Top 5 Headlines 10/06: De'Anthony Thomas Shows Off Speed

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1. Chiefs De'Anthony Thomas shows off speed, toughness in first NFL touchdown

By Terez Paylor - The Kansas City Star

"The Chiefs have been waiting five weeks to see what De'Anthony Thomas can do in a regular-season game.

Against the 49ers on Sunday, it only took Thomas two plays in a five-play span to show he was worth the wait."    READ MORE…

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Photos form the Chiefs week five match up against the 49ers.

2. Rapid Reaction: Chiefs vs 49ers

By Adam Teicher - ESPN.com

"What it means: The Chiefs had an excellent chance to win their third straight game in a rugged stretch of schedule. But after taking leads of 7-0 and 10-3 in the first half, things got away from them. The Chiefs are instead 2-3 and a full two games behind the first-place Chargers in the AFC West. That makes their next game, against San Diego in two weeks, almost a must-win for the Chiefs if they are to remain a part of the division picture.

Stock watch: Cornerback Marcus Cooper had a tough day. The 49ers picked on him for several big passing plays, including a 9-yard touchdown pass to Stevie Johnson late in the first half to put the 49ers ahead for the first time. Junior Hemingway had the best day of his NFL career with four catches for 50 yards. Jamaal Charles rushed for 80 yards and moved into second place behind Priest Holmes on the Chiefs' all-time rushing list. "    READ MORE…

3. Chiefs inability to control the ball aided 49er's ground game in second half

By Terez Paylor - The Kansas City Star

"All week, the Chiefs talked about the necessity of matching the physicality of the San Francisco 49ers' physical, run-oriented offense.

And for a half, at least, the Chiefs did just that Sunday, holding the Niners to 65 yards on 13 carries while the offense spent nearly 17 minutes on the field compared with 13 for San Francisco."    READ MORE…

4. amaal Charles moves into No. 2 spot on Chiefs' all-time rushing list

By Randy Covitz - The Kansas City Star

"Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles rushed for 80 yards, giving him 6,018 yards and moving him past Larry Johnson (6,015) for second place on the club's all-time rushing list.

Charles needs just 53 yards to surpass Priest Holmes (6,070) for the franchise lead. "    READ MORE…

5. Strange coaching decisions spell doom for Chiefs

By Adam Teicher - ESPN.com

"SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- It's beyond argument that Jamaal Charles is the Kansas City Chiefs' best player. It's certainly reasonable to suggest that when it comes to their second-best skill player another running back, Knile Davis, is a strong consideration.

So of course when the Chiefs needed a few yards at some important junctures in Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers, they went elsewhere with the ball. You're reading that correctly. The Chiefs had seven third-down plays in which they needed four yards or less to convert. "    READ MORE…

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