1. Chiefs season remains to be defined
By Vahe Gergorian - The Kansas City Star
"As he stood in the Chiefs' locker room Thursday night at O.co Coliseum and considered the humbling 24-20 loss to the previously winless Raiders, linebacker Tamba Hali seemed as curious as anyone about how this had happened.
Sure, it had been a short week, he said. But both teams were contending with "the same odds." READ MORE…
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2. Mailbag: What's wrong with the run defense?
By Adam Teicher - ESPN.com
"@adamteicher whats the deal w/ @KCChiefs run defense? Weakness being exploited. Is that the loss of DJ or something else? #ChiefsMail
@adamteicher: The run defense has been disappointing all season, though it didn't cost the Chiefs a game until Thursday night. Remember that the Chiefs have played virtually the entire season without three of the players they were counting on to be run-stuffers -- end Mike DeVito and linebackers Derrick Johnson and Joe Mays. Another one of those players, Eric Berry, is back, but he missed five games with an injury. Still, the Chiefs should be better than this against the run. The Chiefs made great improvement from last season with their pass defense, but it happened at the expense of their run defense." READ MORE…
3. Chiefs season at crossroads after loss to Raiders
By DeAnn Smith - KCTV 5
"The NFL's hottest team was "bushwhacked" by the league's coldest team on Thursday Night Football. The then-winless Raiders win over Kansas City did more than shock and disappoint fans. It also puts the Chiefs season at a crossroads when it comes to making the playoffs.
The Chiefs were tied with the Denver Broncos for the AFC West lead, but the Broncos have a tie-break advantage by virtue of their win at home over Kansas City in September." READ MORE…
4. State You Case: Will Shields
By Clark Judge - Talk of Fame Network
"Junior Seau is not the most qualified candidate on the Hall of Fame's Class of 2015 preliminary list. Former Kansas City guard Will Shields is.
One difference: Seau is in his first year of eligibility. Shields is in his fourth. Both belong in the Hall, and both will make it. But let's cut to the chase here, people: It's way past time for Shields. Put him in, and put him in now." READ MORE…
5. Hank Stram ring up for auction
By Darren Rovell - ESPN.com
"A Super Bowl championship ring owned by legendary Kansas City Chiefs coach Hank Stram will be available to the highest bidder.
The online auction starts Wednesday and runs through Dec. 6." READ MORE…
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