Top 5 Headlines 9/15: Knile Davis Steps In for Charles

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1. Chiefs' Knile Davis fills familiar role in stepping in for injured Charles

By Randy Covitz - The Kansas City Star

"Chiefs running back Knile Davis has filled Jamaal Charles' shoes before.

When Charles sustained a concussion early in last season's playoff game at Indianapolis, it was Davis who came in and carried 18 times for 67 yards, caught seven passes for 33 yards and scored two touchdowns before suffering a leg injury."    READ MORE…

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2. Injury-depleted Chiefs beat by Broncos 24-17

By AP - FOX Sports Kansas City

"The injury-plagued Kansas City Chiefs did everything they were supposed to do against Peyton Manning and his Broncos.

Well, except that one thing -- scoring."    READ MORE…

3. Chiefs Blitz: A look at the good, the bad and the ugly from Sunday's loss to the Broncos

By Terez Paylor - The Kansas City Star

"1. Was this a moral victory?
Players and coaches are quick to say there are no such things in football. But let's face it, the season opener left a stink that made it impossible to not to expect the worst. For the Chiefs to come out and even come close to beating the Broncos on Sunday changes the mood around the fan base — and probably the players, too. There is reason for optimism. Remember, the Chiefs did this without Derrick Johnson, Joe Mays, Mike DeVito, Eric Berry, Jamaal Charles and Jeff Allen. That's six starters, and that doesn't even count De'Anthony Thomas, who was ticketed for a large role on offense and special teams.

  1. So where was this offensive game plan last week?
    Hard to say, and we'll never know. The Chiefs actually outgained the Broncos — the Broncos! — 380 yards to 325 on Sunday, something that did not seem remotely possible following their season-opening stinker against Tennessee. The game plan was much more effective this week, and that waswithout Charles for most of the game. They got Travis Kelce more involved, they established the running game, and Alex Smith, who completed 26 of 42 passes for 255 yards, seemed much more comfortable."    READ MORE…

4. Chiefs didn't have Jamaal Charles or Eric Berry in Denver -- but at least they had a pulse

By Sean Keeler - FOX Sports Kansas City

"They tried and failed. Or tried and covered, depending on how you want to spin Denver Broncos 24, Kansas City Chiefs 17.

If the locals came away from Week 1 at Arrowhead Stadium horrified and appalled, they walked away from the television set in Week 2 proud at the guts spilled to and front, buoyed by a relief that this team has enough fire in the belly, enough pride, to play with anyone, anywhere."    READ MORE…

5. There are no moral victories, but Chiefs showed improvement Sunday

By Sam Mellinger - The Kansas City Star

"Moral victories are for arguments with your spouse, not NFL games, so the company line is tight and consistent here.

"We're by no means in the business of moral victories," Chiefs coach Andy Reid says."    READ MORE…

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