2:37 PM EST, Fri January 18, 2019
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How the Chiefs defense beats the Patriots offense for the AFC Championship

How the Chiefs defense beats the Patriots offense for the AFC Championship

Come down to the Lab to find out how the Chiefs defense can stop the Patriots offense and punch a ticket for Atlanta. The Kansas City Chiefs are on the doorstep of an AFC Championship, and they are there — in no small part — due to the efforts of their defense. Just like we all predicted... right? The Chiefs face the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game this Sunday night to see who gets to go on to Atlanta. This is what it’s all about. While much has been made of Bill Belichick plotting to stop Patrick Mahomes, the newly revamped Chiefs defense will see a stern test from...
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Dustin Colquitt has seen it all, and loves what he’s seeing in Kansas City

Dustin Colquitt has seen it all, and loves what he’s seeing in Kansas City

Colquitt anchors one end of a bridge leading back to the last time the Chiefs played for the AFC Championship Kansas City Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt has been around for quite a while. There were probably a few people who shook their heads in exasperation on April 24, 2005, when the Chiefs used a third round pick to draft Colquitt out of Tennessee. Drafting kickers is seldom popular among fans. But looking back, it’s hard to be troubled by the decision. Almost no matter the position or draft capital expended, it’s difficult to criticize drafting a player who can stick around for 14...
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Eric Berry expected to play against Patriots, per new report

Eric Berry expected to play against Patriots, per new report

Ian Rapoport’s sources say that Berry will take the field in the AFC Championship According to a report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry is expected to play this Sunday in the AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots. From @gmfb: #Chiefs S Eric Berry is expected to play on Sunday... which will help. pic.twitter.com/SIv5B7LBje— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 18, 2019 As you’ll recall, the week before the divisional round game against the Indianapolis Colts started out with a hopeful sign for Berry, when he was listed as a...
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Pro Football Focus names right tackle Mitch Schwartz its offensive lineman of the year

Pro Football Focus names right tackle Mitch Schwartz its offensive lineman of the year

Schwartz is the best (and most consistent) offensive lineman in the league. The football analytics website Pro Football Focus has named its top offensive lineman for 2018, an honor it calls the Bruce Matthews Award. It is Kansas City Chiefs starting right tackle Mitch Schwartz, who was also named a first-team All-Pro for his 2018 campaign. You may find the full announcement from PFF here. Mitchell Schwartz is our PFF Matthews Award winner for top offensive linemen from the 2018 season.https://t.co/mZvZOH9ReC pic.twitter.com/kmLI6YsKKZ— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) January 17,...
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Five stats that could determine the Chiefs’ game against the Patriots

Five stats that could determine the Chiefs’ game against the Patriots

The latest edition of Chiefs stats takes a look at the AFC championship game It’s an AFC championship stat special. With the Lamar Hunt Trophy on the line and the Chiefs hosting their first AFC championship, let’s go through some stats that could play a role in Sunday’s highly-anticipated game: First, an overview of the enemy: There’s no place like (Ma)home(s) Home field advantage is desired by all teams in any sport ever — especially when it comes to a playoff situation. Obviously. The reason for this due to the well-known factor that most teams perform much...
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Arrowhead Pride Beer of the Week: Torn Label Brewing Co. Monk and Honey

Arrowhead Pride Beer of the Week: Torn Label Brewing Co. Monk and Honey

Looking for something to drink this weekend? Let Craig tell you about this week’s Beer of the Week! Welcome to another edition of the Beer of the Week! As always, the Beer of the Week is originally presented on the Arrowhead Pride Tailgate on 610 Sports Radio as part of my Defense and Beer of the Week segment. Throughout the year, I’ve tried to pick beers in the region of the Kansas City Chiefs’ opponent for that particular week. Last week we stayed put and picked from the offerings in the Kansas City area, and we’re not deviating from the plan this week. The Chiefs are knocking...
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Arrowheadlines: Chiefs ghosts of playoffs past? Meet Patrick Mahomes

Arrowheadlines: Chiefs ghosts of playoffs past? Meet Patrick Mahomes

Chiefs headlines for Friday, January 18. The latest Chiefs Misery Has Met Its Match: Patrick Mahomes | Sports Illustrated From that ’15 season until this year, they managed a 1-3 mark in the postseason, adding to their distressed history, and in the worst way, as a top team that faded once the playoffs started. They needed that one final piece, which they obtained in the draft two years ago, trading up to select a young quarterback who didn’t become the starter until this season. “Patrick,” veteran linebacker Justin Houston says. Patriots-Chiefs weather forecast: ‘Arctic...
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Chiefs’ Thursday injury report vs. Patriots: Eric Berry, Spencer Ware and LDT were all full participants

Chiefs’ Thursday injury report vs. Patriots: Eric Berry, Spencer Ware and LDT were all full participants

It is looking more and more like Berry will play on Sunday. Each practice day, the Kansas City Chiefs will release an official injury report leading up to the next game. The Chiefs host the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday. Here is the Chiefs’ second official injury report of the week: Patriots Check back soon for the Patriots’ Thursday injury report. Some notes Safety Eric Berry was listed as a “full participant” for the second straight day on Thursday. Berry has missed the Chiefs’ last two games (Week 17 and last...
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Video: Andy Reid, Patrick Mahomes, coordinators and other players address the media Thursday

Video: Andy Reid, Patrick Mahomes, coordinators and other players address the media Thursday

The Chiefs continued their preparation for the New England Patriots on Thursday. The Kansas City Chiefs held their second media availability of the week Thursday, as they continued to prepare for their matchup with the New England Patriots. The Chiefs play the Patriots for the AFC title Sunday evening at 5:40 p.m. Arrowhead Time. Among those who spoke were head coach Andy Reid, offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, defensive coordinator Bob Sutton, special teams coordinator Dave Toub, quarterback Patrick Mahomes and other members of the team. You may find the press conferences in full...
Jan 17, 2019
Justin Houston realizes not many players get to the conference championship game

Justin Houston realizes not many players get to the conference championship game

Houston has seen the good times and the bad in Kansas City, and recognizes a special time when he sees it Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston has been around for a while, but he’s never been exactly in this place before. Houston, 30, is now in his eighth season with the Chiefs. He was there for the bad times at the beginning of his career. In his rookie season, the Chiefs went 5-8 before head coach Todd Haley was fired in 2011 to be replaced by defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel, who stayed at the helm for the disastrous 2-14 season that followed. But he’s been there for...
Jan 17, 2019
Patrick Mahomes exorcised some goal-line demons against the Colts

Patrick Mahomes exorcised some goal-line demons against the Colts

The Chiefs quarterback is still improving in the midst of the biggest games of his young career. This is part three of a three-part weekly film analysis on the performance of Patrick Mahomes. Part one: something good and something bad here, part two: something special here. Kansas City blinked and all of a sudden had a young, elite quarterback in their city.— Kent Swanson (@kent_swanson) January 16, 2019 Kansas City has done a fantastic job of making up for lost time when it comes to finally having a franchise quarterback. Whether it’s parody accounts, songs, milk (thank you...
Jan 17, 2019
Five things to watch in the Chiefs-Patriots AFC Championship Game

Five things to watch in the Chiefs-Patriots AFC Championship Game

Kansas City plays New England for a chance to take a trip to Atlanta in February It seems so unreal, but it’s really happening. On Sunday, the Kansas City Chiefs are hosting the New England Patriots at Arrowhead Stadium for the AFC Championship Game. One team is going home, and the other is going to the Super Bowl in Atlanta. Here are five things to watch during the game: 1. The chess game, part II Photo by Michael Loccisano/ for HBO Some things never change. As I said when these two teams met in October... Watching Andy Reid and Bill Belichick coach these games is...
Jan 17, 2019
The Patriots believing they’re “underdogs” have Chiefs nearly laughing

The Patriots believing they’re “underdogs” have Chiefs nearly laughing

Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman put out “Bet Against Us” T-Shirts Wednesday. Shortly after the No. 2 seed New England Patriots rolled over the Los Angeles Chargers, 41-28, in the divisional round, CBS interviewed quarterback Tom Brady. Tom Brady's been listening. #Patriots pic.twitter.com/1369j2dddJ— Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) January 13, 2019 “It’ll be a good game, they’re a good team,” Brady said about the impending matchup against the Chiefs. “We played them earlier this year and everyone thinks we suck, can’t win any games, so we’ll see. It’ll be...
Jan 17, 2019
Arrowheadlines: Chiefs’ pass rush could be the key to stopping Tom Brady

Arrowheadlines: Chiefs’ pass rush could be the key to stopping Tom Brady

Chiefs headlines for Thursday, January 17. The latest The Chiefs’ Underrated Pass Rush Could Be the Key to Stopping Tom Brady | The Ringer The pressure Houston, Ford, and Jones provide has been the spark the team needed to start creating turnovers and limiting opponents’ passing attacks. From Week 10 to the end of the regular season, the Chiefs racked up 26 sacks (tied for 2nd), 14 takeaways (tied for fifth), and 15 forced fumbles (third). This isn’t the defense that New England faced back in Week 6, when Brady and Co. dropped 43 points on Kansas City in a barn-burning win. 2019 NFL...
Jan 16, 2019
Andy Reid: “It’s never too cold for Chiefs fans”

Andy Reid: “It’s never too cold for Chiefs fans”

Reid responds to FOX Sports’ Colin Cowherd and other critics saying it will be too chilly for Chiefs fans to make a difference. In case you haven’t seen or heard, this video of FOX Sports host Colin Cowherd has been making the rounds on Wednesday, ahead of the Kansas City Chiefs’ AFC championship matchup with the New England Patriots: lolWhat say you, #ChiefsKingdom? pic.twitter.com/ilhLmBdAD5— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) January 16, 2019 COWHERD: “Arrowhead’s considered one of the loudest stadiums in America, college or pro. It will be 9 below (degrees). Everybody’s...