Top 5 Headlines 7/13: Arrowhead Stadium Ranked Among Best Homefield Advantages

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1. Arrowhead, CenturyLink among NFL's top homefield advantages

By Bucky Brooks - NFL.com

"All home fields aren't created equal.

I discovered that fact when I played for the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs during the 1990s, and I've continued to see a handful of teams consistently dominate opponents in recent years due to the presence of a raucous crowd and/or favorable weather conditions.

T5) Arrowhead Stadium (Kansas City Chiefs)

It's hard to find a louder place in America than Arrowhead Stadium when the Chiefs are rocking and rolling. The crowd is consistently at a fever pitch when the defense is on the field, making life miserable for opposing quarterbacks attempting to stymie the Chiefs' relentless pass rush without using a hard count. Thus, it is no coincidence that Justin Houston and Tamba Hali consistently wreak havoc on opponents with their explosive skills off the edge. Although the offense remains a work in progress as a scoring machine, a trio of playmakers (RB Jamaal Charles, TE Travis Kelce and WR Jeremy Maclin) could ramp up K.C.'s already electric atmosphere even more this fall."    READ MORE…

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2. Justin Houston: Chiefs have best pass-rushing duo

By Kevin Patra - NFL.com

"Despite falling just a half sack short of the NFL single-season record, Justin Houston remains one of the most overlooked stars in the NFL -- as evidenced by his No. 27 ranking in the 2015 Top 100 list.

Houston believes he and teammate Tamba Hali make up the best pass-rushing duo in the NFL.

"I'd say so. I think everybody should think the same way," Houston told the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer's Hayes Rule at a charity event. "I think you should think that as an NFL player, think you're the best and believe you're the best. I really do think we are.""    READ MORE…

3. Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson: "I'm itching to get back"

By BJ Kissel - KCChiefs.com

"The days are long and the weather is typically hot.

That's a simple picture of what Kansas City Chiefs players have to look forward to at training camp.

Sure, it's one of the most important times of the year in the development of the team and building upon the success they want to have, but that doesn't mean it isn't a grind for the guys putting it on the line every day.

So for an 11-year NFL veteran like Derrick Johnson to genuinely look forward to that grind, that's a passion for the game manifesting itself through the lack of on-field time a season ago, when Johnson was put on IR after rupturing his Achilles in Week 1 against the Tennessee Titans."    READ MORE…

4. Behind the Lens: Fascinating Shots of the Offseason

By Pete Sweeney - KCChiefs.com

""Behind the Lens" is an article series on KCChiefs.com that highlights some of the most iconic images in the Kansas City Chiefs archives. This week, the series features fascinating images of the offseason.

CEO and Chairman Clark Hunt and Andy Reid in the 2013 Draft Room

Photographer comments: "In 2013, I was allowed to be in the draft room for the first time during our pick, so the direction I had was to just be in the room, be out of sight, be quiet and just capture what was going on, so I thought it would be key to get a picture of Clark Hunt really surveying the draft as it was going on.

"This was the first draft with the new regime that he had just put in place, and I thought we had the leader in this photograph. He's taking everything in, watching his room, and watching the draft develop."    READ MORE…

5. Giants DE Pierre-Paul has right finger amputated

By Chris Wesseling - NFL.com

"The strange saga of Jason Pierre-Paul's fireworks incident took a serious turn on Wednesday.

Pierre-Paul had his right index finger amputated, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport confirmed, according to a source informed of the situation. ESPN first reported the news.

Amputating the finger is expected to simplify and accelerate the recovery, ideally enabling Pierre-Paul to return to the field in two months, according to Rapoport."    READ MORE…

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