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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 9/17

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Pederson Believes Confidence is High from The Mothership

"They played well enough for us to win," Pederson said of the offensive line. "There are some new faces in there with left guard Mike McGlynn only in his third week here in this system,Ryan Harris has now stepped out at right tackle, Eric Fisher is growing at left tackle and right guard Zach Fulton is a rookie.  Rodney Hudson is kind of the guy there in the middle at center who is kind of keeping it all together."

Pederson knows consistent performances and continued development from the offensive line is what will ultimately help this offense get to where it wants to go.

Chiefs vs. Broncos: Examining the Offense from The Mothership

When you go up against a quarterback like Peyton Manning, there need to be some counterpunches thrown in terms of picking up chunks of yards on the offensive side while maintaining drives and keeping Manning and the Broncos offense off the field.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid's game plan and play calling worked perfectly in this regard.

The Chiefs converted 11 of 16 third downs, including 7 of 9 in the second half and dominated time of possession, having the ball for 36:14 to the Broncos 23:46. Photo Gallery: The Childrens Place Photo Gallery: YMCA Challenger Cheer Clinic Video: Arrowhead Update: 9/16 Video: Press Conference: The Children's Place Video: Cheerleader Chatter: Cricket

Chiefs sign FB Jordan Campbell, TE Justin Jones to practice squad from Chiefs Spin

The 5-11, 240-pound Campbell began the regular season on the Chiefs practice squad. The Chiefs first released Campbell on Aug. 30 as part of the roster trimmings to reach the 53-man roster before signing him to the practice squad on Aug. 31. The Chiefs then released Campbell on Sept. 9 before Tuesday's signing.

Power Rankings: No. 27 Kansas City Chiefs from ESPN

The Chiefs, one of seven remaining winless teams, are ranked higher than all but two of those teams, the No. 15 Indianapolis Colts and the No. 16 New Orleans Saints.

The Colts have losses to Denver and Philadelphia, ranked first and fourth, respectively. The Saints opened the season with a pair of road games.

Chiefs' Andy Reid has experience dealing with 0-2 starts from Chiefs Spin

Since 1990, only 23 of 198 NFL teams (12 percent) that start the season 0-2 made the playoffs, Pat Kirwan of points out.

Still, the Chiefs could have a little luck on its side when considering the current coaching staff has direct experience with slow starts.

Coach Andy Reid coached the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999 to 2012, and three of his teams started 0-2: 1999, 2003 and 2007. The 1999 team finished 5-11 and the 2007 team finished 8-8.

Reid's 2003 squad, however, beat the low odds by finishing 12-4 and advancing to the NFC Conference Championship.

Knile Davis as featured back is nothing new from ESPN

But things have shifted and while I'm not suggesting Charles' time as the featured back has or should be coming to an end, I'm wondering whether their complete reliance on him is finished.

Another thing worth noting is that Davis' best statistical game, 81 rushing yards and two touchdowns against the Chargers last season, happened when the Chiefs planned for him as their featured back.

Dolphins Looking To Bounce Back Over A Deceptively Good Chiefs Team from CBS Miami

After a disappointing showing in Buffalo, the (1-1) Miami Dolphins return home to take on a Kansas City Chiefs squad with a deceiving 0-2 record in Week 3. Needless to say, underestimating Andy Reid's bunch based on their winless mark could prove to be costly and might put the Fins under the .500-mark for the first time in the young 2014 NFL season.

Kansas City Chiefs announce charity game will benefit The Children's Place from FOX4KC

Young kids, who have endured traumatic events like abuse, surviving a fire or illness, even watching their parents go through a bitter divorce, receive therapy and treatment from The Children's Place. The group helps kids regain a healthy childhood.

There are 52 children in the day treatment program and another 200 receive services as outpatients every year. The Children's Place helps youngsters overcome developmental delays and works with parents to change patterns of behavior, allowing families to heal from serious events.

Former Chiefs Albert Lewis, Nick Lowery & Will Shields among 113 Hall of Fame nominees from The Associated Press via KSHB

A total of 99 players and 14 coaches comprise the 113 nominees. A modern-era player or coach must be retired at least five consecutive seasons to be eligible.

Former Chiefs Albert Lewis, Nick Lowery and Will Shields were also nominated for the Hall of Fame.

The selection committee will choose 25 candidates as semifinalists in late November. That list will be reduced to 15 modern-era finalists in early January. The 2015 class will be voted on the day before the Super Bowl.

NFL controversy personal for deputy city manager Kimble from The Charlotte Observer

The National Football League controversy over domestic violence feels deeply personal for Deputy City Manager Ron Kimble.

The man who killed his daughter, Jamie, in Tampa, Fla., on Sept. 3, 2012, was an employee of the Kansas City Chiefs.

Ron and Jan Kimble started the Jamie Kimble Foundation for Courage to "create a future without domestic violence."

Morning take: Dolphins' best offense from ESPN

Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports Dolphins center Mike Pouncey will not play Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Morning take: Pouncey returned to practice for the first time since hip surgery in June. Pouncey believes he's ready, but it will be up to the coaching and medical staff.

Upon Further Review: Broncos-Chiefs from

It wasn't a banner day for the defense, which lamented its mistakes -- on third downs in particular. But a fourth-and-goal deflection redeemed it -- a redemption that was delayed only by an instant-replay reversal.

So DeMarcus Ware's strip-sack fumble will be forgotten, registered forever as a simple incompletion. But the play itself was arguably the defense's best of the day, and came together with outstanding downfield coverage from the seven Broncos who dropped back. That bought enough time for Ware to get past Eric Fisher and behind Smith to make the play on the football.

With 1.5 sacks last week and that play Sunday, Ware is providing what the Broncos expected from him in the pass rush.

NOTEBOOK: Tripp Looking To Get Back Into Game Action; Other Notes from Miami

The Dolphins will pass out aqua T-shirts at Sun Life Stadium to the first 65,000 fans at the game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. ... Two-time Grammy winner, and South Florida native, Jon Secada will perform the national anthem before the game Sunday, while website sensation Cimorelli - a singing group comprised of six sisters - will perform at halftime. ... Kevin Harlan (play-by-play) and Rich Gannon (color analysis) will call the Chiefs-Dolphins game for CBS.

Injuries send fantasy football owners scrambling from USA Today

Knile Davis, Chiefs: Shame on the Jamaal Charles owner who missed out on Davis. After Charles left with an ankle injury, Davis ran 22 times for 79 yards, caught six passes for 26 yards and scored twice. The Chiefs' next opponents are the Dolphins, New England Patriots and San Diego Chargers.

Which 0-2 NFL teams have reason for optimism? from USA Today

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Me worry? They just gave the Broncos quite a fight on the road despite missing three Pro Bowlers. RT Donald Stephenson's return from suspension in two weeks should solidify the O-line.

Yes, worry: The injuries, lack of playmakers not named Jamaal Charles (high ankle sprain) and a brutal schedule that includes the NFC West do not paint a rosy picture.

Prediction: If 2013 represented two steps forward, 2014 is bound to count as at least one step back.

For What it's Worth---NFL Week Two and the Curious Case of Ned Yost from KWCH

It's amazing how quickly expectations can change.

Speaking of which---

If I warned about not taking too much from week one's debacle and applying it to the trip to Denver, you can't just assume that the Chiefs will build on that performance in Miami this weekend.

The National Football so unpredictable from week to week, I mean who would have thought that after two weeks the Buffalo Bills would have as many wins by themselves as the Colts, Saints, Seahawks and Forty-Niners have combined?

So far the Chiefs have shown the capacity to be really bad or really resilient, there's no telling what will happen against a team which has beaten the Patriots but been hammered by Buffalo.

Philbin, Lazor support Ryan Tannehill from ESPN

This is a no-excuse year for Tannehill. By all accounts, he has better weapons and a better offensive scheme. Yet some of the same issues we have seen with Tannehill in Year 1 and Year 2 are showing up early in his third season.

Tannehill must turn things around quickly to silence the doubters, starting with Sunday's game against the winless Kansas City Chiefs (0-2).

Miami Dolphins Stock Watch from ESPN


...Dolphins schedule: There is good news for Miami. The team's schedule gets easier the following two weeks. The Dolphins will face a pair of winless teams before their bye. Miami will host the Kansas City Chiefs (0-2) in Week 3 and travel to London to play the Oakland Raiders (0-2) in Week 4. On paper, the Dolphins have a solid chance to enter the bye week 3-1, which would be considered a good first month of the season.

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