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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 9/27

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Head Coach Andy Reid: Eric Fisher Will Start at Right Tackle Against Green Bay from The Mothership

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid updated the media on the status of offensive lineman Eric Fisher.

"Fish (Eric Fisher) made it through the week," he said. "He'll start at right tackle and we roll. He did a nice job."

Reid passed along congratulations to the Kansas City Royals for winning the AL Central division.

"Congratulations out to the Royals, coach-skipper [Ned] Yost, a phenomenal job, man. Division champs, that's a beautiful thing."

Week 3: Saturday injury report from Chiefs Digest

The Chiefs are at full strength heading into Monday night's game against the Green Bay Packers.

All eight players listed on final injury report put in a full practice Saturday and are designated as probable, meaning a virtual certainty the player will be available for normal duty.

Notebook: Chiefs' Eric Fisher returns to starting lineup at right tackle from Chiefs Digest

The head coach also doesn't anticipate issues with Fisher lining up at right tackle.

Fisher, the No. 1 overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft, played right tackle in his rookie year before moving to left tackle in 2014.

"I mean, he had played over there for the year, his first year," Reid said. "He's a pretty good athlete. Easy adjustment."

Nickel Coverage: Five fantasy questions that need answers before Week 3 from ESPN

James Jones, Packers: With all due respect to my colleague Cris Carter, all Jones does is catch touchdowns! A scoring machine in all his games with Aaron Rodgers and the Packers, I like his odds to get into the end zone again on Monday night. The Chiefs have allowed the second-most touchdowns to opposing wide receivers this season (along with the most receiving yards) and we know how Rodgers is at Lambeau. In his past 13 home starts since the start of the 2013 season, Rodgers has averaged 278.8 pass yards per game while throwing 35 TDs and 0 INTs.

Jeremy Maclin, Chiefs: Total gut call, but with extra time to prepare and a high-scoring game … I say Maclin gets into the end zone this week, ending the whole "no touchdowns to a wide receiver" thing.

Keys to the game: Chiefs @ Packers from Chiefs Digest

The Chiefs must score touchdowns when they have the ball. Green Bay will; the Chiefs can't settle for field goals.

In two games, the Packers had 20 offensive possessions and scored points on 11 of them, with six touchdowns.

The Chiefs had 28 possessions, scored eight times with five touchdowns.

Green Bay especially loves to score at Lambeau Field. In their last 10 games at home - all victories - the Packers averaged 31.7 points per game and won by an average of 17 points.

Prediction: Packers 27, Chiefs 17 from ESPN

This game should be decided on a down-to-down basis instead. The Chiefs, who were something less than sturdy against the pass against Houston's Ryan Mallett and Denver's aging Peyton Manning, will give up some plays to Rodgers and the Packers. Peters is playing well, but the Chiefs miss their other starting cornerback, Sean Smith. He is finishing on Monday a three-game NFL suspension for a violation of the league's substance abuse policy.

The Chiefs will need to score a fair number of points to win this one and that's where they'll come up short. The Packers have allowed a generous amount of rushing yardage, so Charles could have a big day.

But the Chiefs will also need a few big plays from their passing game, but that part of their offense is looking suspiciously like it did last season.

Childress' job with Chiefs? 'A little bit of everything' for ex-Vikings coach from The Minneapolis Star Tribune

So, Brad Childress, what exactly is an NFL "spread game analyst"?

"It's a little bit of everything," said Childress, the Vikings' head coach from 2006 through the 10th game of 2010...

...On game days, Childress communicates primarily with the Chiefs receivers. As you might know, there hasn't been much good to say about that unit of late. In fact, the Chiefs have thrown 586 balls over 18 games since a receiver last caught a touchdown pass.

In between games, Childress often works ahead on preparing offensive game plans for upcoming opponents.

Chiefs' pass rush has Packers' attention from

"He'll get his share (of sacks)," Clements said of Hali. "Hopefully, after we play them."

Protecting Rodgers will be Job 1 for the Packers offense. Blocking Hali will be left tackle David Bakhtiari's job; blocking Houston will be right tackle Don Barclay's assignment. Inside linebacker Derrick Johnson also has a sack, and right defensive end Allen Bailey has two.

"The strength of their defense is their up-front people," Clements said. "They're a pressure team. That's what they like to do.

Sunday NFL preview: Why these pass-catchers could star from ESPN

It's too early to give up on wide receiver Jeremy Maclin in fantasy leagues; the Chiefs haven't given up on Maclin. Quarterback Alex Smith has thrown Maclin's way 16 times among his 58 pass attempts. That not only leads the Chiefs by five targets, but also, Smith has thrown toward other wide receivers a total of 10 times. -- Adam Teicher

Packers' Andrew Quarless an invisible man statistically from The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

If tailback Eddie Lacy is unable to play against the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night, the bulk of the rushing responsibilities will fall again to James Starks.

Starks replaced Lacy in the win over the Seahawks and piled up 95 yards on 20 carries. It was his heaviest workload in two years, since a game against the Washington Redskins on Sept. 15, 2013. On that day, which ended with a 38-20 win for the Packers, Starks churned out 132 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries.

As Lacy's backup, Starks endures wild fluctuations in the amount of contact he receives on a weekly basis. His number of carries last year in games he played ranged from zero to 12.

To compensate, Starks follows what he called a "prehabbing" routine designed to take care of his body as if he played a high number of snaps every week.

5 matchups that will define NFL Week 3: Megatron meets his match? from USA Today

Green Bay Packers RT Don Barclay vs. Kansas City Chiefs OLB Justin Houston" culang="en">Justin Houston

With three sacks in two games, Houston shows no signs of slowing the torrid pace he set last year. And the Chiefs' prize pass rusher could be their best hope for pulling an upset at Lambeau Field on Monday night.

Though the Seattle Seahawks sacked Aaron Rodgers just twice in their 27-17 loss in Week 2, they consistently generated pressure on the Packers' signal-caller. If running back Eddie Lacy sits out against the Chiefs with an ankle injury, it puts an even heavier burden on Rodgers and his pass protectors.

Several NFL stars are missing in action so far from The Buffalo News

Player: Jeremy Maclin, wide receiver, Kansas City Chiefs.

Pay: $55 million, five years, $22.5 million guaranteed.

Payoff: Nine receptions for 109 yards and no touchdowns.

Problems: Although his current pace would give him 72 catches for the season - the second-highest total of his career - the fact he hasn't scored is notable because no Chiefs receiver has scored a touchdown since 2013 ... Signed primarily to help elevate the performance of Alex Smith, but receivers don't make quarterback better; it's the other way around. And Smith doesn't have the arm or the dynamic skills to get optimum production from a game-breakers such as Maclin.

NFL Odds, Lines & Computer Picks Week 3 from

Week 3 comes to a close with the Green Bay Packers hosting the Kansas City Chiefs as a 6.5-point favorite on Monday night. The computer predicts a Packers victory, but a slim Chiefs cover in a 24.9-18.7 decision.

Seahawks head into home opener as perhaps the best 0-2 team in history from

Smokin' Jim Moore Lock of the Week: In case you missed it Friday on 710 ESPN Seattle's "Danny, Dave and Moore," I revealed another slam dunk of a pick, taking the Chiefs +6 ½ against the Packers Monday night. I've missed both slam dunks thus far, but this one truly is a lock - after teams face the Seahawks, the next week they're 1-10 against the spread in the last 11 games, and Kansas City is 14-4 against the spread in its last 18 road games.

Broncos mutiny, seeds of Manziel divorce and 5 NFL things to watch from The New York Post

Rookie sensation to watch​

Chiefs rookie cornerback Marcus Peters so far is proving all the predraft skeptics wrong about his maturity level.

Peters already is making a case for NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year honors, notching two interception​s (one against Manning),​ breaking up seven passes and recording 10 tackles just in his first two games.

Peters doesn't just look like the best rookie corner — he looks like one of the best corners in the league, period.

Very impressive for someone who wasn't even the first cornerback selected in May.

Rob Gronkowski already on cusp of 60 TDs, highlighting his dominance from ESPN

If the Patriots are to swing a trade for a cornerback, where their overall quality and depth is questionable, I wonder if they'd explore how willing Kansas City might be to swap third-year man Marcus Cooper (Rutgers). The Chiefs will be getting top cornerback Sean Smith back from suspension after Week 3, and they drafted Marcus Peters (first round) and Steven Nelson (third round). Cooper, who the Patriots attempted to claim on waivers from San Francisco in 2013 but were trumped by Kansas City, was inactive for the season opener and played just one snap in Week 2.

Wedding: Wascavage - Veach from

The bride is a graduate of Mount Carmel Area High School. She attended Bloomsburg University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in social work and a master's degree in elementary education. She is currently a stay-at-home mother to their three children.

The groom is also a graduate of Mount Carmel Area High School. He attended Delaware University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in health and physical education and a master's degree in education. He is employed by the Kansas City Chiefs as the co-director of player personnel.

Week 3: Most Intriguing Games To Watch In The NFL from Football Insiders

Chiefs at Packers (8:30 EST) - This could've very well been a matchup of two undefeated teams, but the Chiefs ruined that possibility after their heartbreaking defeat to Denver last Thursday night.

Now, Kansas City finds themselves in a tough situation if they want to reach 2-1. If you know anything about Green Bay, you'll know they rarely lose at home and when you have a guy named Aaron Rodgers, it makes sense as to why.

The Chiefs pass rush may cause havoc, but when they don't, expect for Rodgers to pick on Jamell Fleming just like Manning did last week.

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