Chiefs Credit Fans For Week 6 Win from The Mothership
The Chiefs secondary was successful in communicating their signals with each other, despite the eardrum-ringing noise, which it appreciated.
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Kendrick Lewissaid. "Our fans were crazy and that's what we live for. They said that they were going to come out here, all over Twitter; it was big, about breaking that record. They came and it showed. It was our 12th man; it was our extra man on defense (because of) so many false-start penalties, so many delay of games and in a big game like that, that counts and we give full credit to our fans."
It's been a charmed season for the Chiefs. They've taken advantage of a soft schedule and have made their own breaks in fashioning an unexpected 6-0 record.
And the road to a much-anticipated Nov. 17 showdown at Denver, home of the NFL's only other unbeaten team, has taken some favorable turns for the Chiefs.
Each of their next three opponents - Houston, Cleveland and Buffalo - appear to be in some turmoil, especially the Texans, who will limp into Arrowhead Stadium on a four-game losing streak.
The biggest issue with each team involves the most important position on the field, quarterback.
Andy Reid: 'Chiefs Are A Selfless Football Team' from The Mothership
Q: How do you get better with the offense? Do you call some plays or override some plays that are called?
REID: "Well I'm calling the plays. A couple of them I would like to override. I'm never going to make an excuse for you, that's not the way we role. The reality of it is we're a little bit young and we have to get better. Progressively, we have to do that as we go. I'm seeing some phases where we're getting better and we have to continue to do that. We're going to work our tails off to get better. Then, I have to make sure that I get these guys in the right positions against the right looks and then we take advantage of those, when we get in those positions. We all have a little piece of this pie and we're getting ourselves right. We are a little young and we're learning on the fly here, but we'll keep getting better."
Chiefs Make Their Points On Returns from KC Star
Five of the Chiefs' 12 touchdowns - 41.7 percent - have been scored by their defense and special teams. Eric Berry, Tamba Hali and Husain Abdullah have returned interceptions for touchdowns; Dexter McCluster returned a punt for a score; and Marcus Cooper recovered a muffed punt for a touchdown.
That's tied for the second-most touchdowns scored on returns in the NFL since 2000, trailing only the 2003 Chiefs, who began the season 9-0, highlighted by four kick returns for touchdowns by Dante Hall.
Chiefs Week 6 Win: Stats, Pics And Highlights from The Mothership
Thanks to the Kansas City Chiefs 24-7 victory against the Oakland Raiders, the team moved to 6-0, marking the second time in franchise history that the Chiefs have started a season with six-straight wins. The last time Kansas City won its first six games was in 2003, when the club started 9-0.
With that being said, here's a look back at a very loud, convincing and unforgettable performance by the Chiefs and their loud world-record-holding fans.
The sack where Tamba Hali and Justin Houston hit Pryor basically simultaneously, then got him and gave each other a thousand low-fives will and probably should be on some Chiefs commercials.
This isn't to take anything away from the team, but Arrowhead beat the Raiders as much as the Chiefs did. This has been percolating all season, and exploded against the Raiders.
F is for 48, the amount of yards the Raiders needed for a first down after a holding penalty and two sacks in the fourth quarter. Marquette King's fine punt of 46 yards couldn't even cover that distance.
G is grand, five grand, the career rushing barrier Jamaal Charles went over on Sunday with his 78 yards. Charles now has 5,011, joining Priest Holmes (6,070) and Larry Johnson (6,015) as the only Chiefs to do so.
"So, for 95 dB, the limit is 4 hours; for 100 dB, it is 2 hours; 105 dB, 1 hour; 110 dB, 1/2 hour; 110 dB, 1/4 hour; 115 dB, 7.5 minutes; 120 dB, 3.75 minutes, and so on. But you get my point. Hearing loss can be incurred over a very short period of time.
"I heard people on the news reporting ringing in their ears, or tinnitus, still happening this morning. That is because those people suffered a TTS (temporary threshold shift) in their hearing levels. Repeated TTS's leads to PTS, or permanent threshold shift.
KCChiefs.com Video: Coach Reid Praises Fans In Monday Press Conference
KCChiefs.com Video: Cheer Chatter: Hayley
The Unbeaten Chiefs: Reborn In Red from MMQB
"I believe the greatest combinations of general managers and coaches are when guys believe philosophically in the same thing and they can check their egos at the door and work for the common goal," Dorsey told me on Saturday. "Whenever you have that, you can do some really good things."
He and Reid agreed on several necessary personnel measures-a new quarterback, a defensive-scheme shift and an influx of speed. But before that, there were fences to mend with players, media and fans. Dorsey brought in his player leaders, one by one, and shared with them his vision. "When we first met, I felt like I knew him for a while," says fourth-year safety Eric Berry. "He cracked a few jokes and told me the plan. I immediately jumped on board."
Andy Blames Himself, Not Alex, For Chiefs' Sputtering Offense from FS Kansas City
There can't be a football fan or scout or executive anywhere on the planet who could have forecast the amazing turnaround general manager John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid have conducted with the Chiefs -- certainly not to the extent of a 6-0 start.
But -- and isn't there always a but? -- there is one small area of concern that even Reid himself continues to address: a sluggish offense.
The Chiefs are 25th in the NFL in offense, chugging along at just 326 yards per game, a remarkably low figure for a team unbeaten this far into the season.
Demps Example Of K.C. Scrap-Heap Success from ESPN
One of the many reasons the Kansas City Chiefs are 6-0 is the contributions they've received from players they plucked off the scrap heap. Among the players who fit into that category is nickel safety Quintin Demps.
The Chiefs are tied for the league lead in interceptions with 10. Their individual leader is Demps, who has three.
Can The Chiefs Hit 9-0? Yes, They Can! from FS Kansas City
But combine the way the Chiefs defense is playing right now with the way the Houston offense is playing right now and you've got the perfect recipe for -- well, pretty much what you just saw: A kinda ugly, defense-first war of attrition that Kansas City's big red Sharknado eventually blows open at some point late in the second half. If the Browns scare you, we can't help you, and yes, the Chiefs have historically struggled in Buffalo, but the Bills have quarterbacking problems at the moment that put Houston's to shame. The longer this party goes, the more all signs point to the same, awesome, gigantic thing: Nov. 17 in Denver. Round 1.
BYU's Andy Reid, Ute Alex Smith Thriving In KC from The Salt Lake Tribune
Andy Reid, the chubby coach from BYU with the bushy mustache, never would be mistaken for Alex Smith, the skinny quarterback from Utah with the scruffy beard.
Yet now that they're being viewed together with the Kansas City Chiefs, it's becoming apparent that they're practically the same person.
The traits they share are surfacing, with the Chiefs joining the Denver Broncos as the NFL's last two unbeaten teams. It's all rather remarkable, considering the Chiefs went 2-14 last season, while Reid and Smith were becoming expendable with their old teams.
Chiefs Getting TDs From Defense, Special Teams from The Associated Press via FS Kansas City
In fact, nearly a quarter of their points during a blistering 6-0 start have come from touchdowns and safeties produced by their defense and special teams. The percentage of scoring rises to 46.1 when Ryan Succop's 11 field goals are factored into Kansas City's point total.
"Listen, do you want to score more on offense? Yeah, you want to score every time you touch the football," Reid said Monday. "That's the mentality we have on that side, but I'd also tell you that the mentality on the defensive and special teams side is we want X number of touchdowns from that crew."
Albert, Poe Headline Monday Injury Updates from Chiefs Spin
Chiefs starting left tackle Branden Albert was in and out of Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders dealing with knee and elbow injuries.
But good news surrounding his status arrived Monday during coach Andy Reid's weekly media session.
"We think he's going to be OK," Reid said. "It doesn't seem to be too severe."
Andy Reid's Kansas City Chiefs Rely On Defense For 6-0 Start from The Glendale News-Press
Six weeks and six wins into the season, it's now clear what the Kansas City Chiefs' identity is under first-year coach Andy Reid, a former Glendale Community College football player.
Defense remained the Chiefs' backbone in a 24-7 victory over the Oakland Raiders Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium, in front of a crowd determined and victorious in setting a Guinness World Record for loudest crowd at an outdoor stadium, with a 137.5 decibel sound level according to NFL.com.
Texans To Evaluate Matt Schaub from ESPN
As the Houston Texans get ready to face the Kansas City Chiefs, they'll prepare two quarterbacks to potentially start -- T.J. Yates and Case Keenum.
Texans coach Gary Kubiak said quarterback Matt Schaub will be an end-of-the-week decision as he recovers from injuries to his "leg, ankle, everywhere."
Kubiak also indicated the injury to the much-maligned Schaub could have been worse.
Loudest Stadium Record Shows Kansas City Fans Louder Than A Jet Engine from The Inquisitr
As a comparison against the world's loudest stadium, a lawn mower produces 107 decibels and most power tools only do about 110 decibels. A loud rock concert is typically around 115 decibels (unless you're a death metal fan) but Kansas City Chiefs fans are in the same loudness range as a jet engine at 100 feet above the ground, which is usually around 130 to 140 decibels. A human eardrum could rupture at 150 decibels.
Chiefs Have Many Pass Rush Options from ESPN
Maybe the most interesting thing about this pass rush is that all of the key components (linebackers Tamba Hali and Justin Houston and linemen Dontari Poe and Tyson Jackson) were in place before this season. Among the 31 sacks, all but 2.5 have been delivered by players who were with the Chiefs last season.
That speaks to the schemes brought to the Chiefs by new defensive coordinator Bob Sutton.
Chiefs 6-0 Behind League's Most Dominate Defense from SportingNews
How in the wide, wide world of the NFL can there be a stealth 6-0 team?
That's what the Kansas City Chiefs are. They won two games last year. They fired their coach for the third time in four years. They got the first pick of last spring's draft. They hired the very well-known, recognizable Andy Reid, who last month returned to his former home of Philadelphia victorious before a prime-time audience. At 3-0, they were the toasts of the league and had a huge spotlight trained on them.
Yet since then, they've managed to slip back into anonymity.
Raiders Quarterback Terrell Pryor Admits He Was Awful Against The Chiefs from The San Jose Mercury News
The Raiders quarterback passed erratically during a 24-7 loss at Kansas City, but he wasn't passing the buck Monday in a brutal self-examination of his performance after watching the game film.
"What disappoints me is we lost the game because of me; that's how I look at it," said Pryor, who threw three interceptions and was sacked 10 times Sunday.
"You know what?" he continued. "I deserved them hits, because I didn't get the ball out, and on one play I called the wrong protection. You make mistakes like that, you deserve to get pile-driven into the ground."
The Idea Behind McDonald's Big Macs For Sacks from FOX4KC
The Kansas City Chiefs are undefeated after six games and the entire Chiefs Nation is excited. Thanks to a partnership with McDonald's, they're probably stuffed too.
The two teamed up on a new promotion this year, Big Macs for Sacks. It's pretty simple. If the Chiefs defense gets a sack, you get a Mac.
Coach Allen Breaks Down Loss To KC from Raiders.com
Q: I think I read a stat where they sent almost five guys 40% of the time. Terrelle Pryor probably hasn't seen that pressure all year.
Coach Allen: It's not just those five guys. It's who those five guys are. They had some pretty good guys up front that were coming after the quarterback. Yeah, they brought some pressure on him, and I don't think we responded as well to the pressure as we needed to. There are some times when Terrelle's got to get rid of the ball. There are some times when the protections got to hold up a little bit better. There are some times when we've got to get open a little bit faster, so again any time you have that many sacks in never falls on one area or one player.
Texans Preparing T.J. Yates, Case Keenum To Start from NFL.com
Kubiak said Monday that he will prepare T.J. Yates and Case Keenum to start this Sunday against the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs, who arguably boast the best defense in the NFL. Schaub's status will be determined at the end of the week, according to Kubiak.
Six From Sunday: Chiefs Are Legit; Backup QBs Take A Beating from CBS Sports
As for the strength-of-schedule criticism, Kansas City's six opponents have an 11-19 record minus the six games the Chiefs have won. The Denver Broncos' opponents also are 11-19.
KC and Denver have five common opponents. Against those teams, the Broncos have scored 216 points and given up 131. While the Chiefs have scored only 126 points against those teams, they have yielded only 48 points.
Week 6 Takeaways: Coaches Under Fire, Peterson Perseveres from USA Today
Kansas City Chiefs players continue to cite the coaching staff as a huge factor in their 6-0 start. And it's not just head coach Andy Reid, who has brought stability to a program that went to hell and back in 2012. Look no further than the secondary, where there's a nice mix of experience (33-year NFL coaching veteran Emmitt Thomas) and youth (first-year coach Al Harris, who retired after the 2011 season). They have players' ears, and that goes a long way.
Perot Museum Sports Hall Named After Lamar Hunt from The Dallas Morning News
With a roll of drums, and in spite of a balky black curtain, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science's popular sports hall was named Monday in honor of Lamar Hunt.
The honor recognized a $5 million contribution to the museum from the family of Hunt, the Dallas oilman who became among the nation's most influential figures in professional sports.
Pinktober Is Here. Again. from ChicagoNow.com
A friend shared with me what happened at the beginning of the Kansas City Chiefs game. Here's the video in all it's non-glory (assuming you can get through the 30 second commercial at the front end). Forty-nine...yes 49 planes flew over Arrowhead Stadium spewing pink smoke. kctv5.com/video I watch that video, and I just have to wonder -- How many mammograms that would have paid for???
9 Amazing Stats From The NFL's Week 6 from Athlon Sports
Kansas City is unbeaten because of its defense. The Chiefs lead the NFL with a +12 turnover margin, rank fifth in the league at 306.3 yards allowed per game and are allowing an NFL-best 10.8 points per game. More importantly, no team in the NFL gets off of the field better than KC. It has allowed just 20-of-83 third-down conversions on defense through six games, leading the league with a sterling 24.1 percent rate.
Texans-Rams: In A Nutshell from CBS Houston
But can things get any worse than yesterday? Is it possible?
You'd hope not. And then you remember the Texans take on the Chiefs and their terrifying pass rush next Sunday IN Kansas City. Probably with T.J. Yates under center. Yikes.
Reporter: Kyle, I want to ask you about your friend Andy Reid and Alex Smith being undefeated with the Chiefs. Did you sense that they would be a good partnership?
KW: I did. I had conversation with Andy about that potential move and gave Alex my 100 percent endorsement. It's been a good match, and they're doing great.
And by the way, Andy is a closet Ute. Not a lot of people know that, but Andy Reid wears Ute gear constantly and is a closet Ute. Actually that wouldn't be a closet Ute if you wear your Ute gear constantly.
But anyway, I'm very proud of those guys and what they've accomplished, what they're doing there in Kansas City. They got another big win yesterday, and I couldn't be happier for two guys that I really care a lot about.
KC Chiefs Fans Back On Top As No. 1 Loudmouths from Seattle Weekly
Take a seat, 12th Man, Arrowhead Stadium has resumed its rightful place as the loudest -- and some might say (see SW's Matt Driscoll's story on whining 49ers fans) -- obnoxious football palace in all the land.
Arrowhead Claims Loudest Stadium Record from ESPN [Includes A Poll]
Did you hear the one about the loudest fans in the world? If you were among Chiefs fans at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, it's hard to imagine you heard anything above the 137.5-decibel roar that set a world record for the loudest outdoor stadium.
Philip Robertson, the adjudicator from Guinness World Records who was on duty at both games, does not believe Premier League supporters are capable of making such a noise, even at big derby matches, the report said.
Kansas City Chiefs fans break the world crowd noise record for an outdoor stadium during their NFL game against the Oakland Raiders.
Kansas City Football Fans Dubbed World's Loudest from Reuters via The Toronto Sun
Kansas City football fans were 'loud and proud' of their undefeated Chiefs on Sunday, cheering the home team to victory in a display of eardrum-splitting support that scored the loudest crowd roar on record at an open-air stadium, according to league officials.