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Good morning! It's the bye week and that means there's not a lot of news today. It also means you can rest your liver, and do something non-football (if ya want). Everyone enjoy your day off, and we'll take it to the Chargers next week. Go Chiefs!!

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Chiefs defense continues locking down against the pass from Chiefs Digest

One of the biggest questions entering the regular season appears answered through five games as the Chiefs sit on a bye week.

The Chiefs have turned the corner against the pass and maintain improvement every week to currently rank eighth in the league, allowing 214.4 yards passing per game.

"I think a lot of it comes back to technique," defensive coordinator Bob Sutton said Tuesday, "and I think both (defensive backs coach) Emmitt Thomas and (defensive assistant/secondary coach) Al Harris have done a great job working technique."

Chiefs' Charles closing in on franchise record from The Associated Press via The Springfield News-Leader

Just about the only thing that could keep Jamaal Charles from becoming the Kansas City Chiefs' career rushing leader happens to be the guy who is cheering him on the most.

That would be the guy who is also calling the plays: Andy Reid.

Charles brushed past Larry Johnson in last week's loss to San Francisco for second place in the record book, and needs 53 yards to take over the top spot. That will likely occur next week, when the Chiefs are finished with their bye and travel to San Diego.

Priest Holmes currently holds the franchise mark of 6,070 yards.

Chiefs by the numbers from Chiefs Digest

Statistics often tell a back story, such as the Chiefs currently converting 45 percent whenever facing a third-and-long with more than 6 yards to go.

The first question that should come to immediate mind is why are the Chiefs facing third-and-long to begin with?

Of course, the only true statistic that matters is found in the win-loss column where the Chiefs sit at 2-3 on the bye week.

But digging around with numbers can provide nuggets and here are 10 areas standing out:

Baltimore Ravens Lagging Behind NFL in Sacks, But Why? from Ebony Bird

In overall pass rushing ratings, McPhee is the number one rated 3-4 outside linebacker in the NFL.  Dumervil is 3rd, and Suggs is number 4.  Only Justin Houston of the Kansas City Chiefs is ranked above the two, and he currently leads the NFL is sacks with 6.0.  Starting to see a trend?

Aaron Murray defends suspended Georgia RB Todd Gurley from

Kansas City Chiefs rookie quarterback Aaron Murray took aim at the NCAA rules that have Georgia star running back Todd Gurley sidelined with an indefinite suspension on Saturday. Alleged to have accepted money for autographed memorabilia, as Johnny Manziel was a year ago, Gurley could miss anywhere from 2-3 games to the remainder of the season, based on various media reports.

NCAA student-athletes are not permitted to profit from their names and likenesses, and doing so can jeopardize their playing eligibility.

"It's tough," Murray said, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "The system sucks. That's all there is to it. We don't get the opportunity to get a job or go to work to earn money while the university is making all this money on us. All players feel like something must be done."

Aaron Murray gets engaged, cheers on Bulldogs from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Kansas City Chiefs, for whom Murray now plays as a backup quarterback, had a bye Sunday and Murray his entire family had long planned to take in Saturday's game between Georgia and Missouri here at Faurot Field. But he Murray's had other reasons besides football to gather this weekend.

Murray got engaged to girlfriend Kacie McDonnell on Friday night in Kansas City.

"Yeah, got on bended knee, the whole thing," Murray said from the Faurot Field sideline as the Bulldogs warmed up before Saturday's game. "I told her I wanted to show my parents our church (Visitation Church) before we went out to eat and that's where I did it. She wasn't expecting it. It was awesome."

Seahawks haven't caused enough turnovers this season from The Seattle Times

A game plan for which a coach spends 100 hours preparing can come undone by the random bounce of a fumbled football.

How else to explain that through the first month of the season, the two teams that caused the most turnovers a year ago - Seattle (39) and Kansas City (36) - have each collected just three? That ties the Seahawks and Chiefs for 28th in turnovers forced in the NFL, fewer than any team except New Orleans.

Glendale college honors its own with Hall of Fame ceremony from The Glendale News-Press

Mark McMillian admits he was a "hard-headed kid" when he came out of Granada Hills Kennedy High in the late-1980s.

He found his way to Glendale Community College to compete in track and field. However, with the help of two individuals whom McMillan credits as being tremendous influences in his life, Jim Sartoris and John Cicuto, he became a standout in football...

...McMillian became an All-American for the Vaqueros at defensive back in 1988 and continued his collegiate career at the University of Alabama. He played eight years in the NFL with five teams, including the Philadelphia EaglesNew Orleans Saints and Kansas City Chiefs. He finished his career with 23 interceptions.