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Behind Enemy Lines: Steelers vs. Chiefs

1. The Chiefs run defense, which seemed so strong for much of the season, has struggled the past few weeks. What are the main reasons for this and how do they fix it against Le'Veon Bell and the Steelers powerful run game?Ryan: The Kansas City run defense has been precarious since Week 2, when Pro Bowl ILB Derrick Johnson went down with a torn Achilles. The other starter at ILB...
Via Pro Football Spot
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Five matchups to watch in Week 16

There are just two weeks to go in the regular season. Nine teams are still alive for six stops in the NFC, with all seeds up for grabs. A whopping nine teams are still alive for just three available playoff spots in the AFC, plus the three teams that have already clinched their division are jockeying for playoff seeding, including the crucial first-round bye. With Jacksonville-Tennessee...
Via Bloguin Best
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Five matchups to watch in Week 16

There are just two weeks to go in the regular season. Nine teams are still alive for six stops in the NFC, with all seeds up for grabs. A whopping nine teams are still alive for just three available playoff spots in the AFC, plus the three teams that have already clinched their division are jockeying for playoff seeding, including the crucial first-round bye. With Jacksonville-Tennessee...
Via This Given Sunday
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tough Look at Who Should Stay a Chief | Chiefs’ Truths part 2

The Chiefs are in full control of their post-season aspirations. That is a luxury at this point in the season, especially given the play of late. The performance in these last games could make the difference for some, but these players are set. While nothing is ever certain or even likely, below is what should happen in order to be successful in 2015 and beyond.Best WR Lineup of...
Via Pro Football Spot
8 days ago  |  Discuss

3 in the Kee: Chiefs' lack of big plays and takeaways is turning this season toxic

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A fun season is turning all toxic again. For weeks -- and by weeks, we mean months -- the Kansas City Chiefs, while overcoming injuries and chasing a postseason berth, were doing it while on the wrong side of a very pivotal NFL stat: toxic differential. As defined by the stat-tracking site SportingCharts.com, toxic differential is the difference between big-yardage...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Which Kansas City Chiefs, disappointing NFL QBs are on the Week 13 hot seat?

It doesn’t take long for the pressure to mount in the NFL. Thirteen weeks into the 2014 season, plenty of people find themselves under the microscope, trying to answer questions about their most-recent performance. Who is in that spot? Here are five on the hot seat this weekend: *** 5. Drew Brees Brees now has to be a road warrior At some point, someone is going to have to explain...
Via cover32 - Chiefs
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Cornerback power rankings: Did Sean Smith of the Chiefs make the top ten?

With 12 weeks in the books this season now seems like a great time to revisit our cornerback position power rankings. This time around they were ranked based on Pro Football Focus’ overall player ratings, with a touch of my own inherent biases thrown in. Here are the 10 best in the NFL at corner right now… 10. Casey Hayward – Green Bay Packers Hayward is one of the more versatile...
Via cover32 - Chiefs
22 days ago  |  Discuss

The Kansas City Chiefs are turning heads after fifth straight win

#459083034 / gettyimages.com Since starting 0-2, the Chiefs have won seven of their last eight and five straight. Not one touchdown scored by a Wide Receiver. Antonio Brown has eight. Alex Smith has just 1977 yards passing, and just 11 passing scores. Big Ben had 12 in two games. Jamaal Charles had his first 100 yard rushing performance. Demarco Murray has had seven of such games...
Via TopSportsReport
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

. @mmigliore: Are the Bills ready to Outlast the Other AFC Playoff Hopefuls?

I feel like I need to paraphrase Newman and Kramer’s dialogue from The Spitting Incident to properly retell the story of last season’s Bills-Chiefs contest. November 3, 2013. Bills-Chiefs. I was enjoying a beautiful afternoon in the lower bowl when an ill-advised Jeff Tuel pass was intercepted by Sean Smith and returned 100 yards for a Kansas City touchdown, opening the door...
Via Buffalo Wins
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs move to 5-3 after a close win versus the Jets

#458293718 / gettyimages.com Despite weekly predictions, the Jets played Kansas City close, but a stifling defensive performance and some big plays produced by Travis Kelce, Dwayne Bowe, and Jamaal Charles kept the Chiefs ahead. The Chiefs started the scoring with a 5 yard run by Jamaal Charles, and after a quick 3 and out by New York, the Chiefs scored on a 2 yard Alex Smith...
Via TopSportsReport
November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs vs Rams Week 8 Preview

#150584001 / gettyimages.com The Chiefs made the AFC West a three team race once again after knocking off the Chargers last week 23-20, the Broncos beating the 49ers 42-17, and the Raiders losing to Arizona 24-13. The Chiefs, tied at 20 late in the 4th quarter, drove down to the Chargers 31 yard line, where rookie Kicker Cairo Santos drilled the 48 yard kick. On the next drive...
Via TopSportsReport
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Four matchups the Kansas City Chiefs must win at San Diego

Each week I will look at matchups the Kansas City Chiefs must win to be successful against their opponents. This week I have picked four matchups they must win against the Chargers.Marcus Cooper, Sean Smith, and Phillip Gaines vs. Philip RiversThere hasn’t been a hotter QB in the NFL than Philip Rivers over the past month to month and a half. If the Chiefs want to be successful...
Via Pro Football Spot
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Fake punt helps 49ers run over Chiefs, 22-17

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- A timely trick play and a big turnover helped the San Francisco 49ers to a second straight win. Colin Kaepernick threw for 201 yards and a touchdown, Frank Gore ran for 107 yards and the 49ers converted a fake punt to beat the Kansas City Chiefs 22-17 on Sunday. The 49ers (3-2) turned to a trick play on fourth-and-1 from their own 29 early in the fourth...
Via AP on Fox
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Do the Kansas City Chiefs have the NFL’s best shutdown cornerback?

NFL cornerbacks always like to argue about which one of them is the best. Richard Sherman and Patrick Peterson have gotten into several Twitter feuds on the subject and everyone from Brandon Flowers to DeAngelo Hall has told the world they’re number one. But who is it really? What if I told you that as of this moment it’s not Sherman or Peterson? What if I told you that neither...
Via cover32 - Chiefs
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Where does Josh Robinson of the Vikings rank among the best cornerbacks?

NFL cornerbacks always like to argue about which one of them is the best. Richard Sherman and Patrick Peterson have gotten into several Twitter feuds on the subject and everyone from Brandon Flowers to DeAngelo Hall has told the world they’re number one. But who is it really? What if I told you that as of this moment it’s not Sherman or Peterson? What if I told you that neither...
Via cover32 - Vikings
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Chris Harris of the Denver Broncos the NFL’s best shutdown corner?

NFL cornerbacks always like to argue about which one of them is the best. Richard Sherman and Patrick Peterson have gotten into several Twitter feuds on the subject and everyone from Brandon Flowers to DeAngelo Hall has told the world they’re number one. But who is it really? What if I told you that as of this moment it’s not Sherman or Peterson? What if I told you that neither...
Via cover32 - Broncos
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Is San Diego’s Brandon Flowers the best shutdown corner in the NFL?

NFL cornerbacks always like to argue about which one of them is the best. Richard Sherman and Patrick Peterson have gotten into several Twitter feuds on the subject and everyone from Brandon Flowers to DeAngelo Hall has told the world they’re number one. But who is it really? What if I told you that as of this moment it’s not Sherman or Peterson? What if I told you that neither...
Via cover32 - Chargers
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Corey Graham of the Buffalo Bills the best shutdown corner in the NFL?

NFL cornerbacks always like to argue about which one of them is the best. Richard Sherman and Patrick Peterson have gotten into several Twitter feuds on the subject and everyone from Brandon Flowers to DeAngelo Hall has told the world they’re number one. But who is it really? What if I told you that as of this moment it’s not Sherman or Peterson? What if I told you that neither...
Via cover32 - Bills
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Prince Amukamara the best shutdown corner playing in the NFL today?

NFL cornerbacks always like to argue about which one of them is the best. Richard Sherman and Patrick Peterson have gotten into several Twitter feuds on the subject and everyone from Brandon Flowers to DeAngelo Hall has told the world they’re number one. But who is it really? What if I told you that as of this moment it’s not Sherman or Peterson? What if I told you that neither...
Via cover32 - Giants
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Perrish Cox of the 49ers the best shutdown corner in the NFL today?

NFL cornerbacks always like to argue about which one of them is the best. Richard Sherman and Patrick Peterson have gotten into several Twitter feuds on the subject and everyone from Brandon Flowers to DeAngelo Hall has told the world they’re number one. But who is it really? What if I told you that as of this moment it’s not Sherman or Peterson? What if I told you that neither...
Via cover32 - 49ers
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Vontae Davis of the Indianapolis Colts the best shutdown corner in the NFL?

NFL cornerbacks always like to argue about which one of them is the best. Richard Sherman and Patrick Peterson have gotten into several Twitter feuds on the subject and everyone from Brandon Flowers to DeAngelo Hall has told the world they’re number one. But who is it really? What if I told you that as of this moment it’s not Sherman or Peterson? What if I told you that neither...
Via cover32 - Colts
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Chiefs Determination, Diversity is Propelling Them

#456359146 / gettyimages.com After their loss to the Broncos two weeks ago, many, even their own fans, wrote off the Chiefs. It was the culmination of a ”terrible offseason”, ”bad drafting”, and ”neglecting key positions”.  Marcus Mariota or Jameis Winston was looking really good, and with games against the Patriots, Seahawks, 49ers, and the Broncos, the season looked...
Via TopSportsReport
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

The good, the bad, & the ugly in Kansas City’s big win over New England

Fresh off of a 34-15 blowout win over the Miami Dolphins, the Chiefs didn’t miss a beat, dominating the New England Patriots 41-14 on Monday Night Football. This Kansas City Chiefs team has come a long way over the course of the last three weeks, and the future looks much brighter than it did a few weeks ago. So, following the Chiefs record breaking win, let’s take a look at...
Via cover32 - Chiefs
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Grading the Kansas City Chiefs’ epic Monday night win over the Patriots

The Kansas City Chiefs set the bar nice and high with a dominating 41-14 victory over the New England Patriots on Monday night. The Chiefs played about as perfect as they could and improve to 2-2 a quarter of the way through the season. Here are my positional grades from the Chiefs Monday night magic. Quarterback – A It wasn’t a huge night for Alex Smith, but a very efficient...
Via cover32 - Chiefs
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

3 in the Kee: Meet Chiefs road warriors Kelce, Parker and -- Frankie Hammond Jr.?

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Let's throw an addendum to the old football adage, shall we? Defense, the run game and special teams always travel well. And, as of late, so does Alex Smith. The Kansas City Chiefs' veteran quarterback put together arguably his best game of the young season in a 34-15 win at Miami last Sunday, completing 19 of 25 throws and tossing three scores -- two...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss
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