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Kansas City Chiefs' Andy Reid has experience pulling team from a slump | ESPN

Of all these slumps, their current situation most resembles that of 2013, unfortunately for the Chiefs. They started this season 5-0 and were the NFL’s last remaining undefeated team.

Chiefs offense misfiring without Chris Conley, Albert Wilson | Chiefs Digest

Wilson meanwhile is the offense’s Chief spark plug. He’s an emotional leader on the field, but his energy also comes in handy in other ways. The Chiefs like to use Wilson on their motion jet sweep packages. He also does much of the dirty work in underneath routes that help clear space for other receivers.

Those intangibles actually translate into a measurable statistic. The NFL compiles a statistic called net yards over average. The number calculates the value of a player in specific situations versus the league average. Among Kansas City’s everyday players, Wilson leads the way with 1.72 net yards over average per play on the field. Conley ranks second with 1.66 net yards over average.

Chiefs' Marcus Peters wants Trump to meet with him, Marshawn Lynch | The Kansas City Star

On Monday, Trump tweeted about Peters’ mentor, Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch, writing that Lynch should be suspended by the NFL for the rest of the season because he stood for the Mexican national anthem and sat down “to boos for our National Anthem. Great disrespect!”

Chiefs’ Andy Reid roundup: What’s missing at WR, Reggie Ragland a rookie, Parker Ehinger | Arrowhead Pride

“Remember, [2017] is really his rookie year,” Reid added. “But I think we have a nice rotation there with [Derrick Johnson] and him and (Kevin) Pierre-Louis. We’re able to keep everybody fresh and playing downhill and the whole deal, so I think it’s a positive thing there.”

Andy Reid said he shouldn't have called for Travis Kelce to pass | The Kansas City Star

He didn’t want to blame the stalled offense on injuries. Asked if the Chiefs have been hurt by having starting wide receivers Chris Conley out for the season and Albert Wilson missing action because of a hamstring injury, Reid said he’s been happy with Robinson and DeAnthony Thomas. Rookie Jehu Chesson got seven snaps on Sunday.

“We’ve got young guys out there learning and getting better as they go on,” Reid said.

Things we learned from Giants-Chiefs: The Giants can play with passion | Big Blue View

“This locker room was on fire,” (before the game) said Fluker, still wearing his game pants and surrounded by reporters as the last player remaining in the locker room after the game.

“It started last night when we had our team meeting about everything, about the adversity, about playing with heart, playing with passion. It started last night. It started right there and next thing was like ‘let’s go get a win.’

“Came in this morning, guys were already stretching, music playing, guys hyped in the locker room. You want to see that. That’s passion for the game.”

Kansas City Chiefs' search for third corner ends badly against Giants | ESPN

Gaines was the latest player to get a trial for the Chiefs as they desperately search for help at cornerback in passing situations beyond starters Marcus Peters and Steven Nelson. In fact, the Chiefs were circling back to Gaines on Sunday. He hadn’t played much in recent games after being their third corner early in the season.