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Top 5 Headlines 10/12: Chiefs Power Ranking

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1. Power Rankings: No. 19 Kansas City Chiefs

By Adam Teicher -

"For losing on the road last week to the San Francisco 49ers, the Kansas City Chiefs dropped five spots to No. 19 in this week's ESPN NFL Power Rankings.

That's harsh treatment. The Chiefs were ahead for a good portion of the game, including at the start of the fourth quarter. They had a chance to win until Alex Smith's final pass was intercepted with about two minutes remaining. And this against the 49ers, a team ranked seventh. "    READ MORE…

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2. Q & A: Has Chiefs QB Alex Smith ever led a fourth-quarter rally?

By Adam Teicher -

"Here is this week's edition of the Kansas City Chiefs mailbag. To ask a question for a future edition, send it to me via Twitter (@adamteicher) and tag it #ChiefsMail.

Alex Smith has led his team to comeback victories in the fourth quarter. He just hasn't done it with the Chiefs. According to Pro Football Reference, Smith led the San Francisco 49ers to 11 fourth-quarter comebacks, plus two additional game-winning drives in the fourth quarter when the score had been tied. Most notable was the fourth-quarter rally he led in a playoff game after the 2011 season against the New Orleans Saints. He had some chances last season with the Chiefs, including in the playoff game against Indianapolis, and could have led a fourth-quarter comeback against Denver and San Francisco this season. So he's had ample opportunity. "    READ MORE…

3. Tom Kruse and Lucas Aslin Named High School Coaches of the Week

By Chiefs Community Relations -

"The Kansas City Chiefs have announced their Coach of the Week honors for the sixth week of the 2014 season. This week's honors go to Raymore-Peculiar's (Missouri) Tom Kruse and Bonner Springs' (Kansas) Lucas Aslin.

Raymore-Peculiar beat Blue Springs 31-13 for the program's first win over the Wildcats in six tries with Kruse as the head coach. The win moves the Panthers to 5-2 on the season and into contention for the Suburban Big Six title."    READ MORE…

4. On the doorstep of history, Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles keeps his eyes on the prize

By Terez Paylor - The Kansas City Star

"Jamaal Charles sat in front of a mostly-empty locker last Sunday at Levi's Stadium, completely silent, his back to the reporters who had come to interview him. He had accomplished a great feat on this day, but you wouldn't have been able to tell by his sullen demeanor and slow movements.

His team had lost 22-17 to the San Francisco 49ers, and Charles didn't much feel like celebrating, although his 15 carry, 80-yard effort was enough to catapult him past Larry Johnson for No. 2 on the Chiefs' all-time rushing list. "    READ MORE…

5. State Your Case: Johnny Robinson

By Rick Gosselin - Talk of Fame Network

"Johnny Robinson made one mistake in his quest for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

He signed with the wrong league. "    READ MORE…

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