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Chiefs having ‘a blast’ with ‘Showtime Mahomes’ at QB | ESPN

“He keeps surprising everybody every single week, even his teammates, and it gets us going, playing with confidence, and that stuff is contagious, and we just keep it rolling from there,” Kelce said.

Your guide to copying the Chiefs, the NFL’s most devastating offense | ESPN

If they can’t have Mahomes, the next best thing for an organization to do is copy what the Chiefs did to get their star quarterback and build a transcendent offense around him. Here are the lessons the NFL can learn from the Chiefs and their record-setting start to the season:

Amid record start for Chiefs, Patrick Mahomes only focused on how he can improve | USA Today

Although happy about all three factors, something gnawed at Mahomes.

“I just know we’re not where we could be. I left a lot of throws out there that I could have had some more touchdowns and given the receivers more chances to make plays,” Mahomes said in a phone interview with USA TODAY Sports. “You can’t leave the throws that I did out there.”

Andy Reid finally has the quarterback he’s always wanted | SB Nation

Y’all should know by now that I’m a huge Chiefs fan, even beyond my brother playing there. I truly enjoyed my time with Andy Reid and the fans in Kansas City.

Jimmy Garoppolo suffers season-ending torn ACL | NFL

Garoppolo suffered the knee injury in the final quarter against Kansas City after scrambling down the sideline in hopes of gathering extra yardage. The 26-year-old signal-caller saw his left knee buckle before taking a heavy hit from Chiefs cornerback Steven Nelson.

GIFs that help explain Week 3: Belichick has little time for hugs | NFL

How good are things going for the Chiefs’ offense? They even get a shooter’s roll during their touchdown celebrations. Look at that sucker touch every part of the “rim” before rattling home!

Around the league

Dolphins defensive starter out for season and NFL players are mad about how he got injured | CBS Sports

During Miami’s 28-20 win over Oakland on Sunday, Hayes tore his ACL on a play where he sacked Raidersquarterback Derek Carr.

During a press conference on Monday, Dolphins coach Adam Gase said the injury only happened because Hayes was trying to follow the NFL’s new rule.

”He was trying to not put body weight on the quarterback, so his foot got caught in the ground,” Gase said, via the team’s official website.

It’s the year of ejections in the NFL: Inside the trend | ESPN

It snuck up on us, didn’t it? None of us anticipated the NFL’s confusing and at times absurd emphasis on roughing the passer penalties in 2018, one that has produced 30 flags through the first 47 games of the season.

Cardinals name Josh Rosen starting quarterback | NFL

To the pine with Sam Bradford.

The Arizona Cardinals have made a quarterback switch, handing the team over to first-rounder Josh Rosen in time for Sunday’s home tussle with the Seattle Seahawks.

Browns name Baker Mayfield starter at quarterback | NFL

It started Thursday night, with less than two minutes remaining in the first half of Cleveland’s win over the New York Jets, but it’s now official: The Baker Mayfield era is underway.

Which NFL teams are realistic trade candidates for Le’Veon Bell? | SB Nation

While it’s pretty unlikely the Steelers would move their star to a team they’ll face twice a year until the heat death of the universe, there are other destinations that could make for a win-win situation in a blockbuster deal. Nine teams in the league could absorb the rest of Bell’s contract without having to cut anyone to make room under the league’s $180.2 million cap.

Niners’ Richard Sherman (calf) to miss a few weeks | NFL

On offense, star quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is out for the rest of the season after suffering a torn ACL on Sunday in a 38-27 loss to the Chiefs.

On defense, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said San Francisco will be without Richard Sherman for a couple weeks after the veteran cover man suffered a mild calf strain in the tilt.

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It’s our Monday morning column, The Re-Up. In this column, I’ll write about some deeper thought I had about the last game and finish with some fun stuff to ponder at the article’s end. Check out last week’s column here.

Chiefs open as road favorites against Broncos

Oddsmakers opened the Kansas City Chiefs as 4.5-point favorites in the upcoming Monday night game against the Denver Broncos.

Andy Reid (kind of) addresses Chiefs’ Earl Thomas rumors by sharing a story

Rumors have been swirling regarding Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas and where he may end up. We covered the initial report from ESPN here and old friend Terez Paylor of Yahoo! Sports named some potential destinations in his own piece list.

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