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Justin Houston making progress, Andy Reid says | Kansas City Star

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Sunday that the star outside linebacker probably will miss the regular season because of a hyperextended knee but hopes to return for the playoffs.

"I haven't heard that — I think that I would probably know that," Reid said. "That wasn't coming from us. We're taking it day by day with him and seeing how it rolls."

Jah Reid grateful for new contract, win over old team | Kansas City Star

"I had an amazing block on the back side of that," Reid said with a grin afterward. "I was pretty jacked up about it."

It was certainly a highlight of what turned out to be an emotional game for Reid, who was drafted by the Ravens in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft and spent four seasons in Baltimore prior to his release before the 2015 regular-season opener.

"It means so much," Reid said of the win. "I made this game really important to me ... you spend so much time here, and now you're gone, of course you want to beat them. You want to win, and we did. So it feels great."

Snap Counts: Eric Berry Once Again Leads the Day |

Running back Spencer Ware was held out of all offensive snaps with a rib injury. Charcandrick West took 47 snaps (84 percent) and Knile Davis took 9 snaps (16 percent) in Ware’s absence. West rushed 16 times for 76 yards and a touchdown. Only three offensive linemen played in 100 percent (56) of snaps Sunday—Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, Mitch Morse and Jah Reid.

Chiefs Coach Andy Reid Always Believed in This Team |

"They’ve taken advantage of opportunity and they’ve done that really all year," Reid said after Sunday’s win in Baltimore. "We still have to clean up some things. We still have a lot of room to improve." When asked what they did when things weren’t going well to try and change the tide, Reid said it was about getting to work and staying focused on what could be controlled—their effort and preparation. "We just put our heads down," Reid explained. "We try to do that every week—put our heads down and go to work. I kept mentioning it: I like this football team, I like the makeup—even during that time.

Cardinals Coach Tom Pratt Coached the Chiefs in Super Bowl I | Total Pro Sports

With that, Pratt became the oldest coach in the NFL, just barely ahead of the Titans’ "associate head coach" Dick LeBeau. Now, two years later, Pratt is on the verge of making some real history. You see, Pratt’s first NFL gig was with the AFL’s Kansas City Chiefs. And he was a defensive line coach in January of 1967 when they played the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl I. Now, with the Cardinals a stout 12-2, there’s a very good chance he could actually coach in Super Bowl 50. Which would be awesome.

Star Wars-obsessed Kansas City Chiefs WR Chris Conley talks film | The MMQB

Before seeing The Force Awakens last Thursday, Conley, 23, and fellow Chiefs rookie Ross Travis, a tight end, played N64 Super Smash Brothers on a projection screen with grade schoolers before the 6:30 pm showing. Three hours later, Conley sat down with The MMQB for a spoiler-free interview breaking down his love of the genre and comparing the Star Wars universe to that of the Chiefs, who have won their last eight games and have become one of the league’s most dangerous teams on the verge of the postseason.

Alex Smith Has Most Team Wins in Three Seasons | KC Kingdom

His 29 wins is the most by any Chiefs quarterback through his first three seasons with the club, and his third season still isn’t over yet. Some of the best quarterbacks in Chiefs’ history can’t even compare to the success that Smith is having in Kansas City so far. Trent Green, one of the Chiefs best quarterbacks in recent memory, was 28-20 through three seasons. Super Bowl IV winner Len Dawson was 23-17 through three years, and arguably the best quarterback in history, Joe Montana was 20-12 in just two seasons with the team.

Kansas City Chiefs expect RB Spencer Ware back vs. Cleveland Browns | ESPN

Coach Andy Reid indicated that Ware, who injured his ribs in a game against the Chargers two weeks ago, would be ready to resume his normal offensive role this coming Sunday against the Browns at Arrowhead Stadium.

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