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Chiefs don’t settle for field goals. Red zone offense produces touchdowns | Kansas City Star

The Chiefs wouldn’t come up short again on their way to a 30-23 victory, with touchdowns on their other three visits to the red zone.

Broncos say Chiefs’ offense pushing rules boundaries | NFL

Broncos defensive end Derek Wolfe was vocal with his complaints about the Chiefs’ tendency to block downfield on their highly effective run-pass options, when the quarterback keeps the ball to throw.

”What’s that cutoff point for an offensive lineman to be legally down the field in pass pro?” Wolfe said, via ESPN. “When is a guy offsides and when is he not? Is it 12 yards now?”

Patrick Mahomes’ third straight four-TD game fuels Chiefs | ESPN

The Kansas City Chiefs have as many touchdown passes, 26, through a half-season as they had through all of 2017.

The most significant change is at quarterback, of course, where Patrick Mahomes has replaced Alex Smith.

NFL Week 8 Grades: Jameis Winston gets an ‘F’ for interception meltdown; Seahawks get an ‘A’ | CBS Sports

Chiefs: B

We seem to talk about the Chiefs’ offense every week, so instead we’re going to use this game to talk about Dee Ford. Ford abused the Broncos’ offensive line to the tune of three sacks, including a fourth quarter sack where he caused a Case Keenum fumble that Kansas City recovered. Overall, the Chiefs sacked Keenum five times. Offensively, Patrick Mahomes (303 yards, four touchdowns) found someone to throw to besides Tyreek Hill and that player was Sammy Watkins. Watkins caught eight passes for 107 yards and two touchdowns in the win.

Da Coach, a sumo wrestler and a luxe Jason walk into an NFL must be Halloween | Yahoo! Sports

The Cheetah goes sumo

Kansas City Chiefs receiver/returner Tyreek Hill, who is arguably the fastest player in the league (he goes by @Cheetah on Twitter) and of course quite svelte, went the irony route. He showed up to Arrowhead Stadium in an inflatable sumo wrestler costume:

NFL Week 8 takeaways: Seahawks surging toward wild card? | ESPN

Kansas City Chiefs 30, Denver Broncos 23

The defense isn’t going to be perfect, but the Chiefs can count on at least some help from that side of the ball each week. The Chiefs have received something of value -- whether some key stops or a crucial turnover -- to help the cause in seven of eight games this season. That should only continue with upcoming games against the Browns and Cardinals. -- Adam Teicher

The biggest injuries of NFL Week 8 | ESPN

Tyreek Hill, WR, Kansas City Chiefs

Hill appeared to tweak his groin on a long catch early in the game, and he left late in the fourth quarter. The injury doesn’t look serious, but the Chiefs would miss his speed and game-breaking ability. -- Adam Teicher

NFL roundup: Mahomes, KC continue AFC West dominance | Yahoo! Sports

The win was the Chiefs’ 19th in their last 21 matchups against AFC West opponents, as the division leaders improved to 7-1 with their seventh straight win against the Broncos (3-5). After going three-and-out on its first drive, Kansas City scored on five consecutive possessions.

Around the league

Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri passes Morten Andersen, becomes the NFL’s all-time leading scorer | CBS Sports

On Sunday, he did just add, passing Hall of Famer Morten Andersen to become the NFL’s all-time leading scorer with 2,547 points. The record-setting score was a 25-yard field goal late in the second quarter against the Oakland Raiders.

Players attracting interest ahead of trade deadline | NFL

The NFL trade deadline is fast approaching, and there are plenty of notable players who could be traded before Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET. Here’s a rundown of the players who could be switching teams in the days ahead, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

Adrian Peterson passes Tony Dorsett as NFL’s No. 9 all-time rusher | ESPN

The Washington Redskins running back rushed for 149 yards in a 20-13 win over the New York Giants and clinching the victory with a 64-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter.

NFL considering idea of ‘London Season Ticket’ featuring multiple Jaguars games | CBS Sports

As the Jaguars and Eagles meet today, in the wake of Jacksonville owner Shad Khan pulling out of a proposed deal to purchase Wembley Stadium in London, there is a growing sentiment for an expanded NFL platform there. League sources said one of the concepts gaining growing traction among league office execs and NFL owners is the idea of a “London season ticket” that would work much like a normal season ticket would in the U.S., with eight regular-season games, only with a few quirks.

Todd Gurley Is the Rare Running Back Capable of Being the NFL MVP | Bleacher Report

But this year might be different. This year, as we arrive at the midway point of the 2018 regular season, Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurleyis on a special track—one that looks and feels a lot like those that carried MVP rushers Terrell Davis in 1998, Marshall Faulk in 2000, Shaun Alexander in 2005, LaDainian Tomlinson in 2006 and Adrian Peterson in 2012.

In case you missed it at Arrowhead Pride

Patrick Mahomes throws four TDs, Watkins catches two as Chiefs beat Broncos 30-23

The Kansas City Chiefs advance to 7-1 at the halfway point in their season, defeating the Denver Broncos 30-23 at Arrowhead Stadium on the strength of four towchdown passes by Patrick Mahomes — two of them to wide receiver Sammy Watkins.

Chiefs beat Broncos: 12 winners and 12 losers

The Kansas City Chiefs beat the Denver Broncos, 30-23, on Sunday to improve to 7-1 on the season.

Here are the winners and losers from Sunday’s game:

The Dixon Five: division games, Sammy, and the ever-amazing Mahomes

The Kansas City Chiefs started slow, finished slower, but still held on to defeat the Denver Broncos 30-23 on Sunday afternoon, completing a season sweep of their division rivals and advancing to 7-1 at the halfway mark of their season.

Here are five hot takes from the victory:


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