1:47 PM EDT, Fri October 28, 2016
Topeka Capital-Journal 16 hours ago

KC hopes to avoid repeat of last trip to Indianapolis

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — No member of the Kansas City Chiefs who played during Andy Reid’s first season with the team needs to be reminded of what happened the last time they traveled to Indianapolis to play the Colts. The memories of the 45-44 playoff loss concluding the 2013 season still sting and linger as though it happened yesterday. “Toughest loss ever,” linebacker Derrick Johnson said. “Losses all hurt. That one hurts just a little bit more.” Defensive tackle Dontari Poe shares the same feeling about the loss. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal 18 hours ago

Chiefs-Colts Capsule for Sunday, October 27, 2016 game

KANSAS CITY (4-2) at INDIANPOLIS (3-4) Noon Sunday, CBS OPENING LINE — Chiefs by 2 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Kansas City 2-4, Indianapolis 3-3-1 SERIES RECORD — Colts lead 16-8 LAST MEETING — Colts beat Chiefs 45-44, Jan. 4, 2014 LAST WEEK — Chiefs beat Saints 27-21; Colts beat Titans 34-26 AP PRO32 RANKING — Chiefs No. 7, Colts No. 21 CHIEFS OFFENSE — OVERALL (19), RUSH (18), PASS (21). CHIEFS DEFENSE — OVERALL (23), RUSH (21), PASS (19). COLTS OFFENSE — OVERALL (9), RUSH (22), PASS (7). read more
Topeka Capital-Journal 18 hours ago

Chiefs have penchant for interceptions, defensive touchdowns

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Marcus Peters strode through the Kansas City Chiefs locker room after their latest victory sporting a massive black-and-bedazzled sombrero, which he had acquired from a fan for a pair of his gloves. It looked as if the second-year cornerback was headed for a happenin’ fiesta. Or maybe a pick-six party. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Oct 27, 2016

Terry Blount: Is it time for fantasy owners to cut bait on KC's Jeremy Maclin?

Week 7 has come and gone and we got to see some great football and some not-so-great football (the Seahawks-Cardinals 6-6 tie comes to mind). Seeing Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi rush for more than 200 yards in back-to-back games is akin to spotting a yeti twice in one day — in Kansas. But we’ll talk about him next week, as the Dolphins are on a bye. The Ravens, Rams, Giants, Steelers and 49ers also will sit this one out. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Oct 26, 2016

Rookie Jones making strides for Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano took notice of the 6-foot-6-inch, 308-pound powerful and athletic defensive lineman causing disruption along the line of scrimmage while the Kansas City Chiefs defense prowled the field. “Everybody’s like ‘Who the heck is 95?’” Pagano said in preparations for his team’s game with the Chiefs this Sunday in Indianapolis. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Oct 26, 2016

Chiefs rookie CB D.J. White has surgery for fractured hand, will miss Colts game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chiefs cornerback D.J. White has had surgery for a fracture in his hand that happened in Kansas City’s win over New Orleans and will miss this Sunday’s game in Indianapolis. Chiefs coach Andy Reid says he doesn’t know how long White will be out. The former sixth-round draft pick has played crucial snaps while cornerback Phillip Gaines has been dealing with a knee injury. Gaines was back at practice Wednesday and is expected to play for the Colts. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Oct 25, 2016

AP Power Rankings: Patriots take No. 1 spot

NEW YORK — With Tom Brady back at quarterback, the New England Patriots once again lead the NFL in wins. And because of that, they also lead the latest AP Pro32 poll, which was released Tuesday. The Patriots received all 12 first-place votes for 384 points from balloting by media members who regularly cover the NFL. “Best record in the league, best point differential in the league and the best coach-quarterback tandem in the history of the league. Any questions?” said Ira Kaufman of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Oct 24, 2016

Versatile Hill catching on quickly for Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When quarterback Alex Smith stepped into his throw, wide receiver Tyreek Hill trailed the cornerback covering him by two strides at the 25-yard line, and yet the Kansas City Chiefs rookie had the situation completely in his control Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. “He would have been a great center fielder, I’m telling you, man,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. “He’s able to adjust to the ball so well. You see it on punts. That’s God-given.” read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Oct 24, 2016

Chiefs' Spencer Ware learned lessons from Marshawn Lynch while in Seattle

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Chiefs’ Spencer Ware learned a lot from Marshawn Lynch during his short time in Seattle. For one thing, Ware learned to generally keep his mouth shut. For another, he learned to run like a beast. “He was always demonstrating, so I was able to see it day-in and day-out in his work ethic,” said Ware, who ran for 77 yards and caught a 48-yard touchdown pass to lead Kansas City to a 24-21 win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday . “He’s one of the great ones. His consistency set him apart.” read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Oct 23, 2016

Chiefs hang on to top Saints

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs used timely turnovers to slow down the high-scoring New Orleans Saints while relying on their own methodical ground-and-pound offense to hammer out a 27-21 victory at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs yielded Saints quarterback Drew Brees 367 passing yards, ending their 17-game regular season streak of not allowing a 300-yard passing game. But they also held the Saints to 10 points below their season scoring average, putting together a second-straight strong defensive outing following the bye week. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Oct 23, 2016

Kevin Haskin: Chiefs recover from poor defensive start, use takeaways to thwart Saints

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tone-setters the Kansas City Chiefs were not Sunday on the first drive they defended. Drew Brees was allowed to look every bit himself. The New Orleans quarterback promptly marched the Saints 80 yards in 10 plays to give the Saints a quick lead. A shootout looked likely. That did not materialize, however. The game was closer to a slugfest. One the Chiefs defense forced and the Saints’ lack of discipline ended as Kansas City nipped New Orleans 27-21 in Arrowhead Stadium. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Oct 22, 2016

Something must give when Chiefs defense faces Drew Brees, Saints offense

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs already have been tested by the likes of Philip Rivers, Ben Roethlisberger and Derek Carr, but the toughest examination for coach Andy Reid’s pass defense takes place Sunday against New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, leader of the league’s top aerial assault. “I don’t have enough good things to say about him,” Reid said of Brees. “He’s a phenomenal player. Works at the profession. He’s relentless that way.” read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Oct 21, 2016

High-flying Saints ready to face ball-hawking Chiefs defense

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Marcus Peters has duped just about every quarterback he has faced into throwing an interception to him, whether it was Peyton Manning a year ago or Derek Carr just last weekend. He’d love nothing more than to add Drew Brees to his growing list Sunday. read more
Topeka Capital-Journal Oct 20, 2016

Chiefs hope to keep up offensive production against Saints

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Quarterback Alex Smith and the Kansas City Chiefs offense showed a different look in beating the Oakland Raiders, and Smith hopes his team can keep up its appearance against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. “We had different types of looks, different types of runs and passes, how many guys touch the football and Sunday was a great example of us just mixing it up,” Smith said. “For me to see all those guys on our end getting involved, you love it. Everyone feeds off each other.” read more