Top 5 Headlines 11/4: Examining the Chiefs Playoff Picture

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1. Here's how Chiefs fit into playoff picture

By Adam Teicher - ESPN.com

"With the season halfway finished and the Kansas City Chiefs squarely in the middle of the postseason race, we're going to start a weekly look at the AFC playoff picture.

Where the Chiefs stand: They are 5-3 and in second place in the AFC West, one game behind the 6-2 Denver Broncos. They are tied with three other teams (Buffalo, Cleveland and Miami) for the final wild card spot. The other division leaders are New England (7-2), Cincinnati (5-2-1) and Indianapolis (5-3). Pittsburgh (6-3) leads the wild-card race. "    READ MORE…

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2. Former Chief Holmes praises current star Charles

By AP - KCChiefs.com

"The way Jamaal Charles figures it, he's picking up where Priest Holmes left off.

After all, Charles and Holmes were both star running backs at Texas. They both wound up with the Kansas City Chiefs. And now that Holmes has been inducted into the franchise's ring of honor, Charles plans to one day join him, his name also added to those inside Arrowhead Stadium."    READ MORE…

3. As Chiefs reach NFL's halfway mark in playoff contention, here are some award winners

By Randy Covitz - The Kansas City Star

"The Chiefs looked dead in the water after an unexpected 0-2 start in Andy Reid's second season as head coach.

But they have reached the midway point of the season with a 5-3 record, and if the postseason were to begin today, the Chiefs would be a wild-card team, though that could change if they lost this Sunday at Buffalo, also 5-3."    READ MORE…

4. Phillip Gaines' work on special teams led to starting job with Chiefs

By Terez Paylor - The Kansas City Star

"Over the course of a few months, Chiefs cornerback Phillip Gaines went from a backup to a key special-teams player to a starter.

This was quite a leap for a third-round pick who looked like he might need time to adjust to the NFL after the fourth preseason game, when he got torched by Green Bay's backups. "    READ MORE…

5. At the midway point, is the '14 Chiefs' 5-3 more impressive than last year's 8-0?

By Sean Keeler - Fox Sports Kansas City

" You can judge a man by the quality of his enemies, should we judge teams by the quality of the quarterbacks they've clobbered? Take last year's first-half-of-the-season hit list for the Kansas City Chiefs:

Blaine Gabbert. Tony Romo. Michael Vick.Eli Manning.Ryan Fitzpatrick. Terrelle Pryor.Case Keenum. Jason Campbell. Average career NFL starts: 74.3. Average career NFL touchdowns thrown: 101.6."    READ MORE…

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