Top 5 Headlines 12/1: Alex Smith Goes One-on-One

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1. Chiefs' Alex Smith goes one-on-one with NBC about Eric Berry, Andy Reid, more

By Randy Covitz - Kansas City Star

"On safety Eric Berry's informing the team about the mass detected in his chest which could be lymphoma: "It was shocking. You can never expect to hear something like that from one of your teammates. He's a really, really special person. From the day I got here, I've been so impressed with his maturity and his leadership for a young guy."    READ MORE…

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2. Chiefs Notebook: Kansas City fooled again by a fake punt

By Randy Covitz - Kansas City Star

"The Chiefs' punt-return unit was burned by a fake for the second time this season. On fourth and 7 from the Denver 36 in the second quarter, wing blocker David Bruton took the snap from center and gained 13 yards, setting up a Broncos field goal."    READ MORE…

3. This loss shifts trajectory of the Chiefs' season

By Sam Mellinger - Kansas City Star

"The taillights tell the story. They always do.

You started to see them in the second quarter, then a steady flow at halftime and more as the night grew longer and colder. This is what Chiefs failure at Arrowhead Stadium always looks like, cars full of fans bailing on their team early, and why not?"    READ MORE…

4. Chiefs Blitz: A look at the good, the bad and the ugly from Sunday's loss to the Broncos

By Terez Paylor - Kansas City Star

"Players and coaches are quick to say there are no such things in football. But let's face it, the season opener left a stink that made it impossible to not to expect the worst. For the Chiefs to come out and even come close to beating the Broncos on Sunday changes the mood around the fan base — and probably the players, too. There is reason for optimism. Remember, the Chiefs did this without Derrick Johnson, Joe Mays, Mike DeVito, Eric Berry, Jamaal Charles and Jeff Allen. That's six starters, and that doesn't even count De'Anthony Thomas, who was ticketed for a large role on offense and special teams."    READ MORE…

5. Chiefs pay tribute to Eric Berry with T-shirts, taped fingers

By Terez Paylor - Kansas City Star

"The Chiefs are going out of their way to pay tribute to safety Eric Berry, who is lost for the rest of the season while he battles a mass in his chest that the team fears to be lymphoma, on Sunday.

Before Sunday night's game against the Denver Broncos, several players sported with shirts with Berry's name and number on the back, with the message, "Be bold. Be brave. Be Berry" across the front."    READ MORE…

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