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Kansas City Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill is the most dangerous receiver in the NFL | Pro Football Focus

If you only watch the TV copy of games, you won’t quite get what makes Hill so special. It’s not solely that he gets separation on deep passes; it’s the amount of separation he gets. No one, and I mean no one, clowns defensive backs quite like Hill. Take a look at some of these releases against press coverage that Hill has had so far – all on vertical routes.

Sports Misery Index: How miserable is each NFL fan base? | ESPN

16. Kansas City Chiefs

Total score: 9.62

All-sport rank: 54

Ranking by category: Championships, 6; Playoff berths, 25; Playoff wins, 11; Heartbreaks, 5; Rival comparison, 15

Where they’re especially miserable: Arrowhead Stadium is a great advantage in the regular season but has been horrible for the Chiefs in the playoffs, as January’s collapse to the Titans was the sixth straight home playoff loss dating back to 1995. Kansas City isn’t immune to road collapses, either, having blown a 28-point lead at Indianapolis in the 2013 playoffs.

Rays of hope: The Chiefs became a postseason regular under Andy Reid, having made the playoffs three seasons in a row and four times in five years. Kansas City also has built an explosive offense with game-changers such as Travis Kelce, Kareem Hunt and Tyreek Hill.

Trend: The Chiefs made a gutsy move in turning over their offense from steady veteran Alex Smith to young fireballer Patrick Mahomes. It’s a gamble that could end in triumph or even more Arrowhead misery.

Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos: Keys to a Monday night win | 41 Action News

How can Kansas City ensure a sixth consecutive win over the AFC West rivals? Glad you asked:

How Chris Harris Jr.’s versatility can help Broncos slow Chiefs | ESPN

The dilemma is Harris is the team’s best cornerback outside and also the best in the slot, but he can only play one of those spots at a time. So, part of an opponent’s planning has been to use formations and personnel groupings at times to try to limit Harris’ ability to affect a play.

Andy Reid tells Brett Favre he sees similarities in Patrick Mahomes | NBC Sports

During an interview with Favre on his SiriusXM NFL Radio show, Reid said that watching quarterback Patriots Mahomes now gave him flashbacks to when he coached a young Favre in Green Bay, as well as things he saw earlier.

What can Tom Brady teach Patrick Mahomes? Former NFL QBs pick mentors for rising stars | CBS Sports

With Week 4 on tap and QBs the obvious talk of the town, NFL on CBS analysts with QB experience of their own spent time identifying ideal mentors for some of the league’s best up-and-coming talent. Asked to pick a veteran they would love to see in the same QB room as rising stars like Mahomes and Watson, here’s what they shared:

Broncos To Wear All Blue Uniforms vs. Chiefs On Monday | 4 CBS Denver

The Denver Broncos will be rocking their all-navy alternate uniforms in Week 4 against the Kansas City Chiefs from Broncos Stadium at Mile High, the teamannounced. The wardrobe calls for blue jerseys and blue pants, with — you guessed it! — blue helmets.

QB Index, Week 4: Ranking QBs from past two drafts | NFL

Mahomes has the best combination of extraterrestrial physical talent with identifiable football intelligence. It doesn’t hurt Mahomes that he’s playing under a verified quarterback whisperer with great talent around him, two safeguards that can prevent this ranking from looking silly when he hits inevitable speed bumps.

Old Spice Unleashes Beard Care Line with NFL Brothers Travis and Jason Kelce | The Manual

The Kelce brothers aren’t just the faces of the products — they’ve also put their beard philosophy to work by helping Old Spice author a book of poetry focused specifically on beards, entitled The Old Spice Guys’ Grooming Guidance Guide for Guis with Beards & Other Poems.

Around the league

Panthers sign ex-49ers safety Eric Reid to 1-year deal | NFL

The Carolina Panthers announced Thursday morning they’ve signed the safety, who joined Colin Kaepernick in kneeling during the national anthem in 2016 to protest social injustice and racial inequality.

The NFL’s roughing the passer rule is asking refs to do the impossible, again | SB Nation

The NFL’s biggest controversy through three weeks of the 2018 season has been it’s roughing the passer rule with regards to body weight. Players, coaches, and fans all have fair gripes over the rule. The way it’s been called so far is unreasonable.

Broncos TE Jake Butt out for season with torn ACL | NFL

Jake Butt suffered a non-contact knee injury during Thursday’s walkthrough practice session and the Broncos feared the tight end had a torn ACL, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and James Palmer reported. An MRI later confirmed their fears. Butt will miss the remainder of the season, the team confirmed.

Which team is the worst in the NFL right now? | SB Nation

Only three teams are still in the running to match Cleveland’s 0-16 record from a year ago. The Cardinals, Texans, and Raiders are all 0-3 with varying degrees of hope left in their 2018 seasons. Not far from their grasp (OK, pretty far from Arizona’s grasp) lie 14 one-win franchises, including a Cowboys team in complete disarray offensively.

Drew Brees: Completing 80 percent of passes is doable | NFL

The ridiculous percentage seems unsustainable, but not to the quarterback. Brees was asked Wednesday if he thinks completing 80 percent of his passes for the entire season is maintainable.

Raiders’ Jon Gruden: QB Derek Carr ‘too aggressive’ on costly late play | ESPN

“I think, at times, he’s trying too hard,” Gruden said of Carr in his weekly media conference Monday. “But we’ll talk about that extensively here in the next couple hours. But I thought he played really good under some very tough circumstances.

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Chiefs’ Thursday injury report vs. Broncos

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