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The Kansas City Chiefs will face their toughest opponent of the year next week in the Los Angeles Rams on Monday Night Football. Our last watch party went so nice that we have decided to do it twice.

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Sources: Rams, Chiefs have concerns over turf in Mexico City after Shakira concert | Yahoo! Sports

There continues to be concern from the Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs over the state of the playing surface at Estadio Azteca, which will host the league’s Mexico City game on Nov. 19.

Sources from each team have told Yahoo Sports that there has been serious hand-wringing over the state of the field since a Shakira concert at the venue on Oct. 11, which left the grass surface in significant disrepair.

Travis Kelce: Coaches said offensive performance was “unacceptable” | NBC Sports

“From what the coaches were expressing out there, the way we played was just unacceptable,” Kelce said, via Peter King’s Football Morning in America. “We say that because we’ve been able to roll on just about everyone we’ve played.”

Chiefs’ Sammy Watkins: Expected to play Week 11 | CBS Sports

Coach Andy Reid said Watkins (foot) has a good chance to return for Week 11 against the Rams in Mexico City, Brooke Pryor of The Kansas City Star reports.

Watkins hinted at the same thing in a tweet to a fan, but we can’t take anything for granted after he managed just one limited practice last week (Friday) ahead of Sunday’s 26-14 win over the Cardinals.

Pat Mahomes, Todd Gurley Are Awesome in Real Life—and Fantasy | The Wall Street Journal

Fantasy owners with the foresight to draft Mahomes before the season are likely already dreaming about championships. The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback has 31 passing touchdowns and a league-leading 3,150 passing yards. His 263.8 fantasy points is topped through 10 games only by Tom Brady in 2007 (283.2) and Aaron Rodgers in 2011 (270.3).

NFL Playoffs: How Rams can clinch division, historic playoff berth with win over Chiefs in Week 11 | CBS Sports

Next week’s potentially high-scoring matchup against the Chiefs should provideplenty of fireworks and potentially a little bit of bubbly if the Rams are able to lock down the division.

NFL Playoff Picture 2019: Saints firmly establish themselves as NFL’s best team, eyeing No. 1 seed | CBS Sports

AFC: Who’s in

1. Kansas City Chiefs (9-1)

The Chiefs didn’t cover, but they did take care of business handily against the Cardinals, winning by double digits at home and putting themselves in excellent position to secure the No. 1 overall seed. Worth noting, though, they did lose to the Patriots, which hurts them in terms of tiebreakers (although Tennessee helped them in a big way on Sunday) and they do play the Rams this coming week, with the Chargers nipping on their heels in the division.

Spencer Ware is a Good Part-Time Starter Value for the Rest of the Season | Scout

He is projected to be the #60 running back which is exactly what the market sets his value at. Owned in 25% of CBS Fantasy leagues he is projected to average 4.4 fantasy points per week. Even though his projected rank matches his market based rank there are running backs to avoid who are projected for fewer points with a higher expectation.

Around the league

Giants-49ers final score: Giants come from behind for 27-23 victory | Big Blue View

Eli Manning led the 36th game-winning drive of his 15-year career Monday night as the Giants defeated the San Francisco 49ers, 27-23. The win broke the Giants’ five-game losing streak and raised their record to 2-7.

Ranking the 10 dumbest mistakes we’re still talking about from NFL Sunday in Week 10 | SB Nation

These are our picks for the 10 dumbest mistakes Sunday in Week 10, ranked from least egregious to most Fitztragic.

Rams headed for Hawaii, will play first NFL preseason game in the state since 1976 | CBS Sports

The Rams have announced that one of their preseason games in 2019 will be played in Honolulu. The game will be played at Aloha Stadium, which last hosted an NFL game in January 2016 when the Pro Bowl was held there.

Bengals fire DC Teryl Austin after loss to Saints | NFL

“I appreciate the hard work that Coach Austin has put into our football team, but I felt it best to make a change at this point in time, and I wish him the best,” head coach Marvin Lewis said in a statement. “I will be coordinating the defense from here on out and I am excited to do that. This football team has a real chance to get back to playing winning football so we can compete for the playoffs, and that is our sole focus.”

NFL Week 10 winners, losers: Rams defense can be counted on, time for Jets to make change | USA Today

Though the slate of games in Week 10 showcased a number of blowouts, there were still plenty of surprising results and seemingly inexplicable upsets. Here are winners and losers from Sunday’s action.

Saints sign Brandon Marshall as Dez replacement | NFL

The New Orleans Saints are moving quickly to fill the spot previously held by Dez Bryant, who suffereda torn Achilles tendon on the final play of Friday’s practice last week.

The Saints signed veteran wide receiver Brandon Marshall, coach Sean Payton announced Monday.

Former Browns coach Hue Jackson will join Bengals’ staff, report says | Sporting News

The former Browns coach is set to visit with the Bengals and will soon join Marvin Lewis’ staff, according to a report from NFL Network, which cites unidentified league sources. It is not clear yet what Jackson’s title will be with Cincinnati, the report says.

In case you missed it at Arrowhead Pride

The Chiefs are finally playing team football, a scary thought for the rest of the league

Patrick Mahomes will continue to be the headline for the Chiefs this year — and for many years beyond. But it was fascinating to hear how the other players on the team talked about Sunday’s 26-14 win over the Arizona Cardinals. To them, this isn’t just about Patrick Mahomes. It’s about a team with a common goal — one that just happens to have an MVP candidate suiting up at quarterback every week.

Chiefs-Rams matchup set for highest over-under total in NFL history

The Kansas City Chiefs take on the Los Angeles Rams this Monday night (Have we told you about our watch party?), and whether it be because of the two head coaches involved, the high-powered offenses, the high elevation levels or maybe a little bit of everything, the matchup is set for a historic over-under total.

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Wide receivers Tyreek Hill and Larry Fitzgerald may be separated by more than a decade in age. But that hasn’t stopped them from sharing admiration for one another regarding what they can do on the football field

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