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Chiefs Week in Review: February 12-17

Here’s a look at what you might have missed on this week



The 2017 season may not have ended the way anyone wanted, but there were still plenty of moments throughout the year that we'll all remember. From the season-opening victory over the New England Patriots to rookie quarterback Patrick Mahomes ' debut in Week 17, BJ Kissel took a look at the season's most memorable moments.  

We also explored what the Chiefs have been up to on social media recently. Defensive tackle Chris Jones spent last weekend watching some college basketball, wide receiver Chris Conley dug up a screenplay he wrote in college and offensive guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif checked in from the Olympic Games in South Korea.

Yes, in addition to playing professional football and studying to be a doctor, Duvernay-Tardif is broadcasting the Olympics for Radio Canada.


The Chiefs bid farewell to one of the greatest players in franchise history on Tuesday with the news that linebacker Derrick Johnson would not be back next season. Johnson is the Chiefs' all-time leader in tackles (1,262) and defensive starts (169), playing his entire 13-year career in Kansas City.

"Few players in recent history have meant more to the Chiefs franchise and the Kansas City community than Derrick Johnson," Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt stated in a release that explained that Johnson would not be back with the Chiefs next season. "His tireless work ethic and passion for the game made him one of the most productive defensive players to ever wear a Chiefs uniform and one of the most respected players both in our locker room and around the league.

"Over the last 13 seasons, Derrick represented himself and the Chiefs organization with integrity and class, and he will always be a part of our Chiefs family."

Johnson created a lifetime of memories throughout his time in Chiefs Kingdom, but there's a handful that stand out amongst the rest.

One of those moments was a classic "D.J. Special" in 2016 against the Oakland Raiders.

The plays affectionately came to be known as "D.J. Specials," where Johnson would shoot a gap, lunge at a ball-carrier's legs—often rendering them useless and sending them straight to the ground, and were a common sight for much of Johnson's career.

But over the last few years—there were three hits in particular that will forever be remembered by Chiefs' fans, and two of them came against the Oakland Raiders.

The first, which came on the road against the Raiders in 2016, was on then-rookie running back Jalen Richard, who took a little screen pass out to the right and never had a chance.

Photos from the career of Derrick Johnson in Kansas City


The Chiefs posted the No. 6 offense in the NFL last season, scoring 25.9 points per game. We took a closer look at Kansas City's offensive production on Wednesday with the first edition of our "By the Numbers" series.

From three 1,000-yard seasons to the exact number of curling rinks the Chiefs' offensive output equated to, we left no stone unturned. Check out the story here.

That success on offense led to a variety of celebrations in the end zone. The NFL relaxed its policy on celebrations this season, permitting the Chiefs to show a little personality following a score.

We broke down the season's top celebrations in this edition of “Triple Coverage.”

We also took a look back at the top Twitter moments of 2017, which included a Kelce brothers' reunion, Andy Reid in a Santa costume and a whole lot more.


The ball carriers often get all the credit for breaking away from the defense, but it's the key blocks that make those game-changing plays possible.

In this edition of "Triple Coverage," we gave the best blocks of the year the credit that they deserve.

One of those blocks, courtesy of wide receiver Demarcus Robinson, paved the way for fellow wide out Tyreek Hill to find the end zone on his "Hill Mary" against the Dallas Cowboys. It was one of several huge plays from Hill last season in what's becoming a normal occurrence for the second-year receiver.


The NFL Draft is inching closer by the day, meaning there will be some new faces in the division come next season. Here’s a look at who the Chiefs’ division rivals may select on draft day.

Away from the field, we compiled the best travel fashion from the 2017 season.

The players love to dress up on travel days, who wore it best?


Finally, we continued our article series dedicated to highlighting the top photos of the 2017 season on Saturday with No. 10 - "How 'Bout Those Chieeeeefs." 

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