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Top 5 Headlines 2/5: Kansas City Ranks Top Ten in Super Bowl Views

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


1. Kansas City ranks seventh in Super Bowl XLIX viewers, game sets national TV record

By The Kansas City Star - The Kansas City Star

"Kansas City ranked seventh in the country in Super Bowl viewership according to overnight ratings released Monday by NBC Sports, which broadcasted the New England Patriots' 28‐24 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday night.

The KC metro area produced a 54.5 overnight rating and 75 share, meaning 75 percent of all households with a television in the area were tuned into the game. One ratings point is equal to one percent of the television households in the area."    READ MORE…

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2. Chiefs chalkboard: A breakdown of a (rare) Alex Smith downfield completion in 2014

By Terez Paylor - The Kansas City Star

"The Chiefs didn't have many explosive passing plays downfield this season, as quarterback Alex Smith only completed eight of 24 passes that traveled more than 20 yards in the air. By comparison, Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers — the league's MVP — completed 29 of 69.

But there were signs later in the season that Smith might be willing to take more shots. In his last four games, he attempted 10 throws of 20 yards or more — an average of 2.5 per game, or double his average over the first 11 games."    READ MORE…

3. With Will Shields in, Tony Gonzalez is next

By Adam Teicher -

"Now that Will Shields has been selected for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the Kansas City Chiefs won't have another player so honored for another few years. But that streak will come to an end in 2019 when former tight end Tony Gonzalez is eligible for selection.

Gonzalez is, of course, beyond discussion as a first-ballot Hall of Fame player. He set the standard for players at his position and the only negative on his record is that he never played in a Super Bowl. But that wasn't his fault."    READ MORE…

4. With KC prep QB Green (son of Trent), the experts missed a key measurable: His heart

By Sean Keeler - Fox Sports

"For all the changes in technology, the new platforms, the clickbait, the experts, the cottage industries scaling the media pyramid, football recruiting remains a beautiful, awful, inexact science. Can't‐misses miss. Two stars become superstars. J.J. Watt was a walk‐on once. So was Clay Matthews. And Jordy Nelson. Brandon Weeden, too. Not everybody steps off the bus looking the part."    READ MORE…

5. Chiefs' Will Shields cut from rare cloth as Hall of Famer

By Randy Covitz - The Kansas City Star

"As he was being fitted for his gold Pro Football Hall of Fame sports coat, former Chiefs guard Will Shields' life came full circle. Shields, elected to the Hall of Fame class of 2015 last weekend, noticed the iconic jackets were made by Haggar Clothing. The brand was familiar to him because Shields' late mother, Rosie, worked for years on the line for Haggar, pressing pants before they were boxed and shipped, while he grew up in Lawton, Okla."    READ MORE…

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