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Kyle Orton replaced Tyler Palko as the Kansas City Chiefs' quarterback for the first play of the second quarter, injured a finger on his right hand and had to leave the game. His return was questionable.
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Orton not wearing cast Quarterback Kyle Orton made a brief appearance in the Chiefs' locker room during the period when it's open to the news media. The index finger of his passing hand, injured in Sunday's win over Chicago, was bandaged, but there was no cast.
The NFL has a problem with its trading deadline. It occurs too early in the season.
If you'd care to see a poster child for this dilemma, look no further than Kyle Orton.
It's not that Orton has done anything controversial or really, anything at all to put himself in this odd spotlight.
Just about a month ago, he was a struggling starting quarterback in Denver. But then...
Quarterback Kyle Orton made a brief appearance in the Chiefs locker room during the period when it's open to the media (he'll learn soon enough not to do that). The index finger of his passing hand, injured in Sunday's win over Chicago, was bandaged but there was no cast.
He stood in the Chiefs locker room, a stranger, answering questions about how he'll handle the expectation, fair or not, of saving this team in distress. "I'm just going to be myself," quarterback Kyle Orton said. "I think guys can see through a lot of the phony stuff."
Tyler Palko wasn't enjoying it, either.
He was racking up the interceptions at an alarming rate after replacing the injured Matt Cassel and watched as the Kansas City Chiefs brought in Kyle Orton, so this certainly had to feel better.
Yes, he got yanked from the game on Sunday. He also made a case to save his job.
Palko shook off two miserable starts and threw for 157 yards...
Quarterback Tyler Palko has been slated to start Sunday's game at Chicago, according to Kansas City's official team website.
Palko has been laughably bad in his two starts, but Kyle Orton does not yet have a good enough grasp of the Chiefs offense to take over under center.
Tyler Palko got yanked from the game - and possibly saved his job.
Palko shook off two miserable starts and threw for 157 yards and a touchdown even though he briefly got lifted for Kyle Orton, and the Kansas City Chiefs beat Chicago 10-3 Sunday on a day when the Bears lost Matt Forte to a right knee injury.
Orton came on to start the second quarter and immediately left the game...
The way this season has gone for the Kansas City Chiefs, it figured that Kyle Orton would hurt his finger on his first play with his new team.
The Chiefs have been waylaid by injuries, in-fighting and inconsistency. Their best players have been bruised, battered and beaten down. The losses have been stunning routs, the victories by the narrowest margins, and yet somehow they still...
Struggling quarterback Tyler Palko is starting for the Kansas City Chiefs against the Chicago Bears on Sunday instead of newcomer Kyle Orton.
Struggling quarterback Tyler Palko is starting for the Kansas City Chiefs against the Chicago Bears on Sunday instead of newcomer Kyle Orton. The Chiefs were forced to turn to Palko after Matt Cassel suffered a season-ending injury to his throwing hand, and the results so far haven't been good. Palko threw three interceptions in each of his first two starts and committed seven...
PFT Live: Mike Florio points out that Denver QB Tim Tebow is developing into an NFL quarterback and backs it up by showing that Tebow's stats compare favorably to his predecessor former Denver QB Kyle Orton. (NBC Sports)
Picture this scenario for the New York Jets: at about 7 PM this Sunday night, they sit at 8-5 and in complete control of their own playoff destiny. If they win out, they will be in. No scoreboard watching. No worrying about another team giving them help.
It isn’t that far fetched.
The New York Jets host the Kansas City Chiefs at 1 PM, in a game that they should win. Considering...