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Top 5 Headlines 10/22: Chiefs Move Up in Power Rankings

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1. Power Rankings: No. 14 Kansas City Chiefs

By Adam Teicher -

"The 3-3 Kansas City Chiefs jumped four spots in this week's ESPN Power Rankings. They're No. 14 after beating the Chargers in San Diego last Sunday.

No. 14 sounds a little low for a team that has a road victory over the No. 7 Chargers and a home win against the No. 8 New England Patriots. But the Chiefs also have a home loss to the Tennessee Titans, who are 28th. "    READ MORE…

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2. The Week in Overreactions: Alex Smith is more than a game manager

By Ryan Wilson - CBS Sports

"It's easy -- and, frankly, lazy -- to categorize Alex Smith as a game manager because that appeared to be his ceiling early in his career. Some of those growing pains can be attributed to youth (he came into the league as a fresh-faced 20-year-old), expectations that come with being the first-overall pick in the 2005 draft, and landing on a bad 49ers team that had six different offensive coordinators in Smith's first six seasons.

That's the definition of setting someone up to fail. And while the perception of Smith didn't change once coach Jim Harbaugh arrived in 2011, the reality was that he became a more complete player."    READ MORE…

3. The Chiefs and their place in AFC West race

By Adam Teicher -

"The Kansas City Chiefs did more than the normal amount of celebrating in the minutes after the conclusion of Sunday's 23-20 win over the San Diego Chargers. Chairman Clark Hunt, president Mark Donovan and general manager John Dorsey offered hearty handshakes to anyone they could find. Running backs coach Eric Bieniemy stood sentry outside the locker room, greeting each player with a hug and some loud words of encouragement.

Who could blame them? The Chiefs not only won in San Diego for the first time since 2007 and ended the Chargers' five-game winning streak, but more importantly they saved their own season. In the moment, it felt like the Chiefs did more than just raise their record to 3-3. "    READ MORE…

4. NFL: Alex Smith and Chiefs show resiliency in win over San Diego

By Dave Skretta - The Salt Lake Tribune

"The Kansas City Chiefs were such a mess in their season opener against the Tennessee Titans that they were quickly written off, their dramatic turnaround last season considered a fluke.

Turns out that conclusion was premature."    READ MORE…

5. Jamaal Charles running inspired, rooting hard for Royals too

By Vinnie Iyer - Sporting News

"The 2014 Kansas City Chiefs are undefeated when the 2014 Kansas City Royals are in the 2014 World Series.

The Chiefs, coming off a bye, upset the Chargers in San Diego to return to .500 on Sunday. It's hard not to think the Royals rolling through the MLB playoffs without a loss inspired KC's NFL team to win a game it needed."    READ MORE…

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