Posted September 09, 2012 on
On the latest edition of Warpaint Illustrated's Out of Bounds, we dissect what was learned from the Kansas City Chiefs 40-24 loss to the Atlanta Falcons?
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Kansas City WR/RB Dexter McCluster was targeted a team-high 10 times in the Chiefs' 40-24 loss to Atlanta.Fantasy Spin:McCluster carried the ball 114 times in 2011 due to the team's many running back injuries, but that isn't likely to be the case in 2012 with the acquisition of Peyton Hillis. It's exciting to see McCluster used this much in the passing game. We know...
Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers has been ruled out for their season opener against Atlanta, leaving Kansas City without four key players on defense.
Flowers had practiced sparingly this week with a bum right heel that's hampered him since late July. He was listed as questionable on Friday's injury report.
The Chiefs were already without Pro Bowl linebacker Tamba Hali...
Getting 40 points put up on you at home is brutal, but everything wasn’t dark and gloomy at Arrowhead yesterday. Take Chiefs superfan “Belly Boy” for example. This guy had to know Atlanta wasn’t going to be a cakewalk, but he didn’t let that dampen his tailgate experience. Slugging beers, posing for pictures and basking in the limelight, we can only hope this isn’t the...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. The number isnt three.
Or two. Or six. Or five. Or seven. Or however many starters dont suit up on defense for the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.
No, the magic number to keep in mind is this: 24.
Since 2009, over the past three seasons, the Chiefs have scored 24 or more points at Arrowhead Stadium in six different contests.
They won five.
Since 2009, the Atlanta...
While preparing to write this article, the first thing I had to do was take a look at the Chiefs' schedule to begin my research. What game would I want to go to? What game will tell us how the Kansas City Chiefs are going to do this year? I expected to pick a game against the Broncos or the Raiders, but my eyes stopped right at the top of the schedule.I knew what home game...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Upon further review, the Chiefs don't need another cornerback or a second pass-rusher off the edge.
They need Tony Robbins.
"Sometimes when you have hope, hope can do a lot of good things for you," Kansas City coach Romeo Crennel explained Monday, roughly 24 hours after Atlanta had taken a two-by-four to his squad in a 40-24 loss. "As long...
Updates. With AP Photos. By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer The NFL is supposed to be a 16-game exercise in attrition.
Teams typically start off the opening week at full strength, and through the brutal grind of practice and games, guys pick up the inevitable bumps and bruises, and often injuries more serious than that. The teams that best cope with them are usually in the playoff...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. When all you've got in the fridge is a pack of bologna, a loaf of bread and a 4-month-old jar of mayo, it's a little tough to make filet mignon.
The NFL is a filet mignon league. Roddy White and Julio Jones are filet mignon receivers. Tony Gonzalez is the filet mignon of tight ends.
You're trotting out Jacques Reeves.
Matt Ryan is a filet mignon quarterback...
The Chiefs and Falcons both enter the 2012 season with aspirations of a division title, and potentially, a game in February. Atlanta comes into the season as one of the most frustrating teams in the NFC, as they have had plenty of success during the regualr season under quarterback Matt Ryan, only to see those seasons come to frustrating ends in the postseason. Ryan, in fact...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Returning to the city where he began his career as the most prolific tight end receiver in NFL history, Tony Gonzalez rolled into Arrowhead Stadium and helped the Atlanta Falcons to a decisive 40-24 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. Gonzalez spent 12 seasons with the Chiefs and became the franchise's leading receiver, but was traded to the Falcons in...
There was no question the Kansas City Chiefs were outplayed on Sunday in their 40-24 loss to the Atlanta Falcons but can they really be this bad already to start the season? So what went wrong on Sunday?
Week One: Atlanta Falcons @ Kansas City Chiefs
Final Score: ATL 40, KC 24
Matt Ryan: 23-31, 299 passing yards, 3 TD passes - Matt Cassel: 21-33, 258 yards passing, 1 TD pass, 2 INT’s
Micheal Turner: 11 carries, 32 yards rushing - Matt Ryan: 3 carries, 25 yards, 1 TD - Jamaal Charles: 16 carries, 87 yards rushing - S. Draughn: 6 carries, 29 yards, 1 TD