Top 5 Headlines 11/18: Back-to-Back Postseason Trips?

Daily headlines to keep you up-to-date on the latest Chiefs news from local and national media

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1. Here's how big the win vs. Seattle is

By Adam Teicher - ESPN.com

"The Kansas City Chiefs improved to 7-3 with Sunday's 24-20 win over the Seattle Seahawks. The win was big on a number of levels, the biggest one being that the Chiefs are now tied with the Denver Broncos for first place in the AFC West.

It also greatly boosted Kansas City's chances of reaching the postseason regardless of whether the Chiefs win the AFC West or not. According to ESPN Stats & Information, teams with a 7-3 record after 10 games have made the playoffs 84 percent of the time since the NFL went to its current postseason format in 1990."    READ MORE…

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Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleaders during the Chiefs victory vs the Seahawks

2. On Back of Defense, Chiefs Climb Into First Place

By Dave Skretta - Yahoo Sports

"The Seattle Seahawks kept driving deep into Kansas City territory. They kept getting stonewalled.

First they were held to field goals, and then they were held to nothing.

The result? The Chiefs earned a 24-20 victory over the reigning Super Bowl champs."    READ MORE…

3. 3 in the Kee: Chiefs' start is for real, and Oakland may be ... dangerous?

By Sean Keeler - Fox Sports Kansas City

"The Patriots have three wins on their ledger over NFL teams with winning records through Week 11. The Steelers have three. The Colts, Bengals, Ravens, Browns and Dolphins have two each.

The Kansas City Chiefs have four."    READ MORE…

4. Screen passes still a significant part of Chiefs coach Andy Reid's offensive toolbox

By Terez Paylor - The Kansas City Star

"Doug Pederson couldn't help but chuckle when he was recently asked about the myriad screen plays the Chiefs used last season to torture their next opponent, Oakland.

"That was a screen fest," said Pederson, the Chiefs offensive coordinator. "When you score on (three) of your screens … that's what screens should do. We have to get back to that, obviously." "    READ MORE…

5. Oakland Raiders prep for short week

By Michael Wagarman - ESPN.com

"The winless Oakland Raiders will have to get over their latest setback in a hurry. Oakland hosts division rival Kansas City on Thursday night, and interim coach Tony Sparano has shuffled the practice schedule to get ready.

To help with the quick turnaround, Sparano has called a one-hour practice for Monday night beginning at 5:45 p.m. The Raiders will hold a full workout Tuesday -- the normal day off for players -- followed by another abbreviated practice Wednesday. "    READ MORE…

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