Seattle Seahawks: A Closer Look from The Mothership
The Seahawks have a 4-1 record at home this season while they're just 2-2 on the road. Those two road losses came against the St. Louis Rams and San Diego Chargers, both teams the Chiefs have beaten this season, including the game on the road at San Diego.
The Seahawks, much like the Chiefs, have dealt with their fair share of injuries on the defensive side of the ball this season.
Last week in their win against the Giants, Seahawks standout defensive tackle Brandon Mebane injured his hamstring and was subsequently placed on injured reserve.
Teammates have called Mebane "the most important player on our defense," and his impact is similar in the middle of their defense to what the Chiefs have with nose tackle
11/12 Practice Recap: Andy Reid Won't Give Away His Game Plan from The Mothership
In the Seahawks' 38-17 trouncing of the Giants, Lynch exploded for 140 yards rushing and four touchdowns by himself. Add in his yards receiving and Lynch compiled 163 total yards in the game. In his nine games this year, he has eclipsed 100 total yards five times, including the last two games in a row.
"You have to tackle him," defensive lineman
Jaye Howardsaid. "You have to have eleven guys around the ball. That's going to be a focal point of this week-just tackling."
"Tackling" sounds like a simple solution but will be vital with a player like Lynch. According to the football analytical site Pro Football Focus, Lynch is the league's highest regarded running back in "elusive rating," a stat that encompasses missed tackles forced and yards after contact.
Andy Reid Press Conference 11/12 from The Mothership
Q: Speaking of the passing game,
Travis Kelcehad only two catches on Sunday. What is the mix there with trying to get him the ball, but also trying to call plays that work? What are the different factors that go into how much a guy gets the ball each week?
REID: "Yeah, you go in and they're going to try and take certain guys away, then other guys have opportunities where he maybe didn't have an explosive play. You saw A.J. (Jenkins) step up and have an explosive play. That's how it goes. Every week's not going to be a big-catch week for receivers. They understand that, and we're lucky here that we have guys that really understand that and work through it. D (Dwayne) Bowe had a big day, so that took a little off of what Kelce had."
Q: Is that what happened in Buffalo when they were keying in on him a little bit or were you kind of using him as a decoy based on what you saw from the previous week?
REID: "Yeah, well the way they rolled their coverages, some of that gets involved in that. He was dialed up on a few of them and the coverage dictated the quarterback to go a different direction."
Anthony Sherman Named AFC Special Teams POW from The Mothership
Sherman finished the game with three tackles and the forced fumble and recovery. He currently is tied for the NFL lead with four forced fumbles.
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Top 5 Reasons to Attend the Style Lounge from The Mothership
5. Fun Atmosphere
The Style Lounge at The Gallery will be a fantastic night with your girlfriends! Enjoy fun music from DJ Ashton, a photo booth with plenty of props, plus free appetizers and drinks. The appetizers are delicious too, featuring truffled alfredo meatballs, grilled apple and brie pastry, fried green tomatoes with crab bernaise and more.
Chiefs Visit WWI Museum with High School Students from The Mothership
On Tuesday, the Chief Community Caring Team, including
Knile Davisand Charcandrick West, visited the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial with a group of students from Ruskin High School's ROTC program.
The group toured the museum and were led by veterans who shared their insights, military backgrounds and of course, a few of their own war stories. Following the tour, the students received Chiefs Salute to Service hats and Davis and West signed each one.
Lamar Hunt: Winning cures all, Part II from The Mothership
It came in the form of a new management team and a new coaching staff. There had been other head coaches to be sure, and they had not worked, but the front office had been pretty much the same with just a few additions and subtractions through the years.
Both Carl Peterson, as president and general manager, and Marty Schottenheimer, as head coach, did something their predecessors could not do. They brought the staffs that had fared them well at their previous stops. Moreover, Hunt could point to their successful resumes in turning around losing franchises, something their predecessors did not have.
Peterson in Philadelphia and Schottenheimer in Cleveland faced similar problems in those cities when they took control there and it stood to reason they would face much the same difficulties in their new workplace.
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Week 11: Wednesday injury report from Chiefs Digest
The Chiefs list 12 players on the initial injury report for Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks.
Tight end Anthony Fasano (knee) and cornerback Jamell Fleming (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, as expected...
...The Chiefs list wide receiver Donnie Avery (groin), linebacker Tamba Hali (knee), wide receiver A.J. Jenkins (shoulder) and cornerback Chris Owens (knee) as limited participants.
You get one ride to roll with. Do you rock the 10,000-pound monster truck or the Porsche?
The Sherman Tank or the V-1 guided missile? Death by a thousand nails or one quick stake through the heart?
Beast Mode or the Flash?
Marshawn Lynch or Jamaal Charles?
"When we're talking skill level, everything being equal, I think I'd take Lynch," Jessie Tuggle, the ex-NFL linebacking great, told FOXSportsKansasCity.com. "The only reason I'd take him, I think, is his size and power and his awareness. Charles is that 1-2 home-run hitting guy -- he's quick and he's fast, but I think I would want more size, more durability.
Chiefs' ability to keep RBs out of end zone faces test against Seahawks from Chiefs Digest
"We just got to swarm," defensive lineman Kevin Vickerson said of stopping Lynch. "We have to keep him from not bouncing the ball outside too much. He likes to run inside the tackles, so we got to clog that up in the middle and just gang tackle."
Defensive lineman Vance Walker echoed Vickerson.
"He's a strong, hard-nosed, tough runner," Walker said of Lynch. "Everybody's got to bring their feet and take him down. That's the mentality you have to have. You can't go in there with an arm and a hand, he'll run right through that."
The Chiefs run defense collides against the Seattle Seahawks ground attack Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.
As the defending Super Bowl champions, the Seattle Seahawks have a lot of teams trying to copy their success. That includes the Kansas City Chiefs, who play against the Seahawks on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.
But, for the Chiefs, it goes beyond that. They are of like minds with the Seahawks.
Chiefs general manager John Dorsey and his Seattle counterpart, John Schneider, grew up in the scouting world together in the 1990s with the Green Bay Packers. The Packers' general manager then was Ron Wolf.
Seattle At Kansas City from CBS Sports
It may be simply a coincidence, but the Seattle Seahawks have found more success when they base their offense around Marshawn Lynch and the running game.
Seattle may want to stick with what's working given the tough competition on its remaining schedule, a brutal stretch that begins with a visit to the streaking Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
The Seahawks averaged 28.3 rushing attempts while splitting their first six games, but they've won three straight after bumping that average up to 36.3. They ran 45 times for a franchise-record 350 yards in last week's 38-17 win over Giants, with Lynch rushing for 140 and scoring a career-high four touchdowns.
Arrowhead Stadium is going to be a frigid place on Sunday for the Seattle Seahawks game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
The forecast for Kansas City on Sunday is a high temperature of 29, a low of 16 and a 40 percent chance of snow flurries in the morning, but that is expected to end by the noon CT kickoff.
Seahawks TE Tony Moeaki set to play against Chiefs from Chiefs Digest
"He practiced really well last week and again today, so he's off and running," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday evening during a conference call with Chiefs reporters. "He's going to play for us this week and we're happy to have him."
The Chiefs under a former regime selected Moeaki out of Iowa in the third round (93rd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.
Chiefs' Travis Kelce is NFL's most underrated player from NFL.com
Kelce is second only to Dwayne Bowe in receptions and yards and leads Kansas City with four receiving touchdowns. Per the advanced metrics site Pro Football Focus, Kelce has been the most effective run-after-catch tight end in the league this season.
A former quarterback with only two years of experience at tight end, Kelce is an athletic freak with 4.61 wheels and power-forward size.
Chiefs expecting to get early use out of TE Phillip Supernaw from Chiefs Digest
New Chiefs tight end Phillip Supernaw may find himself with immediate playing time against the Seattle Seahawks.
The Chiefs signed Supernaw from the Baltimore Ravens practice squad Tuesday after placing tight end Demetrius Harris (foot) on injured reserve.
Starting tight end Anthony Fasano (knee) didn't practice Wednesday, leaving Travis Kelce and Supernaw as the primary options as the Chiefs prepare for Sunday's game.
Waived countless times, Parker finally lands in KC from The Associated Press via USA Today
Ron Parker can't remember exactly how many pro scouts showed up for his pro day. Might have been two. Might have been as many as five. All he knows is that it wasn't many.
It's hard to find Newberry College, after all.
Parker was trying to make a name for himself for however many people were there that day. Somehow he succeeded. And when the draft ended that year, the Seahawks offered him a tryout, and it was the start of a long and winding odyssey that has led him to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce may eventually get bumped back to a supporting role in Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks at Arrowhead Stadium. But with starter Anthony Fasano not practicing today because of a sore knee and Demetrius Harrisout for the season because of a broken foot, Kelce figures to get a lot of work against the Seahawks.
The Chiefs limited Kelce's snaps early in the season in part because he was still learning the playbook. Coach Andy Reid said Kelce is now ready for more in case Fasano doesn't play against the Seahawks or his workload is limited.
Reasons For Seahawks Optimism in KC from CBS Seattle
Yes, the Seattle Seahawks will be on the road in a tough environment playing a very solid football team that plays very, very well at home. Yes, the Seahawks still are banged up and will be without the likes of Zach Miller, Brandon Mebane and Bobby Wagner, with Kam Chancellor and Russell Okung expected to play but may not be anywhere near 100 percent for the game. The defending champs are the underdog in this one, and rightfully so.
There are reasons to be concerned if you're a Seahawks fan. The Chiefs run the ball well and rush the passer well. Their quarterback is efficient, can run for key first downs and has a knack for finding his tight ends to convert third downs, particularly against zone defenses.
There are, however, perhaps just as many reason the Seahawks can and pull out a huge win, though there's no doubt they'll have to play better in some areas than they have in three weeks or so.
Chiefs TE Harris has foot surgery from The Lexington Herald Leader
Harris took to his Twitter account following the procedure to say: "Surgery went perfect, thanks for all the prayers. The road for a speedy recovery starts. Blessed!!"
Projecting the NFL playoffs: Cowboys, Ravens in; Seahawks, 49ers out from The Washington Post
5. Kansas City Chiefs (11-5-0)
The Chiefs won't catch the Broncos in the AFC West, but their defense allows the sixth fewest points per drive this season (1.5) and will be a tough out for any opponent.
Seahawks-Chiefs features clash of Fantasy superstars from Seahawks.com
Over the past four weeks on NFL.com, no running backs have scored more points than the Seahawks'
Marshawn Lynch(80.10) and the Chiefs' Jamaal Charles (70.40). This week, Fantasy owners will be in for a real treat when they tune in to watch these superstars play. They will be on the same field at Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium. This is a matchup you cannot miss if you love watching your Fantasy players roll up the points. Hopefully, your Fantasy team will be benefitting from the potentially outstanding production. Seahawks fans who are savvy about the rest of the league know Charles is nearly unstoppable, but they can still root hard for a victory while also getting the Fantasy numbers they need.
Chiefs toughen up for game with Seahawks from Lindy's Sports
"There are going to be games like this where everything is not pretty and you have to play through it," said head coach Andy Reid. "There's a certain toughness it takes."
Part of the toughness equation was physical, but in this case it had more to do with mental and emotional toughness. Pretenders will see a fourth-quarter situation like what the Chiefs faced at Ralph Wilson Stadium - 10 points down, on the road, poor weather conditions - and find reasons to fail. The Chiefs saw a chance to reframe the game and pulled it off in all three phases of the game in the final 15 minutes.
"They showed real grit there in that second half," Reid said. "Nobody hung their heads. Nobody was pointing fingers. They were all positive; you just had this feeling like good things were going to happen. We were just hoping we had enough time on the clock."
Rob Riggle will not stand for your Andy Reid and Kool-Aid jokes from For The Win
If you want to get Riggle riled up, mention Andy Reid and the Kool-Aid man in the same sentence. Riggle thinks Reid has been just what Kansas City has needed and has no problem sticking up for his team's head coach.
"He's a fine coach and he looks dynamite in red. I don't want to hear anymore ‘Hey, hey Kool-Aid,' enough he's a fine coach and he's going to take us to the big dance."
Kansas City Chiefs (6-3, opponents: .500)
Outlook: The (very) good news? They still have two meetings with the winless Raiders. But the other five opponents appear far less forgiving. And though Kansas City's No. 1 pass defense is a big reason for this club's success, if it's not close to airtight against Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger and Philip Rivers, the offense could very well struggle to keep pace.
Prediction: 9-7, miss playoffs
Next men up? That would be Tony Moeaki and Kevin Williams from Seahawks.com
Next man up? Make that next men up when it comes to the Seahawks.
One day after losing nose tackle
Brandon Mebanefor the rest of the season to a torn hamstring, the Seahawks also placed tight end Zach Milleron injured reserve Wednesday because of the ankle injury that has sidelined him the past six games.
So as they prepare to play the 6-3 Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, and then head into a five-game stretch where they have their home-and-home games against the NFC West rival Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers with a trip to Philadelphia to play the Eagles in between, the Seahawks will do it without one of the bigger cogs in their No. 4-ranked run defense and their best-blocking tight end.
Fantasy busts: Pass on these dangerous plays in Week 11 from The Indianapolis Star
1. QB Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks at Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs have not allowed three touchdown passes in a game since Week 2 (Peyton Manning), and though he could easily continue Seattle's ground awakening from last week, Wilson also faces one of the toughest run defenses. It's quite the DangeRuss week to use Wilson.
Detroit News NFL Power Rankings: Week 11 from The Detroit News
11. Kansas City Chiefs (6-3): Make it four straight wins - and six of the last seven - for the Chiefs, one of the hottest teams in the league. It gets a bit harder this week, hosting the Seahawks, but they get the Raiders after that. Last week: 13
Shutdown Corner's Playoff Projection: Can Packers, Steelers get in? from Yahoo! Sports
Kansas City Chiefs at Pittsburgh Steelers: Yes, we still believe that the Steelers can win the North, despite their propensity to play down to their competition. And we like this potential matchup of two old-school franchises and blue-collar towns going head-to-head in the postseason ... what's better?
The Chiefs have flown beneath the radar most of the season, but they have the chance to earn some respect with games against the Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos and Arizona Cardinals in their next four weeks. Oh, and the Chiefs play at Pittsburgh in Week 16, which is an interesting symmetry to last season when they lost to the Colts in Week 16, then faced them two weeks later in the wild-card round.
Week 11 NFL picks: Patriots stuff Colts, Cards fly by Lions from Sporting News
Seattle Seahawks at Kansas City Chiefs (Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS). Yes, it did feel last week that theSeahawks had rediscovered their identities last week, with Marshawn Lynch going Beast Mode. But it was against the Giants, and the Chiefs, philosophically very similar (defense and a handful of a running back in Jamaal Charles), are not the Giants. If Seattle is going to chase down Arizona, this one can't get away. Seahawks 17, Chiefs 16.
Married to Football from MMQB
Kansas City has a really good wives' club. Andy Reid's wife, she's fantastic. Tammy invites all the girls to her house, organizes volunteer opportunities and everybody gets to know each other. She created a community...
...While the wives in Kansas City were more welcoming, I was still going home a lot to visit friends. You don't feel alienated, but it's... helpless. You always want to be a part of a culture. You want to be a part of the team, a part of the vibe of the city. When you have one-year deals, you can't do that. I tried, though, and really got to like it toward the end.
Seattle Seahawks Still Searching For Number Three from The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Even with the revolving door of defensive personnel never coming to a rest, the Seattle Seahawks still find themselves most in need on offense. The blue birds wait for another player to show up on the other side of the ball - someone, anyone, to be a third offensive threat other than superstars Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch.
The dynasties or mini-dynasties of yore had a big three: The 1990s Dallas Cowboys had Troy Aikman, Michael Irvin and Emmitt Smith. The San Francisco 49ers had Joe Montana, Jerry Rice and Roger Craig. The most recent multiple Super Bowl winner, the 2004 New England Patriots, had Tom Brady, Corey Dillon and a pretty lethal-yet-balanced receiving duo of David Givens and Deion Branch. OK, so they had four players take lead roles but they achieved full offensive balance in their attack - a feat the Seahawks have yet to accomplish.
Week 11 Start 'Em and Sit 'Em from CBS Sports
Russell Wilson SEA (at KC)
Wilson's Fantasy outing in Week 10 against the Giants at home was saved by his rushing ability, and he had 107 yards and a touchdown on the ground. He was miserable throwing the ball, and he's had fewer than 200 passing yards for three games in a row and four of his past five. He has one game with more than 18 Fantasy points over that span, and he faces a tough matchup this week on the road. The Chiefs haven't allowed a quarterback to score more than 18 Fantasy points since Week 2, including matchups with Ryan Tannehill, Tom Brady, Kaepernick and Rivers. Wilson will need a rebound game throwing the ball this week or a lot of running to end up as a good Fantasy option. We're not expecting that to happen, so sit him if you can.