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The stats have been ugly recently, but it's the losses that have bothered Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson. So when he learned that the Chiefs' once-vaunted defense ¯ you know, the one that was dominant during their 9-0 start this season ¯ has allowed over 400 yards in four consecutive games, Johnson was, well, somewhat taken aback.
Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III would seem to be the kind of quarterback Chiefs inside linebacker Derrick Johnson would love to face. Or maybe not. Not really, said Johnson, the Chiefs leading tackler. Any quarterback who can run, you get less sleep because you take away one thing and they can do another.
Dan Meers, the man who plays the Chiefs’ KC Wolf mascot who was seriously injured while rehearsing a pregame skit two weeks ago, has been released from the hospital and is resting at home. “He is facing a long road of recovery,” said his attorney, Tim Dollar.
Police said Kyle Van Winkle the father of a 7-week-old baby entered an apparently unlocked vehicle resembling one belonging to the group he came with and close to where the group had parked earlier. His death is being investigated as a possible homicide.
The Kansas City Chiefs are being sued by five former players hoping to learn what the team knew about concussions, and when it was known. They are seeking undisclosed financial damages. Kevin Porter, Joe Phillips, Louis Cooper, Chris Martin and Leonard Griffin are suing for damages related to brain injuries suffered during their National Football League careers.
Police on Monday said that medical authorities still have not determined what caused the suspicious death Sunday of a 30-year-old Smithville man outside Arrowhead Stadium.
Marcus Cooper stood in front of the microphone and the cameras Sunday evening, patiently answering probing questions about his play after the Chiefs’ secondary had been torched by Denver quarterback Peyton Manning in a 35-28 loss.
When Knile Davis fielded the ball 8 yards deep in the end zone Sunday, he could have done what a more timid returner would do and taken a knee for a touchback.
There’s little doubt who’s in control of the AFC West now.
Because of a quirk in the NFL schedule, the Chiefs, 9-2, and Broncos, 9-2, meet at 3:25 Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium, just two weeks after their prime-time showdown for first place in the AFC West at Denver. The stakes are even higher now. With a win, the Chiefs would regain first place in the division. A Broncos win would essentially give them a two-game lead in the division with four games to play.
Linebacker Justin Houston was officially ruled out of Sunday’s game against Denver by Chiefs coach Andy Reid on Friday. Reid said Houston has ligament and muscle damage in his right elbow and is week-to-week. Reid said he didn’t think the injury was season-ending.
Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston was not at practice Thursday during the portion in which reporters are present, another sign that he will not play Sunday against Denver. But his replacement, Frank Zombo, is one of two players on the Chiefs roster to have started in a Super Bowl, so he doesnt expect to wilt in the glare of replacing the Chiefs sack leader.
Tamba Hali on Wednesday was happy and relieved to tell the reporters he was optimistic about his chances of playing in the Chiefs rematch against Denver on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. Unfortunately for the Chiefs, the news was still unclear on Justin Houston, Halis pass-rushing counterpart at outside linebacker.
Kendrick Lewis sees the pattern. He is the Chiefs’ starting free safety and surveys the field 15 yards in front of the line of scrimmage. How could he not see the way teams are attacking the Chiefs’ man-heavy defense these days?
Tim Dollar, attorney for Dan Meers, the Chiefs’ KC Wolf mascot, said his client suffered serious injuries and underwent surgery following a practice for a skit Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium. Dollar said Meers, 46, was to descend onto the field before Sunday’s game against San Diego from a bungee cord, a riskier maneuver than his rousing entrance onto the field from a zip line prior to the home opener against Dallas in September.
Chiefs outside linebacker Tamba Hali shed one of his crutches when he arrived at the club’s headquarters Monday.
Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith shut his eyes, a look of frustration and disappointment washing over his face.
Suddenly, the Chiefs are on a losing streak. San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers hit Seyi Ajirotutu with a 26-yard touchdown in the corner of the end zone with 24 seconds to play, giving the Chargers a stunning 41-38 victory over the Chiefs on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.
In the biggest game of the year, in front of a nationwide audience, the Chiefs a team that won its first nine contests by playing conservatively, squatting on leads and relying on defense aired it out a season-high 45 times against Denver last Sunday.
Chiefs starting defensive end Mike DeVito, who suffered a knee sprain in the team’s 27-17 loss to Denver, won’t play Sunday against San Diego because of an injury, coach Andy Reid announced Friday. Starting right tackle Eric Fisher also did not practice Friday and is listed as doubtful.