12:50 AM EST, Thu November 15, 2018
7 hours ago
Chiefs owner Clark Hunt moving Monday Night Football to LA: “It’s 100 percent player safety”

Chiefs owner Clark Hunt moving Monday Night Football to LA: “It’s 100 percent player safety”

Hunt spoke from the Arrowhead Stadium parking lots during Wednesday’s Lift Up America event. Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt was made available to local media Wednesday afternoon as part of the team’s Lift Up America event, in which Tyson Foods donates more than 30,000 pounds of protein products to organizations and families in need ahead of the holidays. Given the Tuesday news of the Chiefs-Rams Monday Night Football game moving from Mexico City to the Los Angeles Coliseum, Hunt spoke about on the situation. “When the concerns first surfaced two or three weeks ago, the league...
7 hours ago
Week 11 True Power Rankings: the Chiefs are still on top

Week 11 True Power Rankings: the Chiefs are still on top

On Tuesday, the pundits moved the Chiefs up to second, and after we factor in data from the number-crunchers, the Chiefs remain in first place. In Tuesday’s Week 11 Pundit Power Rankings, we saw that the Kansas City Chiefs moved from fourth to second in our aggregated model — but only because in the eyes of the writers, the New England Patriots fell so hard. But unlike the pundits, the number-crunchers don’t care about expectations, how nice of a guy Drew Brees happens to be or what the Eli Apple trade means for the New Orleans Saints defense. The crunchers still say the Chiefs are...
10 hours ago
Chiefs Stock Report: Whose stock is rising — or falling — ahead of Week 11 vs. Rams

Chiefs Stock Report: Whose stock is rising — or falling — ahead of Week 11 vs. Rams

Houston and Ford are definitely UP this week — but the offensive line and the officiating are DOWN The street estimated an unreasonable margin of victory this week at 16.5 points. With the biggest game in the NFL regular season looming on Monday Night Football, it seemed inevitable that there would be some sort of letdown. Many expected the Kansas City Chiefs to overlook the Arizona Cardinals this week. I don’t believe they did. But this game did end up being a trend-buster for the Chiefs. They lost the first coin toss of the season — which we can blame on many in the media — and...
12 hours ago
Justin Houston was the Chiefs’ best player on defense against the Cardinals, says PFF

Justin Houston was the Chiefs’ best player on defense against the Cardinals, says PFF

The PFF Insights from the Chiefs’ win against the Arizona Cardinals. Each week, Pro Football Focus shares some notes from the Kansas City Chiefs’ previous game as part of something it calls PFF Insights. This week, the Chiefs are coming off a 26-14 win over the Arizona Cardinals. Pro Football Focus has noted in the past how good Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is when he has a clean pocket, but this week, it cited how good he is when he faces pressure, like he did against the Cardinals. PFF: Mahomes was the highest graded Chiefs player (85.9) in their win over the Cardinals, handling...
12 hours ago
Against the Cardinals, we could finally see Bob Sutton’s plan for the Chiefs defense

Against the Cardinals, we could finally see Bob Sutton’s plan for the Chiefs defense

It may have been against a bad offense, but against the Cardinals, we finally saw what the Chiefs defense is supposed to look like. Sometimes winning against minimal resistance can help cure what ails you. That’s exactly what the Kansas City Chiefs defense did this past weekend at home against a poor Arizona Cardinals offense. Quite simply... they won. The Chiefs just beat up the Cardinals. Arizona had two scoring drives — both on their first possessions of a half — but averaged a paltry 3.1 yards per play outside of those drives. The Chiefs did well stopping the run — holding...
14 hours ago
The defensive line is clicking at the right time

The defensive line is clicking at the right time

The defensive line may be starting to show the expected improvement for the home stretch. Whether you were hearing it from Brett Veach in the front office or from players like Reggie Ragland, the big offseason storylines about the Kansas City Chiefs defense were that it was “getting tougher” and “stopping the run.” So the Chiefs brought in two free agents — Anthony Hitchens and Xavier Williams — to be part of the front seven. In the draft, Chiefs used all of their picks on defensive players, bringing in power edge player Breeland Speaks, true nose tackle Derrick Nnadi and fast...
14 hours ago
Chiefs nominate Sammy Watkins for NFL Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award

Chiefs nominate Sammy Watkins for NFL Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award

Watkins is in his first season with the Chiefs. The Kansas City Chiefs have nominated wide receiver Sammy Watkins for the Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award, per an official release from the NFL. The award, created in 2014 to honor the late founding owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers, recognizes players around the league who exemplify outstanding sportsmanship on the field (including fair play, respect for the game and opponents and integrity in competition). The award is voted upon by the league’s players. The past recipients of the award are: Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (2014),...
15 hours ago
Patrick Mahomes’ throw to break franchise touchdown record was one not many could make

Patrick Mahomes’ throw to break franchise touchdown record was one not many could make

Part two of our three-part weekly film series on the Chiefs starting quarterback. This is part two of a three-part weekly film analysis on the performance of Patrick Mahomes. Part one here. Josh Rosen has played merely four games less than Patrick Mahomes at this point in their careers. These are two players both in the infancy stages of their tenure as NFL quarterbacks. The situation surrounding each of these signal-callers is obviously much different. Rosen simply has less talent surrounding him and the play-calling situation remains in flux. Mahomes is blessed to have the best tight...
18 hours ago
Arrowheadlines: Andy Reid is creating the future of pro football

Arrowheadlines: Andy Reid is creating the future of pro football

Chiefs headlines for Wednesday, November 14. Arrowhead Pride Watch Party (Chiefs-Rams) CLICK HERE TO RSVP The Kansas City Chiefs will face their toughest opponent of the year next week in the Los Angeles Rams on Monday Night Football. Our last watch party went so nice that we have decided to do it twice. The latest NFL Week 11 Power Rankings: Season-defining stats for every defense | ESPN 2. Kansas City Chiefs (9-1) Week 10 ranking: 2 Defining stat: 31. The Chiefs are tied for first with 31 sacks and a suddenly potent pass rush gives them reason for defensive optimism heading into Monday...
Nov 13, 2018
Five good things about moving the Chiefs’ Monday Night Football game to Los Angeles

Five good things about moving the Chiefs’ Monday Night Football game to Los Angeles

On its face, this is still a road game for the Chiefs against a tough opponent. But there’s lots to like about this game now being in LA. The Kansas City Chiefs game against the Los Angeles Rams — originally scheduled to be played in Mexico City’s Estadio Azteca this Monday night — has been moved the Rams home field: the Los Angeles Coliseum. We thought of five reasons why this is a good thing: 1. Lower altitude Although Chiefs head coach Andy Reid made it clear during his Monday press conference that the team had made no special plans because the Chiefs were going to be playing in...
Nov 13, 2018
NFL announces it has moved Chiefs-Rams Monday night game to Los Angeles

NFL announces it has moved Chiefs-Rams Monday night game to Los Angeles

After evaluating field conditions in Mexico City, the NFL decided moving the game to Los Angeles was the best option. The Kansas City Chiefs’ Week 11 game against the Los Angeles Rams has been relocated from Mexico City, Mexico, to Los Angeles, California. Here is the official statement from the NFL: Chiefs-Rams Game To Move From Mexico City to Los Angeles Due to Field Conditions The decision is based on the determination – in consultation with the NFLPA and following a meeting and field inspection this afternoon by NFL and club field experts as well as local and independent outside...
Nov 13, 2018
The Chiefs are in good shape for the playoffs, but critical games are on the way

The Chiefs are in good shape for the playoffs, but critical games are on the way

It’s all about securing home field advantage for the playoffs. Here’s how it shakes out right now. Now 9-1 on the season, the Kansas City Chiefs are in an excellent playoff position in the AFC. The stat geeks over at FiveThirtyEight.com now give the Chiefs a greater than 99 percent chance to make the playoffs, an 84 percent probability to win the AFC West, and a 79 percent chance to get a first-round bye in the playoffs. If the playoffs were to begin today, here’s how the teams would line up. AFC Playoff Picture Team W L T Position Tiebreak Chiefs (1) 9 1 0 West Champion ...
Nov 13, 2018
NFL considering postponement for Chiefs-Rams on Monday Night Football due to field conditions, per reports

NFL considering postponement for Chiefs-Rams on Monday Night Football due to field conditions, per reports

Adam Schefter of ESPN says that the league could also move the game. Well, this is getting out of hand. Over the weekend, we tweeted a photo of Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, where the Kansas City Chiefs are scheduled to take on the Los Angeles Rams this Monday Night Football: So this is apparently what the field in Mexico City the #Chiefs and Rams will play on in nine days looks like right now.( @Migue_luk) pic.twitter.com/w4RoSfT0ci— Arrowhead Pride (@ArrowheadPride) November 11, 2018 You can find other photos here, here and here. The field suffered damage thanks to a Shakira...
Nov 13, 2018
Patrick Mahomes to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated

Patrick Mahomes to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated

It’s fitting, as it is the publication’s FUTURE issue. Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has his first Sports Illustrated cover. Mahomes will appear on the cover of the publication’s FUTURE issue, which is fitting, as Mahomes is in the mix for NFL Most Valuable Player just 10 games into the second year of his career. The prolific @PatrickMahomes5 gets his first SI cover in the 'Future Issue' https://t.co/l2vIEUvEx7 pic.twitter.com/0EmAtQtJhv— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) November 13, 2018 The magazine’s corresponding article, “Andy Reid Is Creating Football’s...
Nov 13, 2018
Let’s break down how the Chiefs scored in less than a minute Sunday

Let’s break down how the Chiefs scored in less than a minute Sunday

We take a look at Patrick Mahomes’ game against the Cardinals in our weekly series. This is part one of a three-part weekly film analysis on the performance of Patrick Mahomes. Records are meant to be broken. Len Dawson’s single-season touchdown pass record of 30 finally fell on Sunday. It should’ve been broken a long time ago. In 2017, the Chiefs finally broke a 34-year streak of not drafting a quarterback in the first round of the NFL Draft with the selection of the man who knocked Dawson off the mountaintop with his 31st touchdown (in just 10 games), Patrick Mahomes. Dawson’s...