Top 5 Headlines 12/27: Teammates Trust in Daniel

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

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1. Chase Daniel doesn't lack for confidence

By Adam Teicher - ESPN.com

"Quarterback Chase Daniel had a short and simple description for his emotions going into the second start of his five-year NFL career on Sunday for the Kansas City Chiefs.

"I'm ecstatic,'' Daniel said. "    READ MORE…

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2. Chiefs fans show their support for Chase Daniel on Twitter

By Pete Grathoff - The Kansas City Star

"Less than an hour after the news came that Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith would miss Sunday's game, backup Chase Daniel's name was trending on Twitter.

Some of that was due to people outside of Kansas City saying the Chiefs would have no chance against the Chargers. However, Daniel also received a lot of support."    READ MORE…

3. Hoping for a miracle? It's happened before for the Chiefs

By Randy Covitz - The Kansas City Star

"The Chiefs are hoping for something close to a miracle on Sunday.

To qualify for the NFL playoffs, the Chiefs, behind backup quarterback Chase Daniel, need to beat the San Diego Chargers in their regular-season finale at noon at Arrowhead Stadium, and …

They need 9½-point underdog Jacksonville to win at Houston, and 10-point underdog Cleveland to win at Baltimore. "    READ MORE…

4. Chase Daniel gets start against Chargers again, but there's more on the line this year

By Tod Palmer - The Kansas City Star

"It's déjà vu all over again for Chiefs quarterback Chase Daniel, who is set to make his second career start Sunday against the Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium.

Daniel, a college star at Missouri, made his NFL debut at starting quarterback during last year's regular-season finale at San Diego, completing 21 of 30 passes for 200 yards with a touchdown in a 27-24 overtime loss."    READ MORE…

5. Chargers not sleeping on Chase Daniel

By Eric Williams - ESPN.com

"With the news that Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith will miss Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers due to a lacerated spleen, San Diego players are not taking backup quarterback Chase Daniel lightly.

And the Chargers have every reason to respect the sixth-year pro out of Missouri. All San Diego defensive players have to do is put on the tape from last year's regular-season finale, when Daniel almost led a group of Kansas City reserves to a surprising win over the Chargers, with Kansas City losing in overtime, 27-24."    READ MORE…

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