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Top 5 Headlines 8/22: Chiefs Beat Seahawks 14-13 on Friday Night

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1. Chiefs first-string offensive line still isn't put together

By Sam Mellinger - Kansas City Star

""We're missing a few guys," Chiefs coach Andy Reid understated when asked if he knew who his regular season offensive line would be. "We have a pretty good idea. We're missing a couple of guys."

The defense has earned trust. The offense is another matter. The Chiefs themselves know this. That's why they signed Jeremy Maclin to play receiver, and why they worked to upgrade the offensive line.

If there is an area Chiefs fans would particularly like to see progress in before the season starts, this is it."    READ MORE…

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2. Dee Ford makes most of starting opportunity

By Adam Teicher - ESPN

"The Kansas City Chiefs rested veteran linebacker Tamba Hali and instead gave his snaps to Dee Ford, last year's first-round draft pick, in Friday night's preseason win over the Seattle Seahawks.

Ford played well against both the run and the pass before leaving the game late in the first half because of a rib injury. Ford had a couple of pressures of Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson and three tackles against the run."    READ MORE…

3. Chiefs beat Seahawks 14-13 in second preseason game

By Terez Paylor - Kansas City Star

"Here's a positive: the burgeoning connection between quarterback Alex Smith and receiver Jeremy Maclin. After targeting Maclin — the recipient of a five-year, $55 million free-agent contract this offseason — a mere two times in the preseason opener against Arizona, Smith targeted Maclin five times, finding him three times for 22 yards and a touchdown.

The second-quarter touchdown came on third and goal at the Seattle 3 and gave the Chiefs a 7-0 lead. Chiefs coach Andy Reid dialed up a play that cleared out the left flat for Maclin, who was lined up in the backfield and ran a little option route to the sideline, where he beat a linebacker in coverage.

"Just kind of a taste of some of the things he can do, and we can do," Smith said. "Nice to see (Maclin) get matched up on a linebacker.""    READ MORE…

4. Chiefs vs. Seahawks: 10 Observations

By BJ Kissel -

"Derrick Johnson shows us that his downhill closing speed is back

It's been a staple of his game since he was drafted by the Chiefs in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft, and after missing last year with an Achilles injury, people wanted to know if it was just a thing of the past.

Midway through the first quarter, Johnson answered that question.

After a first-and-10 completion to Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman in the flat, Johnson came flying downhill to make the tackle outside of the numbers and give us that moment that let us know that "DJ is back!""    READ MORE…

5. Sorensen brothers have shared experiences in football, faith, family

By Trent Toone - Desert News

"More than 370 sets of brothers have played professional football, according to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Brothers Brad and Daniel Sorensen would like to join the uncommon fraternity this season.

Brad Sorensen, 27, is now with the San Diego Chargers as a third-string quarterback. Daniel Sorensen, younger by two years, is third on the depth chart at free safety for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Born into an athletic family in Colton, California, the Sorensen boys grew up competing against each other. Now they share the common goal of each making their respective teams, which happen to be AFC West division rivals."    READ MORE…

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