Chiefs Week in Review: February 5-10

Here’s a look back at what you might have missed on Chiefs.com this week

The offseason is officially underway in the NFL following the Philadelphia Eagles' victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII last weekend.

Here's a roundup of our content here on Chiefs.com over the course of the week. 

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Monday

The Eagles won it all last Sunday with the rest of the world watching and reacting on social media – several members of the Kansas City Chiefs included.

Here's a look at the Chiefs' social postings over the course of the week, including a current Chief meeting a former one.  

Tuesday

The 2017 season was full of notable performances as the Chiefs won a second-straight AFC West title, with a handful of those flying under the radar amidst the big plays and eye-popping statistics that often draw the most attention.

One of those performances was courtesy of linebacker Reggie Ragland against his former team, the Buffalo Bills, in Week 12. Here's an excerpt from the story:

Coming into the game, Ragland said he didn't feel any ill-will towards the Bills or any of their players, many of whom he still stayed in touch with.

"We're always talking junk, friendly, but we know how it's going to be this week…it's business," Ragland said earlier that week.

Well, business was good for Ragland that day. He was everywhere—finishing with a team-high nine tackles (eight solo), including three for loss. He was a huge reason that Bills' running back LeSean McCoy, who finished fourth in the league in rushing with more than 1,100 yards, had just 49 yards on 22 carries (2.2 ypc) in that game.

Click here to read more about Ragland's efforts that day and some other performances that may have slipped under the radar in 2017.

The Chiefs will host the 48th Annual 101 Awards later this month, which stands as the nation's longest-running salute to professional football. Among this year's honorees is former Colts' and Broncos' quarterback Peyton Manning, who is the recipient of the Lamar Hunt Award for Professional Football.  

In addition to the 101 Awards, Chiefs President Mark Donovan discussed a variety of topics with the media during a press conference on Tuesday.

The 2018 NFL Scouting Combine is also coming up later this month, where the best draft-eligible players will have their chance to work out for NFL scouts.

Here's a full listing of the players expected at this year's event:

Wednesday

When Chiefs' safety Eric Berry speaks, people tend to listen. That was the case earlier this week as Berry stopped by Turner Middle School to congratulate them on being named the "Fuel Up to Play 60 Kickoff" winner.

Berry's advice to the kids on fitness was simple enough.

"Man, just do it more," Berry said. "It's OK to go outside, run around and get sweaty. You'll come inside smelling bad and your parents might say that you stink, but that's OK. Go out and have fun. That's where your friendships are built. Get off your computer or your phone and just get outside and have fun being a kid."

Check out the full story here.

Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry and KC Wolf attended a Fuel Up To Play 60 event at Turner Middle School on Tuesday.

We also took a look at the most popular Instagram posts from the 2017 season on Wednesday.

Thursday

February 8 is a somber day in Chiefs Kingdom, as it marks the date of former linebacker Derrick Thomas' passing in 2000. Though it's been nearly two decades since his death, Thomas still serves as an inspiration for some of the game's best players today.  

That includes Broncos' linebacker Von Miller, who wears No. 58 in honor of Thomas.

"He was a huge influence in my life," Miller said. "He was one of the best to ever do it."

Check out the full story here.

Speaking of standout defensive players, we took a look at some of the Chiefs' most memorable performances on defense in 2017.

That included a career game from defensive tackle Chris Jones in Week 2 against the eventual Super Bowl Champion Eagles.

Jones finished with three sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception—displaying an inability to be contained in a game in which he needed to step up, as did everyone, with All-Pro safety Eric Berry being placed on Injured Reserve with a torn Achilles suffered at the end of the Patriots' game.

Jones, who had just two sacks during a great rookie season, has already surpassed that in just two games in 2017. He finished with 6.5 sacks on the year.

Click here to check out the other defensive performances that stood out this year.

Jones was one of six Chiefs to appear on Pro Football Focus' Top 101 players on Thursday – the second-most of any team.

Friday

The Chiefs' highest-ranked player on Pro Football Focus' list was tailback Kareem Hunt, who led the league in rushing in 2017. Hunt put together an incredible rookie campaign based on the traditional stats, but the advanced analytics back it up, too.

Saturday

We continued our article series dedicated to highlighting the top photos of the 2017 season on Saturday with No. 11, "Family Photo."

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