Players insist that this year’s team has better fortitude and that the offense is more explosive than the previous version.
The Chiefs could be right. But if the coaches and players don’t address several key shortcomings, this team will not reach its full potential.
The banned fan may be disappointed to know that he will never again see Tom Brady throw a pass at Gillette—at least not in person—but a far more life-altering consequence of his reckless behavior is that he has been charged with two crimes: (1) disorderly conduct and (2) throwing or dropping objects at sporting events.
The Chiefs’ game against Cincinnati, 4-2, will kick off at 7:20 p.m. Sunday and it will be broadcast on NBC (Ch. 41). Here are five things to know about the Bengals:
Regardless of how much faith Chiefs fans or pundits have in the Breeland Speaks experiment, the coaching staff left no doubt on Sunday night that it had an abundance of confidence in the rookie defensive lineman-turned-outside linebacker.
3 teams that are good enough to make the playoffs, but won’t win the Super Bowl
Kansas City Chiefs: Even after the loss to the Patriots, the Chiefs are still legit contenders in the AFC. But they just don’t have the defense to go deep this season.
The Chiefs would lose a heartbreaker to the Patriots ... and not be fazed
If any team doesn’t fear a trip to Foxborough, it’s Andy Reid’s Chiefs. Kansas City had been 2-1 against the Patriots since Reid took over as coach, though their one loss came in the postseason.
I never want to hear a Chiefs fan complain about not developing a homegrown quarterback again. Even in a loss to the Patriots, Patrick Mahomes made five throws Sunday night most organizations have never produced. The Chiefs’ defense has enough talent to improve by January and anything less than a playoff bye will be a massive letdown.
For actual stiff arms, Rob Gronkowski executed an excellent one last night against the Chiefs.
Chris Simms believes Tyreek Hill’s speed and explosiveness have turned him into the best wide receiver in the NFL right now.
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When Paul Allen purchased the Seattle Seahawks in 1997, he saved his hometown team from a potential move to Los Angeles. Then he poured some of his vast wealth into making the franchise one of the top-flight organizations in the league. He hired sought-after coaches like Mike Holmgren and Pete Carroll. He oversaw the construction of one of the league’s state-of-the-art and -- this was very much on purpose -- loudest stadiums in CenturyLink Field. He built a showplace of a training facility on the banks of Lake Washington. The payoff: three Super Bowl appearances and a title won in 2013, the only one in the franchise’s 42-year history.
Once again, Rodgers brought his team back from behind with a series of absurdly difficult throws into tight windows, marching them right down the field for game-tying and game-winning scores. The Packers racked up over 190 yards of offense and 17 points in the first quarter, but sputtered for the better part of the rest of the game after that.
Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict, according to multiple reports, is not expected to be suspended for any of his actions against the Steelers, which included a second-half hit that sent both Brown and Bengals safety Jessie Bates into concussion protocol and briefly out of the game.
The 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium generated $125.2 million in economic impact for the Dallas region during the three-day event in late April and $74 million in direct spending, according to a report compiled by VisitDallas, which utilized Destinations International’s economic impact calculator.
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UPDATE (Monday, 2:35 Arrowhead Time): Tyreek Hill is interested in taking action against the fan who threw beer on him, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
But should you be all that happy? Come with me to hypothetical la-la land, and let’s throw out the score in the fourth quarter of Sunday night’s game for a second.
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid spoke to the media following Sunday night’s 43-40 loss to the New England Patriots, and again on Monday afternoon.
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