Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes first start: What to watch for | Arrowhead Pride
What follows is a list of things to look for Sunday, with a few suggestions of how you might chart the snaps (if you’re sick like me and into that kind of thing). If you pay attention to these things, I think you can walk away with a decent idea of Mahomes as an individual player (for one game, a very small sample size).
The 5 coolest play designs of the 2017 NFL season | For The Win
This was the trendiest play design of the NFL season. After the Chiefs used it to torch the Patriots in Week 1, it seemed like every team ran their own variation of it. New England waited only a week before stealing it from Kansas City. The Rams then borrowed it a few weeks later. When you have Bill Belichick and Sean McVay stealing your designs, you’re doing something right.
KC Chiefs-Denver Broncos game preview podcast, 12/31/17 | The Kansas City Star
That interview is followed up with a weekly A-Team roundtable of Sam Mellinger (@mellinger), Blair Kerkhoff (@BlairKerkhoff), Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) and David Eulitt (@davidphotokc) –– as they wrap up the pod with a long discussion about how Patrick Mahomes will fare in his first start, how other young players who will get their shot should do and much more. They’ll also field questions from Facebook. Enjoy!
Flu bug hits the Chiefs locker room | KCTV5
Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce was among one of the players sent home from practice. On Thursday, three more players were sent home with an illness and missed practice - Charcandrick West, Kenneth Acker and Raheem Nunez Roches.
KC Chiefs’ Parker Ehinger hopes to make season debut vs. Denver | The Kansas City Star
“Obviously, you know people rest players before the playoffs, so I thought about it a little bit, but it was never one of those things that was on the top of my mind,” Ehinger said. “But to get that news, it was just like ‘OK, here we go. let’s strap ’em up.’ So I’m ready to go.”
Mitchell Schwartz could lose consecutive snaps streak | The Kansas City Star
Schwartz said he doesn’t know if that means his snap streak could be on the line. On the depth chart, Cameron Erving is listed as the backup to Schwartz on the right side and to left tackle Eric Fisher. But Schwartz said the streak is meaningful to him.
“It’s important,” Schwartz said. “You always try to be available for your team, that’s something I pride myself on. All offensive linemen do. A lot of time it’s out of your control whether you get hurt or whether things happen.
Former Jets CB Darrelle Revis happy to be on winning KC Chiefs | The Kansas City Star
“I’m not really concerned about that,” Revis said, referring to last season. “A lot of people give me (stuff) because of what I’ve accomplished. I’m being real, man. A lot of people give me (stuff) because I’ve done so well. On Sunday, it was like ‘Who is he covering?’ I’m over that.
Kareem Hunt, Tyreek Hill among the other Chiefs who deserve a rest | ESPN
Running back Kareem Hunt: Hunt is coming off his busiest three-game stretch of the season. The Chiefs have given him the ball 92 times, including 14 pass receptions. He was his busiest in last week’s game against the Dolphins, when he got the ball 32 times. Hunt has 324 touches this season, which is a lot for any player, much less a rookie who was never this busy in college. He deserves the week off.
What does 2013 Chiefs' finale tell us about who won't play vs. Broncos? | Chiefs Digest
A plethora of Chiefs starters did not play during the 2013 finale against the Chargers. The team listed seven starters among the team’s inactives: quarterback Alex Smith, running back Jamaal Charles, left tackle Branden Albert, wide receiver Dwayne Bowe, defensive tackle Dontari Poe and linebackers Derrick Johnson and Tamba Hali.
Kansas City Chiefs' future will be on display with Patrick Mahomes | NBC Sports
The Kansas City Chiefs will give rookie QB Patrick Mahomes his first career start against the Denver Broncos in Week 17.
Kansas City Chiefs are on verge of setting a very Alex Smith NFL record | Arrowhead Pride
So, if the Chiefs don’t turn it over this weekend, they’ll set a new NFL record for fewest giveaways in a season.
5 young Kansas City Chiefs players we want to see vs. the Denver Broncos | Arrowhead Pride
RB Akeem Hunt
Joel Thorman: I almost picked LB Ukeme Eligwe but offense is more fun so I’ll go with the other Hunt, Akeem. The Chiefs need to develop depth behind Kareem Hunt, who has 271 carries so far this season. Charcandrick West has 18 carries and Akeem Hunt has just four. Let’s see what the other Hunt can do with a full load.
Chiefs vs. Broncos: Emmanuel Sanders, Cody Latimer could sit Sunday | AA
Last Sunday, the Denver Broncos were forced to suit up only four of their own wide receivers given that both Cody Latimer and Emmanuel Sanders were dealing with injuries. It looks like that might be the case again heading into Sunday as the pair are still missing practice in the days leading up to a season-ending visit from the Kansas City Chiefs.
Chiefs find low-pressure situation for Patrick Mahomes II to make his debut | ESPN
"He just has a great ability to kind of play the game and not get locked in on scheme and too many fundamentals and things like that," Smith said. "Those things are all important -- don't get me wrong. But he has a great ability to go play, which is really important as well.
NFL Playoff Picture 2018: Scenarios, Standings and Predictions | Bleacher Report
The 9-6 Baltimore Ravens are in with a win over the Cincinnati Bengals at home. They can also make it if either the Tennessee Titans or Buffalo Bills lose. Per OddsShark, the Ravens are 9.5-point favorites against the six-win Bengals and beat them 20-0 in Week 1. The safe bet is Baltimore get the W, which would mean a date at the Kansas City Chiefs in the wild-card round.
Patrick Mahomes will play against Denver in season finale | The Wichita Eagle
“I pretty much told him I was ready,” Mahomes said. “I’m ready to go out there and do what I can to go out there and win a football game.”