Running back Knile Davis has a left knee sprain and fibula fracture and is making progress as his rehab continues. In a radio interview with 810 Sports on Tuesday, Chiefs coach Andy Reid indicated that Davis is OK. He missed all of the 2011 season at Arkansas with a broken left ankle. “He’ll be fine,” Reid said. “That scared the heck out of him.” Before he got hurt in the second half, Davis had sufficiently carried the load for Charles, rushing 18 times for 67 yards and a touchdown while also catching seven passes for 33 yards and a touchdown.
But when asked by the host if there was something that could have happened in Saturday’s game that would have brought about changes, Reid stopped short of agreeing there. “I’m not gonna say that,” Reid said. “There are things that could have happened in any game that you go ‘OK, you can’t cross that line.’ It’s a fluid thing. It’s day-to-day and week-to-week, and I happen to be with these guys day-to-day and week-to-week. “Do we need to improve? Absolutely. Starting with me, we’ve got to get better. But we did make good strides … my thing is, people need to know that this year, we were shooting to win it all. Obviously, we weren’t good enough, so we’ve got to improve as players and coaches. Hopefully, we’ve learned from this so we can take that next step.”
The heartbreak was real in Kansas City on Sunday, and really, I can’t say blame Chiefs fans one bit. Had I not grown up in Detroit, where the Lions have spent the last 50 years treating their fans like Schillinger treated Beecher his first week in “Oz,” I’d say it was the most brutal sports-related thing I’d ever seen. It certainly was the most brutal gut-punch game I’ve ever seen in person. So when I decided to do an impromptu Chiefs Q&A late Sunday, I wasn’t sure what kind of response I’d get. Or honestly, if I’d even get one. I know that the best thing to do after losses like that is to put them behind you as soon as possible, though that’s easier said than done.
First, after having lost in Super Bowl I, they had to show they were a team capable of winning the championship. Second, they had to prove the AFL’s first Super Bowl victory the year before wasn’t a fluke. As we count down toward Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium, Star-Ledger columnist emeritus Jerry Izenberg conveys the significance of the Super Bowl through tales of the men who have coached and played in it.
Why: As you set there and watched T.Y. Hilton go off on the Chiefs secondary, you might feel like it was deja vu. It seemed like every game there was at least one wide receiver that had at least 100 yards receiving. Against Dallas Cowboys, Dez Bryant had 9 catches for 141 yards and a touchdown. In the game versus New York Giants, Victor Cruz had 10 catches for 164 yards and a touchdown. Oh yeah, and Josh Gordon of the Cleveland Browns had 5 catches for 132 yards and 1 touchdown.
Snowflakes practically the size of Volkswagens on Sunday were nothing compared with the roughly 1-in-3 households with televisions that were tuned to WISH-TV Channel 8 for the San Diego Chargers-Cincinnati Bengals game. Meantime, the city’s other TV stations recorded single-digit ratings. The day before the storm, on Saturday, roughly half of local TV households were watching the Indianapolis Colts-Kansas City Chiefs game on WTHR-TV Channel 13.
Jake Dyer, 20, of Kansas City, Mo., said that he has been a Kansas City Chiefs and Royals fan his entire life. After a baffling loss to the Indianapolis Colts, where the Chiefs gave up a 28-point-lead in the final quarter of their first playoff game since 2010, Dyer started to seriously believe a theory he had previously heard about a supposed curse. So he began an online petition on the website Change.org, urging all fans of the Kansas City Royals and Chiefs to support what he believes would be a remedy for something he refers to as the “Curse of the Shuttlecocks.”
How eerie was it, watching Andy Reid’s Kansas City Chiefs playing to lose, or in this case ... bleed out? Reid sat there with a potential bandage at his disposal – his defense – and chose not use it. Instead, while staring at his huge offensive plays card as if a deer was staring at headlights, Reid allowed Luck to do what he does best -- throw the ball.
Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl takes a look at the 2014 draft needs for the teams in the AFC West.
Should the Chiefs realistically do anything with that first-round pick besides select a wide receiver? We’ll have plenty of time to discuss this over the next four months, but at this point, improving their passing game by selecting a fast wide receiver makes the most sense.