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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 2/10

Good morning! Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy.

John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

Countdown: Alex Smith's Top Five Throws of 2014 from The Mothership

3. Week 15 - 9:44 2Q - 2nd and 19 - 48 yards to Albert Wilson

The Chiefs already led the Raiders, 7-0, but faced second-and-18 on their own 22-yard line. Smith lined up in the singleback formation.

He faked the run to Knile Davis and surveyed the field. Albert Wilson was in one-on-one coverage on a post route and Smith noticed that he had a step on the defender.

At or around the 16-yard line, he launched the ball 49 yards in the air and Wilson caught it for the longest pass reception of the season.

Countdown: The Top Five Defensive Plays of 2014 from The Mothership

1. Week 17 - 11:35 3Q - Justin Houston sacks Philip Rivers and breaks Derrick Thomas' all-time sack record

LB Justin Houston entered the Chiefs' final game of the season with 18 sacks, two shy of Kansas City legend Derrick Thomas' prestigious record of 20 sacks set in 1990.

Houston needed only the second quarter to tie the record as marks at 7:23 and 2:11 gave him 20 on the season.

This meant that he would have the entire second half to get the one sack he needed, but as the Chargers found out, he would barely need any time at all.

On the Chargers' third play of their first second-half possession, Houston beat San Diego right tackle D.J. Fluker for his 21st sack of the season.

The play was even more special because Houston stripped Rivers of the ball, something that Thomas was notorious for.

Mexico vs. Paraguay Tickets on Sale Thursday from The Mothership

Tickets for Arrowhead Stadium's first soccer match featuring two international teams since 2009 will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12. As part of a long-standing club policy, Jackson County residents will have an opportunity to purchase tickets before the general public with a special presale beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 10. As a benefit of year-long membership, Chiefs Season Ticket Members will also have a presale opportunity beginning at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 10.

Santos on Soccer at Arrowhead: "I think it's awesome." from The Mothership

International soccer will return to Arrowhead Stadium for the first time since 2009 as the Mexican National Team will face Paraguay as part of Mexico's 13th annual U.S. Tour on March 31.

Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos, who played soccer first before he ever played American football, believes the idea of it all sounds captivating.

"First, I think it's awesome to bring a soccer game to Arrowhead," he said upon learning the news. "Having played American football there, I [can picture] what it will look like, but it would be cool walking around on a field that's lined up for a soccer game." Video: Top Plays: The Longest Plays of 2014 Video: 2014 Top Plays: Alex Smith Video: 2014 Top Plays: Defense Highlights

Ed Sabol dies; NFL Films founder was 98 from Newsday

Ed Sabol, the founder of NFL Films, died Monday at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona, the NFL announced. He was 98.

The company Sabol began and ran for many years with the help of his son, Steve, was so important to the rise of pro football as the United States' favorite sport that in 2011 the elder Sabol was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame...

...One of the most important events in the company's history was Super Bowl IV in 1970, when Steve Sabol convinced Kansas City Chiefs coach Hank Stram to wear a mic for the game.

The Chiefs beat the Minnesota Vikings in an upset, and the soundtrack of Stram on the sidelines from that day remains a classic of the genre, with lines he used that day still repeated on sportscasts in 2015.

Position analysis: offensive line from ESPN

It wasn't a great season for the offensive line. The Chiefs lost three regulars from 2013 to free agency and thought they had the depth to cover for that. Matters were made worse when Stephenson, the projected starter at right tackle, was suspended for the season's first four games. The Chiefs shifted Allen, their left guard, to Stephenson's spot but Allen's season ended in the first game because of an injured elbow. So the Chiefs played most of the season with journeymen Harris and McGlynn and rookie Fulton as starters. In addition, Fisher didn't play like the first overall pick in the draft that he was in 2013. The Chiefs allowed 49 sacks, 11 more than the NFL average.

Position analysis: linebackers from ESPN

Houston had perhaps the best season ever for a Chiefs linebacker. He led the NFL with 22 sacks, finishing just a half-sack from the league record set by Michael Strahan of the New York Giants in 2001. Hali, meanwhile, had just six sacks, the second-lowest total of his nine-year career. Derrick Johnson played in part of only one game, the season-opener, after rupturing his Achilles tendon. The Chiefs' missed his every-down presence but particularly his ability as a run defender. The Chiefs also expected Mays to help as a run defender on the inside but he was limited to three games because of injuries.

Position analysis: running back from ESPN

Charles statistically had his worst season since he was a rookie in 2008 but he was still plenty good. Charles rushed for 1,033 yards and a 5.0 per-carry average. He also scored 14 touchdowns, nine as a runner and five as a receiver. The problem was his inability to get to and stay at 100 percent. He was bothered at various times by ankle, foot and knee problems and he missed an early-season game in Miami.

NFL cornerback Ron Parker to attend local race from The Beaufort Gazette

The Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse's annual Race4Love 5K will include Kansas City Chiefs cornerback and Beaufort High School alum Ron Parker.

This year's race begins at 9 a.m. Saturday near the Sanctuary Golf Course at 8 Waveland Ave. in Beaufort.

NFL forms L.A. planning committee from The Associated Press via ESPN

The memo does not refer to the Rams, the San Diego Chargers or the Oakland Raiders, which have been considering a move.

The committee formalizes a panel of owners that had been advising the league on Los Angeles in the last year, which includes John Mara of the New York Giants, Clark Hunt of the Kansas City Chiefs, Bob McNair of the Houston Texans, Jerry Richardson of the Carolina Panthers, Robert Kraft of the New England Patriots and Art Rooney of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Prep sports website adds Paige, Sobonya from The Fresno Business Journal

Central Valley Sports Report (CVSR) has announced former Fresno State and professional athlete Stephone Paige and sports performance adviser Steve Sobonya will be joining its team.

Paige will serve as the new spokesperson and public relations advisor for the website. During his 10-year career in the NFL, he played for the Kansas City Chiefs and Minnesota Vikings as wide receiver.

Mayock: Marcus Mariota a project for every team except Eagles from

NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah rates Winston as the No. 6 prospect in the draft, with Mariota at No. 11. Jeremiah and fellow analysts Bucky Brooks and Lance Zierlein have Winston going first overall to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in their mock drafts. Jeremiah and Zierlein have Mariota going sixth overall, to the New York Jets, and Brooks has Mariota going 18th, to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Ten Thoughts on the NFL: Chicago Bears and beyond from Windy City Gridiron

8) If Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota isn't the top pick in the draft, just how far will he fall?

In a recent mock draft on, he's slipping all the way down to 18 for the Kansas City Chiefs. Many mock drafters have him falling to 6 and the New York Jets. With his former college coach, Chip Kelly, running the show in Philadelphia, I'd imagine the Eagles have a call into every one of the 19 teams drafting in front of them with a trade proposal ready to go.

Kelly runs such a unique offense, that Mariota would be able to step in from day one and find some success. With any other team drafting Mariota, he'd have a steep learning curve before getting on the field.

Durkin's Bears Positional Breakdown - Special Teams from CBS Chicago

Toub was the first domino piece to fall. After he didn't make it past the first round of interviews for the Bears' head coaching vacancy in January 2013, he took over the special teams coordinator role with the Kansas City Chiefs and quickly turned them into one of the league's best.

Rick Gosselin of The Dallas Morning News does an annual ranking of special teams units league-wide, and in those, Toub took the Chiefs from 23rd in 2012 to third overall in 2013 and eighth overall in 2014.

Offseason Extra: Potential RB destinations in 2015 from CBS Sports

Jamaal Charles, Chiefs: A manageable cap number ($8 million) keeps Charles in his situation with Kansas City.

Jones set to sign with NFL's Giants from The Regina Leader-Post

The 23-year-old Weyburn product becomes the fifth University of Regina Rams alumnus currently on the roster of an NFL team.

Jones joins defensive linemen Akiem Hicks (New Orleans Saints) and Stefan Charles (Buffalo Bills), punter Jon Ryan (Seattle Seahawks) and long-snapper Jorgen Hus (Kansas City Chiefs) on the list of U of R products in the NFL.

Jones was named the CFL's top offensive lineman in 2014, one season after he was voted the league's top rookie.