Kansas City Chiefs
Every game this weekend has fascinating plots, from Cincinnati trying to break its playoff futility to the Frozen Tundra earning its sobriquet with a 30-below wind chill expected Sunday.
Injuries slowed down the Kansas City Chiefs in the second half of the NFL season, but now they are much healthier as the playoffs approach.
Three seasons ago, Peyton Manning sat on the sidelines with an injury that many thought may end his career. The Indianapolis Colts drafted Andrew Luck out of Stanford and the rebuilding was about to begin. Little did anyone realize that the rebuilding would start immediately.
You again? It begins with the Colts hosting the Chiefs on Saturday. At night, in the only first-round game not involving teams that faced each other this season, New Orleans is at Philadelphia.
The Colts and Broncos have already secured a playoff spot, with others offered the chance this weekend if all breaks right. The question is, which team will win the AFC Championship this year?
A man died after an altercation with a car owner who discovered him inside his vehicle in the parking lot of Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, police said Sunday.
John Fox is returning to work on Monday, less than a month after undergoing open-heart surgery. He plans to coach the Broncos against the Tennessee Titans on Dec. 8.
Peyton Manning threw for 323 yards and a touchdown Sunday night and was barely touched by Kansas City’s sack-happy defense in Denver’s 27-17 victory.
For all of Calvin Johnson’s 329 yards, the Detroit Lions needed another foot or so. Matthew Stafford provided it, capping a stunning comeback win over the Dallas Cowboys.
Denver and Kansas City are the last two teams with perfect NFL records after the Broncos beat Jacksonville 35-19 — hardly the margin projected by most — and the Chiefs defeated Oakland 24-7.
Kansas City Chiefs fans broke the world decibel record during Sunday’s win over the Oakland Raiders, reaching a mark of 137.5.
Only three of the NFL’s five unbeaten teams could make it to five wins. Kansas City, New Orleans and Denver moved to 5-0 Sunday, while New England and Seattle finally lost.
The New York Giants came into Sunday’s away contest against the Kansas City Chief winless at 0-3 and just off the worst loss in head coach Tom Coughlin’s tenure at the helm. Last week’s 38-0 loss to the Carolina Panthers continued a downward spiral that has seen poor pass protection, turnovers and lack of a running game. Meanwhile, through three games the Kansas City Chiefs led the NFL with a (+13) turnover margin. KC linebacker Justin Houston lead the NFL with 7.5 sacks, so the matchups were potentially disastrous for New York. The Giants hung around early but turnovers and special teams ineffectiveness doomed New York as the Chiefs pulled away late for a 31-7 victory.
The last time this happened to Big Blue, they won only six games and missed the postseason entirely. Now there seems to be a gloomy feel of history repeating itself.
The Giants have started the season 0-4 for the first time since 1987 after losing the Chiefs on Sunday.