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Arrowheadlines: Chiefs sign safety after Eric Berry is put on IR

Chiefs LB Justin Houston Isn't Satisfied with Thursday's Performance |

According to Pro Football Focus, Houston had 28 snaps in which he rushed the passer, and he got pressure on Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady six different times, which gave him a pass-rushing productivity (PRP) score of 17.9.

Chiefs sign safety Steven Terrell, place Eric Berry on IR | The Kansas City Star

The 5-foot-10, 197-pound Terrell — who went undrafted in 2013 despite running a 4.34 40-yard dash during his pro day — has appeared in 32 regular-season games, all with the Seahawks. In 2016, Terrell filled in for all-pro Earl Thomas and finished with 26 tackles and a pass deflection.

KC Chiefs beat Patriots, change season, commentary | The Kansas City Star

For long enough that by now it feels like forever, it has been understood by the Chiefs and everyone else that the only realistic chance to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl is with home-field advantage.

The Patriots are 17-3 in home playoff games with Tom Brady, and 3-3 on the road. Since Brady became the Patriots’ quarterback in 2001, every AFC champion but one has either been his team, or not had to play his team at Gillette Stadium.

Borges: Chiefs put perfectly punishing end to Patriots’ 19-0 talk | Boston Herald

This became more painfully obvious when the Chiefs’ duplicated that first drive with a 92-yard scoring drive just before halftime, cutting the Pats’ margin to 17-14. By that juncture, Alex Smith was 16-of-19 and the Chiefs were 2-for-2 in the red zone while Tom Brady was 9-of-17 and the Pats were 2-of-4. Little of that would change in the second half. Hey, wasn’t it the Pats who were supposed to have the unstoppable offense and the Chiefs the ones struggling to hold on?

Chiefs vs. Patriots: 3 things Kansas City did to pull the upset |

For much of the night, the Chiefs instead opted to drop several players into coverage and force Brady to find an open receiver. According to Pro Football Focus, Brady had an average of 2.94 seconds to pass — more than half of a second longer than his usual 2.3-2.4 seconds.

But thanks to the play of Berry and Peters, there weren’t many options. Of the passes when Brady had more than 2.6 seconds to throw, he completed just 5 of 19 attempts.

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