Around this time a little over a year ago, Chiefs safety Eric Berry was back home in Fairburn, Ga., preparing to deal with the biggest challenge of his young life â beating Hodgkin lymphoma.
Less than seven months later he was back on the football field. And on Tuesday he received news that not only affirmed that he is back but that he is back in a big way.
Kelce is a mildly surprising selection because he’s down a ways on the list of pass-catchers at his position. Kelce is eighth among tight ends with 65 catches but fifth in yards with 822. Kelce scored the Chiefs’ first two touchdowns of the season, in the first quarter of the opener against the Texans, and has scored twice since.
Only three teams -- including the Browns -- have given up more sacks than the Chiefs. Part of that is Smith's mobility working against him. They rank eighth in rushing yards per game despite missing Charles. The Browns, meanwhile, just lost John Greco and are again counting on Cameron Erving, this time at right guard.
Kansas City has rolled up 30-plus points in four of its last five games. Cleveland just gave up 30 points to the Seattle Seahawks. The Chiefs defense is a lock to generate turnovers and sacks. On offense, Charcandrick West, Jeremy Maclin and Travis Kelce face one of their softest opponents.
"Me and my son, one time he was here and he started putting my Chiefs down cause they made a boo-boo, and I flat came unglued on him," she said. Sharon’s husband says when she watched the game she’s not only glued to the tube, but she dancing and cheering uncontrollably.
NFL Media's Brian Billick analyzes a Kansas City Chiefs team on an eight-game winning streak and whether their physical playing style will translate into January success.
The sample size isn’t huge, but as you can see by the accompanying chart Smith is significantly better in passer rating, touchdown-to-interception ratio and completion percentage on the road than at Arrowhead.