Top 5 Headlines 10/8: Time to Regroup during the Bye Week

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1. After up-and-down start, Chiefs get opportunity to figure out who they are on bye week

By David Skretta - Times Colonist

"The Chiefs seemed to have figured out their running game, which remains centred on Jamaal Charles. However, faced with critical third-and-shorts in the waning minutes against the 49ers, coach Andy Reid abandoned the run in favour of passes that kept falling incomplete.

On one occasion, the ball was batted down at the line of scrimmage. "    READ MORE…

Ebola Treatment Unit in Liberia

Kansas City Chiefs LB Tamba Hali, a Liberian native, joins local nonprofit Heart to Heart International Inc. as it announces plans to open and operate an Ebola Treatment Unit in Liberia on October 7, 2014

2. Chiefs wisely turned to Thomas for big play

By Adam Teicher - ESPN.com

"This may have been overlooked because it was a busy fourth quarter of Sunday's game between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers. But when the Chiefs were facing desperate times -- they were down by five points with 2:12 left and no timeouts remaining -- they turned to a rookie, De'Anthony Thomas, instead of Knile Davis as their returner for the kickoff after San Francisco's last field goal.

It didn't make a difference because Phil Dawson's kickoff went to the back of the end zone and was not returnable. But it's interesting and probably more than a little insightful into the Chiefs' thinking that they went with Thomas at such a crucial time. "    READ MORE…

3. The Film Don't Lie: Chiefs

By Adam Teicher - ESPN.com

"A weekly look at what the Kansas City Chiefs must fix:

The Chiefs were disappointed they had only 50 offensive plays in Sunday's 22-17 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, but there's a way they can almost guarantee they'll have more snaps in their next game, on Oct. 19 against the San Diego Chargers. "    READ MORE…

4. Kansas City Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos returns to Tulane campus bestowing knowledge to former teammates

By Tammy Nunez - The Times-Picayune

"Tucked in-between the shadow of Yulman Stadium and Turchin Stadium, a crowd of undersized-looking football players gathered in a loose-looking huddle. The Tulane special teams players were staring at the ground intently.

The ringleader? A 5-foot-8 Brazilian who used to rule these parts and now is the Kansas City Chiefs placekicker."    READ MORE…

5. Tamba Hali Helps Combat Ebola Epidemic

By Rachel Santschi - KCChiefs.com

"Tamba Hali grew up in Gbarnga, Liberia during a gruesome civil war. In 1986, his father, Henry, fled to America to make a better life for his children.

Now, Hali has joined with a local non-profit organization to support the people of his home country and help them fight Ebola."    READ MORE…

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