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The odds were bad, and the mood was sour. An inexperienced quarterback with a discouraging NFL track record was the Chiefs' next in line, and he would be facing a team with a quarterback who would someday be a future Hall of Famer. Three seasons ago, Tyler Thigpen faced an assignment similar to the one Chiefs quarterback Tyler Palko will take on Monday night. Palko, stepping in for the injured Matt Cassel, will face a superstar counterpart in New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

Steelers Could Face Tyler Palko After The Bye Week

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley announced today that starting quarterback Matt Cassel suffered a "significant hand injury" on Sunday in the loss to the Broncos and that he might be out for the season. Cassel was under duress most of the day against the Broncos as he was sacked 4 times and hit 12 other times in the game. He did not return to the game after that...

New Chiefs QB Tyler Palko won’t contribute to our “feel-good stories or make-you-feel-bad stories”

Tyler Palko has played in the UFL, CFL, and NFL. In 2009, he was cut by the California Redwoods. And now? Ho hum. Just the starting QB for the Chiefs on Monday Night Football in the showdown against the Patriots. The 6-foot-1, 215-pounder has had a bizarre journey, and he broke it all down in a conference call today. Well, actually, he didn’t break it all down. He did what he could...

Could this be perfect time for Palko?

Perhaps this seems like a silly question. But why have Chiefs fans gone into raving panic simply because Tyler Palko will be playing quarterback this week against New England? And maybe for the rest of the season, too, if Matt Cassel's hand injury turns out to be as serious as it appears? Good grief! First of all, it's not like the Chiefs were tearing the league apart...

Get ready for a lot of Tyler Palko

Ready or not, America is about to become very familiar with Tyler Palko. The Chiefs quarterback will make his first career start on Monday Night Football against the Patriots.  He’ll make his second career start on Sunday Night Football against the Steelers. The last time we talked about Palko, Gerald McCoy of the Bucs was…

Palko takes over as Chiefs' starting quarterback

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Tyler Palko knows full well that the most popular guy in town is the backup quarterback. He's the one every fan wants to see at the first sign of trouble, whose name floats across the airwaves whenever the starter is struggling. Well, Palko has a chance to earn some of that popularity now. The Kansas City Chiefs' backup has been thrust into the spotlight...

Pats digging into film vault for anything they can find on Tyler Palko???

With old friend Matt Cassel out with a hand injury, it looks like the Kansas City Chiefs will be starting backup Tyler Palko on Monday night. Who’s Tylor Palko. Well, two years ago, he was with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadiean Football League. So there you go. Patriot’s coach Bill Belichick is just trying to dig up something to watch to prepare.  ”He’s a player...

Haley: 'We have to get Tyler Palko ready to go'

Chiefs coach Todd Haley talked about Tyler Palko's preparation for Monday's game and also spoke briefly about Matt Cassel's surgery.

How Many Games Will Patriots Lose in Remainder of 2011 Season?

At 6-3, the Patriots are on the inside track for the AFC East crown. And the rest of the games on their schedule don't lend themselves to any changes in that regard. The remaining teams the Patriots face are a combined 21-43 (.328). Next week's Monday night showdown against the Chiefs got a lot more interesting (and probably a lot easier) with Monday's news that Chiefs...

Chiefs Tebow enough for close win against Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Matt Cassel stood on the sideline helplessly, watching backup quarterback Tyler Palko run the Chiefs two-minute offense. He'd been bruised and battered by the Denver Broncos, so much so that the Kansas City training staff wouldn't let him play. The ugly truth was that Cassel didn't do much when he was on the field Sunday. None of the Chiefs did.

For the Patriots, the odds are… back!

I always love when our friends at send us random NFL odds, even if sometime, I get too swamped to post them. Not today. Coming off a big win by the Patriots over the Jets, their Super Bowl odds have improved. Last week, they were 7/1. This week? 11/2, just like they opened the preseason. The Packers are still the favorites at 2/1. And for the Super Bowl, the NFC team opened...

Why does he say stuff like this?

By Jim Donaldson "I think they're an impressive team." -- Pats coach Bill Belichick, talking Tuesday about the Kansas City Chiefs Really? What is it about the 4-5 Chiefs that you find impressive, coach? Is it their lopsided loss at home to the Buffalo Bills in the season opener by a score of 41-7? Or the 48-3 embarrassment...
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