Top 5 Headlines 2/4: 2014 Defining Plays

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1. Plays that defined the season: Justin Houston's 21st sack

By Adam Teicher - ESPN.com

"Here is the last in a series of 10 plays that shaped the Kansas City Chiefs' 2014 season. We're going in chronological order, not in order of importance.

Linebacker Justin Houston entered the season's final game on Dec. 28 against the San Diego Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium with 18 sacks, two behind the Chiefs' season record of 20 set by Derrick Thomas in 1990."    READ MORE…

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2. Chiefs' Ron Parker hopes to cash in after breakthrough 2014 season

By Terez Paylor - The Kansas City Star

"Ron Parker turned around at his locker, looked to his left and exhaled.

This was Dec. 28, and with the Chiefs' 19-7 win over the San Diego Chargers, the 2014 season was finally in the books. Parker, 27, finally allowed himself to take stock of his overall performance over the previous five months."    READ MORE…

3. Who would be the Malcolm Butler for Chiefs?

By Adam Teicher - ESPN.com

"Malcolm Butler is the hero who nobody outside of family, a tight circle of friends and New England Patriots fans was familiar with at this time last week. That changed with his interception that preserved the Patriots' win over the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl.

So I started thinking about who has the best chance to be that rags-to-riches player for the Kansas City Chiefs when they're in the Super Bowl next year (just indulge me here, please)."    READ MORE…

4. Russell Wilson to join Rangers

By ESPN - ESPN.com

"Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson won't have much time to brood over his costly interception at the end of Super Bowl XLIX as he'll be switching jerseys and getting back to work fairly soon -- with the Texas Rangers.

Wilson, who was selected by Texas in the 2013 Rule 5 draft, has again accepted an offer to appear at the Rangers' spring training complex in Surprise, Arizona."    READ MORE…

5. Sherman might avoid TJ surgery

By ESPN - ESPN.com

"Coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday in a radio interview that Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman might not require Tommy John surgery after all.

Carroll made his comments in an interview with 710 ESPN Seattle, during which he also said the team and Marshawn Lynch have been in active talks about the running back's future with the team."    READ MORE…

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