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Top 5 Headlines 9/16: Chiefs aren't buying reports of Manning's decline

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1. Chiefs aren't buying reports of Peyton Manning's decline

By Adam Teicher - ESPN

"Peyton Manning may be in that career decline that is inevitable for any 39-year-old quarterback, but forgive the Kansas City Chiefs if they won't believe it until they see it.

Manning is 13-1, including a couple of playoff wins, against the Chiefs in his career. He has a better career winning percentage against the Chiefs than any team he's faced at least seven times in his career and, of course, he's 6-0 against them since joining the Denver Broncos in 2012.

"We're not going into this game saying 'Oh, man, this is our chance. Peyton is not the same...'" linebacker Derrick Johnson said. "Peyton is the man. Trust me, when we go out there, there's nothing but respect for Peyton Manning and what he has going on. If we're not on our stuff, he can blow our socks off.""    READ MORE…

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2. Jah Reid gets majority of Chiefs' first-team reps at right tackle in Tuesday's practice

By Terez Paylor - Kansas City Star

"Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Tuesday that Jah Reid will get the majority of reps at right tackle in practice ahead of Eric Fisher.

"Jah will take the majority of reps with the ones," said Andy Reid, who added that Fisher will also practice Tuesday. "So we'll see how he does here."

Andy Reid said Fisher, who played six special-teams snaps as a protector on the field-goal unit and one offensive snap in the Chiefs' 27-20 win Sunday at Houston, is still dealing with the lingering effects of the high ankle sprain and is not sure he will start in the Chiefs' Thursday night home opener against the Denver Broncos.

"I'm not sure it's all the way back, though, where we need it to be," Andy Reid said."    READ MORE…

3. "Red Thursday" Makes Its Way to Omaha For Good Cause

By Christopher Burbach - Omaha World-Herald

"Miller Park's new baseball field will be named after Kerrie Orozco

North Omaha kids in the Police Athletics for Community Engagement (PACE) baseball league and other children will have a nice new ballfield to play on at Miller Park.

And it will be named for one of the PACE kids' favorite coaches, the late Omaha Police Officer Kerrie Orozco, Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert announced Monday.

Private funding, still being raised, will pay for an estimated $200,000 renovation to the ballfield in the city park at 30th Street and Curtis Avenue, Omaha Parks Director Brook Bench said. The City of Omaha will maintain the field.

Stothert and Kansas City Chiefs officials talked about the field at a press conference Monday to promote the NFL team's promotional plans this week in Omaha.

As part of those efforts, flags that read "This is Chiefs Kingdom" will be sold at more than 30 locations, including Omaha and Council Bluffs Hy-Vee Supermarkets, Hy-Vee gas stations and City of Omaha community centers. A minimum donation of $5 is encouraged for fans wishing to obtain the flags.

Net proceeds from the sale of those flags will benefit the Omaha Parks Foundation, which has earmarked the money for Kerrie Orozco Field."    READ MORE…

4. Peyton Manning will no doubt make Marcus Peters prove it again

By Adam Teicher - ESPN

"Rookie cornerback Marcus Peters had an interception on his first play for the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. That didn't stop the Houston Texans from going after him several more times before the Chiefs left Texas with a season-opening 27-20 victory.

Opponents won't stop going after the first-round draft pick until he proves he can handle what comes his way down after down. Peters made a lot of plays, including the interception. He broke up three passes.

He also allowed some plays, including two touchdowns to wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins."    READ MORE…

5. Chris Conley embraces special-teams role with Chiefs

By Terez Paylor - Kansas City Star

"During his college career at Georgia, Chiefs receiver Chris Conley had never been a heavy special-teams contributor.

That, however, has changed in the NFL. In his first regular-season game, Conley appeared on 23 special-teams snaps, tied for the fourth-most among all Chiefs in their 27-20 win Sunday at Houston.

"Your way onto the field — to be a playmaker and a starter — starts with special teams, and I embrace that," said Conley, who logged five offensive snaps. "I have no problem with it.""    READ MORE…

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