The Chiefs' next three opponents, starting with Sunday's home opener against the Dallas Cowboys, are against teams from the NFC East, the division Reid won seven times in his 14 years as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Following the Dallas game, the Chiefs will have a short week to get ready for Reid's much-anticipated return to Philadelphia on a Thursday night, Sept. 19, before facing one of his biggest rivals as Eagles coach, the New York Giants, on Sept. 29 at Arrowhead Stadium.
The Chiefs won't face the fourth member of the NFC East until a Dec. 8 trip to Washington. The Chiefs last faced the NFC East in Todd Haley's first year as coach in 2009 and went 1-3, beating only Washington.
Chiefs Firsts, Defensive Stops & More from The Mothership
The Kansas City Chiefs are enjoying their off day today, before returning to the practice fields on Wednesday to prepare for Sunday's matchup with the Dallas Cowboys at Arrowhead Stadium.
Sunday's 28-2 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars was a team effort, highlighted by some of the standout stats from the offense, defense and special teams.
Cowboys' Carr Looks Forward To KC Return from KC Star
One of the biggest personnel gaffes by the Chiefs during the Scott Pioli regime was the failure to retain cornerback Brandon Carr, when he became a free agent following the 2011 season.
Carr signed with the Dallas Cowboys in 2012 and has been a shutdown corner. He had three interceptions, including a 47-yard touchdown return last year, and picked off an Eli Manning pass and returned it 49 yards for a score that iced Dallas' season-opening win over the Giants.
Red Friday Preview from The Mothership
Preparations for Red Friday began months ago and now, it's only two days away. On September 13th be sure to wear your Chiefs gear, take $2 cash to buy a Red Friday Magazine, attend the Pep Rally Friday evening and use the hashtag #RedFriday.
Below is a breakdown of ways you can be involved on Red Friday. This day is a great opportunity for fans to celebrate the return of the regular season with the Chiefs in all parts of the Kingdom!
The narrative has been about giving up barbecue, but it's more than that. His body is in much better shape, but I also think he's benefitting from what football people have always said happens to players in their second year - particularly defensive linemen.
Poe is a genetic freak, even by NFL standards, and as much as guys like that talk about being students of the game and concentrating on technique and blah-blah-blah, they really have to struggle before that stuff becomes real.
And Poe did struggle last year, at least at the beginning, because - at least in my amateur eye - he was relying on the same natural ability that got him that far. As the season went on, I think he concentrated more on where his hands are, who has the leverage advantage, and reading plays instead of just pushing forward.
Add in an entire offseason of that, plus a better body, and, yeah. I think you have a Pro Bowl nose tackle.
Chiefs Announce Changes To Practice Squad from The Mothership
The Kansas City Chiefs announced on Tuesday that the club has signed defensive tackle Jordan Miller and terminated the practice squad contract of offensive lineman
Jordan Miller (6-1, 316) originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with the Chicago Bears on July 26, 2011. He spent the first 16 games on the Bears practice squad before being signed to the active roster on Dec. 27 for the club's postseason run. He was signed by the Green Bay Packers on Oct. 23, 2012, where he spent time on both the practice squad and active roster.
Gosselin: Why The Kansas City Chiefs Are The Anti-Cowboys from The Dallas Morning News
The Chiefs run the ball by choice and believe it all starts up front. So they invest in their offensive line. Kansas City will line up two first-round picks, two seconds and a fourth-rounder there Sunday against the Cowboys. All are under the age of 29. Four of them are under the age of 26.
In 2011, the Chiefs released their aging Pro Bowler Brian Waters thinking he was no longer the answer at guard. Two years later, the Cowboys signed Waters hoping he can be their answer at guard.
Houston has a great chance of finishing the season at or near the top of the sack charts. Don't look for Houston to catch Derrick Thomas, who in 1990 set the Chiefs' record for single-season sacks with 20. But Houston could chase down Jared Allen, second on the single-season list with 15.5 in 2007.
Houston's rise to becoming one of the NFL's top pass-rushers has been dramatic.
What was most impressive about the Kansas City Chiefs in week one was their defense.
Andy Reid is known as a coach who loves to throw the ball on offense, but in Philadelphia he hired the perfect people to put a complementary defense on the field that could hold their own with anyone in the NFL. It looks like he has started to work his magic with the Kansas City defense, a unit that has been much maligned in recent years.
But for dominating the Jaguars, the Chiefs dropped a spot in this week's Power Rankings and fell to 20th. The logic escapes me. Sure, Jacksonville has many problems. Yet isn't the type of beating the Chiefs put on the Jaguars exactly what good teams are supposed to do against lousy ones?
Kansas City Charged Up For Chiefs vs Cowboys from FOX4KC
The pep rally at the KC Live! Stage in the Power and Light District starts at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. Expect to see Alex Smith, Jamaal Charles, Eric Berry, Dwayne Bowe, Dontari Poe, Dexter McCluster, Brandon Flowers, Dustin Colquitt, Ryan Succop (subject to change.) FOX 4 will be there in case you aren't!
Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles has a bruised quadriceps muscle after seeing his leg stepped on during Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Chiefs appear confident he will be ready for their next game, this Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys at Arrowhead Stadium.
But if Charles can't go, the two candidates available to replace him couldn't be any more different.
Jones: Dez Bryant's Injury 'Something He Can Play With' from FOX Sports
A prolonged absence of receiver Dez Bryant would be no laughing matter, however, and presently there are legitimate signs that point to him playing Sunday in Kansas City despite having sustained a mild foot sprain in last week's win over the Giants.
"Of course, we have the all-important Preston Road Trophy that my dad created when he and Jerry [Jones] lived across the street from each other," said Clark Hunt, chairman and CEO of the Hunt Sports Group.
"He wanted to have a little rivalry trophy between the Chiefs and the Cowboys, especially given the history," added Dan Hunt, the company's vice president.
Beating the Chiefs is obviously not a layup. Kansas City smothered the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 1 and head coach Andy Reid knows the Cowboys' personnel after all those years in Philadelphia. But if Dallas can win their road opener, the stats and the history suggest they'll make their first playoff appearance since '09.
Pro Cougar: Andy Reid Is Back To His Winning Ways from Vanquish The Foe
It's been an interesting year for Andy Reid, the former BYU player and current head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs. Cougar faithfuls are always interested to know what is going on with Andy and were delighted to hear last week in a report from Jason Shepherd of KSL how interested Andy still is in BYU. But first a quick overview of what Andy has been up to in the last year.
3 Questions: Broaddus On Bernadeau, Claiborne, KC Noise from DallasCowboys.com
I have had my rear kicked in Arrowhead and it's no fun. The noise starts with the last line of the National Anthem, "and the home of the....CHIEFS," and it continues throughout the game until the final gun. The fans are all dressed in red, so that is all you see. It's a never-ending battle on offense to have to deal with the constant noise because your offensive line cannot hear the quarterback at all and to make matters worse, they once again have the type of defense with pressure players who thrive in that type of atmosphere. Arrowhead ranks right up there with that bunch of nuts in Seattle.
Brian Waters Could Play Sunday At KC from ESPN Dallas
The Cowboys started Mackenzy Bernadeau and Ronald Leary at the guard spots in the Week 1 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday night. If Waters is able to play against the Chiefs, he could rotate at right guard, where Bernadeau plays.
To build continuity along the line, Waters might be active for the Chiefs game but not play.
Source: Chiefs Try Out Marvin Austin from National Football Post
Austin recently worked out for the Seattle Seahawks and Detroit Lions.
The Chiefs also worked out guards John Malecki and Lance Louis, linebackers D.J. Smith and Alonzo Highsmith, and defensive tackles Christian Tupou and Jordan Miller.
17. Kansas City Chiefs: Playing Jacksonville is not a true test of where the Chiefs are right now but they looked very good anyway. Holding Maurice Jones Drew to 3 yards per carry is a good sign of things to come.
The Tuesday Review: Manning Steals The Show On Opening Weekend from The Daily Mail
Justin Houston - outside linebacker - Kansas City Chiefs
The new look Kansas City Chiefs had an outstanding defensive display led by Houston. The 24-year-old sacked the Jacksonville quarterbacks three times and amassed five solo tackles in the 28-2 rout of the Jaguars. The defense allowed the Jaguars to cross their own 36 yard line just once in the whole game.
Key Fantasy Injury Issues From Week 1 from USA Today
This will definitely be important situation to monitor and we'll see how reports filter out this week. Based on Reid's postgame comments, I feel better about Charles, but let's see if he can practice this week. Still, if you haven't picked up Knile Davis yet, that is advised.
NFL Owners: Week One Winners And Losers from Forbes
I love Week One in the NFL. Every game is overanalyzed, and suddenly becomes a microcosm of a season yet to be. (Chip Kelly for Coach of the Year! The Kansas City Chiefs will make the Super Bowl!) I can overreact with the best of them. Here are a few overreactions about the men who own these NFL franchises.
Fantasy Football: Week One Fantasy Takeaways from CBS Atlanta
Smoke or fire here? Was the Jaguars defense that bad or was the Chiefs offense that much improved from a year ago? Jamaal Charles got his fill Sunday, 100 yards on the nose on the ground and through the air with a touchdown thrown in. Anyone besides Dwayne Bowe as far as Chiefs receivers should be ignored, including Donnie Avery and Junior Hemingway, each of which reached the end zone. Still too early to declare them worthy of your attention.
Cowboys Move Practice To AT&T Stadium from ESPN Dallas
The Dallas Cowboys will conduct most of their preparation for Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs with practices at AT&T Stadium on Wednesday and Thursday.
Memories Of Last Season's Week 2 Letdown Still Haunt Cowboys from My San Antonio
Entering Week 2 in 2012, Dallas was soaring after knocking off the defending Super Bowl champion Giants on the road in a rare Wednesday night affair. But rather than keep the momentum going, the Cowboys lost 27-7 to the upstart Seattle Seahawks at one of the toughest places to play in the NFL.
This week, Dallas faces the Kansas Chiefs, another team that could be on the rise that, like the Seahawks, is backed by some spirited fans.
On top of all that, the Chiefs are stoked after beating Jacksonville 28-2 on the road for their most lopsided season-opening win in 50 years.
Bitchy Waiter Weekly Football Picks, Week 2 from The Pigskin Report
Cowboys vs. Chiefs: This one is easy. I have been to Dallas a few times, being a native Texan. It was always about Six Flags then. Nowadays, it's all about food and I think Kansas City has some damn good bar-b-q. CHIEFS.
Oh, The Week 1 Humanity from Grantland
On one hand, I know what you're saying: Yes, it's the Jaguars. It's not a very good offense. I understand. Keep in mind that nobody shut out the Jacksonville offense last year, and that was without MJD. Jacksonville scored nearly 16 points per game, and that still sucks, but it sucked even more against the Chiefs. A shutout against an NFL team is always good, regardless of who it comes against.