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Top 5 Headlines 10/20: Phillip Gaines Rises to Challenge

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1. Chiefs' Phillip Gaines rises to challenge against Chargers

By Terez Paylor - The Kansas City Star

"An NFL locker room is always a fun place after a win, the palpable sounds of laughter and relief overwhelming everything.

Sunday marked the first time Chiefs cornerback Phillip Gaines got to experience this as a starting defensive back, and one of the vets — six-year veteran Sean Smith — wasn't going to pass on a chance to make sure Gaines got the full experience."    READ MORE…

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2. Santos' 48-yard field goal lifts Chiefs over Bolts

By Bernie Wilson - CBS Sports

"Alex Smith knows Qualcomm Stadium well, from teaming with Reggie Bush to lead Helix High to consecutive San Diego Section championships to throwing five touchdown passes against San Diego State for Utah in its BCS-busting season of 2004.

Smith earned his first NFL victory at the aging concrete bowl in Mission Valley on Sunday, leading the Kansas City Chiefs to a 23-20 victory against San Diego that snapped the Chargers' five-game winning streak."    READ MORE…

3. Chiefs make a two-minute drill work for them

By Adam Teicher -

"Dwayne Bowe had an explanation for why the Kansas City Chiefs, after a long dry spell, finally made a two-minute drill work with coach Andy Reid and quarterback Alex Smith.

"Alex won two championships here and he knows the field,'' Bowe said jokingly."    READ MORE…

4. Rapid Reaction: Kansas City Chiefs

By Adam Teicher -

"What it means: The Chiefs claimed a road victory over a division rival at a most opportune time. They evened their record at 3-3, and with home games against the St. Louis Rams and New York Jets upcoming, they're looking at possibly being 5-3 at the season's midpoint. After losing at home in the opener to the Tennessee Titans, enduring a heavy dose of injuries and playing one of the league's most difficult schedules, the Chiefs would gladly take 5-3 halfway through.

Stock watch: Wide receiver Junior Hemingway cost the Chiefs a big play late in the first half when he dropped a pass over the middle with plenty of room to run. Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe cost the Chiefs a first down on a second-half drive when he dropped a pass when he was beyond the first-down marker. Bowe came alive to make some big catches late in the game."    READ MORE…

5. Jamaal Charles becomes the Chiefs' all-time leading rusher in spectacular fashion

By Terez Paylor - The Kansas City Star

"For the Chiefs' all-time leading rusher, it was a run for all-time.

In the second quarter of the Chiefs' 23-20 win over the Chargers on Sunday, Jamaal Charles took the shotgun handoff and sprinted toward the right sideline, eluding three tacklers on the way."    READ MORE…

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