5:05 AM EDT, Sat September 23, 2017
13 hours ago
Chiefs vs. Chargers: What to watch for

Chiefs vs. Chargers: What to watch for

The Chiefs have started stronger than most anyone expected. This week, they’ll try to keep it rolling with their first divisional opponent. The Chargers are an interesting matchup for KC. They have a QB that can be a wizard, a WR that had a social media beef with Marcus Peters, a new city and the same old bad injury luck. It’s a very important game for the Chiefs to keep pace in the division, and not let up after a great start. Here are a few things we’ll be watching for on Sunday: WR Keenan Allen vs the other Chiefs CBs The headlines will be Keenan Allen vs Marcus Peters, but...
18 hours ago
Alex Smith’s all-22 vs. Eagles: Keep goin’, man

Alex Smith’s all-22 vs. Eagles: Keep goin’, man

KC Chiefs QB Alex Smith played very well against the Patriots. Almost no one on the planet with eyes denied this. The stats backed it up, the film backed it up, and we as a country managed to actually agree on something for a minute. it was nice. Of course, the caveat was always, “It’s just one game.” We have seen Alex play brilliantly in spurts before. There was also the fact that the Chiefs’ offensive line dominated the Patriots, and some could argue that Alex was just a cog in an overall successful offensive machine (not entirely untrue, to be fair). So the question became one...
19 hours ago
The Chargers are not playing good football right now

The Chargers are not playing good football right now

On today’s Arrowhead Pride Podcast, I suggest to the panel that the Kansas City Chiefs better be careful with this game against the Los Angeles Chargers, as a division around could turn the whole season around for them. Our own Shawn Barber, the former Chiefs LB, had other ideas. “Nah, unfortunately it isn’t,” he said. “The Chargers, watching film of them from the first two games, they’re not playing good football. They get down, and then the other team, because of a lack of defensive pressure, you go back to a prevent and then you allow Philip Rivers and Keenan Allen and Melvin...
19 hours ago
NFL picks Week 3: Raiders get upset, Chiefs beat Chargers

NFL picks Week 3: Raiders get upset, Chiefs beat Chargers

The Kansas City Chiefs are 3-point favorites over the San Diego LA Chargers. They’re the most popular pick among the expert picks out there but they’re not unanimous. NFL pick watch shows that 80 percent of the picks they track are on the Chiefs this week, as you’d expect. At SB Nation, everyone is picking the Chiefs to beat the Chargers. I swear I didn’t use any influence there to make that happen. At ESPN, just six of their 10 experts are picking the Chiefs, which seems a little low. I can see why people would pick the Chargers after they lost two close games. They’re not that...
20 hours ago
The KC Chiefs worked out free agent TE Jace Amaro

The KC Chiefs worked out free agent TE Jace Amaro

The Kansas City Chiefs have the best tight end in the NFL in Travis Kelce as well as Demetrius “I catch TDs” Harris so they’re looking good at tight end. They’re always staying prepared in case of an injury and worked out Jace Amaro earlier this week, according to old friend Field Yates of ESPN. Source: the Chiefs worked out former Jets TE Jace Amaro. He finished 2016 with the Titans. Former second round pick.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 21, 2017 Amaro was a 2014 second round pick out of Texas Tech. For his career he has 41 receptions for 404 yards and two touchdowns...
21 hours ago
Arrowheadlines: Alex Smith’s dad with a great line to Patriots fans

Arrowheadlines: Alex Smith’s dad with a great line to Patriots fans

Alex Smith has reinvented his play and his legacy with the Chiefs | LA Times “One of the fans said to me early on in the game, `Gosh, I’m sure sorry for you guys having to come here. This is just a really hard place to play,’” he said. “Then, by the time there’s five minutes left in the game, they’re all gone. They’re not even there. “There’s nothing more satisfying than people who are telling you how sorry they feel for you at the start of the game, and by the time the game’s over it’s, ‘Sorry you guys had to go home.’” Kansas City Chiefs can look to Travis...
21 hours ago
ESPN found a way to rank the Patriots ahead of the Chiefs

ESPN found a way to rank the Patriots ahead of the Chiefs

Congrats to ESPN who has discovered a ranking that puts the Patriots ahead of the Chiefs. I didn’t think it was possible after the Chiefs 15-point win over New England but the Football Power Index (FPI) was so impressed with New England’s 36-20 win over the Saints that they bumped the Patriots ahead of the Chiefs. this week. Really: Yes, the Chiefs beat the Patriots. They should be ahead of the Patriots. However, the Patriots have been a dynasty for almost 20 years at this point. Because of that people are willing to put them ahead of a team like the Chiefs who have been...
21 hours ago
Arrowheadlines: Chiefs CB Terrance Mitchell has been targeted the most on the team

Arrowheadlines: Chiefs CB Terrance Mitchell has been targeted the most on the team

Kansas City Chiefs can look to Travis Kelce to grow their offense | ESPN The Chiefs put Kelce’s versatility to good use last season. Of those 85 catches, 26 happened when he was lined up as a wide receiver and 40 as a slot receiver. Kelce had just 19 receptions when he was lined up as a tight end. Preparation for AFC West games started long ago for Kansas City Chiefs | ESPN "You play them twice," quarterback Alex Smith said. “I think it is really helpful, especially when there’s turnover, and this year we’ve had turnover, especially at the coordinator positions within the division....
Sep 21, 2017
TNF open thread

TNF open thread

Finally the Rams and 49ers play tonight. This is your open thread.
Sep 21, 2017
The Marcus Peters-Keenan Allen beef revisited

The Marcus Peters-Keenan Allen beef revisited

The Marcus Peters-Keenan Allen beef returns this weekend. This beef history goes back to Week 1 when the Chiefs were playing the Chargers. Allen started off pretty well against Peters in Week 1 last year before he was hurt and had to leave the game. That injury ended his season but we remembered the little rivalry it seemed they had going on the field. Then last December when the Chiefs were playing the Chargers again, Allen tweeted out, “I know who happy I'm not playing this week! Haha #bum” and went on to respond on Twitter trash talking Peters. Peters doesn’t know where the beef...
Sep 21, 2017
Chiefs-Raiders still looking like one of the best games on the schedule

Chiefs-Raiders still looking like one of the best games on the schedule

I said it before the season and it’s still true today The best game on the Chiefs 2017 schedule is the first Raider game in Oakland. Thursday night games suck, that’s true. But this one will put two of the best teams in the AFC against each other. It’s not just me either. ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith said you have to wait to see the Chiefs play the Raiders before figuring out who they are. And he might go to the game and find out. “You know me, I’m allergic to the cold weather,” said Stephen A. Smith, who is being quoted here only for pageview reasons. “I don’t like it too...
Sep 21, 2017
Justin Houston is sick, won’t practice for the Chiefs

Justin Houston is sick, won’t practice for the Chiefs

We just noted that the Kansas City Chiefs are pretty healthy with Mitch Morse the only one not practicing on Wednesday. So of course the Chiefs add their best player to the injury report the next day. Justin Houston won’t practice on Thursday because he’s sick. Justin Houston is sick and won't practice today for the #Chiefs.— BJ Kissel (@ChiefsReporter) September 21, 2017 Unless he has the plague or something, I would expect him to be out there on Sunday when it counts until told otherwise. The flu isn’t going to knock Houston out so let’s hope it’s just something like...
Sep 21, 2017
Chiefs vs. Chargers: 5 questions with the enemy

Chiefs vs. Chargers: 5 questions with the enemy

I am still calling them the San Diego Chargers so meet Richard Wade from our San Diego Chargers blog, Bolts From The Blue. I asked Richard five questions about Sunday’s Chiefs-Chargers game and he gave me some answers. It seems like the Chargers have a lot of weapons on offense. How would you rank the top three? BFTB: The Chargers' top weapon at this point in time has to be Melvin Gordon. He is an effective runner. He has solid receiving skills and is dangerous in the open field. And he has developed into a competent blocker when called upon to be one. Their second best weapon is Keenan...
Sep 21, 2017
Chiefs’ Alex Smith has never seen the AFC West like this

Chiefs’ Alex Smith has never seen the AFC West like this

KC Chiefs QB Alex Smith said this offseason that the AFC West is “loaded”. Two games into the season and he hasn’t changed his mind. The Chiefs QB spoke with the KC media on Wednesday and when asked about the AFC West he talked about how tough of a division it is right now. “The division games are always big,” Alex said. “I just think this division, the parity from top to bottom is so crazy. Everyone is playing at such a high level. I don’t know if I have ever seen anything like this with what is going on in this division right now. “I know (the Chargers) are 0-2, but they...
Sep 21, 2017
Andy Reid gives John Dorsey credit for Kareem Hunt

Andy Reid gives John Dorsey credit for Kareem Hunt

Andy Reid was asked what he saw in Kareem Hunt that made him think he could fit into the Chiefs offense, especially the passing game. “Listen, Dorsey gets credit for that,” Reid said. Dorsey is the Chiefs former GM repalced by Brett Veach. Imagine having a co-worker who was fired and then you hear your boss praising them after they were fired. That’s basically what this situation is (especially if your friend is an NFL GM). “I just saw (Hunt) on Thursday nights, sitting in my office and he looked like he was a good player,” Reid continued. “He always seemed to finish the game...