On Monday, 6,000-8,000 orange seats will be pulled out of Arrowhead Stadium and replaced. They’ll be available for fans to purchase. Each seat will have the Arrowhead logo, and fans can select the row and seat number.
According to Schneider Industries, a Clayton, Missouri-based company that partners with Jackson County to handle such sales, single seats will sell for $397 and double seats will go for $509 delivered. Season-ticket holders get a 10 percent discount.
Purchases can be made through the website www.arrowheadseatsale.com, which goes live at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27.
“It’s a crazy scene,” said John Murray, executive director for the SuperBook. “It really is.”
There are the standards:
Niners running back Raheem Mostert and Chiefs running back Damien Williams are among the favorites to score the first touchdown.
“His mobility is unique. His arm strength is ridiculous. He’s very, very accurate,” complimented the man tasked with stopping Mahomes in the Super Bowl, Niners defensive coordinator Robert Saleh, on Thursday via team transcripts. “But, what I don’t think people give him enough credit for is that he actually plays quarterback. There’s a lot of people, there’s a lot of quarterbacks in this league that will say no to number one and then it just becomes street ball. He gets rid of the ball on time. He puts it where it needs to be. He hits a lot of throws in rhythm. And when he needs to take his shot, he knows how to buy time in the pocket and do it. So, he’s a superstar in every way you can possibly imagine and he’s going to be tough to deal with.”
“I think we’re both positive guys,” Kelce told reporters on Friday, via team transcript. “We both love to play the game and at the same time we both love life. With that comes a lot of responsibility in the tight end room, to not just be a one-dimensional player but be a utility guy in the locker room or do whatever the team needs. That’s what we’re capable of doing. In terms of similarities, I do believe the run after catch is something, I’ve been able to have a knack since I have been in the league. Obviously, since Kittle has been in the league, he’s taken that to a whole other level.”
Denver Broncos linebacker
”49ers. I can’t go with the Chiefs. I can’t go with the Chiefs.”
Denver Broncos wide receiver
”It’s going to be a good game. Being a Broncos fan I can’t cheer for the Chiefs. But it’s going to be a good game. I’m not going to pick winner or loser but it will be a good game, and I can’t pick the Chiefs so I guess that’s my answer right there without saying it.”
Mike Pennel, defensive tackle
Spagnuolo’s group has been transformed against the run. In the regular season, the Chiefs ranked 29th in run defense DVOA and 30th in run defense EPA, allowing the fifth-most yards per rush attempt (4.9). Those numbers are flipped in the playoffs; the Chiefs have allowed 4.1 yards per rush (would rank eighth in regular season) and averaged a rush defense EPA of 1.5 (would rank 11th). In the AFC Championship Game, Kansas City held Tennessee’s Derrick Henry to 3.7 yards per carry, snapping his 11-game streak with an average of 4.0 or higher.
Pennel is a sneaky contributor on the improved run defense. Picked up prior to Week 8, the Chiefs have defended the run noticeably better with him on the field, allowing 5.7 yards per rush in games without him and 4.3 in games with him. Pennel, who weighs 330 pounds, makes the most of his size to create penetration and stuff plays in the backfield. The former Jet is not relegated to playing nose tackle, as he is capable of making plays from any point on the interior.
“If possible, I believe we should ‘coin a phrase’ for the Championship Game,” Hunt wrote, according to Michael MacCrambridge’s book, “America’s Game.” “I have kiddingly called it the ‘Super Bowl,’ which obviously can be improved upon.”
As the draft went on, Trubisky ended up being the only quarterback to be selected in the first nine picks, and the Buffalo Bills were put on the clock at No. 10 overall. The Chiefs then decided to make a bold move, and trade their first-round pick (No. 27 overall), their third-round pick (No. 91 overall) and their 2018 first-round pick to acquire No. 10 overall. Many thought the Chiefs were moving up for the two-time Heisman Trophy finalist and college football champion Watson. They were wrong.
Around the NFL
The football community and the sports world entire was shaken Sunday by the news of Kobe Bryant’s passing. News of the NBA legend’s death trickled out right as the Pro Bowl got underway in Orlando, leaving players on the field and fans in the stands to learn about the news in real time on live television. In an interview with ESPN during the second quarter, Drew Brees lauded Bryant as “one of the great competitors of any generation.” Mark Ingram was checking his phone and asking NFL Network’s Jane Slater about updates on the developing story. Following a third-quarter sack, Za’Darius Smith led the NFC defense in a fadeaway celebration in honor of the shooting guard. Davante Adams punctuated a touchdown reception by dunking the ball over the goal posts. Late in the second quarter, a moment of silence was held for Bryant. Camping World Stadium, filled with football fans, soon erupted into a “Ko-be” chant. On a day when the best in the NFL were celebrated for their play, Bryant and those who died in Sunday’s helicopter crash were not far from anyone’s mind, on or off the field.
“When I talk to the guys, I don’t think many people want to do it,” Campbell said. “Really, you talk to guys and I don’t think anybody wants to do it. It’s going to be very, very tough. I know the ownership’s really hard on it. We’re definitely talking, trying to figure out what we need to do, how we can make this thing work.
”It’s going to be a process, but 17 [games], that’s very tough.”
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“What we try to do is get the game plan in now, before you have the distractions down in Miami,” he explained. “We’ve worked hard at that — as coaches and the players — to get most of the information. That doesn’t mean that there won’t be a little tweak here or there that you have to fix before the game. But for right now, just about 100 percent of the game plan is in and ready to go.”
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