"I know it's an important time of the year. I know that. And if you're in the hunt, every game becomes an important game, right?" Reid asked. "If you can just keep it that simple from a coach and player standpoint, you're doing OK. It's going to get blown up around you, but we don't talk about it."
High temperatures on Friday will be in the lower 40s. Shortly after midnight Saturday, temperatures will start to fall. "We’ll dip into the 20s as the back side of this system travels through during the afternoon and early evening. Snow is likely and we could see a widespread inch of snow across the StormTrack5 area. An isolated spot up to two inches cannot be ruled out," Teachman said. Temperatures will be much colder for the Kansas City Chiefs game Sunday with morning temperatures near zero. Highs for the game will be in the teens.
"I think we are built for winning at all cost," Murray said. "We have passed the ball and didn’t run it (well) and we’ve done just the opposite. So for us, we have enough playmakers to make plays and I think we have a great coaching staff which finds a way to get the job done. So whatever it takes to win, that is what we are going to do."
Linebacker Justin Houston didn’t practice with the Chiefs on Thursday because of a knee injury. He was a limited participant on Wednesday because of an illness.
Jan. 7, 1996, Arrowhead Stadium, Colts vs. Chiefs, -6 degrees
Two former outfielders — Amos Otis of the Kansas City Royals and Vince Coleman of the St. Louis Cardinals — along with ex-Chiefs quarterback Bill Kenney headline the 2017 class for the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.
For all the warts that dot their inconsistent offense, their baffling inability to score touchdowns when they get into the red zone may be the ugliest. And it is even more pronounced when stacked up next to Tennessee, which visits Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday and just happens to be one of the best teams in the league at converting those opportunities into seven points.
Now that responsibility falls on the shoulders of others, just as the Titans’ third-ranked rushing attack arrives at Arrowhead Stadium. DeMarco Murray, Derrick Henry and Co. are averaging nearly 150 rushing yards per game, and churned out a win over Denver last week despite quarterback Marcus Mariota having arguably his worst game as a starting quarterback in the NFL. "They’ve got a lot of weapons," Berry said, "but I think all of it starts up front. Their offensive line is pretty good, and to pair that with some good backs and a quarterback with some good speed, I think that really opens up the running game."
"He gave his dude a shot," Mitchell said with a grin, "and I was ready for it." The Chiefs’ third corner spot — alongside stalwarts Marcus Peters and Steven Nelson — has been a bit of a merry-go-round because of injuries and performance. Mitchell’s effort in his first career NFL start Thursday left an impression on coach Andy Reid, who praised the 24-year old for making "a couple" of nice plays.