Top 5 Headlines 10/15: Chiefs Developing to Andy Reid's Liking

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1. Chiefs developing to Andy Reid's liking

By Adam Teicher - ESPN.com

"Five games into the season, the Kansas City Chiefs have developed their personality, one that includes a trait Andy Reid said he didn't quite expect.

"They've got a certain toughness about them, which I like," Reid said. "That's a tough thing to coach, that toughness thing. Until you are in the fight of playing the game, you don't exactly know that part of it and you have to experience that. I would tell you that there is some grit to this team and some of the fundamentals and techniques we've got to get corrected here, but that grit, that's a tough thing to coach, that's a tough thing to coach. We can take care of the other stuff, but that one's a tough thing to coach and they've showed that they've got a little of that." "    READ MORE…

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2. Chiefs' Nico Johnson shedding weight in hopes of returning to 53-man roster

By Terez Paylor - The Kansas City Star

"Linebacker Nico Johnson never imagined he'd go from the Chiefs' fourth-round pick to the waiver wire only a year later.

But come late August, around the time of the NFL's final cutdown day, that was exactly the situation he found himself in. NFL teams then had 24 hours to claim him — which no one did — and just like that, he found himself on the Chiefs' practice squad, which essentially guaranteed him a spot on the scout team running the opponents' plays every week."    READ MORE…

3. After bye, Chiefs face surging Chargers

By Dustin Sedgwich - Daily Star Journal

"A week-long period of rest for Chiefs players ended Monday when the team returned to practice after a Week 6 bye.

With recharged batteries, Kansas City (2-3) travels to face the first-place San Diego Chargers (5-1) Sunday."    READ MORE…

4. Power Rankings: No. 18 Kansas City Chiefs

By Adam Teicher - ESPN.com

"They took the weekend off but the Kansas City Chiefs still climbed a spot in this week's ESPN NFL Power Rankings. They jumped to 18 from 19 despite being on their bye.

The Chiefs have some numbers to suggest they should be even higher in the rankings. They have, to date, played one of the most difficult schedules in the NFL. They are the NFL's only team with a losing record to have scored more points (119) than it has allowed (101). The Chiefs can make a strong case to be ahead of the No. 16 Chicago Bears and No. 17 New Orleans Saints. Both of those teams have allowed more points than they've scored. "    READ MORE…

5. Brandon Flowers could miss Week 7 vs. Chiefs

By Larry Hartstain - CBS Sports

"Chargers starting cornerback Brandon Flowers, who suffered a groin injury in the win over the Raiders, could miss Sunday's game against his former team, the Chiefs, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune. The injury is considered "not too bad" but enough to put Flowers' status in question, the paper said.

Flowers also missed the Week 2 win over the Seahawks with a groin injury. If he can't play, Shareece Wright would get the start, the paper said. "    READ MORE…

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