Top 5 Headlines 10/7: Chiefs Look to Improve Run Defense

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1. Chiefs' run defense still needs work

By Adam Teicher - ESPN.com

"The Kansas City Chiefs head into their bye after 22-17 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday with a 2-3 record and a few things to clean up for the season's final 11 games.

Atop that list is their run defense. The Chiefs had another tough day in that regard against the 49ers, allowing Frank Gore to run for 107 yards and Carlos Hyde to gain an additional 43. "    READ MORE…

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2. Don't make it so hard, Andy: Chiefs 24 or more carries = KC win

By Sean Keeler - Fox Sports

"Andy Reid's greatest coaching enemy likes cheeseburgers and frozen Snickers bars, and stares back at him in the mirror every day.

Big Red makes it too hard, sometimes -- on himself and on everybody else. The Kansas City Chiefs' venerable head coach has to fight a tendency to be cute, to be clever, to prove to Katy Perry and everybody else in the free world that he's the smartest guy in the room."    READ MORE…

3. Chiefs enter off week after Golden Gate stinker

By Associated Press - KCChiefs.com

"The Kansas City Chiefs head into their bye week the same way they came out of their first regular-season game a month ago, limping.

Head coach Andy Reid gave his team the entire week off so they can lick their wounds from a 2-3 start, especially the 22-17 loss to San Francisco that was their game to win."    READ MORE…

4. Andy Reid regrets not getting ball more to Jamaal Charles

By By Adam Teicher - ESPN.com

"For the second time this season, Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid said he was guilty of not getting the ball enough to running back Jamaal Charles. The Chiefs failed to get the ball to Charles on any of their final 10 plays of Sunday's 22-17 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

At his Monday news conference, Reid said he particularly regretted the failure to utilize Charles on a possession late in the third quarter, when the Chiefs led 17-16. The Chiefs ran five plays on that drive, four passes and a scramble by quarterback Alex Smith, before punting. "    READ MORE…

5. Seven snaps for Knile Davis isn't enough

By Adam Teicher - ESPN.com

"When a team runs only 50 offensive plays and just five in the fourth quarter, it can be difficult to spread the ball around as it might like. Still, a week after the Kansas City Chiefs wrecked the New England Patriots with the running combination of Jamaal Charles and Knile Davis, they veered in an entirely different direction in Sunday's 22-17 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Davis was in for only seven snaps against the 49ers and got the ball just twice, carrying on both occasions for a total of six yards. Even Charles was underutilized with 15 carries and one pass reception. "    READ MORE…

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