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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 12/5

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Jamie Squire

Opportunities Await The Chiefs In Week 14 from The Mothership

On the defensive side of the ball, the Chiefs welcomed back DT Jerrell Powe, who previewed the Redskins rushing attack that averages a league-best 150.4 net rushing yards per game...

...As far as being back with the team, Powe didn't have trouble expressing his excitement.

"It feels good; I'm glad to be back," Powe said. "I'm going to bring some extra energy to this team, whatever they want me to do. I'm familiar with the scheme and I'm familiar with the guys. They know what I bring to the table, including energy to the d-line."

Andy Reid: "I Think Trust Is An Important Thing" from The Mothership

Q: Is this a crossroads of the season?

REID: "They know that they've won some games and that they've lost the last couple, they understand that. I think it's important that you stick with the process. It's important to trust that and believe in it. They're learning that as you go through; that's the ebb and flows of the season in the National Football League. You're going to have highs (and) you're going to have lows. It's important that you stay consistent through both. I have a lot of trust in our locker room and the way they go about their business and I think trust is an important thing from both sides, players and coaches. I think that's what makes up a team."

Alex Smith's Wednesday Presser Transcript from The Mothership

Q: These last few games, you guys have been explosive offensively, what has been different for you guys?

SMITH: "I think it just comes back to consistency. I think we have finally been able to put together multiple quarters, multiple drives, two halves of football together, offensively. We weren't able to do that earlier in the year. We kind of had them here or there, little glimpses, but were never able to put a complete game together. Just executing, I think it comes down to that, executing better. I think we have been spreading the ball around really well, these last few weeks, everybody involved. It makes it tough to defend."

NFL Play 60 Super School from The Mothership

On Tuesday, the Chiefs Community Caring Team visited Lincoln College Preparatory Academy in Kansas City, Missouri. Current and former Chiefs players hosted a Play 60 event and recognized the school as the NFL's Play 60 Super School...

...Former Chiefs quarterback Trent Green hosted the assembly, speaking to the students about healthy choices and being active.

"These students are incredible and when we entered the auditorium they were going crazy, having tons of fun and even did the Tomahawk Chop," Green said. "This school does a good job of implementing the Play 60 ideals and putting pressure on these students to make those good decisions."

Chiefs Kids Club from The Mothership

The Kids Club is for avid Chiefs fans, under the age of 15, to connect with their favorite football team and have access to unique content and opportunities. Joining as an MVP Chiefs Kids Club Member is $20 for the year with numerous benefits. If you register on or before December 6th, you will receive your membership kit in time for the holidays and the kit will also include a Chiefs Yearbook at no extra cost.

Throwback Thursday: Memories from The Mothership

Twenty years after its founding, many of the owners of the American Football League, who were still around, got together in New York's "Club 21" to celebrate the occasion. The hosts were the league's founder, Lamar Hunt, and the owner of the Boston Patriots, Billy Sullivan...

...Early club execs like Don Klosterman, the mastermind of drafts that put the Chiefs in two Super Bowls, and Chet Simmons, the former president of ABC Sports, the network that gave the league its sudden street cred, showed up too to spin some yarns. Video: Smith: This Is Why We Play Video: Chiefs Brief: Week 14 Video: Chiefs Kingdom Sneak Peek: John Amos Video: Under The Helmet With Knile Davis Video: Cheer Chatter: Kia Video: 'Sound FX': Broncos vs Chiefs Video: Kicking Off The 4th Quarter Of The Season Video: Judged By Judy: Silver Lining In The Kansas City Chiefs' Losing Streak Video: What Does The Losing Streak Mean For The Kansas City Chiefs?

Dropped Passes An Epidemic For Stumbling Chiefs from The Associated Press via FS Kansas City

It was almost like adding injury to insult when Chiefs tight end Anthony Fasano banged his head off the turf so hard that he sustained a concussion a split-second after dropping a pass.

He wasn't the only one who let the ball slip through his fingers last Sunday.

The Chiefs have finally started to put up some offense the last three weeks, but an epidemic of bobbled balls and dastardly drops has kept them from putting more points on the board

Level Heads Could Fix Defensive Woes from Chiefs Spin

When it comes to the opponent's scoring, the Chiefs surrendered 111 total points during a 9-0 start.

They've surrendered 103 in the past three games.

In a copycat league, can the Chiefs address the defensive problems uncovered during the current three-game losing streak that opposing offenses seek to exploit?

Chiefs' Beleaguered Defense Gets Another Test In RGIII from FS Kansas City

After three straight weeks of trying to stop Peyton Manning and Philip Rivers -- and failing to do so -- the Chiefs have plummeted to 21st in the league in total defense.

And now the Chiefs will go up against RGIII, who has run for 460 yards, most among NFC quarterbacks. And they'll face him again without linebacker Justin Houston, one of their top defensive playmakers.

Chiefs Fans Stuffing The Pro Bowl Ballot Box from ESPN

Judging from the latest count of fan voting, the Kansas City Chiefs will again have a bunch of players headed to the Pro Bowl.

Tackle Branden Albert, nose tackle Dontari Poe, outside linebacker Tamba Hali and punter Dustin Colquitt lead the balloting at their respective positions. Running back Jamaal Charles, guard Jeff Allen and safety Eric Berry are second at their positions.

Arrowhead Stadium Death Officially Ruled A Homicide from USA Today

"Detectives have been working the case as a homicide from the beginning, so the investigation will not change," he said.

Van Winkle, the son of a police sergeant, apparently left the stadium early in the game and went to the parking lot, where he got into a Jeep that looked like the vehicle he came to the game in, Kansas City police spokesman Tye Grant said.

The Jeep's owner found Van Winkle, which led to an argument. People tailgating nearby came over and began fighting with Van Winkle, he said.

Kansas City At Washington from CBS Sports

As much as the Kansas City Chiefs have struggled of late, they're still in much better shape than the reeling Washington Redskins.

Though the Chiefs are trying to avoid a fourth consecutive loss, they have a chance to clinch a playoff spot and hand the Redskins a fifth straight defeat Sunday.

Kansas City is the first team in NFL history to win its first nine games then lose three in a row. However, it leads the AFC wild-card race and can secure its first playoff berth since 2010 with a win at Washington (3-9) and a loss or tie by Miami or Baltimore on Sunday.

Seattle Wins The Decibel Battle, But Kansas City Plans On Winning The Decibel War from FS Kansas City

Oh, Terrorhead Returns heard you, Seattle fans. And they're coming for you.

But not 'til next year.

"We will not attempt at the Colts game (on December 22)," said Tim VanderPol, one of the Kansas City Chiefs fans who founded the group "Terrorhead Returns" in order to encourage Arrowhead Stadium to set a new Guinness World Record for crowd noise at an outdoor sporting event. "Just because we're not going to be able to plan this out, take care of everything in two weeks."

Chiefs Planning For Less Of Poe On Sunday? from ESPN

Nose tackle Dontari Poe has been as close to an iron man as the Kansas City Chiefs have seen from one of their defensive linemen in a long time. The 346-pound Poe has rarely come out of the lineup this season, a testament to his physical conditioning as well as his value to the Chiefs.

This week's signing of Jerrell Powe could be aimed at providing some rest for Poe on running downs.

Options To Fasano At TE Aren't Plentiful from ESPN

With a touchdown catch in each of the last three games, tight end Anthony Fasano has become a bigger part of the Kansas City Chiefs' passing game. But Fasano didn't practice Wednesday because of a concussion, leaving his status in doubt for Sunday's game against the Redskins in Washington.

His would be a significant loss.

Week 14 N.F.L. Game Probabilities: Vulnerable Chiefs from The New York Times

One of this week's games stands out among the others as a curiosity.

My efficiency model believes the Washington Redskins have a very slight edge when they host the Kansas City Chiefs. The 9-3 Chiefs are virtual locks to make the playoffs, at least as the top wild card in the A.F.C. On the other hand, the Redskins have suffered through an agonizingly disappointing season, and were recently soundly beaten at home by the underperforming Giants, officially eliminating them from playoff contention.

Injury Updates: Reed Doughty Expects To Face Chiefs Despite Concussions from The Washington Times

Strong safety Reed Doughty said Wednesday that he expects to play for the Washington Redskins when they face the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday despite sustaining his second concussion of the season three days ago.

Start 'Em, Sit 'Em For Week 14 from

Robert Griffin III vs. Kansas City Chiefs: Griffin has done well for fantasy fans, scoring a combined 77.1 points over the last four weeks. His success should continue against the Chiefs, who have given up nine touchdown passes and more fantasy points (24.8 PPG) to opposing quarterbacks than any team in the league since Week 10. (Maximum value: Mid QB1)

NFL Awards Watch: Peyton Manning Sure-Fire MVP from Sports Illustrated

Coach of the Year

1. Andy Reid, Kansas City Chiefs (1): A close loss to the best team in your conference won't kill your COY chances, but three-straight losses is cause for concern. Reid now hangs tenuously from the pole position as Chip Kelly and Ron Rivera nip at his heels, both still with chances to win their respective divisions. Reid needs to secure double-digit wins and a playoff spot to stave off his challengers here.

Fantasy & Reality: The Power Of Trust from CBS Sports

The Chiefs have struggled over their last three games, mostly because they were facing Peyton Manning and the Broncos in two of them, but they've still made life difficult for opposing quarterbacks this season, tying for fifth with 37 sacks and for ninth with 14 interceptions.

Griffin has faced mostly suspect defenses this season, but in one of his tougher matchups Week 12 against San Francisco, he threw for just 118 yards and ran for just 27.

QBs Aplenty In Schrager's 2014 NFL Mock Draft, 1.0 from FOX Sports

27. Kansas City Chiefs

Will Sutton, DT, Arizona State

Dontari Poe has been a sensation in the middle during his second season with Kansas City. D-coordinator Bob Sutton grabs another one in Will. By the way, Will is not related to Bob, but Will's dad Mickey played DB and returned punts in the NFL for five seasons.

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