1. Chiefs-Dolphins scouting report
By Terez Paylor - The Kansas City Star
"EDGE >> DOLPHINS The Dolphins could make running the ball tough for the Chiefs. They run a unique 5-2 scheme that features three run-stuffing defensive tackles who are playing well in Jared Odrick, Earl Mitchell and Randy Starks. The Chiefs found a way to run the ball moderately well last week against the Broncos, but their patchwork offensive line could have a tough time getting some push up front. Knile Davis performed well last in week in place of Jamaal Charles, who is questionable for this week's game because of a high ankle sprain.
Defensive end Cameron Wake is one of the league's best pass rushers, and defensive end Olivier Vernon is pretty good, too. The Chiefs' tackles, Eric Fisher and Ryan Harris, will absolutely have their hands full. The Chiefs should be able to move the ball, though, particularly if the offensive playcalling resembles last week's effort more than the dispiriting effort it showed against Tennessee. But the Dolphins have a pair of solid veteran cornerbacks in Brent Grimes and Cortland Finnegan, so Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith better not make any egregious mistakes." READ MORE…
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2. Chiefs, Dolphins hope backup RBs can get them going
By AP - Fox News
"When comparing Kansas City Chiefs running backs, it would seem Jamaal Charles has Knile Davis beaten by a mile — or by 5,522 career yards rushing, which is actually 3.1 miles.
Miami Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake argues otherwise. Charles is hampered by a high ankle sprain that could keep him out of Sunday's game at Miami, but Wake said the challenge remains the same." READ MORE…
3. Chiefs wide receiver Albert Wilson's story reads like a sequel to 'The Blind Side'
By Randy Covitz - The Kansas City Star
"Albert Wilson was 2 years old when his father, Albert Wilson Sr., predicted his future.
"You're our ticket out of the ghetto," Wilson told his precocious son. " READ MORE…
4. Chiefs can have a losing season without it being a lost season
By Sam Mellinger - The Kansas City Star
"Nobody with the Chiefs will say this. Nobody with the Chiefs should say this. Even privately, even on a barstool, you would not hear anyone with the Chiefs say this. But it is true all the same.
The Chiefs, as a playoff team, are done." READ MORE…
5. Keys to the game: Miami Dolphins vs. Kansas City Chiefs
By Armando Salguero - Miami Herald
"Alex Smith has never played against the Dolphins despite being in his 10th NFL season. And the quarterback the Dolphins will see for the first time is having a hard time this season after posting a good season with the Chiefs last year. Smith has had very little protection from an offensive line that has been rebuilt. That line lost three starters to free agency. Eric Fisher, who was the No.1 overall pick a year ago but is moving from right to left tackle for the first time, has not been good. Behind shaky protection (six sacks in two games), Smith's accuracy has suffered. The Chiefs do have a very good tight end corps, led by former Dolphin Anthony Fasano, that also includes Travis Kelce, who leads the team with an 18.6- yard-per-catch average. Fasano has caught a touchdown pass in four of the past six games. The Dolphins had a great pass rush in Week1 against New England but did not muster a sack against Buffalo last week. They want to get back to their New England level of performance." READ MORE…
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