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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 11/7

Congratulations to Jamaal Charles for having his high school jersey retired! Also, just what you expected to see this morning... the Kansas City Chiefs' fans are mentioned in an article from Sydney, Australia about Indonesian songbirds. That's the way we roll. Here the rest of today's news. Enjoy.

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

What to Watch: Five Storylines to Follow Through Second Half of Chiefs Season from The Mothership

No. 1 - Playoffs are within reach

Yes, the playoffs.

Despite the sting of losing some close games earlier in the season, the goals this team has set for themselves are still very much within reach.

There are currently only six teams in the AFC with more than the 3 wins the Chiefs have right now, and three of those teams have just 4.

Therefore, the Chiefs are currently just 1 game out of the Wildcard race as we stand today. Poll: Chiefs Top Plays: First Half of the Season

Charcandrick West combines charm, athleticism to energize Chiefs' backfield from Chiefs Digest

Social media erupted as people tried to figure out the dance and the popular opinion surrounded moves made famous by former wrestling star Ravishing Rick Rude.

The origin of West's celebration, however, could surprise.

"I don't know if you're ever seen it," West said with a laugh. "It's an episode of ‘SpongeBob,' he was talking about bring it around town."

Did the second-year pro really mimic something he saw on "SpongeBob SquarePants," a popular children's cartoon show?

Well, absolutely.

Peyton Manning has been an overwhelming obstacle for Alex Smith from ESPN

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has been an unfair matchup for a lot of opposing passers during his seasons in the NFL, but none more so than Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith. Manning has beaten Smith all five times they've faced one another since Smith arrived in Kansas City as the Chiefs' quarterback in 2013. Going back to the two games in which they faced one another as starters when Manning played for the Indianapolis Colts and Smith for the San Francisco 49ers, Manning is 7-0 lifetime against Smith.

Smith gets another chance to break into the win column against Manning in the Chiefs' next game on Nov. 15, when the Chiefs and Broncos meet in Denver.

Photos: Jamaal Charles has high school jersey retired from MaxPreps

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles was on hand Friday night as his alma mater, Port Arthur Memorial (Port Arthur, Texas), retired his high school jersey.

Charles, who was one of the NFL's leading rushers prior to suffering a season-ending injury, was a star at Port Arthur Memorial before continuing on to the University of Texas.

Madden Ratings: Week 8 analysis, Week 9 predictions from

Without question, the feel good story of the 2015 season has been the return of Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry. After being diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma last December, Berry battled the disease and made it back to the football field in time for Week 1. Regardless of how the Chiefs finish the year, Berry's recovery has made it a successful season already. He's up three points in the midseason ratings to 89 OVR. Welcome back, Eric.

Opinion: Cheering for Eric Berry worth leaving tailgate early from The Daily Beacon

College students wait until moments before kickoff to enter the stadium. It's a tradition that spans the spectrum of college football.

It's understandable. Tailgating with friends trumps sitting on uncomfortable stands for 30 minutes listening to terrible hip hop music blaring over the public address system.

But for Tennessee's game against South Carolina this Saturday (TV: SEC Network, 4:30 p.m.), I suggest Tennessee students arrive early at the game.

There's this former Tennessee player — his name might sound familiar — who will be honored during the pregame festivities as the Tennessee legend of the game. He is worth giving a standing ovation. His name is Eric Berry.

Fantasy Football 2015: Week 9 Risers and Sliders from

West's debut start in place of the injured Jamaal Charles was an insipid nine-carry, 33-yard performance. In the two weeks since, only Todd Gurley and Lamar Miller have had more points in standard-scoring leagues, and Miller did almost all of his damage in one game. West has posted two straight 18-point games, racking up 207 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 42 carries, and 44 receiving yards on six receptions. His owners obviously love the production, but they have to be equally as encouraged by the workload split, or lack thereof, in the Kansas City backfield. Knile Davis has had five carries in the last two games, while Spencer Ware has had four. Alex Smith has thrown 11 passes in West's direction. He hasn't thrown any to Davis or Ware. This is entirely West's show, and the Chiefs clearly aren't afraid to ride him when they have a lead. The game flow isn't going to be as beneficial every week as it has been the last two, but fantasy owners can bet on West being a true workhorse the rest of the season. That makes him a bankable RB2.

Indonesia's songbirds need to be saved to sing from The Sydney Morning Herald

This is serious stuff; millions of rupiah are at stake. Judges with clipboards are pacing, pausing below each cage to distinguish individual birdsong from the cacophony. The birds are assessed on volume, power, melody and their ability to mimic other birds' voices. Some sway, as if intoxicated, leading to names such as Dewa Mabuk. (Drunken God). Male songbirds are territorial creatures who can chirrup for more than 20 minutes to outsing their rivals.

A flag is placed on some of the stools below the cages. A red flag indicates 100 points, a blue flag 60 points and a green flag 40 points. At the end of each contest, the points are tallied. The roar of the crowd could rival the Guinness world record of 142.2 decibels set by Kansas City Chiefs fans in 2014. But this is not the USA, it's the Free York Bird Club in North Jakarta, which is hosting today's Perlombaan Burung, or bird-singing competition.

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