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Top 5 Headlines 9/14: Chiefs waited a long time for passing game like this

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1. Chiefs waited a long time for passing game like this

By Adam Teicher - ESPN

"The Kansas City Chiefs went through long stretches last season where they went begging for plays like the one it took them less than 11 minutes to get in their first try in 2015. Tight end Travis Kelce worked his way into the clear down the field, caught a pass from Alex Smith and ran to the end zone untouched to complete the 42-yard touchdown.

Kelce punched the ball in celebration once he reached the end zone, and why not? The Chiefs had only two pass plays longer than 42 yards last year and it took them into December to get them.

A lack of explosive plays kept the Chiefs from making the playoffs last year but served early notice in their 27-20 win over the Houston Texans that if they fail to reach the postseason again, it won't be for the same reason. Smith threw two other touchdown passes in the first half as the Chiefs built a comfortable 27-9 lead."    READ MORE…

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2. Chiefs' Andy Reid explains decision to not start Eric Fisher

By Herbie Teope - Topeka Capital-Journal

"Chiefs coach Andy Reid knew something was wrong with offensive tackle Eric Fisher before Sunday's game against the Houston Texans.

Fisher, who returns from a high-ankle sprain, put in a full practice the entire week and was set to start at right tackle.

The Chiefs, however, surprisingly listed him as questionable on Friday's injury report, and the reason for Fisher not starting was revealed after the game."    READ MORE…

3. One play into his NFL career, Chiefs' Marcus Peters intercepts a pass

By Blair Kerkhoff - Kansas City Star

"One play into his NFL career, Peters, the Chiefs' first-round draft selection this year, had an interception.

"It was 50 (Houston) who caused it," Peters said. "He put the tackle in the quarterback's lap. When you have the best pass rusher in the league, it makes it a whole lot easier."

Houston did what Houston does, getting heat on quarterbacks. After all, he set a team record with 22 sacks last season and had one of the five Chiefs' sacks on Sunday."    READ MORE…

4. Chiefs' new faces, and tested veterans, show some punch in season-opening victory

By Vahe Gregorian - Kansas City Star

"Inside the incubator of showmanship that is the NFL, it's a challenge to generate new material when it comes to end-zone celebrations.

The dynamic, whimsical mind of Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, though, uncorked an original schtick for his 42-yard touchdown on Sunday against Houston at NRG Stadium.

And as goofy as his windmill-arm-down-the-sideline-punch-the-ball-into-the-end-seats routine was, it also offered an eloquent statement of much more."    READ MORE…

5. Chiefs fire on all cylinders, sharing Week One highs in 27-20 win over Texans

By Herbie Teope - Topeka Capital-Journal

"From offense, defense to special teams, every facet of the Chiefs came out of the gate rolling en route to a 27-20 win over the Houston Texans.

The Chiefs (1-0) were led by quarterback Alex Smith, who completed 22 of 33 passes for 243 yards and three touchdowns for a quarterback rating for 118.6.

Lots of things went right for Kansas City, and some misfires happened as well."    READ MORE…

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