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Good morning and welcome to your 4th of July Weekend! Be safe, and enjoy you family and friends. A special thanks to everyone serving (home and abroad) who are away from families. Here's today's Kansas City Chiefs news.

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Do the Chiefs Have a Top-Three NFL Defense? One Expert Believes So from Chiefs.com

The Kansas City Chiefs defense finished No. 3 in the NFL last season by allowing just 17.9 points per game, and heading into 2016, they're still earning respect.

Former NFL linebacker Willie McGinest, who played 15 years in the league and won three Super Bowls with the New England Patriots, is now an analyst for NFL Network. He believes the Chiefs defense will thrive again next season.

He ranks them No. 3 in the league heading into 2016.

Chiefs CFO Dan Crumb is a Kansas City Business Journal CFO of the Year from Chiefs.com

Last month, Kansas City Chiefs CFO Dan Crumb was named one of four for profit "CFO of the Year" honorees by the Kansas City Business Journal.

Get to know Crumb in this Q and A session:

Q: What does this award mean to you?

Crumb: "It's always an honor to be recognized by your peers and placed in the same company with some great CFO's that were recognized this year and in past years for their accomplishments and contributions to the profession. I'm blessed to work with great people and a great organization."

Greatest Alabama Players: Buck Buchanan was big, fast, quick - and a trailblazer from AL.com

Grambling State football coach Eddie Robinson had probably heard it many times over: My nephew could be your next star.

But there he was, one morning in 1959, talking on the telephone with the principal of A.H. Parker High School in Birmingham about one of the students there -- Junious Buchanan, soon to be better known to the football world as Buck.

Arrowhead Stadium to host job fair for event-day positions from KMBC

The job fair will take place on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Founder's Club, which is located on the north side of the stadium.

The job fair is free and open to the public. Parking is available in Lot M between Arrowhead Stadium and Kauffman Stadium.

40 Years Ago: The NFL institues the "Davidson Rule" from Silver & Black Pride

In the 1960s, Ben Davidson was the physical embodiment of all things Raiders and he played a hand in a rule change that would take effect in 1976, six years after he snatched victory, or at least a tie, out of the jaws of defeat from the Kansas City Chiefs.

During the Nov 1, 1970, contest the Chiefs clung to a 17-14 lead with about two minutes remaining. They had third-and-three or four and needed only to pick up a first down to run out the clock. Chiefs quarterback Len Dawson held on to the ball on a sweep and picked up about eight yards and then dropped to the ground. Davidson, acutely aware he had not been touched down, speared him in the lower back. A melee ensued and the referees called to repeat the down. The Raiders stopped them and went on to tie the game and outpace the Chiefs by one victory to earn the AFC West title.

AL.com Slideshow: Alabama's greatest 100 football players: Nos. 1 to 20

Bucs aiming to measure up to the competition from The Enterprise

That opportunity will come on July 9 when the Bucs will meet up again with the Cobras in a 7:30 p.m. kickoff at Battis Field.

Bucs-Cobras?

Football fans with gray in their hair should think back to the days of John Madden's Oakland Raiders and Hank Stram's Kansas City Chiefs, for while there is respect be tween the two teams there is al so a genuine disdain.

Some NFL execs would take Mark Sanchez over a Pro Bowl AFC West quarterback from CBS Sports

Both guys are top-5 picks who didn't live up to expectations with their original teams -- despite a deep playoff run or two during their tenure -- and eventually moved on to a place where people weren't expecting quite as much. Smith, who made the Pro Bowl in 2013, delivered MUCH more in Kansas City the last three years than Sanchez did at any three-year point in his career, however.