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Good morning! Here's today's Kansas City Chiefs news. One week to GoT. Oh, and Chiefs stuff starts tomorrow.

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Breaking Down the 2016 Chiefs Schedule: How Does it Look? from The Mothership

Based on 2015 performances, the Chiefs will face four of their toughest opponents, all playoff teams, on the road this season.

They will travel to take on the defending NFC champion Carolina Panthers, AFC playoff teams Pittsburgh and Houston and the defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos. Those four teams combined to go 46-18 last season.

Outside of those four opponents, the rest combined for a 58-86 record, although this is a new year and everyone feels good about what they've done this offseason to try and improve upon their performance last season.

Paige: Broncos will play Christmas Sunday from The Denver Post

Merry Christmas, Broncos.

Only 252 shopping days left until the game in Kansas City.

For the first time in franchise history, the Broncos will play on a Christmas Sunday. Forecast for the 7:30 p.m. kickoff is a three dog night.

You'd think the defending World Champions deserved better. KCXmas just might determine the AFC West title. The Broncos have a pathetic 2-16 record in Kansas City in December.

Former Illini return to Memorial Stadium with restored pride from The Herald & Review

Jon Asamoah is a proud Illini football alum who went from a hopeful, under-recruited high school kid to a six-year veteran of the National Football League.

Every time he cashes an NFL pension check, he knows that his time spent at Illinois helped make it possible.

Those are warm memories that helped him become a third-round draft pick of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2010 and later, a member of the Atlanta Falcons.

An investigation of Sluggerrr's birthday party from Royals Review

1. K.C. Wolf (Chiefs): If anybody is Sluggerrr's friend, it is K.C. Wolf. He lives right across the parking lot and isn't doing anything this time of year. He was always going to show up to Sluggerrr's party. Too bad he's hamming it up in the front row rather than offering a friendly arm across Sluggerrr's shoulders.

San Diego Chargers: Realistic game-by-game predictions for 2016 season from Bolt Beat

Week 17 vs. Kansas City Chiefs: We have the Chargers at 8-7 and a win over the Chiefs could put them into the playoffs as a Wild Card. How many times have these two teams closed out the season with playoff implications on the line in recent years?

Philip Rivers will do everything he can to earn a trip to the postseason again, but the Chiefs defense will be stingy as well in trying to earn a season sweep of San Diego. This game will go into overtime where a late turnover forced by the Chiefs will set up a game-winning—and very deflating—field goal by Cairo Santos to win it.

Prediction: Chiefs 30, Chargers 27 OT

Steelers: 2016 regular season overview from Examiner.com

The Steelers went to Arrowhead Stadium in 2015 and lost to the Chiefs by a score of 23-13. The Chiefs went on to have quite a run on the season. The two teams have met each other 31 times (including 1 postseason game), with the Pittsburgh Steelers winning 20 games and the Kansas City Chiefs winning 11 games.

Quarterback Alex Smith and Jeremy Maclin had a good rapport last year, with both players stepping up big for the offense. 6-5, 260 pound tight end Travis Kelce proves to continue to be a big threat on offense.

So far, the Chiefs have added receiver Rod Streater and tackle Mitchell Schwartz during the offseason.

With the 28th overall pick NFL mock drafts have the Chiefs all over the board, but cornerback is the key position. Players they have them selecting are cornerbacks Eli Apple (Ohio State), Artie Burns (Miami) or William Jackson III (Houston). They also have them selecting Eastern Kentucky defensive end Noah Spence.

Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame the Kansas City Athletics for Moving to Oakland from Uncle Mike's Musings

Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame the Kansas City Athletics for Moving to Oakland

5. Football. When Finley was preparing to move, the Kansas City Chiefs were defending American Football League Champions. Since their arrival from Dallas in 1963, they were filling Municipal Stadium, 47,000 strong, 7 times a year. Finley had a baseball capacity of 35,000, and didn't fill that 7 times out of 81.

The Chiefs were the most popular sports team in Kansas City. Even in times of glory for the Royals -- the last couple of years, and in the George Brett era of 1976 to 1985, times when the Chiefs have not been particularly successful -- the Chiefs were more popular.

AFC West Quarterbacks Ranked...As Pizza from Page 2 Sports

3. Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs :: Cheese Pizza, Round Table, Everywhere

Ooh! What's Alex Smith gonna do with that football? Probably something. Move along.

Alex Smith is BORING, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. The 2015 season was the first time Smith threw for over 3400 yards and he's never thrown more than 23 TDs in a season. He has also not thrown for double-digit interceptions in the last FIVE seasons. You know what's exciting? Throwing interceptions. They aren't great, but they ARE exciting. You know what's NOT exciting? Not throwing interceptions. That's what Alex Smith does a lot...not throw interceptions. He's made the playoffs a few times, he beat the Texans, he...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Wha...? I'm sorry. I lost me. Alex Smith is boring.