was stat-less last week (0 tackles, 0 sacks, 0 pressures, 0 presence in the game). If the Chiefs cannot get pressure on Rivers, he will sit back and pick them apart using his receivers height advantage over the Chiefs smaller corners. However, if Houston can deliver pressure from one side and Hali from the other, Rivers has shown that he will try to force the ball into places he shouldn't, leading to interceptions. It is time for Hali to start playing like the Chiefs best defender.

Can Chargers Avenge Last Week's Loss At Kansas City? from The North County Times

It won't be easy. That's obvious from a personnel standpoint. This game pits teams with talent against each other. The swing vote comes with the site and the time. The Chargers are on the wrong end of both elements of this crucial division game.

Arrowhead Stadium ranks among the loudest and most difficult places to play an NFL game.

Kickoff time, however, is the real disadvantage.

The Chargers play at 10 a.m. in the west, a start time that has spelled death during Turner's tenure.

Dwayne Bowe Good To Go For Chiefs from ProFootballTalk

Reports this week about Bowe's groin injury have indicated that it's nothing serious, and Adam Schefter of ESPN reported on Saturday night that Bowe is expected to play.

Fred Wiliamson Resurfaces For 'Last Once Of Courage' from Electronic Urban Report

He became a force to be reckoned with as one of the first black action movie stars during the "blaxploitation" era of filmmaking - following his success as a football star with the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs.

Now, the still incredibly handsome 74-year-old actor shows up in "Last Ounce of Courage," a film by Darrel Campbell about the son of a fallen soldier, who, years after his father's death, tries to reconnect with his grandfather, who is still grieving the loss of his child.

Chargers Returner Goodman Won't Kneel from NBC San Diego

In Goodman's three years in the NFL, he has yet to kneel the ball down. He has averaged 22 yards against the Kansas City Chiefs, who the Bolts take on in Arrowhead this weekend...

...This year Goodman has had six returns with an average of over 30 yards per return.

Schiano Needs To Open Playbook For Freeman from USA Today

The Chiefs have the NFL's No. 1 offense. Weird, isn't it? I mean, this is a unit quarterbacked by Matt Cassell (73.8 passer rating), not Matt Stafford (who quarterbacks Detroit's No. 2-ranked O) or Tom Brady or Brees or A-Rod. And if not for a few late-game breaks that led to a win in overtime last weekend, Kansas City would head into Sunday's game against the Chargers at Arrowhead seeking its first victory. Here's what a 510-yard tally at New Orleans can do for the ranking: A week ago, the Chiefs' offense was ranked 5th -- which was still pretty impressive, given the 0-2 start. What's happening? Jamal Charles is back in full effect after blowing out his knee last season. With his 233-yard game against the Saints, Charles took over the NFL rushing lead and showed that he hasn't lost his explosiveness.

Chargers Look Relatively Healthy Going Into Kansas City; Kaeding To Sit Out from CBS Los Angeles

Even though San Diego is relatively healthy going into the contest, the Chargers did announce Friday that place kicker Nate Kaeding was out for this game due to a groin injury (suffered in practice). Kaeding, one of the most accurate kickers going in the NFL, missed all but one play of last season with a torn ACL.

As a result, Nick Novak, who filled in for Kaeding all of last season (went 27-of-34 on field goals in 15 games), will again handle the kicking duties this Sunday.

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