Top 5 Headlines 1/13: Plays that Shaped the 2014 Season

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1. Plays that defined the season

By Adam Teicher - ESPN.com

"Here is the first in a series of 10 plays that shaped the Kansas City Chiefs' 2014 season. We're going in chronological order, not in order of importance.

The Chiefs opened a season that seemed full of promise on Sept. 7 against the Tennessee Titans at Arrowhead Stadium. They trailed 7-3 late in the second quarter when, with Tennessee having a 2nd-and -0 at the Titans' 36, linebacker Derrick Johnson, the heart and soul of Kansas City's defense for years, crumpled to the ground without any contact while in pass coverage."    READ MORE…

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2. CB Phillip Gaines Made a Name for Himself in 2014

By Pete Sweeney - kcchiefs.com

"After selecting cornerback Phillip Gaines out of Rice University in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft, Chiefs general manager John Dorsey was asked whether he thought Gaines would have an immediate impact on the field.

His answer was almost prophetic."    READ MORE…

3. Chiefs playing time analysis: Quarterback

By Adam Teicher - ESPN.com

"We'll continue our series looking at the Kansas City Chiefs' playing time with the quarterbacks.

Offensive snaps: 962

Alex Smith: 896 snaps, 93.1 percent
Chase Daniel: 64 snaps, 6.7 percent "    READ MORE…

4. Peyton was injured for past month

By Adam Schefter - ESPN.com

"Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning played Sunday's divisional-round playoff game and the past month of the season with a torn right quadriceps, two sources told ESPN.

Manning initially injured his thigh when he rolled out right to throw a 12-yard completion to Emmanuel Sanders late in the first half of Denver's Dec. 14 victory over the San Diego Chargers."    READ MORE…

5. Indy envy: When drafting QBs, Colts have Luck

By Sean Keeler - Fox Sports Kansas City

"One of the best quarterbacks of his generation lands in your lap. Then his neck gets all wrong, a season goes down the toilet, and you're looking at the No. 1 pick. Again.

And then one of the best quarterbacks of the next generation lands in that lap. Again."    READ MORE…

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