Posts Tagged ‘Kansas City Chiefs’

Improved offense has helped turn around Chargers season

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

This was hardly forecast for the Chargers, not after they started their first season back in Los Angeles at 0-4. ''These are the games you dream about playing, to have chance to stay alive in the postseason,'' Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers said. While the Chargers were struggling to start the season, the Chiefs opened 5-0.

Chiefs’ struggles in red zone have been costly this season

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

The Kansas City Chiefs thought they had a touchdown when Travis Kelce hauled in a 10-yard pass from Alex Smith early in the second quarter of last Sunday's victory over Oakland. The Chiefs had to call upon Harrison Butker for a 33-yard field goal for a 16-0 lead - the latest prime example of their futility when it comes to executing in the red zone. ''We would have loved to not have kicked so many field goals,'' Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith said.

Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters back after 1-game suspension

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Marcus Peters is back on the practice field for the Kansas City Chiefs. Whether the star cornerback's attitude has improved after a series of embarrassing antics earned him a one-game suspension, or whether his return will help a defense that was much improved without him, won't be seen until the Chiefs play the Chargers on Saturday night. Or basically anything having to do with the All-Pro cornerback in general.

Chiefs’ Kareem Hunt back on track in win over Raiders

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Kareem Hunt's eyes must have gotten wide when he took a handoff from Alex Smith and plunged toward the line of scrimmage in the first half of Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders. Hunt wound up slicing past the line of scrimmage for a 6-yard gain, a modest success by some standards but a run that must have felt like freedom. Hunt wound up rushing for 116 yards and a touchdown, and caught three passes for 22 yards, to help the Chiefs to a 26-15 victory in a crucial showdown for the AFC West race.

NFL: Road to Super Bowl hits speed bump as Eagles sweat on Wentz fitness

Monday, December 11th, 2017

The Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles both clinched NFL division titles on Sunday and moved a step closer to gaining homefield advantage in the playoffs. Philadelphia's star QB Wentz injured his left knee late in the third quarter of the Eagles' 43-35 win over the Los Angeles Rams amid fears he may have a torn anterior cruciate ligament. Wentz, who is among the leading NFL MVP candidates, will have an MRI on Monday.

NFL Playoff Projections: Eagles clinch East; Steelers-Pats turns into huge AFC showdown

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

We’re at the point in the NFL season where the playoff race is starting to take shape. We’re losing some chumps off the back end of the race, and we’re starting to see who’s got what it takes to hang around for the long term in January. Still only one

Carr takes responsibility for Raiders loss, ‘it is all my fault’

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Derek Carr sees the world through rose-colored lenses. The Raiders quarterback can find light in dark days, put a positive spin on most anything. "It sucked," Carr said after losing a virtual must-win game.

Chiefs turn their season around with win over Raiders

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

The Chiefs have spent seven weeks insisting that everybody in their beleaguered locker room was hanging together, even as their season was threatening to fall apart. Kareem Hunt finally got going on the ground again. Three phases, all working in tandem, to produce a crucial 26-15 victory over Oakland.

Hunt, defense spur Chiefs to 26-15 victory over Raiders

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

The Chiefs had lost four straight games, suspended arguably their best defensive player and reached such a nadir offensively that Andy Reid recently turned over play-calling duties to his coordinator. Kareem Hunt churned for 116 yards and a touchdown in a performance reminiscent of earlier this season, the Kansas City defense fared just fine without star cornerback Marcus Peters, and the Chiefs beat Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders 26-15 on Sunday in a crucial AFC West showdown.

Raiders’ Carr crashes as Chiefs beat up Oakland QB in win

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Derek Carr had been pounded enough by the Kansas City Chiefs' dominant defensive front that nobody could blame him for unloading a pass to Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch a bit early Sunday. The pass into the right flat set up Lynch like a golf ball on a tee, and Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson ran right through him with a bone-jarring tackle that perfectly summed up Oakland's day. ''Whenever you get a chance to hit 'Beast Mode' when he's not looking, you better take the shot,'' Johnson said with a smile.