The Chiefs clinched a sixth consecutive postseason, but their seasons long ago stopped being about the first 16 games. This was true for Smith’s last year or two, and it’s obviously true now.
The regular season matters a lot less than the Chiefs’ ability to create the best version of themselves for the playoffs.
Travis Kelce became the first tight end in NFL history to have a fifth 1,000-yard season on Sunday night in the Kansas City Chiefs’ 22-16 victory over the Denver Broncos.
The family-first moment of solidarity has the potential to galvanize the 8-4 Dolphins, who have seen their eight wins come in the past 10 games and will face their toughest test of the season when the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs return to Hard Rock Stadium next Sunday.
Rookie quarterback Tua Tagovailoa returned from a left thumb injury on Sunday and completed 66.7% of his passes for 296 yards and a touchdown in a 19-7 win against Cincinnati. That was Miami’s seventh win in their last eight games.
Tagovailoa, who throws left-handed, took over the starting job in Week 8. He has thrown for 898 yards, seven touchdowns and no interceptions. He has completed 86 of 136 passes (63.2%).
“As a former collegiate and professional soccer player, I have a true level of appreciation for what these incredible women do on a daily basis,” says Matthews, who played soccer at the University of Texas-Tyler and professionally with Iceland’s UMF Afturelding, in a press release.
The Kansas City Chiefs are the big favorites with the sportsbooks and coach Andy Reid has really got his stars firing on all cylinders.
The likes of Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce have become phenomena in the NFL and a huge part of their success. They are the reigning NFL Champions, and they’re looking good for retaining that with a record of 10-1 going into the final few weeks before the postseason.
They’re priced at +125 to win the AFC Championship and +275 for the Super Bowl, while Mahomes is also the favorite to win MVP priced at -400, way ahead of Aaron Rodgers who is backed second with the sportsbooks at +550.
The Whataburger restaurant that city staff currently are reviewing would replace a closed Salty Iguana restaurant within the Overland Pointe Marketplace shopping center in Overland Park.
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The Pittsburgh Steelers entered Monday night’s game with the Washington Football Team as the only unbeaten team in the NFL. A few hours later they were handed their first loss of the season and one thing was made very clear – there’s only one really good team in the NFL and that is the defending-champion Kansas City Chiefs.’
The Pittsburgh Steelers dropped a lot of things Monday night at Heinz Field, culminating with the biggest drop of all: their undefeated season and an opportunity to clinch their first playoff berth since 2017.
The Steelers fell to the Washington Football Team 23-17, blowing a 14-point lead that was the second-largest blown lead at home in franchise history.
Five years ago, about 500 players participated in the inaugural campaign, marking the first time players could wear custom cleats during games without facing fines.
This year, more than 1,000 players took part, wearing their calico cleats during Week 13 games to raise awareness and funds for various causes. Some players whose teams were on the road last week can wear their cleats at home this weekend. Afterward, they’ll be auctioned off to benefit those causes.
Have we seen a presumptive No. 1 seed with this much uncertainty and — dare I say it — doubt? Pittsburgh has virtually no rushing attack when James Conner isn’t available, and the aforementioned rushing total proved it Monday night. The Steelers have joined the Chiefs as the top two AFC teams that are absolutely frightened by short-yardage scenarios, as evidenced by a crucial fourth-and-one decision to go for it. Pittsburgh inexplicably motioned its running back out of a shotgun set with two tight ends and an eligible tackle in line, only to throw an ill-fated fade to said running back, Anthony McFarland.
“Yesterday” and “today” don’t exist if you never go to sleep. Weeks 12, 13, and 14 have melded together in one long day’s journey into more day. The markers that separate game days from waiver wire days have been stripped away. The lines have been blurred. The season doesn’t stop. The rosters must be filled. The matchups must be examined.
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 8
Matchup: Dallas Cowboys at Baltimore Ravens
Location: M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland
Start time: 7:05 p.m. CT
“I just felt like that was the best thing for our team moving forward,” Jets coach Adam Gase told reporters Monday on a conference call. “Organizationally, we had a discussion this morning and we felt like that was the best move for us to make.”
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“Well he’s doing pretty good, I think. Every week you guys ask me about a record here or there, so I think he’s cooking pretty good. I’d like to eat some of the stuff that he’s cooking if we’re going analogies here because it looks like it’s pretty good. I think he’s OK; I mean we got enough going here it think and it is the NFL and there’s great competition.”
Harrison Butker: We all would have liked to see him kick less, but we should give credit where it’s due: when every point was necessary, Butker went 6/6. The Chiefs’ failures in the red zone turned into automatic points for Butker — even when a phantom penalty set them back another five yards. Sometimes teams will lean on their kicker — and for the second time this season, Butker effectively delivered the win.
Furthermore, during his first eight seasons in Kansas City, Schottenheimer made the playoffs in only those six years. During those seasons, the Chiefs were 3-6 in the playoffs. In contrast, Reid is already 5-5 (with a Super Bowl victory). He’ll finish the postseason with a record no worse than 4-5, but might complete it with a record as good as 9-5 — and another Lombardi Trophy.
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