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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 11/15

Good morning! It took some time to dig through all of the articles (lots of mouse crap and bugs out there), but here's your Kansas City Chiefs news from across the internet. Enjoy!

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Practice Recap 11/14: New Blood Active for Chiefs Against Seahawks from The Mothership

Because of Harris' injury and Fasano missing practice all week, Supernaw becomes a very important piece for the Chiefs, especially for their three-tight end set. With that in mind, quickly learning the playbook this week was important.

"There's a lot of carryover luckily from Baltimore," he said earlier this week. "It's one of those get in or get out-type things. I have no choice but to learn it fast.

"I just have to stay in my playbook and keep listening to the coaches as they tell me the specifics of what's going on around here so I can pick it up as fast as possible."

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid seemed confident in what he has seen so far on Friday.

Andy Reid Press Conference 11/14 from The Mothership

Q: You only get those 14 padded practices so how do you stay on top of that?

REID: "You can do some things. They are similar to what they did in the video. You can do some things where you're not live and work your form tackling techniques, yeah."

Q: Do you guys teach all those techniques because you have different types of them?

REID: "We just teach ninja moves. That's all."

Q: Do you...

REID: "Get over here and I'm going to show you. You stand there and I'm going to show you right here."

Chiefs vs. Seahawks: Game Day Info from The Mothership

Pregame Festivities

To kick things off, 90 service members will be enlisted on the field by Brigadier General Willard Burleson.

Look for the Frog X parachute team, which is a jump team consisting of retired Golden Knights, Leap Frogs, and Special Forces teams.

The National Anthem will be performed by the United States Air Force Singing Sergeants. During this time, a field sized American flag will be held by 100 service members and there will be a FLYOVER!

The Coin Toss Captain this week is Command Sergeant Major Maurice Jackson, the Command Sergeant Major of 1st Infantry Division.

Chiefs to Host 49th Annual Toys for Tots Collection with Local Marines and Veterans from The Mothership

All the toys will be collected at the Arrowhead Stadium entrances by members of the Marines' Combat Logistics Regiment 4 and local representatives of the Marine Corps League. Gates into the Scout Investments Club Level open at 9:30 a.m. with the remaining stadium gates opening at 10:30 a.m. Kickoff for Sunday's game is scheduled for noon.

Fans may choose to make a financial contribution in lieu of a toy if they prefer. Cash or checks (made payable to "Toys for Tots") will also be collected by Marines at stadium entry points.

Chiefs vs. Seahawks: How to Watch & Listen from The Mothership

Seattle's last trip to Arrowhead Stadium came on October 29, 2006, in a Kansas City 35-28 victory. Overall, the Chiefs are 20-5 at Arrowhead Stadium against the Seahawks. The Chiefs last played in Seattle on Nov. 28, 2010, defeating Seahawks 42-24.

Chiefs Cheerleaders Visit Military Members in Germany from The Mothership

The Chiefs Cheerleaders recently visited five military bases throughout Germany and the United Kingdom. The Cheerleaders have a long-standing relationship with the military and are continually visiting local bases, assisting in hosting military personal at Arrowhead Stadium, or traveling overseas to support our troops.

This year, the group had a few unique opportunities to support the military, including multiple local base visits, a trip to a base in Nevada and a trip overseas. Six women were selected to travel overseas and tour the five different bases.

America Recycles Day from The Mothership

Today is America Recycles Day, which helps brings attention to it's environmental benefits, while encouraging people to participate in recycling.

On game days at Arrowhead Stadium you may have noticed the blue bags, the red Bud Light bins, or a number of other ways that make it easy for fans to recycle. Throughout the season the Chiefs encourage fans to participate in the recycling programs during tailgates, in the stadium and post-game. The Chiefs have taken another step towards promoting environmental responsibility through the Extra Yard for the Environment program. Video: Chiefs vs. Seahawks Playbook Video: Andy Reid Press Conference 11/14 Video: Chiefs vs. Seahawks Game Preview Video: Arrowhead Update 11/14: Big Weekend at Arrowhead Video: Chiefs Live!: Exploiting Seattle's Injuries Video: Chiefs Live! Focusing on the Run Video: Under The Helmet: Get to Know Josh Mauga

Week 11: Friday injury report from Chiefs Digest

The Chiefs list the following as probable along with Kelce: Running back Jamaal Charles (shoulder, elbow), linebacker Tamba Hali (knee), linebacker Josh Martin (hamstring, knee), linebacker Josh Mauga (groin), guard Mike McGlynn (knee) and cornerback Sean Smith (groin).

Chiefs likely to be missing A.J. Jenkins, Donnie Avery vs. Seahawks from ESPN

Tight end Anthony Fasano didn't practice this week, but Reid said Fasano would be listed as questionable on the injury report for Sunday's game. Fasano has what the Chiefs are calling a bruised knee.

The loss of Fasano, who is tied for third on the Chiefs with 20 catches, would be a big one. The Chiefs like to utilize their multi-tight-end formations, but could have trouble doing so against the Seahawks.

Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch questionable for Sunday's game from The Associated Press via The Los Angeles Times

Lynch was a full participant in Friday's practice. Lynch frequently gets one or two days of rest during the week and still typically is in the lineup for games. He's missed just one game due to injury in his five years with the Seahawks.

Seahawks' Chancellor set to return Sunday from The News Tribune

Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor is expected to return for Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Chancellor, who has practiced all week, hasn't played since Week 8 due to a groin injury.

Week 11 Preview: Seahawks @ Chiefs from Chiefs Digest


...In what should be a low-scoring affair, look for the team that makes the fewest mistakes to come out ahead...

...Like last week's game in Buffalo, expect a physical game with minimal scoring where a big play late in the game decides it.

Outcome: Chiefs 10, Seahawks 7.

Prediction: Chiefs will beat Seahawks from ESPN

The Seahawks allow their opponents to score a touchdown on 68 percent of their trips inside the 20. In Jamaal Charles, the Chiefs have a run-pass red-zone threat and his ability close to the goal line could be the difference in what otherwise should be a close game.

My prediction: Chiefs 21, Seahawks 20

Seattle Seahawks-Kansas City Chiefs 2014: Prediction, Betting Odds, Preview For NFL Week 11 Game from The International Business Times

Start Time: Sunday, 1 PM ET

TV Channel: FOX

Betting Odds: Kansas City -1

Over/Under: 42.5 points

Prediction: Seattle over Kansas City 24-13

Seattle Seahawks (6-3) at Kansas City Chiefs (6-3) from Lindy's Sports

PREDICTION: With temperatures likely to be near - or below - freezing and a pair of run-based offenses, points should be at a premium. The Chiefs are healthier at key positions and at home, giving them the slight edge.

OUR PICK: Chiefs 23-20

Make your pick: Seattle Seahawks face test in Kansas City from The Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Gutted by injuries for the majority of this season, the defending Super Bowl champions have been trying to piece together a team talented enough to win each matchup. While they ran away from the New York Giants in the fourth quarter last week, the Seahawks haven't won convincingly since their season opener against Green Bay.

Now, on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium, the Seahawks will seemingly face their mirror image against the Chiefs. The two teams are so similar, statistically speaking, you could call Kansas City the AFC-hawks.

Seahawks vs. Chiefs 2014 picks and predictions: Experts torn on matchup at Arrowhead from SB Nation

Sure, the Seattle Seahawks have steadied the boat with three consecutive wins. But look at who those have come against: the 3-6-1 Carolina Panthers, the 0-9 Oakland Raiders and the 3-6 New York Giants. Not exactly the toughest trio of opponents. For the Seahawks to re-establish themselves as one of the NFL's best, they need to knock off a worthy foe.

Enter the Kansas City Chiefs, who are currently on a four-game winning streak.

NFL preview: Seattle Seahawks visit Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium live on Sky Sports from Sky Sports

The season is really starting to hot up now and if you like your 'ground and pound' then you're in luck as the Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs will serve up plenty of tough running in our first live game on Sunday.

Both of these teams have found a hot streak with the reigning champions having won their last three while the Chiefs have strung four wins back-to-back to leave both teams at a healthy-looking 6-3 for the season.

Seahawks looking go where no Chiefs' opponent has this season from

The Seahawks were just part of something no other team in franchise history had done, and now they have a chance do something no team has done against the Kansas City Chiefs this season.

Just call it the 350/0 factor as the Seahawks prepare for Sunday's game against the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium.

Talk about coming at this matchup from opposite ends of the spectrum.

'Chiefs vs. Seahawks' actually means 'Arrowhead vs. CenturyLink' from Sporting News

The crowd's effect on a football game can't be ignored. Basketball and baseball players require less verbal communication, and atmospheres really only affect concentration. But when your quarterback can't audible, your left tackle can neither see the ball nor hear the cadence, and the officials can't hear your coach when he tries to get out of a bad situation with a timeout, you have bigger issues.

Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City and CenturyLink Field in Seattle are the NFL's noisiest and arguably most intimidating venues for road opponents. But when the Seahawks visit the Chiefs on Sunday, the taste of their own medicine shouldn't be too nasty - "been there, heard that," if you will.

Taking win-loss records, percentages, noise milestones, tradition, size and even visitor penalties into account, now's a good time to determine about which stadium players are more likely to say, "damn it, I hate playing there."

5 reasons why Seattle vs. Kansas city is about more than just football from Q13 Fox News

Arrowhead Stadium has some history, yeah. And it's huge. 79,000 seats is way more than the 67,000 fans CenturyLink Field can hold. It's open air in a cold weather market (even though they were talking about domeing it for a while) which conjures the image of 4th and 4 in a blizzard for the win.

But it's no CenturyLink Field. Do you remember the Beastquake run? Earthquakes, people. The Steve Raibel call still gets our heart racing. There's the Hawks nest, the sister stadium Safeco Field and the knowledge that with the stadium in its infancy, we're building its legacy right now. Yeah, Arrowhead might technically be louder, but every player in the league knows which one is tougher on visiting teams. And hey, CenturyLink Field may (repeat, may) water down the beer, but at least we don't serve bugs.

Kansas City stadium food areas criticized as dirty from The Associated Press via FS Kansas City

Fans at last month's World Series and recent Kansas City Chiefs games were endangered by filthy conditions in food-service areas at the city's two professional sports stadiums -- including cockroaches, mouse feces and food kept at unsafe temperatures, according to a man who managed food safety at the facilities.

An inspection Nov. 3 by city health officials prompted by the complaints from Jon Costa found violations at 20 out of 26 food stands, including 37 critical violations, according to a report by ESPN's "Outside the Lines." The stadiums passed a follow-up inspection this week.

TAKE TWO: Time to bring brown-bag lunch to stadiums in KC from The Columbia Daily Tribune

Have fun while watching the Royals' run in the World Series at Kauffman Stadium? Enjoying the Chiefs at Arrowhead this season? Looking forward to MU's just-announced showdown with BYU there in 2015?

That's all fine and dandy, but you might want to forget about what you've ingested during the baseball and early football campaigns and/or definitely begin taking your own grub to the games in Kansas City.

Report: Kansas City stadiums violated health code with food from Sports Illustrated

An Aramark official told the outlet that Costa's pictures and detailed concerns are "just allegations at this point."​

The Royals issued a statement to ESPN saying they take "food service, safety and quality very seriously."​ In a separate statement, the Chiefs said "The food and beverage service and selections delivered by Aramark are important parts of the Arrowhead experience."

Military family lifestyle helped shape Chiefs rookie CB Phillip Gaines from Chiefs Digest

Veterans Day and the NFL's commitment to recognizing the men and women in uniform prompt a deep reflection for the 23-year-old Gaines.

"We can sometimes forget all that is going on overseas," Gaines said. "That's a time to really reflect on service, to really be thankful for all veterans."

Gaines' appreciation of the armed forces isn't based on observations from afar.

Like Reid, whose father served in the Navy during World War II, Gaines personally knows the military lifestyle.

The Chiefs rookie was raised as the son of  U.S. Air Force active duty members.

Depth and versatility in secondary crucial for Chiefs from ESPN

As a result, the Chiefs have not only had to dig deep and use players like cornerbacks Jamell Fleming and Phillip Gaines and safety Kurt Coleman, but they've moved players to different spots. Ron Parker has started at both corner and strong safety. He started at corner in last week's win over Buffalo and was a big reason Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins had only four catches and 27 yards.

Gaines has started one game at cornerback and been the nickel back in another. Free safety Husain Abdullah occasionally shifts into nickel coverage.

Still, the Chiefs have the top-rated pass defense in the NFL.

Chiefs K Cairo Santos not worried about cold weather conditions against Seahawks from Chiefs Digest

Temperatures call for highs in the 20s, lows in the teens for Sunday's game between the Chiefs and Seattle Seahawks at Arrowhead Stadium.

Those aren't exactly ideal conditions for a kicker, especially one born in Brazil, lived in Florida and played collegiately inside a dome.

But Chiefs rookie kicker Cairo Santos doesn't expect the weather to affect him too much.

"I've kicked (in the cold) just for fun," Santos said. "Just this last Christmas I was in Chicago with my girlfriend's family ... and I kicked the ball just to experience it."

Seahawks must limit Kansas City's short passing game from ESPN

Kansas City quarterback Alex Smith is averaging fewer passing yards per attempt than any quarterback over the last five seasons. And 80 percent of his attempts this season have come within 10 yards of the line of scrimmage.

But the Seattle defense has allowed the second-highest quarterback rating on throws 10 yards or fewer downfield. It has allowed 12 touchdowns with just a single interception.

Rob Long: Got The Bye Week Blues? from CBS Baltimore

Sunday has a few games I'm interested in. First, I want to see if the Kansas City Chiefs are for real. Well, maybe their game against the Seattle Seahawks in Kansas City will prove whether or not Seattle is for real. Either way, I'm looking forward to this contest.

Playoff Pretender or Contender? from Pro Player Insiders

4. Kansas City Chiefs (6-3, 2nd in AFC West) - It has definitely been an impressive second year for Andy Reid in Kansas City, considering some of the circumstances. Most of this revolved around a rocky start...

...Playmakers, such as Travis Kelce and De'Anthony Thomas, have emerged as a legitimate threats to complement the efforts of superstar Jamaal Charles. Accompanying this, the defense has been impressive, to the point where they are number one in passing defense. They have a tough matchup facing the Seahawks next, but it is winnable considering they have to come to Arrowhead.

Seven for Sunday: Can Patriots slow down Andrew Luck? from USA Today

Seattle Seahawks running game vs. Kansas City's rush defense

The skinny: This is a strength vs. strength meeting of Seattle's top-ranked rushing attack matched against Kansas City's run game.

Why it matters: Andy Reid's 6-3 Chiefs keep finding ways to win with quarterback Alex Smith protecting the football from harm's way. The Seahawks just lost their best run stuffer, defensive tackle Brandon Mebane to a season-ending hamstring injury.

Who has the edge: The Seahawks. Marshawn Lynch has been in "Beast Mode" with 689 yards and nine touchdowns. And Wilson has been a complementary tag-team partner. If the Chiefs have a weakness, it is at the heart of their defense where they still miss linebacker Derrick Johnson, lost to a season-ending Achilles' injury.

NFL Week 11 intrigues: Brady vs. Luck; Stanton vs. Lions' top-ranked defense from CBS Sports

Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles vs. Seahawks run defense: The Chiefs are one of the better running teams in the NFL with Charles, but Seattle is fourth in yards per rush. But they will be without defensive tackle Brandon Mebane, which could help Kansas City control the clock.

2014 SWAC Hall of Fame Class Announced from

The Southwestern Athletic Conference proudly welcomes seven new members the SWAC Hall of Fame.  The inductees each hail from different institutions and have incredible records of service within the league.  The late Ernie "The Big Cat" Ladd (Grambling State)...

...Ladd graduated from Grambling State University in 1961 with a degree in education.  Originally given a basketball scholarship, he played football and was eventually drafted by the Chicago Bears and San Diego Chargers in 1961.  Ladd went on to have an illustrious career playing in the NFL for the Chargers, Houston Oilers, and Kansas City Chiefs, winning a Super Bowl with the Chiefs in 1969.  After retiring from the NFL, he pursued a career in professional wrestling with the WWE and was one of the first African Americans in the sport.

Week 11 Alphabet NFL Preview from CSNNE

Seattle (6-3) at Kansas City (6-3): The last time the Seahawks won in Kansas City, Rickey Watters scored three touchdowns. Marshawn Lynch will be looking for at least that many against a Chiefs D that hasn't allowed a rushing touchdown all season.

Pick 6: Seahawks take on tough Chiefs from The Seattle Post-Intelligencer

On Sunday, the Hawks will take on a Chiefs defense ranked No. 18 against the run, giving up an average of 115.6 yards per game. Kansas City comes in tops in the league against the pass, however, allowing just over 205 yards per contest. And with the wintry conditions making throwing the ball potentially even more difficult - more on that later - you can expect to see the Seahawks rely on a steady diet of Lynch, who is officially listed as questionable for the game, but should play.

NFL Week 11: 5 Bold Predictions from XN Sports

Bold prediction: Seattle is .500 away from the Pacific Northwest, with losses against San Diego and St. Louis. Overall, on the road the team is averaging a shade under 22 points per game. However, what Seattle does best - run the ball - is exactly what the Chiefs' greatest weakness is. Lynch's season was revived in Week 10 against the linebacker-less Giants defense, and now gets the league's 20th-ranked run defense. On the other end of the spectrum, no Kansas City receiver has caught a touchdown yet. That trend continues against Richard Sherman and Co., who are out to make a statement. Lynch and Russell Wilson combine for five rushing scores as the Seahawks hand the Chiefs their most lopsided home loss of the year.

KC Chiefs Celebrate Native Heritage Month With Help From Hall of Famer from Indian Country Today Media Network

On November 2, during the Chiefs vs. Jets game, Cheyenne/Arapaho spiritual leader Moses Starr, Jr. blessed the drum and the four directions inside the stadium before handing the drum mallet to Holmes.

Kansas City Chiefs Partner With Local Tribes; Redskins Still Defiant from Indian Country Today Media Network

The Kansas City Chiefs have done something no other franchise in the National Football League has done: Give local tribes a level playing field.

While the Washington NFL franchise has shown defiance and thrown out token trinkets like the treaty makers of old, the Chiefs have solicited Native input through a partnership with the American Indian Center of the Great Plains. This outlet gives local Native leaders an opportunity to explain why traditions, culture and ceremony are important to Native people across the country.

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