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Concussions have become a hotly debated topic in the last several years, specifically when it comes to the NFL and its management of the players in the past. It has led to rule changes that have tried to protect players both on and off the field, to documentaries (League of Denial) and in a forgotten way, the loss of a player's job.With the way the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs have played this year, November 11, 2012 is a fairly significant date. The path both franchises have taken since then has been a lost storyline with both teams emerging as Super Bowl contenders this season. Unfortunately, during the ninth game of 2012 for the 49ers, a concussion changed the careers of two quarterbacks, and two franchises as well. With 1:10 left in the first quarter, starting quarterback Alex Smith suffered a concussion as he slid to avoid a hit from St. Louis Ram linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar. However, Smith turned his back late and was hit by Dunbar around the neck area. Smith w...

Andy Reid says Chiefs have to play better with division rival Broncos up next: 'Listen, there are a lot of things we can improve on'

Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid said after Sunday’s win over the Bills that his team made a lot of mistakes. The Bills out-gained the Chiefs 470 yards to 210 with undrafted rookie quarterback Jeff Tuel making his first start. The Chiefs are going into their bye this week, and their opponent the following week is division rival the Denver Broncos. Reid knows the team can'...

Kansas City Chiefs: The Smartest Team That Ever Lived?

The Kansas City Chiefs are 9-0 but have won few converts. Maybe it's because of the unorthodox way in which they've won. In a sport that values brawn of over brains, the 2013 Chiefs are shaping up as the smartest, most efficient team that's ever lived.

Take a bow Chiefs fans -- you're the most powerful fans in North American sports

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- This one is for you. You, the long-suffering Kansas City Chiefs fan. The most powerful fans in sports. The ones who cheered and cried, then cheered again. The ones who sat through 2-14. The ones who sat through 7-9 and 4-12 before that. The ones who put up with candy wrappers in the stairwells and Matt Cassel fumbles in their nightmares. The ones who tried...

No matter how you slice it, every Chiefs trend is up, up, up, baby

KANSAS CITY, MO. -- The mad march through history continues. You like numbers? Oh, we've got numbers: The Kansas City Chiefs are now the first team in NFL history to be 9-0 in the first season of a new starting quarterback and new head coach, the first team to start 9-0 after winning two or fewer games the year before, and the first team to start 9-0 after coming off the previous...

Chiefs GM Dorsey: 'Theres something special here ... 'Team' means everything'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- John Dorsey won't yank your chain: He digs his roster, as-is. He digs the Kansas City Chiefs just the way they are, 9-0 warts and all. "I think this roster right here, I like the guys here, I do," Dorsey, the Chiefs' first-year general manager, told a small group of reporters this afternoon at the team's practice facility. "Because...

Worst 9-0 team of all-time? Get real! These Chiefs certainly are

First, to the haters. It's fun for the national pundits to throw tomatoes at the Kansas City Chiefs' 9-0 start. For one, they're the Chiefs, a franchise that has a PackersSteelers-level fan following -- without the PackersSteelers post-1970 trophy case to go with it. Over the past 40 years, the boys in red have built up a reputation as one of the great teases in pro sports...

Andy Reid: Chiefs have A Lot Of Things To Improve On

The Kansas City Chiefs are 9-0, roaring towards a playoff spot. First year head coach Andy Reid isn’t satisfied, and according to Pro Football Talk,  Reid admitted after Sunday’s win over the Bills that the team made plenty of mistakes. “Listen, there are a lot of things we can improve on; we were out-yardaged by a ton,” Reid said. “Listen, all in all, every win you...

Chiefs still perfect after 23-13 win over Bills

Linebacker Derrick Johnson isn't going to apologize for the Kansas City Chiefs' perfect start. ''I've heard it said that we haven't played winning teams,'' Johnson said after the Chiefs used two defensive touchdowns to beat the Buffalo Bills 23-13 on Sunday. ''We're the best you can be at 9-0 right now. If you can't respect it, then...

Kansas City Chiefs at Buffalo Bills: Five Things We Learned

The Chiefs rolled into Ralph Wilson stadium Sunday afternoon to take on the Buffalo Bills. Kansas City came into the game riding a perfect 8-0 record, a 4.6 ypg carry average from Jamaal Charles, and the league’s best defense. This is the polar opposite of Buffalo, who is starting their 3rd QB of the year due to a rash of injuries, a surprising defense led by rookie Kiko Alonso...

11 Days to Denver: How Did We Get Here?

Nobody can deny it’s been a crazy season of football in Kansas City. The franchise has yet to lose a game this season, Andy Reid and John Dorsey, have pulled all the right strings and the players have responded to the new leadership. So how did the plan hatched in January come to fruition so quickly?

NFL Week 9 Rewind: Nine and Oh!

So much to discuss from birthday celebrations to a terrifying health crisis and throw in a couple incredible comebacks. Let’s get right to it here is your week nine NFL review. Kansas City 23 Buffalo 13 - Another week and another quarterback making his first start of the season against the Kansas City Chiefs(9-0) and the top ranked defense in the NFL. This week it was Jeff Tuel...

Bills deviate from run game late in loss to Chiefs

The Buffalo Bills' run game had a lot pressure on its shoulders in taking on an undefeated Kansas City Chiefs team with a legit run defense. And by all accounts, the group exceeded expectations — at least when it was given the chance.Through three quarters, Buffalo's running back duo of C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson had amassed nearly 200 yards on the ground and had carried...

Recap: Chiefs stay perfect with 23-13 win over Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Linebacker Tamba Hali and cornerback Sean Smith returned turnovers for touchdowns in extending the Kansas City Chiefs' perfect start to nine straight games with a 23-13 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Hali put the Chiefs ahead for good by scoring on an 11-yard fumble return with 12:47 remaining. Smith changed the momentum of the game by intercepting...
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