Top 5 Headlines 9/19: Charles Back at Practice

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1. Jamaal Charles a surprise at practice

By Adam Teicher - ESPN.com

"Running back Jamaal Charles, who suffered a high ankle sprain in last week's game against Denver, was participating in the early portion of Kansas City Chiefs practice Thursday.

His availability for Sunday's game against the Dolphins in Miami is uncertain. But Charles' quick return to practice is an interesting turn of events. "    READ MORE…

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The Kansas City Chiefs practice at the outdoor training facility on September 17, 2014 for their upcoming away game vs the Dolphins.

2. Chiefs' running backs coach Eric Bieniemy's enthusiasm, passion rubs off on players

By Terez Paylor - The Kansas City Star

"Knile Davis takes sees the alley and accelerates through it. His legs are pumping, he's running hard and, 19 yards later, he's finally knocked out of bounds.

This is Sunday, the second quarter of the Chiefs' game at Denver, and Davis pops up quickly, his enthusiasm obvious. Jamaal Charles is hurt again, which means it is Davis' turn to carry the mail, and he isn't the only one excited about the opportunity."    READ MORE…

3. Chiefs' Alex Smith can be more than a 'game manager,' and needs to

By Sam Mellinger - The Kansas City Star

"Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) escaped the tackle attempt of Denver Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller (58) in the second quarter on Sept. 14, 2014, at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver. The Chiefs lost 24-17.

Alex Smith usually laughs when he hears it. Sometimes he feigns ignorance. Game manager? What does that even mean?"    READ MORE…

4. The road doesn't look so bad to Chiefs

By Adam Teicher - ESPN.com

"Whatever advantage the Kansas City Chiefs might have once had by playing at Arrowhead Stadium is gone. The Chiefs have lost their last four regular-season home games, two by double-digit margins and a third in which they were far less competitive than the final seven-point margin might suggest.

So perhaps it's a good thing for the Chiefs that they are on the road for Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins. The Chiefs have also lost their last three away from home, including the playoff game against Indianapolis."    READ MORE…

5. From 0-2 to playoffs? Not without a fix

By John Parolin - ESPN.com

"The Saints have a better chance of making playoffs at 0-3 than either the Chiefs or Colts at 1-2.

"Winless" is never a good adjective for a team, but being winless through Week 2 doesn't ruin a season. Since 1990, 12 percent of teams to start 0-2 have made the playoffs. "    READ MORE…

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