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Chiefs headlines for Thursday, October 25.

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Patrick Mahomes Talks Tyreek Hill, Tom Brady and His Voice | Fox Sports

Mahomes also broke down his favorite highlights of the season so far:

”Selfishly I would say the scramble where I threw a touchdown to Chris Conley in the back of the end zone against the 49ers. I also think one of the fair plays to mention was thetouchdown to Tyreek Hill against the New England Patriots. In that situation, being able to step up in the pocket and make that throw, that play was pretty sweet!”

2018 NFL MVP Odds: Patrick Mahomes Remains Favorite Ahead of Todd Gurley, More | Bleacher Report

Based on the latest odds after Week 7, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley are in a two-man race to be named 2018 NFL MVP.

Per OddsShark’s Stephen Campbell, Mahomes’ +150 (bet $100 to win $150) gives him a slight edge over Gurley’s +200 to win the award.

Even with perpetual offensive line changes, Chiefs don’t expect to miss a beat | Kansas City Star

The Chiefs’ linemen say continuity and communication matter. But so does talent, and the Chiefs believe they’ve developed a solid group up front.

Fatal flaws that could sink Jags, Chiefs and six others | NFL

Kansas City Chiefs’ secondary

Led by Dee Ford’s impressive contract push, the front seven can hold its own once bookend edge rusher Justin Houston returns from his hamstring injury. Barring a trade for All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson, on the other hand, the back end of Bob Sutton’s defense looms as a season-long liability. The Chiefs’ last-place defense has allowed 435.4 yards per game, a number that has them on pace to threaten the 2012 Saints’ record for futility. Can K.C. really count on Eric Berry to be a savior when the three-time All-Pro safety is dealing with a painful deformity in his surgically repaired heel?

Chiefs coach Andy Reid cool with TD parties ‘as long as they stay within the rules’ | Kansas City Star

As soon as his players get into the end zone, Reid’s usually buried back in his play chart or consumed with making sure the right unit goes out on the field for the extra point.

But watching the film from the Chiefs’ 45-10 win against the Bengals, Reid got a pretty good look at his team’s shenanigans.

Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em Week 8: Defenses | NFL

Sit of the Week - Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs

The Broncos defense went off a week ago, scoring a ridiculous 32 fantasy points in a blowout win over the Cardinals. Unfortunately, this unit is a virtual must-sit against Patrick Mahomes and a Chiefsoffense that’s been almost impossible to score fantasy points against this season. Put Denver’s defense back on the waiver wire.

NFL finalizes Saturday schedule for 2018: Find out which teams have been flexed | CBS Sports

Besides the Saturday games, the NFL also made two other small tweaks to the 2018 schedule. A Week 10 game between the Dolphins and Packers has been moved from 1 p.m. to 4:25 p.m. ET and will be televised by CBS. In that same week, a game between the Cardinals and Chiefs, which was originally scheduled to air on Fox at 1 p.m. ET has been cross-flexed and will now air on CBS.

2018 NFL trade deadline: One move for each AFC team to make | NFL

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS: Buy cornerback Patrick Peterson. This is the best the Chiefs (6-1) have looked in a long, long time. But one big deficiency remains in the defensive secondary. Kansas City, which hasn’t found the success it envisioned with Kendall Fuller and Steven Nelson, could make a gigantic splash by acquiring Peterson, who would immediately shore up some of the Chiefs’ concerns against the pass.

Around the league

5 NFL players who should be traded for their own good | SB Nation

With the trade deadline coming up on Oct. 30, here are five other players who could get their careers going — or going again — with a change of scenery. We also included a potential landing spot for each player.

Patrick Peterson aims to be with Cardinals ‘for years’ | NFL

After reports suggested that PP asked to be traded before the Oct. 30 deadline, Peterson tweeted Wednesday that he’s “focused on being part of the solution and heling us turn this around.”

2018 NFL Trade Deadline: Ten trades contenders should make for a Super Bowl, playoff run | CBS Sports

The 2018 NFL trade deadline is heating up. For years the NFL’s lagged behind the NBA and MLB for the entertainment coming from roster movement in this spot, but thanks to the current NFL economics (both workforce and salary cap-wise) it’s easier than ever to send a high-priced veteran packing to a contender for a middle-round draft pick.

Chad Kelly released by Broncos day after arrest | NFL

The Broncos released backup quarterback Chad Kelly on Wednesday following his arrest on suspicion of first-degree criminal trespassing on Tuesday.

Amari Cooper thrilled to get ‘fresh start’ with Cowboys | NFL

“It feels great,” Cooper said Wednesday after going through his first Cowboys practice. “It feels like a fresh start, just like a freshman year in college or something like that. ... I mean the first thing you think about when you hear the Cowboys is that star, ‘America’s Team,’ and all of that. It’s a great franchise.”

Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins: Jaguars prove Colin Kaepernick deserves job as NFL QB | USA Today

Jenkins later added that he “wholeheartedly” believes “that Colin Kaepernick is being blackballed.”

NFL Makes Seahawks Available To All Comers, But The Line Remains Short | Forbes

After billionaire Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen died last week, many eyes in the sports business world quickly turned to one of his most valuable assets, the Seattle Seahawks. Ownership is currently in a trust controlled by Allen’s sister, Jody, but many are expecting the team will soon be for sale.

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Should the Chiefs trade for Patrick Peterson?

How does the AP Nerd Squad feel about it making the move? Should the Chiefs use their 2019 first round pick to acquire him? We talked about it on this week’s episode of the AP Laboratory.

Chiefs announce Daniel Sorensen will return to practice

Kansas City Chiefs safety Daniel Sorensen will return to practice Wednesday afternoon, the team announced via its official Twitter account.

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