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Arrowheadlines: Chiefs get an “A” grade on their Week 1 report card

Chiefs headlines for Monday, September 10.

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Patrick Mahomes on the Chiefs’ big divisional road win to start season | CBS Sports

The Chiefs have a lot of defensive backs who, in Parker’s words, are “trying to figure this Dan Fouts joins Ian Eagle to recap the Chiefs’ offensive explosion against the Chargers behind their new signal caller Patrick Mahomes.

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes lifts Chiefs in second career start | ESPN

Patrick Mahomes served notice in his one and only start as a rookie last season that he had the ability to be a high-quality NFL quarterback.

NFL Week 1 Grades: Steelers get ‘D’ for ugly tie while Ravens earn top marks for blowout win | CBS Sports

Kansas City 38-28 over L.A. Chargers

Chiefs: A

It appears that Andy Reid’s decision to dump Alex Smith has officially paid off. Let no one question Reid about any decision every again. In his first meaningful start as Smith’s replacement, Patrick Mahomes absolutely torched the Chargers secondary, and he did most of it with the help of Tyreek Hill, who caught seven passes for 169 yards and two touchdowns. Hill also had a 91-yard punt return for a TD in the game. Basically, the Chargers might want to figure out how to tackle Hill before the teams meet again in Week 15.

Opening Day Win Was AWESOME | 610 Sports Radio

Well there it is folks the first win of the new season and how sweet it was. The Chiefs rolled out to Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon and came home with a convincing 38-28 win over the Chargers in a game that was NEVER in doubt. So what do we take away from the opener? Well, I am glad you asked. Let’s get the party started!

Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill Brilliant as Chiefs Rout Philip Rivers, Chargers | Bleacher Report

The Kansas City Chiefs changed quarterbacks this offseason, but the offense clearly hasn’t missed a beat.

Chiefs’ offense, special teams starred in opener. But defense got the job done, too | The Wichita Eagle

The Chiefs’ offense and special teams was good enough to win Sunday.

And for three quarters, the defense was, too.

But Bob Sutton’s unit faltered in the fourth quarter, allowing the Chargers to climb back in the game after being up by three scores.

NFL games today, Week 1 scores, highlights, updates, schedule: Kenny Stills reels in 75-yard TD catch in Miami | CBS Sports

Tyreek Hill is fast, and he used that speed to get off to a fast start this season. Like, a mind-numbingly fast start.

Injuries we’re tracking from Sunday’s Week 1 games | NFL

9. Chiefs safety Eric Berry’s return from a ruptured Achilles will have to wait at least another week. Berry officially was inactive for today’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers due to a lingering heel injury.

Around the league

Two Miami Dolphins players kneel during National Anthem | CNN

Miami Dolphins wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson knelt near the team bench during the National Anthem ahead of the team’s season opener on Sunday.

Denver Broncos open season with win over Seattle Seahawks | The Denver Post

Linebacker Von Miller had three sacks and two forced fumbles (one recovery)

Jon Gruden takes center stage with Oakland Raiders set to take on Los Angeles Rams | ABC 7 News

It’s fitting that the Gruden era returns on Monday Night Football, where he spent the past nine seasons in the ESPN broadcast booth. He signed a 10-year, $100 million deal this offseason to rejoin the Raiders.

Can Oakland actually win a lawsuit against the Raiders and NFL? | San Francisco Chronicle

The suit, which has yet to be filed, is expected to rest on an antitrust theory — that league owners essentially colluded to create a boycott of Oakland by authorizing the team’s relocation to Las Vegas — in addition to other claims. Supporters of the litigation want it to set a precedent for cities abandoned by professional sports teams and stuck with hollowed-out, indebted stadiums.

Rob Gronkowski resisted potential trade from Patriots | NFL

During the offseason, while he stayed away from the team and mulled retirement, the Patriots engaged in trade talks centered around star tight end Rob Gronkowski. They had several interested parties, and at one point, it appeared a deal would get done to send Gronk to a new team, sources say.

NFL not expected to implement new national anthem policy this season | ESPN

The new policy is going to be no policy -- at least for this season, according to sources.

In case you missed it at Arrowhead Pride

Chiefs beat Chargers 38-28 in season opener

The Chiefs opened their 2018 season by defeating the Chargers 38-28 in Los Angeles, on the strength of impressive performances by Patrick Mahomes and Tyreek Hill — and a little help from Ron Parker.

This Patrick Mahomes footage is ridiculous

Good Morning Football panelist and Arrowhead Pride lobbyist Peter Schrager doubles as a Fox Sports analyst on Sundays, and he delivered on Week 1 with a game-day treat.

Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton has Chargers’ Philip Rivers’ number (chiefStats)

An argument for why Bob Sutton is Philip Rivers’ daddy.


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