Chiefs vs. Broncos: Chiefs Chalk Pre-Game Full of Festivities from The Mothership
Thursday night was a dream for 14-year-old Madilyn Hellwig.
She went to her first Chiefs game with her family, was featured on the big screen and watched the game from the Mt. Vernon Investments suite.
But for Madilyn, every day is a dream. She's been cancer-free now for two years.
"It's amazing being cancer-free," Madilyn said. "We celebrate every year and we always go out to eat or I make some food and celebrate."
Madilyn came to the Chiefs by way of the Dream Factory. She was selected this week in recognition of September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
"My mom came into the room and said, ‘I have to talk to you,'" Madilyn explained. "That was two weeks ago and I've been excited ever since."
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If the Kansas City Chiefs are going to make some changes to their offensive line, and one is due, this is the week to do it. The Chiefs, who are coming off Thursday's game against Denver and don't play again until Monday night against the Packers in Green Bay, have some extra time to make a switch or two.
Two injured offensive linemen, Eric Fisher and Jeff Allen, should be ready to play in Green Bay. The Chiefs need a new right tackle. Jah Reid, who signed the week of the first regular-season game after being released by Baltimore, was forced to start because of injuries to Fisher and Allen but hasn't played well.
5 reasons the Kansas City Chiefs' season didn't ‘end' this past Thursday from Warpaint Illustraed
1. Most of Thursday night's wounds really were self-inflicted.
Just because it's coachspeak doesn't mean it isn't worth repeating: Teams that turn the ball over five times, even at home, are asking to get beat. Teams that turn the ball over three of those times inside their own 32-yard-line are absolutely BEGGING for it. The Chiefs didn't just leave points on the board — they left their collective dignities out on the turf. Jamaal Charles had a tough day; there'll be more good ones than bad to come. Trust us. No. 25 coughed it up twice against the Broncos, or roughly almost as much as he's given up the rock, on average, over the previous three seasons (2.7 fumbles lost per year from 2012-2014).
Bills Fans capped at 124 decibels.
Kansas City Chiefs Fans at Arrowhead Stadium still hold the world's record at 142.2 decibels.
After National Anthem: 121.2 dB
After Bills 1st TD: 122.9 dB
After Bills 2nd TD: 124.8 dB
After Bills 1st sack: 120 dB
After Bills 3rd TD: 118.8 dB
After Bills 4th TD: 117 dB
After Bills 5th TD: 122.9 dB
Win was nearly perfect; Packers 2-0 from Packers.com
The only thing in the Packers' win that wasn't perfect was a rash of ankle injuries.
Eddie Lacywas lost early in the game and didn't return. Davante Adamsleft the game but returned in the third quarter. Josh Boydwas carted from midfield with what would seem to be the most serious of the three injuries.
"Offensively, I thought our guys did a heckuva job. The ability to score on that defense and consistently move the ball was big. We're 2-0. It was a great night here at Lambeau Field. We're looking to get some guys healed up and get ready for the Kansas City Chiefs," McCarthy said.
The Chiefs have been unsuccessful in identitfying a wide receiving threat in addition to Jeremy Maclin.De'Anthony Thomas and Albert Wilson have three receptions apiece, but Chris Conley and Jason Avant have been shut out. Finding at least one more receiving threat is important for the Chiefs to take pressure off Maclin and tight end Travis Kelce. -- Adam Teicher
Kansas City Chiefs
When the Chiefs get a sack, Egg McMuffins and Big Macs are available on a buy-one, get-one-free basis at Kansas City-area McDonald's the day after the game.