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Top 5 Headlines 9/14: Cracking the Manning Code

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1. Cracking the Peyton Manning Code: How the Chiefs can control the Broncos' offense

By Terez Paylor - The Kansas City Star

"Before he was released by the Broncos in August, newly signed Chiefs defensive end Kevin Vickerson had the distinct pleasure of watching quarterback Peyton Manning up close for two full seasons.

So Vickerson is uniquely qualified to share the defense's biggest challenge when the Chiefs face the Broncos at 3:25 p.m. Sunday in Denver."    READ MORE…

Forgotten Four Screening

A private screening of the Forgotten Four is held on September 10, 2014 at Alamo Draft House. Former Kansas City Chiefs players Anthony Davis, Shawn Barber and Ted McKnight attend.

2. Game Preview: Chiefs vs. Broncos

By Pete Sweeney -

"Despite losing offensive lineman Jeff Allen, defensive lineman Mike DeVito and linebacker Derrick Johnson in the game against the Tennessee Titans last week, as an organization, the Kansas City Chiefs have moved on.

"We look forward to playing the Denver Broncos," head coach Andy Reid said after practice on Friday. "Things happen in this business and you know that. The next guy steps in and they do their job and they do it to the best of their ability and that's what you ask of them.""    READ MORE…

3. Wes Welker won't play vs. Chiefs

By Chris Mortensen -

"The NFL and the players' union did not reach a final agreement on proposed changes to the league's drug policy by Saturday afternoon, meaning suspended players potentially eligible for reinstatement -- like Denver Broncos receiver Wes Welker -- will not play Sunday.

The NFLPA voted Friday to accept a new policy that would implement testing for human growth hormone and significantly increase the threshold for positive marijuana tests."    READ MORE…

4. New drug policy not finalized in time for Week 2 rosters

By Will Brinson -

"When things started progressing quickly on the drug-testing front we heard about players like Josh Gordon seeing a potentially reduced suspension and guys like Wes Welker/Orlando Scandrick being able to play as soon as this weekend.

That won't be the case, as the 4 p.m. ET deadline for Week 2 rosters came and went without the new drug deal being finalized."    READ MORE…

5. W2W4: Broncos Week 2

By Jeff Legwold -

" Cornerback Chris Harris is just seven months removed from ACL surgery, so the team's Week 1 victory over the Indianapolis Colts had a work-in-progress feel for him.

"I know in the first game I wasn't quite where I want to be with my stamina and things like that, but my knee feels great, when I was in there I felt like I showed I can play the game how I want to play it," said Harris. "But I wasn't all the way where I want to be, but I'll get there. We got the win, that's all we're concerned about. We'll fix what we need to fix after wins, that's what we want." "    READ MORE…

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