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Chiefs’ Wednesday injury report: No practice for Mitch Morse | Chiefs Wire

Chiefs coach Andy Reid said they’re taking it “day-by-day” with Morse. Recovery time for a foot sprain is generally around two to four weeks. In the meantime, Zach Fulton will start in Morse’s place.

Rivers remains upbeat despite Chargers' frustrating start | AP

“We have 14 games left, and I just know the years we have been on runs,” Rivers said Wednesday. “We were 3-1 one year and went to 3-2 and then won 11 in a row. Shoot, what were we, 13-3? We were 2-3 out here and then won 11 in a row. And we were 5-5 the championship year that we went to the championship game and won six in a row.

What We Learned From Wednesday's Media Availability |

Q: Philip Rivers mentioned that playing on that field is different than an NFL field and said it was an adjustment for him – what do you guys know about what the field conditions will be like in that stadium?

REID: “I had a chance to go down to an all-star game down there so I’ve seen it before. Real nice facilities, it’s just a little bit smaller. So it’ll be different, it’s different than an NFL stadium. But I think once you get going you’re playing.”

Q: What about the grass? The turf itself, is it much different?

REID: “I didn’t notice that when I was there. I was there a couple years ago, I didn’t notice that. It seemed like a normal stadium.”

Chiefs can't complain with their results in rushing the QB | ESPN

"When we're rushing four, it's not bad," Reid said. "When you rush three, you're really working coverage. It's 5-on-3 ... You're going to look at that group and you're going to (say), 'They're not getting home.'

"When four are coming, we're pretty tough there. And then we're coming off a six-sack game. That's not a bad day. ... When we asked them to go, they were rocking and rolling there."

Philip Rivers faces Kansas City Chiefs defense with his playmakers | ESPN

"We've done a lot of good things these first two games, but we haven't won. So at the end of the day, you have nothing to show for it. But at the same time, it gives you the confidence to know, just hang in there, keep fighting, keep scratching. Surely, we're going to start finding a way to be on the other end of those."

LeGarrette Blount danced with a young fan in the stands at Eagles-Chiefs game in Kansas City | For The Win

Blount called the kid his “lil homie” in the Instagram caption, along with a couple laughing emojis. It’s a short video, but it’s a lot of fun — the smile on the young fan’s face is priceless.

It’s way too early for these Alex Smith trade rumors | Arrowhead Pride

Somehow, this latest report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter on KC Chiefs QB Alex Smith fell flat. I didn’t hear anyone talking about Schefter’s Sunday report that the Chiefs are “expected to” listen to trade offers for Alex after the season.

Rich Gannon says Chiefs QB Alex Smith is playing like he has in the past | Arrowhead Pride

“Alex to me is playing a lot like he has in the past,” Gannon said. “It’s not like I see a totally different player because they went out and drafted (Patrick) Mahomes. You remember Aaron Rodgers he waited several years in Green Bay so I think they can afford to do that. I think Alex has played well. I think so much has been made of the lack of success on the postseason but I don’t know if yo can put all of that on the quarterback.

NFL MVP tracker: Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith remains in lead | USA Today

1. QB Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs (18 points): Reports are already circulating that he'll be on the trade block after the season, and Smith himself has admitted he probably won't be in Kansas City in 2018 with first-round pick Patrick Mahomes positioned to succeed him. But if Smith maintains his current pace, the Chiefs are going to have to think long and hard about letting him go even though his skyrocketing price tag will likely make the decision a foregone conclusion. Smith's 77.8% completion rate, 134.1 passer rating and five TD passes all rank him among league leaders. More important, the undefeated Chiefs are part of a three-way tie atop the AFC West, and the offense has never been more explosive during the Andy Reid era. Last week: 1

Telesco weathers Ls better than Chiefs GM did Ws | The San Diego Union-Tribune

If the Chiefs win Sunday, it’ll be seven straight wins over Team Spanos. Kansas City is once again thriving under high-salaried coach Andy Reid, who arrived shortly before the hiring of Dorsey, a former NFL linebacker and Green Bay Packers scouting exec.

Dorsey won’t be in Carson on Sunday. But, many of his successes will.

Melissa Etheridge and KC Symphony in concert Sept. 22-24 | The Kansas City Star

She will be back in town in October for another performance in another hallowed Kansas City venue: Arrowhead Stadium.

“Truth be told, I’ve never attended a Chiefs game at Arrowhead Stadium,” she said. “I attended a concert there when I was in high school. I saw the Beach Boys and Chicago.

“But they finally asked me to sing the National Anthem for a game. I’m going to sing before the Oct. 15 Chiefs-Steelers game at Arrowhead. It’s going to be great.”

Andy Reid pushes back when asked about Chiefs TE Travis Kelce's penalties | USA Today

“I told him when I kick him out of here he's going to become a writer so then he can do all that stuff,” Reid said, sarcastically answering a question about how many times Reid needs to talk to Kelce about his behavior. “I've taken care of it. If you want to ask me again, I'm going to give you the same answer. You got it? Is it clear to you?”

Only question about job status of Alex Smith is where he plays in 2018 | USA Today

“The reality is, whether we drafted Pat, I still had to make that decision for them anyway, right? I mean, you either hold up your end or you don't. And if you don't, you're not going to be around,” Smith said Wednesday. “When you're this far along in your career, you've got to go out and prove yourself every year.”

Andy Reid Explains Keenan Allen's Best Quality | Los Angeles Chargers

“He’s a great route-runner, that’s what he is. He’s got tools, too. But I think he’s one of the better route-runners in this league. He’s got a lot of other things but if you had to just say (one), he’s a crisp route runner.”

Chiefs’ Ehinger feeling like he did before injury | The Kansas City Star

“Doing good, man,” said Ehinger, who has been practicing at guard. “Rehabbing, getting healthy and ready to go. I feel just as good as I did before I got hurt.”

Photo Gallery: Quarterbacks Visit Cornerstones of Care |

Kansas City Chiefs announce Cornerstones of Care as 2018 Charity Game beneficiary

Chiefs star Travis Kelce has a wild Ozzie Newsome anecdote | Baltimore Sun
The Ravens, as you can probably guess, if you didn’t already know, passed on Kelce, who was taken with the first pick of the third round. He has twice been selected to the Pro Bowl.

Newsome’s first pick that draft: Florida safety Matt Elam. He has been arrested twice this year and has not played a snap.

Kareem Hunt, Travis Kelce boost Kansas City Chiefs to top of power rankings | NBC Sports

The Chiefs moved to the top spot in this week's Power Rankings on the strength of huge performances by Kareem Hunt and Travis Kelce.

The AFC West Has Been Historically Good So Far This Season |

“I just think this division, the parity from top to bottom, is so crazy,” Smith said. “Everyone is playing at such a high level. I don’t know if I have ever seen anything like this with what is going on in this division right now.”

Andy Reid grows irritated with questions regarding Travis Kelce’s unsportsmanlike conduct penalties | FOX 4 Kansas City WDAF-TV | News, Weather, Sports

Among the questions posed to Head Coach Andy Reid were several that involved his communication with tight end Travis Kelce, in reference to his recent unsportsmanlike conduct penalties. Watch the remarks in the video at the top of the page.

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