2015 International Series Schedule Finalized from The Mothership
The NFL has confirmed that the International Series game between the Detroit Lions and Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, November 1 at London's Wembley Stadium will kick off at 9:30 a.m. ET (2:30 p.m. UK time).
Observations from Thursday's Senior Bowl Practices from The Mothership
2. Cincinnati linebacker Jeff Luc continues his solid week
At 5-foot-11 and 263 pounds, Jeff Luc has shown that he packs a punch upon contact.
He's been one of the more impressive inside linebackers competing in the Senior Bowl this week. For any linebacker, it's important to show that you can play in space and you have the ability to open your hips and run, but for a physical guy like Luc who weighs 263 pounds, his performance in positional drills in pass coverage needed to showcase that ability.
It was hit or miss on whether he showed enough to be a three-down linebacker according to analysts here in Mobile, but there's no denying his willingness to come downhill and fill a gap in run defense.
He played every linebacker position in college, and that versatility stands to help him moving forward.
2015 Senior Bowl: Player of the Week from The Mothership
He was the top-ranked player by many coming into Senior Bowl week, and Washington defensive lineman Danny Shelton did nothing to dissuade that opinion on the practice field in Mobile, Alabama.
"Danny Shelton is probably the highest rated guy here," NFL Network's Charles Davis said. "People will have a hard time moving him in nine-on-seven and the run game."
Davis was right. People had a really hard time trying to move Shelton anywhere.
Ohio State WR Devin Smith Compares His Game to Jeremy Maclin from The Mothership
After winning a national championship less than two weeks ago, Ohio State standout receiver Devin Smith hasn't had much down time.
He's currently one of the shining stars through the first couple days of Senior Bowl practices in Mobile, Alabama, where the best of the best collegiate players are competing in front of all 32 NFL teams.
As a senior for the Buckeyes, Smith finished with 33 receptions for 933 yards receiving and 12 touchdowns, averaging a ridiculous 28.2 yards per catch.
It's his deep-threat ability that's created a buzz at the Senior Bowl.
McDonald's and the Chiefs Announce $250 Grant Awards with 'Be the Change' Play 60 Contest from The Mothership
Kansas City area McDonald's restaurants have teamed up with the Kansas City Chiefs to recognize students, teachers and groups for their creativity and hard work in promoting healthy lifestyles with a new ‘Be the Change' Play 60 contest. Nine winners will receive a $250 grant and a special assembly in their honor.
The submission is easy. Applicants can submit on behalf of themselves or someone they know by filling out a short form with any supporting photos or a video on the contest website showing how they are furthering the Play 60 principles including health, exercise, and nutrition. The deadline for submissions is February 22 and winners will be announced by March 6.
Chiefs Weekly: Top Social Posts from The Mothership
The Pro Bowl draft was this week and all four of the Chiefs players were drafted to Team Carter.
Mexican National Team to Face Paraguay at Arrowhead Stadium as Part of 2015 U.S. Tour from The Mothership
It was announced today that the Mexican National Team will face Paraguay at Arrowhead Stadium at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31 as part of the team's 13th annual U.S. Tour. The Arrowhead Stadium stop is one of two games during March's FIFA window which was announced by The Federación Mexicana de Fútbol (FMF) and Soccer United Marketing (SUM). Mexico will also play Ecuador on Saturday, March 28 at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
This match marks the first soccer contest at Arrowhead Stadium since the Kansas City Wizards hosted Manchester United in 2010 in front of the largest soccer crowd in Kansas City history (52,424) and is the first competition between two international teams since El Clasico - Club Deportivo Guadalajara S.A. de C.V. (Chivas) vs. Club America in 2009.
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Lions-Chiefs scheduled for 8:30 a.m. kickoff in London from Chiefs Digest
At least one Chiefs' 2015 regular-season game is officially in the books with a start time.
The Chiefs will host the Detroit Lions for a home game in London on Nov. 1, 2015 with an 8:30 a.m. CST kickoff at Wembley Stadium, the NFL announced Thursday.
Chiefs' game in London next season will have early kickoff from The Associated Press via FS Kansas City
NFL UK managing director Alistair Kirkwood says "our fan research has shown overwhelming support for early kickoffs."
The timing also allows the teams to fly home later the same day to begin their bye weeks.
Chiefs' London game at 9:30 a.m. ET from ESPN
All three NFL games in London next season, including an Oct. 4 matchup between the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins and an Oct. 25 game between the Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars, will start at 8:30 a.m. CT (9:30 ET).
No love: Chiefs' Houston picked the best (and worst) year to be an absolute stud from FS Kansas City
On one hand: Pro Bowl, dude. PRO BOWL.
On the other: Have 22 sacks ever been so ... quiet?
In football and comedy, timing is everything. Given a contract year, No. 50 absolutely crushed it by racking up the most productive season of his football life: 22 quarterback takedowns -- a new single-season Chiefs record and tied for No. 2 all-time in NFL history -- to go along with five pass break-ups and four fumbles forced.
Houston pushed Derrick Thomas' name down a half-peg, and in this town, that's messing with football royalty. Pro Football Focus grade: +51.1, the highest ever by a 3-4 outside linebacker since the site began releasing its numbers in 2007.
If Houston was Godzilla, Houston's J.J. Watt was Mechagodzilla.
Tamba Hali: Money isn't most important thing right now from ProFootballTalk
The Chiefs have Justin Houston coming up on free agency and may have to use the franchise tag to keep him, so the cap space provided by a Hali release or salary adjustment would be vital to the team's offseason plans. They also have 2014 first-round pick Dee Ford on hand to fill in should they find that cutting Hali's pay is less appealing than moving on altogether.
Retired football star Jim Lynch looks back at career from LimaOhio.com
Lynch was selected in the second round, the 47th overall pick, by the AFL's Kansas City Chiefs, a team that had relocated from Dallas, where they were the Texans, in 1963.
"At that time the money in pro sports wasn't all that great, so I knew I had to begin using that Notre Dame education right away and look for a career beyond football. To be honest, I really couldn't envision playing much more than three or four years of pro ball."
Thus began Lynch's 11-year pro football career, one that lasted much longer than he initially envisioned. Before the end of his rookie season, he slid into a starting linebacker position along with two future Hall of Famers, Willie Lanier and Bobby Bell.
7 NFL Problems Worse Than Deflategate from WGBH
Domestic Abuse. The Ray and Janay Rice abuse stills, subsequent video, and abhorrent NFL handling of the attack received most of the attention early this season, but let's not forget Jovan Belcher of the Kansas City Chiefs, who killed his girlfriend and then himself. Or Rae Carruth, who took a hit out on his pregnant girlfriend killing her. Or OJ. These examples suggest the League has a domestic violence problem and the data supports this claim.
Eric Berry "in good spirits" during visit from Chiefs brass from ProFootballTalk
Berry's cancer was called very treatable and potentially curable upon diagnosis, but Dorsey didn't get into any outlook for Berry's football future after the visit. We continue to wish Berry the very best in his fight and hope to see him back on the field sooner rather than later.
Aaron Murray's Former UGA Teammate Claims Kacie McDonnell Won't Return $40,000 Engagement Ring from College Spun
Murray's former college teammate, Miami Dolphins tight end Arthur Lynch, took to Twitter to proclaim that he warned the quarterback about McDonnell from the beginning, and that she won't give back the $40,000 engagement ring. He then deleted the tweet, but obviously, users screenshotted it.
Neither McDonnell nor Murray have commented on the ring situation, so take from Lynch's post what you will.