Top 5 Headlines 10/17: De'Anthony Thomas can be Electric

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1. Rookie De'Anthony Thomas can be electric for the Chiefs

By Randy Covitz - The Kansas City Star

"All De'Anthony Thomas wanted was one chance to throw the football.

Thomas, the nation's top-ranked athlete as a running back and track star, was playing his final high school football game and begged to show off his arm. "    READ MORE…

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2. Chiefs aiming to ground high-flying Chargers

By David Skretta - Fox Sports

"The high-flying San Diego Chargers are tied for fifth in the NFL in scoring. They're second in the league in time of possession, sixth in passing yards and near the top of the rankings in most other categories.

Third-down percentage. Giveaways. Sacks allowed. You name it."    READ MORE…

3. Chiefs' Donald Stephenson will assume swing tackle role as he works his way back

By Terez Paylor - The Kansas City Star

"When Donald Stephenson returned to the Chiefs before their game against San Francisco, it didn't take long for him to learn what his role would be at the start.

Swing tackle. Just like last year. "    READ MORE…

4. Philip Rivers has noticed changes in Chiefs' defense

By Adam Teicher - ESPN.com

"San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers had an interesting observation about why the Kansas City Chiefs have greatly reduced the number of pass plays of 20 yards or more.

"They've certainly pressured but they haven't been as exotic with the pressures as they were last year," Rivers said on a conference call with Kansas City-area reporters. "They still have them and they still show them and we know they like to do all kinds of different things. They never really let you get settled in. They never really give you a pattern of what they like. "    READ MORE…

5. 'We Can't Wait on This'

By Peter King - The MMQB

"Tamba Hali was born in Liberia in 1983. Ten years later, with the country in the midst of a civil war, his mother sent him to live with his father, a chemistry teacher in New Jersey. On Wednesday it didn't take long for the Chiefs' outside linebacker to acknowledge what his fate would have been had he never left West Africa.

"I know what would have happened," said Hali, one of the NFL's most feared pass rushers. "I would be dead. I would have gotten older and thought it would have been okay to join the army. I would have gone to war. So I'm really blessed to be in the position I'm in, and I don't want to ever forget that.""    READ MORE…

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