Top 5 Headlines 11/22: How the Chiefs can beat Peyton Manning

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

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1. How the Chiefs can beat Peyton Manning by being very good, not perfect.

By Sam Mellinger - The Kansas City Star

"The first thing to know about beating Peyton Manning is that you don't have to be perfect.

By some combination of justified respect for a Hall of Fame career and the normal football tendency to overstate the opponent's strengths, most teams face Manning with the internal pressure of thinking they have to be perfect to beat him. It has almost become part of the preparation."    READ MORE…

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2. Five Things: Chiefs-Raiders Thursday Night Roundup

By Andrew Kahn - CBS Sports

"The Oakland Raiders upset the Kansas City Chiefs last night 24-20 for their first win of the season. With the loss, the Chiefs (7-4) are no longer tied atop the AFC West with the Broncos. On a rainy night that made it difficult for both passing attacks, it was a stunning result.

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The Raiders (1-10) had gone more than a year and the equivalent of an entire season without a win. The streak is over. Veteran Charles Woodson, who was mic'd up and hyped up throughout the game, said afterwards, "I needed this win like I need to breathe. This whole organization needed this win tonight." The relief for the players and rowdy Oakland fans was evident, especially since a 17-3 lead late in the third quarter had turned into a 20-17 deficit late in the fourth."    READ MORE…

3. Chiefs fall to final wild-card spot

By Adam Teicher - ESPN.com

"I'll do my full, normal, weekly look at the Kansas City Chiefs' standing in the AFC playoff picture next week, after the weekend games are concluded.

Just know for now that after Thursday night's 24-20 loss to the Oakland Raiders, the Chiefs now hold the final wild-card spot in the AFC. The Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers, both 7-4, would be the AFC's wild-card teams. The Steelers hold the tiebreaker over the Chiefs because of a better record in conference games (6-3 for Pittsburgh, 5-3 for Kansas City). So Pittsburgh would be the AFC's fifth seed, Kansas City the sixth seed."    READ MORE…

4. Even when injured, Derrick Johnson still makes an impact for the Chiefs

By Randy Covitz - The Kansas City Star

"Chiefs linebacker Frank Zombo was sitting in the cold tub the day after a recent game when he noticed a familiar face watching game film.

And the voice was unmistakable."    READ MORE…

5. Chiefs' Tamba Hali on loss: Raiders 'wanted it more than we wanted it'

By SI Wire - Sports Illustrated

"Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali said the Oakland Raiders "wanted it more than we wanted it" during Thursday night's 24-20 loss, ESPN's Adam Telcher reports.

The Chiefs dropped to 7-4 on the season with the loss to the previously winless Raiders in Oakland. After falling behind 14-0 in the first quarter, the Chiefs took a 20-17 lead early in the fourth quarter. The Raiders responded however with a 17-play, 80-yard drive that ended with a James Jones touchdown to win the game."    READ MORE…

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