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Top 5 Headlines 8/12: Where does Arrowhead Stadium Rank?

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1. Ranking all 31 NFL Stadiums

By Don Muret - Sporting News

"No. 5 - Arrowhead Stadium

Five years ago, one of the NFL's oldest stadiums completed a $375 million facelift, preserving a building that first opened in 1972. The seating bowl, featuring some of the league's best sightlines, was left untouched. The same held true for the iconic arrowhead-shaped video boards in both end zones. For baby boomer NFL fans, it's nice to see some things we grew up recognizing on TV haven't gone away.

The strong tailgate experience in the parking lots enable fans to showcase their master recipes in a city known for its barbecue."    READ MORE…

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The Chiefs continue grinding away during the 2015 Training Camp held at Missouri Western State University.

2. With Maclin sidelined, Chiefs' Frankie Hammond Jr. is making most of first-team reps

By Blair Kerkhoff - Kansas City Star

"With Jeremy Maclin out for a second day because of a neck injury, receiver Frankie Hammond Jr. got first-team reps during training camp on Tuesday and made the most of them, Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson said.

"I think you're beginning to see the gains and strides from his hard work out here on the field," Pederson said. "He's put himself in a really good position to play quite a bit for us on offense. He's a great special teams contributor."

Hammond has added five pounds to his frame since last season — he's now listed at 184 pounds — and that's made a difference."    READ MORE…

3. Chiefs' Mitch Morse is getting his shot at center

By Terez Paylor - Kansas City Star

"The game is moving fast these days for Mitch Morse.

Andy Reid's voluminous playbook is not easy to master. And while Morse is used to facing big, strong and quick opponents after three years on Missouri's offensive line in the Southeastern Conference, he says NFL players have one thing college players don't.

"This is consistent, man," Morse said. "All these guys are consistently good pass rushers, and it's something you've got to step your game up on.""    READ MORE…

4. Persistence pays off for Chiefs rookie WR Adam Drake

By Herbie Teope - Chiefs Digest

"His fortunes changed, however, within a matter of four days at the suggestion of a loved one.

"My dad actually had me write a letter to the Chiefs just to let them know I had surgery after Pro Day," Drake said Tuesday, "just to let them know my surgery is 100 percent healed and I'm good to go. They called me later that night and told me they were going to fly me out for a tryout."

The Chiefs contacted Drake Thursday, worked him out Friday, signed him to a free-agent contract Saturday, and then had him on the practice field Sunday."    READ MORE…

5. Chiefs' Jamaal Charles has sixth-best odds to win NFL MVP award

By Terez Paylor - Kansas City Star

"Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles has been given 20-1 odds to win the NFL's MVP award this year, according to Bovada.

Charles is tied with five other stars — Pittsburgh running back Le'Veon Bell, New England quarterback Tom Brady, New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees, Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson — for the sixth-best odds in the league."    READ MORE…

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