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Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill offered an ‘apology’ to fantasy football owners on Sunday | The Kansas City Star

NFL Films caught Hill on the Chiefs sideline and he said: “To all my fantasy owners out there, I’m sorry bruh,” Hill said as his teammates chuckled. “But I’m back.”

Kansas City Chiefs reassume pole position in Nick Wright’s Week 5 NFL Tiers | FOX Sports

Wright’s thoughts: “[The] Chiefs steadied themselves. They’ve punted once in the last two weeks, six times on the season. Quietly, [Patrick] Mahomes is on pace for 6,000 yards and 60 touchdowns.”

Eagles’ Jonathan Gannon says he regrets 2 defensive play calls in loss to Chiefs |

Mahomes’ 44-yard touchdown pass to Hill in the fourth quarter also left Gannon shaking his head. Hill matched up against safety Anthony Harris on third down, and the receiver quickly broke free for the massive gain and his third score of the afternoon.

“Probably one of the red zone calls I’d like to have back,” Gannon said Tuesday. “And then probably the last third down where I put the guys in a tough spot. The guy that was on Tyreek, not a very good matchup there. So probably those two I’d like to have back.”

Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes plays yoga instructor in new State Farm commercial | The Kansas City Star

During his weekly appearance on KCSP (610 AM), Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was asked about possibly making a cameo on “Law & Order.”

“I’m not the best actor, I don’t think,” Mahomes said, “but I’m getting better at it.”

Mahomes has certainly had enough acting practice with his State Farm commercials. Earlier this year, he appeared as a sneakerhead in one spot. Now he’s portraying a yoga instructor and that guy at the gym who has a nickname for everyone.

2021 NFL Divisional Power Rankings: Cardinals put NFC West back on top; Titans confirm AFC South is a disaster | CBS Sports

2. AFC West

Last week’s ranking: 1

The AFC West still has an argument to be the best division in football. Look, the Kansas City Chiefs are still in last place of this division with a .500 record while flexing their muscle — scoring six times on seven possessions — in a convincing win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

Mike Danna Provides Value For Kansas City Chiefs In Place Of Frank Clark | Forbes

The Kansas City Chiefs defense ranks next to last in the NFL in total yards allowed. But one bright spot has been Mike Danna.

While filling in for the injured Frank Clark, Danna has three sacks in the last two games, including two in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s win against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Kansas City Chiefs’ Travis Kelce Explains Why LeBron James Has What it Takes to Make it in the NFL as a Tight-End | Essentially Sports

“His [LeBron’s] athleticism translates so well onto the football field,” quoted Kelce when asked if LeBron would make a good tight-end. “One thing I’ve experienced being in the tight-end at Kansas City is, we’ve had 3-4 guys come into the building just playing straight college basketball and trying to make the transition into the tight-end realm because the skill sets match up so well.” Usually, a tight-end is key for blocks, as well as darting runs.

“Guys in Basketball are on their toes and not taking big strides. That’s one thing I don’t see in LeBron, his strides are enormous when he’s running and he knows how to play with acceleration and deceleration and things like that to have his own tempo throughout the game,” he added.

Around the NFL

Patriots trade All-Pro CB Stephon Gilmore to Panthers for 2023 sixth-round pick | NFL

For a 2023 sixth-round draft selection, the Patriots get something for what might have been nothing, and the Panthers get a premier cornerback to bolster their secondary. Gilmore won’t be eligible to play until after Week 6 under NFL rules for players on the PUP list; he’ll presumably make his Panthers debut in an Oct. 24 road game against the New York Giants.

Packers finalizing deal to sign former Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith | NFL

Jaylon Smith has found a new home.

The linebacker is signing with the Green Bay Packers, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, adding the two parties are currently finalizing details of a deal that will become official Thursday.

Green Bay won a brief recruiting battle, with money not ending up being much of an issue because the Cowboys, who officially released Smith on Wednesday, is paying most of Smith’s 2021 salary, per Rapoport.

Top 5 storylines to follow for Bills at Chiefs | Week 5 |

I won’t re-live too much of last season’s AFC Championship loss to the Chiefs, but it’s worth pointing out the Bills look different this season partially due to that loss. The Chiefs put up 38 points in that game against a Bills defense that ranked 16th and was allowing an average of 23.4 points per game at that time.

Bills TE Dawson Knox becoming Josh Allen’s favorite target in red zone: ‘I have supreme trust in this guy’ | NFL

Allen‘s trust in Knox is displayed in the red zone, where the tight end is tied for the most targets on the Bills with wide receivers Stefon Diggs and Cole Beasley.

Knox also leads the Bills with 29 red-zone yards. While his counting stats haven’t been mind-blowing, just 144 total yards, he’s scoring at an incredible rate. Knox has a TD in each of the past three games, including two in Week 4.

Urban Meyer apologizes again, says he didn’t consider resigning as Jacksonville Jaguars coach | ESPN

“I had at least three or four conversations with Shad. The message is loud and clear, and I agree with [it],” Meyer said. “Also met with the team on Monday, individually, and then today [as a group]. Had a very pointed conversation with them, owning a stupid mistake that I made. A job of a coach is ... No. 1, health and safety of a player. No. 2 is motivate them or bring out the greatness in them. And No. 3 is give them everything possible to be successful and give them a great locker room and then get the heck out of the way.

“And I apologize for a distraction with a huge week coming up, especially after they made so much improvement from Week 1 to Week 4.”

Broncos’ Jerry Jeudy: Targeting Week 7? | CBS Sports

Palmer mention Jeudy returning at the front end of a 6-to-8-week timeline, though multiple reports back in mid-September had the wideout estimated for only 4-to-6 weeks.

Derek Carr says ‘we’ll see them again’ after Joey Bosa’s comments | Las Vegas Review-Journal

Nevertheless, you get the idea Bosa’s comments won’t soon be forgotten.

“I just thought it was unfortunate that he’d even think to say it,” Carr said. “Maybe he was just trying to get under my skin. Which, he did piss me off. So good job for that. But that’s not a bad thing either.”

Texans release Anthony Miller: Broncos, Patriots among logical landing spots for former Bears wide receiver | CBS Sports

Just over two months after trading for him and just three days after he played three-quarters of their offensive snaps, the Texans have released wide receiver Anthony Miller, as first reported by Aaron Wilson. A former second-round pick of the Bears, Miller joined Houston in late July as part of a swap of draft picks, and he scored the team’s only touchdown in his Week 3 debut against the Panthers. Miller logged just one catch on Sunday in a 40-0 loss to the Bills, however, and is now on the open market.

NFL Week 5 injuries: Panthers’ Christian McCaffrey returns to practice; Chris Carson questionable for ‘TNF’ | CBS Sports

Linebacker Shaq Thompson (foot) and offensive tackle Cameron Erving (neck) missed practice on Wednesday for the Panthers, but the big news was that star running back Christian McCaffrey was a limited participant with his hamstring injury. It wasn’t long ago when many hypothesized this could be a season-ending issue, but McCaffrey returning to practice is a huge development.

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Josh Gordon has ‘picked things up quickly’ and could play against Bills

“He feels good,” said Reid during his Wednesday press conference. “He feels like he’s in pretty good shape and wants to get going. He’s got experience, and I learned over years that the veteran guys will tell you how they’re feeling and where they’re at because they know what’s ahead of them and they surely don’t want to embarrass themselves. He feels good about getting in there and getting it started. We’ll see where it goes from there — whether he’s active or not or whatever. We’ll just see how it goes.”

Film review: Chiefs’ offensive line paves way for big rushing performance

The headline coming out of the Kansas City Chiefs’ 42-30 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 4 was how unstoppable wide receiver Tyreek Hill was. He lit up the Eagles’ secondary for three touchdowns — but even then, he may not have been the most impressive aspect of the Kansas City offense.

That’s because the most dominant performance came from the offensive line. They constantly got push at the line of scrimmage, opening huge holes for Chiefs running backs to run through. In total, the team racked up 200 yards on the ground — the fifth-most for a game in the Andy Reid era.

I watched the front five on every snap to show you just how good their play really was.

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