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Top 5 Headlines 9/20: Emphasizing Turnovers

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1. Lack of turnovers is a problem the Chiefs want to fix

By Randy Covitz - The Kansas City Star

"A year ago, the Chiefs led the NFL in turnover differential with a plus-18 and ranked second in takeaways with 36. After two games, the Chiefs have yet to force a turnover and are minus-3 in turnover differential.

"It's sad," said defensive coordinator Bob Sutton. "We talk to our players all the time about you just have to stay the course and just keep going. Those things happen. I'm not sure why and when they happen but you've got to keep flying to the ball and when your opportunity comes you want to be there whether the ball is tipped, the ball is on the ground."    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' Ron Parker hopes to be a quick study at an old position

By Terez Paylor - The Kansas City Star

"Ron Parker crept up toward the line of scrimmage. He saw the personnel — two receivers, two tight ends — and noticed Denver receiver Demaryius Thomas lined up in the slot, toward the boundary.

Based on his film study, Parker — a cornerback who was playing safety on Sunday for injured starter Eric Berry — knew this was not normal."    READ MORE…

3. Chiefs vs. Dolphins preview

By Adam Teicher and James Walker -

"The Kansas City Chiefs (0-2) and Miami Dolphins (1-1) meet for the first time since 2006 on Sunday at Sun Life Stadium. The Chiefs are coming off a 24-17 loss to the Broncos in Denver, a game in which the result wasn't decided until the Chiefs' fourth-down pass from the Denver 2 fell incomplete in the end zone in the final seconds. The Dolphins, after beating the Patriots to begin the season, are coming off a 29-10 loss at Buffalo.

ESPN Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher and ESPN Dolphins reporter James Walker discuss Sunday's game: "    READ MORE…

4. Santos plans to slow down the pace Sunday

By Adam Teicher -

"The Kansas City Chiefs' are sticking by struggling rookie kicker Cairo Santos but their patience has a limit. How far that limit goes remains to be seen but their patience might not last much longer without some improvement from Santos.

"We have to go back and remember the body of work that he showed us during training camp and the exhibition games," special-teams coordinator Dave Toub said. "If we brought five kickers in from the street right now and he was one of them, he'd still be the best kicker out of that group. We still believe in Cairo."    READ MORE…

5. Wait and wonder: Jamaal Charles' availability Sunday remains a mystery

By Sean Keeler - Fox Sports Kansas City

"So, bottom line: Jamaal, or no Jamaal?

"(He) felt good and he wanted to come out and try it (Thursday)," Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid said after practice Friday. "He did some work with the ones and did some work on the scout team, too. I'm just going to evaluate, just see how he feels and let the docs make a decision and let the trainers make a decision from there.""    READ MORE…

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