1. Chiefs ranked third in NFL in overall defense
By The Kansas City Star - The Kansas CIty Star
"Though the Chiefs have played most of the season without Pro Bowl linebacker Derrick Johnson and Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry as well as defensive end Mike DeVito, they are ranked No. 3 in the NFL in overall defense, No. 1 in pass defense and No. 3 in points allowed.
The Chiefs are allowing just 18.0 points per game, and just 15.6 points per game in their last five games. They have yet to allow a 300-yard passing game or a rushing touchdown. " READ MORE…
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2. Chiefs' dink and dunk passing game working, for now
By Adam Teicher - ESPN.com
" The Chiefs are the only NFL team without a touchdown catch from its wide receivers this season. The last teams to go at least seven games into a season without a touchdown from their wide receivers were the 2009 Browns (10th game into the season) and Panthers (seventh game into the season).
Alex Smith is the first starting quarterback since Miami's Ryan Tannehill in 2012 to win a game without attempting multiple passes deeper than 10 yards downfield. Smith completed his only pass that went more than 10 yards down the field in Sunday's 34-7 win over the St. Louis Rams at Arrowhead Stadium. " READ MORE…
3. Jets name Michael Vick starter against Chiefs, replacing Geno Smith
By AP - KCChiefs.com
"It's Michael Vick's turn. Even though it's probably too late to save the New York Jets' season.
Rex Ryan announced Monday that Vick will start at quarterback over Geno Smith in the Jets' road game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday." READ MORE…
4. 3 in the Kee: You just can't stop Santos, Parker or the Power of Toub
By Sean Keeler - Fox Sports
"It's starting to come together. For everybody. Rookie Dee Ford even joined the Kansas City Chiefs' garden party with a half-sack in the second half of Sunday's rout of the St. Louis Rams, his first in an NFL uniform.
"This team is resilient, man," the first-round pick out of Auburn said after the game. "We didn't start pretty at all. And we're starting to click because we work, man."" READ MORE…
5. Chiefs' tackle Eric Fisher has been thrown into the fire on the left side
By Terez Paylor - The Kansas City Star
"In the aftermath of the Chiefs' convincing 34-7 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, Eric Fisher sat in front of his locker, weary but upbeat.
Fisher, the Chiefs' second-year left tackle, had just spent the entire game going toe-to-toe with the Rams' resident half-man, half-cyborg pass rusher Robert Quinn, and while the result wasn't exactly ideal — he gave up a sack and was whistled for illegal use of hands and a false start — he was still a part of a rushing attack that rolled up 143 yards and a passing attack that helped quarterback Alex Smith set a franchise record for single-game completion percentage. " READ MORE…
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