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Top 5 Headlines 11/19: Chiefs Enter Top Five in Power Rankings

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


1. Power Rankings: No. 5 Kansas City Chiefs

By Adam Teicher -

"The Kansas City Chiefs are No. 5 in this week's ESPN NFL Power Rankings. That's up five spots from last week, before the Chiefs beat the Seattle Seahawks, 24-20, on Sunday.

The Chiefs vaulted the Eagles, Lions, Cowboys, Colts and Seahawks this week. They remain behind the Patriots, Cardinals, Packers and Broncos."    READ MORE…

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2. Chiefs adjust to short week for Thursday night showdown vs. Raiders

By Terez Paylor - The Kansas City Star

"If NFL players had their druthers, the league would almost certainly do away with Thursday night games.

But that's not likely to happen anytime soon due to the money the games generate, so the Chiefs, just like the Raiders, will make do before their Thursday night showdown at Coliseum."    READ MORE…

3. Kansas City Chiefs' offense blossoming under Andy Reid's watch

By Bucky Brooks -

"When considering contenders for Coach of the Year, voters should take a long, hard look at Andy Reid -- and appreciate the work he has done in Kansas City. While there are plenty of deserving candidates, including Arizona Cardinals head man Bruce Arians, the adaptability Reid has showcased in retooling the Chiefs' offense has been extraordinary. In fact, Reid's work has been so impressive that Kansas City could overtake the Denver Broncos as the team to beat in the AFC West and make a legitimate run at the top playoff seed in the conference.

After poring over the All-22 Coaches Film, I've come up with three reasons why the Chiefs' offense is blossoming under Reid's guidance..."    READ MORE…

4. Chiefs defensive line still shutting teams down

By AP - FOX Sports

"Kevin Vickerson has been a part of some stellar defensive fronts, whether he was playing next to Albert Haynesworth and Jevon Kearse in Tennessee or Von Miller and Elvis Dumervil in Denver.

Still, the Kansas City Chiefs are on pace to do something that neither of those defenses did - in fact, something that has never been done in the history of the NFL."    READ MORE…

5. Former Chiefs guard Will Shields chosen as Hall of Fame semifinalist

By Randy Covitz - The Kansas City Star

" Former Chiefs guard Will Shields has moved one step closer to being elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Shields, a Hall of Fame finalist in each of the last three years, was announced on Tuesday night as one of 26 semifinalists for the Class of 2015."    READ MORE…

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