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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 2/11

Good morning. Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news from across the internet. Enjoy.

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Top 10 Plays By The Chiefs' TEs/WRs In 2013 from The Mothership

We recently looked at the record-setting first year by Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith. The team's QB put up big numbers, thanks to his many targets, including the Chiefs WRs and TEs, who combined for 226 receptions for 2,596 yards and 16 TDs in 2013.

Below is a chronological look at the Top 10-overall plays made by Smith's receivers or tight ends.

The Top 10 Plays By The Chiefs Defense In '13 from The Mothership

Kansas City's defense recorded six touchdowns in 2013, marking the third-best single-season total in franchise history for most defensive touchdowns. Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton's guys totaled five 'pick-six' returns and one fumble recovery that was returned for a score. Below is a chronological look at the Top 10 defensive plays made by the Chiefs this year.

Strength Of Schedule: Kansas City Chiefs from ESPN

If the Kansas City Chiefs are to make the playoffs again in 2014, they will do so against a more difficult schedule. The Chiefs will face the seventh-toughest schedule in the league next season, according to the 2013 winning percentage of their 16 opponents.

What Will An Alex Smith Extension Cost The Chiefs? from SB Nation

Smith, long seen as a game manager by most around the NFL, has become one of the better signal-callers around. At first glance, the numbers would make you think otherwise. The 29-year-old only threw for 3,313 yards and 23 touchdowns in 15 games this season, not much in comparison to many of today's Madden-like offenses.

However, there is more than meets the eye with Smith.

Rookie Report: RB Knile Davis from ESPN

Looking ahead: The broken leg clouds Davis' near-term future. If he can't participate in any of the offseason work, that will set him back greatly because his is a game that needs development in many areas. But Davis has ability. Because he's 227 pounds and fast, he has big-play ability.

Team-By-Team Look At Who Could Be Tagged from ProFootballTalk

Kansas City Chiefs:  Last year, the Chiefs managed to work out a long-term deal with receiver Dwayne Bowe and tag tackle Branden Albert.  The Chiefs then tried - unsuccessfully - to trade Albert.  After the struggles of rookie Eric Fisher at right tackle, the Chiefs may not be ready to entrust the left tackle position to the first overall pick in 2013.  Which could force them to give Albert a 20-percent raise for 2014, or sign him to a long-term deal.

49ers' 2013 Breakout Stars from ESPN

2. Glenn Dorsey: This worked out great for the 49ers. The nose tackle blossomed in his first season in San Francisco after signing a two-year deal. Dorsey was the No. 5 overall pick in 2008 by Kansas City.

Lions Defensive Coordinator Teryl Austin's Focus: Cutting Down On Big Plays from The Detroit Free Press

The Lions gave up more plays of 40-plus yards than all but two teams - the Atlanta Falcons and Kansas City Chiefs - and ranked in the bottom half of the NFL with 22 takeaways. The Ravens had 24 takeaways and tied for the league lead in 40-yard pass plays allowed.

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