Arrowhead Pride Watch Party (Chiefs-Rams)
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.
Rams, who have ‘stolen stuff’ from Chiefs all season, now must stop them | The Los Angeles Times
“Every single week, they do something and you say, ‘That’s pretty good,’ ” McVay said, adding, “I’d be lying if I said we haven’t stolen some of their stuff this year.”
Could Rams vs. Chiefs be affected by California wildfire smoke? Fires have forced cancellations for practice, other games | Newsweek
And as of Friday, the air quality in Southern California had improved significantly compared to how it was at its most dangerous levels. Air quality was considered ”moderate” around L.A., which isn’t ideal but means “unusually sensitive people should consider reducing prolonged or heavy exertion.”
Report: NFL Considering More Games in Mexico City After Moving Rams vs. Chiefs | Bleacher Report
The NFL has not ruled out additional games in Mexico City despite changing the location of Monday’s scheduled matchup between the Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported NFL officials returned to Mexico City to discuss future games after the league ruled Estadio Azteca was unplayable due to the condition of the grass.
J.J. Watt, Patrick Mahomes, More NFL Players React to Alex Smith’s Leg Injury | Bleacher Report
According to ESPN.com’s John Keim, Washington head coach Jay Gruden confirmed Smith broke his tibia and fibula.
Patrick Mahomes was Smith’s understudy during his rookie season with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2017. Mahomes showed his support for his former teammate on Twitter.
Todd Gurley doesn’t know what the over/under is | NBC Sports
Asked by reporters on Friday about an over/under for the Chiefs showdown which at 64 is the highest line of demarcation for total points since 1986, Gurley was confused.
“I don’t even know what you’re talking about right now,” Gurley said. “I don’t even gamble, so I don’t even know what that means.”
What Andy Reid means to former Mizzou players ... and their families | Kansas City Star
You hear people talk all the time about Reid being a player’s coach, and that has any number of contexts … though few more telling than this powerful snapshot of what that actually means behind the scenes in ways that matter a lot more than football.
And it’s a point that can be further illustrated simply through the ongoing relationships Reid enjoys with many former Mizzou linemen and the appreciation he still has for them.
Local artist receives national attention for Patrick Mahomes painting | 41 Action News
The explosive offense of the Kansas City Chiefs isn’t the only thing drawing national attention. Artist and Kansas City native, Anthony Oropeza, creates dynamic paintings of the nearly picture-perfect Chiefs team.
”There’s a little extra love added into the work,” said Oropeza.
Around the league
Broncos beat Chargers with incredible game-winning drive by Case Keenum | Mile High Report
The Denver Broncos were in the game to the very end despite being outgained by almost double by the Los Angeles Chargers on offense. Poor clock management by the Chargers gave Case Keenum and the Broncos one last chance with no timeouts and less than two minutes left.
Keenum delivered in spades with a Brandon McManus walk-off game-winning field goal to give Denver the 23-22 road win over the Chargers. The Broncos bounce-back to a 4-6 record and the Chargers fall to 7-3.
NFL Week 11 Grades: Colts get an ‘A+’ for blowout, Steelers get a ‘C’ for sloppy win | CBS Sports
Here are the Week 11 grades for every team that played on Sunday
Injuries we’re tracking from Sunday’s Week 11 games | NFL
Here are the injuries we’re monitoring around the league on this Week 11 Sunday:
Aaron Donald fined for going after Justin Britt, vows to control temper | ESPN
The NFL fined Donald $10,026 for his retaliatory hit on Justin Britt after the center delivered a late shove to Donald out of bounds. Both players were penalized for unnecessary roughness.
One of the Saints’ Secrets to Success? Doing the Little Things Right, as Seen Against the Eagles | Sports Illustrated
The Saints have been great this year because they are so sound at positions that don’t show up in fantasy football scores. Beyond their rolodex of stars, New Orleans boasts a deep roster of stout run defenders, smart pass rushers, heady tight ends and one of the most underrated offensive lines in football. It’s easy to watch these games from highlight to highlight, but slow it down and see what is really causing fits for opposing coaches week in and week out.
Harbaugh: Lamar Jackson played ‘winning football’ | NFL
Starting his first career NFL game, rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson jumpstarted a juiceless Baltimore Ravens offense with his electric legs, leading the home squad to a 24-21 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.
In case you missed it at Arrowhead Pride
Chiefs promote wide receiver Gehrig Dieter to active roster
The Kansas City Chiefs announced that they have promoted wide receiver Gehrig Dieter to the active roster on Sunday afternoon, via their official Twitter account.
Eric Berry expected to begin practicing after the bye week, per report
But Berry’s absence from workouts could change very soon, according to a report Sunday morning from Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.
LA CANFORA: Berry continued to make strides from a long-term heel injury, and could be back as soon as after Kansas City’s Week 12 bye, sources said.
Former Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith’s season is over
UPDATE: Smith will have season-ending surgery due to a broken tibia and fibula, per Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.
Former Kansas City Chiefs and current Washington Redskins quarterback Alex Smith suffered what appeared to be a season-ending leg injury in Washington’s game with the Houston Texans on Sunday. Smith left the field via cart and was taken to a local hospital.
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