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Arrowheadlines: Tragedy strikes Chiefs long snapper, going all-in on the Chiefs, notes for Bucs week

Michael Winchester, father of Kansas City Chiefs long snapper James Winchester, killled in Will Rogers Airport shooting | ESPN

Mike Winchester, the father of Kansas City Chiefs long-snapper James Winchester, was shot and killed outside of Will Rogers Airport in Oklahoma City on Tuesday. Mike Winchester, 52, was an employee of Southwest Airlines. He also played football for Oklahoma as a punter in 1984 and 1985.

Marcus Peters giveth more than he taketh away | The Ringer

In most sports movies, every team has roughly the same combination of stereotypical personalities. There's the charismatic leader, the tough guy, the new guy, the womanizer, and the practical jokester. And then there's the über-talented-but-unmanageable rebel. If you were making a movie about the 2016 Kansas City Chiefs — working title: The Most Boring 7-€”2 Team in the World — that would be Marcus Peters.

Turnovers loom big in game between Kansas City Chiefs and Bucs | ESPN

The Chiefs have 22 takeaways, the highest total in the league, and at plus-14 lead the league in turnover differential. The Bucs have committed 15 turnovers, eighth highest in the league, and quarterback Jameis Winston has thrown 10 interceptions in Tampa Bay’s nine games.

Chiefs’ Andy Reid and Tampa Bay coach Dirk Koetter share ‘humble beginnings’ | The KC Star

When Dirk Koetter's Tampa Bay Buccaneers take on Andy Reid's Chiefs on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium, it will make for a reunion that goes back not merely to their days at the University of Missouri or Texas El-Paso immediately before that.

It harkens to their very roots with the now-defunct Division II program at San Francisco State, where they sold hot dogs amid campus protests to augment the football "budget" and taught classes and took 10-hour bus rides and made about $22,000 a year.

"How simple life was back then," Koetter, in his first season as Tampa Bay head coach, said in a phone interview last week. "And I loved every minute of it."

Mellinger Minutes: So much Chiefs, a little Royals, and some Stick To Sports | The KC Star

So, look, I understand the hesitation to go all-in on this team. They could've, or even should've, lost the Chargers game, and the Panthers game. If a long list of things headlined by Chris Ivory's non-TD at the goal line go the other way, they could've lost to the Jags, at home, and that would've been embarrassing. They were non-competitive against the Steelers, and now we've mentioned four of their nine games.

But — and I know I make this point a lot, but it's absolutely true, and so often forgotten about — all teams have holes. All teams win ugly, at least the teams that win.

KC Chiefs Opponent Profile: Chiefs Head Back Home To Face Upstart Buccaneers | CBS

Injuries have plagued the Bucs’ running game, with expected starter Doug Martin missing eight weeks due to a hamstring injury. Martin played his first game on Sunday against Chicago and gained 33 yards on 16 carries.

NFL Power Rankings: What Do Experts Think About the Chiefs Now? |

Outside of the Dallas Cowboys, who have won eight straight, the Chiefs’ five-game winning streak is also the best mark in the league. As is the case every Tuesday morning, the experts have put out their latest power rankings—breaking down the NFL based upon their opinions on where the teams rank from top to bottom.

Photo Gallery: Chiefs Kingdom Food Drive

Chiefs Linebacker Derrick Johnson Nominated for Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award |

The award was created in 2014 in honor of the late founding owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pro Football Hall of Famer, Art Rooney Sr. A panel of former players from the NFL Legends Community—Warrick Dunn, Curtis Martin, Karl Mecklenburg and Leonard Wheeler—select eight finalists from the pool of 32. The eight finalists are then listed on the Pro Bowl ballot under the "NFL Sportsmanship Award" category when the current players vote on Friday, December 16.

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