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The Chiefs special teams will be on high alert on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. Already this season, Cleveland punter/holder Spencer Lanning has thrown an 11-yard touchdown pass on a fake field-goal attempt, and the Browns have run two fakes out of punt formation.
The Chiefs will face a backup quarterback for the third time in four weeks. Cleveland coach Rob Chudzinksi said today that veteran Jason Campbell will make his first start of the season on Sunday against the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium.
The Chiefs used tight end Anthony Fasano to the fullest on Sunday against the Texans. After missing the previous four games because of injury, Fasano said it felt good to get out and run routes again.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid watched the end of Denver’s loss to Indianapolis on Sunday night but isn’t doing any scoreboard watching just yet. After all, the 7-0 Chiefs still have to face Denver, 6-1, and San Diego, 4-3, twice as well as Indianapolis, 5-2, in the battle for AFC playoff positioning.
Houston Texans and their first-year quarterback Case Keenum threw a scare into the Chiefs on Sunday, but Kansas City managed to remain unbeaten with a 17-16 victory in front of 74,118 relieved fans at Arrowhead Stadium.
The sacks are coming from linebackers, linemen and defensive backs. In all, 10 different Chiefs have had at least a half sack. So far, the Chiefs have a league-leading 30 sacks and are on pace to collect 80, which would shatter the NFL-record 72 by the 1984 Chicago Bears.
Dwayne Bowe is on pace for career lows in catches and yards? You wouldn’t know it the way that he’s relishing each and every win by the unbeaten Chiefs.
Houston quarterback Case Keenum may be a mystery to most of the Chiefs, but not to wide receiver Donnie Avery. Keenum, who will make his NFL debut on Sunday against the Chiefs, was Avery’s quarterback for his senior season at the University of Houston, and they still work out together in the offseason.
Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles, the AFCs leader in yards from scrimmage with 775 yards (475 rushing, 300 receiving), was a full participant in practice on Wednesday and Thursday for the first time in three weeks.
Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak announced on Thursday afternoon that quarterback Case Keenum will start on Sunday against the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. Starting quarterback Matt Schaub is out because of ankle and foot injuries.
Even though the Chiefs offense has sputtered during the past two weeks, quarterback Alex Smiths demeanor and leadership style has had an effect throughout the team.
The identity of the Houston Texans’ starting quarterback remains a mystery for Sunday’s game against the Chiefs.
With a victory on Sunday against the Houston Texans, Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith would become the second NFL quarterback since the merger in 1970 to open his first season with a team by winning his first seven starts.
Kansas City audiologist Jim Robertson, an ear specialist for 39 years, knows that most of you will probably choose to tune out his warning as killjoy blathering. Still, his quiet message is clear: Arrowhead Stadium’s noise, including a record-breaking 137.5-decibel roar Sunday, may help the Chiefs, but it’s probably hurting your ears.
It wasn’t all that long ago that Chiefs safety Quintin Demps was a failed draft pick in Philadelphia, where Chiefs coach Andy Reid had selected him. Now 28, Demps admits he was immature as a rookie. Football, much like life, has a way of humbling you.
It’s been a charmed season for the Chiefs. They’ve taken advantage of a soft schedule and have made their own breaks in fashioning an unexpected 6-0 record.
Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith was as frustrated as anyone in Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday.
For all the plays he has made over the last three weeks, rookie cornerback Marcus Cooper says he didn’t know he would start against the Raiders until he arrived at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday morning.
The streak is over. The Chiefs, behind a relentless defense, snapped the almost inexplicable six-game, home-field losing streak to the Oakland Raiders by defeating their AFC West rivals 24-7 on Sunday in front of 76,394 at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs are now 6-0.
The streak almost defies description. The Chiefs enter Sundays game against Oakland having lost six straight to the Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium, and the Chiefs seemingly have lost by every possible way. No other opponent has beaten the Chiefs in six consecutive seasons at Arrowhead.