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AFC playoff picture, Week 7: Buffalo Bills half-game out of first in AFC East | Buffalo Rumblings

The rest of the AFC is wide open, though. The formerly top-seeded Kansas City Chiefs lost on Thursday night. The AFC South features two teams with 4-3 records at the top (Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars) but the AFC East is dominating the Wild Card spots currently with the Bills and Dolphins the only two teams two games above .500 that aren’t leading their division.

Kansas City Chiefs suddenly struggling defense searching for solutions | ESPN

"When everybody takes accountability for that, normally you can flip things around. To tell you that Bob's not going to go back and look at things, he does that. That's what he does. He's a great coach. He does that. He's a smart guy and has had a lot of success here. You figure it out and then the players do the same thing and then you go make productive plays happen. That's how it works. No different on offense. No different on defense. That's what you do."

Colts considering attempt to poach Patriots OC Josh McDaniels | AJC.com

According to Ben Volin of the Boston Globe, Colts general manager Chris Ballard has been picking Jacoby Brissett’s brain about McDaniels. Brissett was acquired from the Patriots in a trade before the start of the regular season and has become the starter with Andrew Luck continuing to rehab after offseason shoulder surgery.

Goro’s Quick Hits for Raiders week 7 win over Kansas City Chiefs | Silver And Black Pride

Once upon a time, a long time ago, there was team called the Oakland Raiders. They were a motley bunch, gutted of talent and cap space and struggling to field a competitive group. And then the...

Chiefs' Marcus Peters to speak on behalf of Marshawn Lynch | Mercury News

According to multiple national reports, Peters will speak on behalf of Lynch at the running back’s upcoming appeal of a one-game ban he received after racing onto the field Thursday, allegedly to defend Peters

A source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Peters will speak over the phone if he cannot attend in person.

Peters and Lynch are each Oakland natives who found themselves in a controversial situation during the Raiders-Chiefs game Thursday.

Marcus Peters of Kansas City Chiefs wants to talk on Marshawn Lynch's behalf at Oakland Raiders running back's appeal | ESPN

Peters would speak via telephone if he can make it work with his schedule, the source said.

Sunday NFL Thoughts: Here’s what happens in a three-way tie among the Patriots, Chiefs, and Steelers | Pats Pulpit

The Patriots still have a tough schedule ahead with the Falcons, Broncos, Raiders, Steelers, and five divisional games left to play. A couple more losses shouldn’t shock anyone, especially based on how the defense has played this year.

The Steelers are known for playing down to their competition, but they have a pretty easy slate of games with the AFC South and the Aaron Rodgers-less Packers on the horizon. Still, Pittsburgh is no sure bet to make it through the rest of the year unscathed.

The Chiefs have two games against the Broncos and a road game against the Cowboys, but they also have a pretty unimpressive remaining schedule, with most of their tough games already in the books.

If I had to guess, I would pencil the Chiefs in for the #1 seed and the Patriots in for #2, with the Steelers and Texans playing for the #3 or #4 seed in their week 16 match-up.

Tech-Iowa State notebook: Justin Stockton injury leads to increased workload for Tre King | Lubbock Online | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Former Tech QB Patrick Mahomes, now in his rookie season with the Kansas City Chiefs, was at the game.

Trial scheduled in road-rage shooting death of former KC Chief | Hays Post

Authorities have said McKnight and Gasser drove erratically and yelled at each other in a traffic confrontation before the shooting. They say the confrontation took place as they traveled over a Mississippi River bridge in New Orleans and onto roads in a neighboring district.

Oakland Raiders resurgence dependent upon continued success from Derek Carr and Amari Cooper | Silver And Black Pride

Carr hadn’t beaten or played well against the Chiefs since his rookie year in 2014. In the ensuing two years, Carr has averaged just 205 passing yards against them. He’s thrown 4 TD passes, 5 INT’s with a passer rating of 67.8.

Marshawn Lynch Suspended One Game For Unsportsmanlike Conduct | Raiders.com

NFL Vice President of Football Operations JON RUNYAN issued the suspension for a violation of Rule 12, Section 3, which states that "There shall be no unsportsmanlike conduct. This applies to any act which is contrary to the generally understood principles of sportsmanship."

Lynch also specifically violated Rule 12, Section 3, Article 1 (g) which prohibits "unnecessary physical contact with a game official."