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What the Chiefs expect from Patrick Mahomes II against the Broncos | ESPN

Avoid turnovers. The Chiefs have been spoiled with Alex Smith as their quarterback for the last five seasons. He rarely throws an interception or loses a fumble, a big reason the Chiefs have made the playoffs in four of their five seasons with Smith at QB and have won back-to-back division titles for the first time in franchise history.

Raiders may be preparing strong offer for Jon Gruden | Silver And Black Pride

But this year, it seems like there’s more smoke than usual around Gruden, and where there’s smoke, there’s often fire. An article from ESPN.com published Saturday night by Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen says that the Raiders are preparing to pursue Gruden with a strong offer to become their head coach, and that this offer could even include an ownership stake.

Chiefs finally give fans a look at biggest NFL mystery left | New York Post

“My knowledge of the game I feel like has taken tremendous leaps,” he said. “Just having a full season, getting to watch [Smith] having a successful year, watching how he studies and how he game-plans and does those things, I feel like it’s helped my game a ton.”

Chiefs vs. Broncos: Game Preview | Chiefs.com

“Every single week this entire season, I’ve been trying to prepare like I was the starter to try and learn and make sure I was ready for any moment,” Mahomes said. “This week I’m doing the same thing and preparing to go out and produce on the field.”

Beth Mowins on shattering stereotypes in sportscasting | CBS News

Saturday's match-up between the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs on CBS will be a record breaker no matter what the score. That's because it will become the fourth game this year where a woman, industry veteran Beth Mowins, will be the play-by-play announcer in the often male-dominated world of sports.

For some Chiefs, Sunday's experience at Broncos will be invaluable | KC Star

Five years ago, the Chiefs headed to San Diego locked into their playoff spot, as is the case this year.

In 2013, Reid suggested general lineup changes could occur but specified none — not even the career first start for backup quarterback Chase Daniel.

“I thought I did,” Reid said, when asked why he publicly announced Mahomes as a starter at midweek this time.

Reid’s memory of that game’s benefit, which included turning-point moments in the careers of a pair of Chiefs players, is clearer.

NFL Playoff Picture 2018: AFC, NFC Wild-Card Scenarios and Week 17 Predictions | Bleacher Report

The Ravens should clinch the No. 5 seed. They beat the Bengals 20-0 in Week 1 and likely will face them without linebacker Vontaze Burfict, who is doubtful with a shoulder injury. Per OddsShark, they are 9.5-point favorites.

Three Keys to Broncos-Chiefs | Denver Broncos

In the past three weeks, the Broncos rank third in the league in rushing yardage (454, an average of 151.3 per game), with a league-leading 36.7 rushing attempts per game. The commitment to the run helped the Broncos' offense post its best scoring outputs since December in wins over the Jets and Colts, and it gave the team plenty of early opportunities last week against Washington, although it only managed to get three points out of five first-half drives that crossed midfield.

What do the Denver Broncos want to see from Paxton Lynch? | Mile High Report

In advance of Sunday’s season finale for Denver, Friday’s The Afternoon Drive caught up with Steinberg. As always, the super agent gave a great interview and perspective on both young quarterbacks; especially when it comes to Lynch and the great chance he has against Kansas City.

Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos preview | NBC Sports

A win against the Kansas City Chiefs would be monumental for Denver Broncos' head coach Vance Joseph.

Alex Smith’s challenge: Stay sharp for playoffs without playing | ESPN

Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith says his team is in a good place now and is focused on getting healthy and carrying momentum into the postseason.