Top 5 Headlines 9/17: Making Use of Skill Players

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1. Chiefs make better use of skill players

By Adam Teicher - ESPN.com

"One reason the offense worked better in Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos is that the Kansas City Chiefs made better use of their skill players.

The Chiefs had 86 offensive plays in Denver and the skill players in the lineup most often (other than quarterback Alex Smith) were tight end Anthony Fasano (79 plays), wide receivers Dwayne Bowe (72) and Donnie Avery (68), running back Knile Davis (67) and slot receiver Junior Hemingway (34)."    READ MORE…

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To announce the 2015 Charity Game, Lamar Hunt Jr., Mark Donovan and the specialist visit the Children's Place on September 16, 2014.

2. Snap-count observations: More work for Anthony Sherman, Travis Kelce

By Terez Paylor - The Kansas City Star

"Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) caught a fourth quarter pass for 24 yards against the Denver Broncos on Sunday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. The Chiefs lost 24-17.

Here are some observations based on the snap-count data from the Chiefs' 24-17 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday. Numbers are provided by the NFL."    READ MORE…

3. Knile Davis as featured back is nothing new

By Adam Teicher - ESPN.com

"With Jamaal Charles hobbled by a high ankle sprain, Knile Davis should again be the featured back for the Kansas City Chiefs in Sunday's game against the Dolphins in Miami.

That's nothing new for Davis or the Chiefs. Going back to last season and including the playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts, take a look at their numbers in the chart."    READ MORE…

4. Power Rankings: No. 27 Kansas City Chiefs

By Adam Teicher - ESPN.com

"The Kansas City Chiefs evidently earned some respect from voters in this week's ESPN's NFL Power Rankings with their down-to-the-wire loss to the Broncos on Sunday in Denver.

The 0-2 Chiefs dropped from No. 25 last week to No. 27 this week, but they're still ranked one spot ahead of the 1-1 St. Louis Rams, who went on the road last weekend to beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Chiefs, one of seven remaining winless teams, are ranked higher than all but two of those teams, the No. 15 Indianapolis Colts and the No. 16 New Orleans Saints."    READ MORE…

5. Former Chiefs Will Shields, Albert Lewis and Nick Lowery nominated for Pro Football Hall of Fame

By Randy Covitz - The Kansas City Star

"Guard Will Shields is one of six former Chiefs players who are among the 113 modern-era players and coaches nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2015.

Shields, a Hall of Fame finalist in each of the last three years, is also joined by kicker Nick Lowery, cornerbacks Albert Lewis and Ty Law, running back Priest Holmes and quarterback Rich Gannon."    READ MORE…

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