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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs news 9/30

NJ Chiefs Fan is off today in the real world. Let's just admit it: Arrowheadlines is not as good when someone besides him does it. But whatever: Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news post-MNF beatdown over New England!

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Jamaal Charles' return, blowout of Pats changes everything | Kansas City Star

The best part of this Chiefs team is that it has made significant improvements each week. Some of that is the low standard set in the opener, but most of it is a very good coaching staff finding its groove. It's one thing to gameplan against holes with the Dolphins. It's quite another to do it against Belichick and the Patriots.

Keys to victory: Chiefs 41, Patriots 14 - Stats & Info Blog - ESPN

Charles has had a game with at least two touchdown receptions and a touchdown run in each of the past two seasons. From 1960 to 2012, only two Chiefs players did that in a game. Charles has five games with multiple touchdowns in the past two seasons. Only Jimmy Graham of the New Orleans Saints has more in that span, with six.

Jamaal Charles-Knile Davis rotation is effective for Kanas City Chiefs - ESPN

The Chiefs got 199 yards rushing, 28 more receiving, plus three touchdowns from running backs Jamaal Charles and Knile Davis, and this seemed to please Reid as much or more than anything. "It's a heck of a thing to bring [Charles] off the bench as a relief pitcher," Reid said. "He's a pretty good player."

Monday performance sets bar high for Kansas City Chiefs defense - ESPN

Turnovers can be fickle, plentiful during some stretches and hard to come by during others. Perhaps the Patriots game starts a stretch of games that will see a flurry of turnovers. If so, the Chiefs might have something going defensively. They are creeping up in the statistical rankings and are 11th in yards allowed and eighth in points per game.

Chiefs offense gets on a roll thanks to play calling, execution | Kansas City Star

"You know, Andy man, he's a mastermind," Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe said. "The way he puts plays together, the way he calls them in the heat of the moment ... I can't even put it into words how he gets everybody involved so early, so fast."

Chiefs put the hurt on Tom Brady | Kansas City Star

"Tom Brady is still Tom Brady, but when you've got guys doing a great job downfield and everybody putting pressure on the quarterback - with everybody on the same page, it's easy to do," said outside linebacker Justin Houston, who finished with seven tackles, including two sacks.

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