Top 5 Headlines 9/26: Blitzing Efficiently

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1. Chiefs doing a better job when they blitz

By Adam Teicher - ESPN.com

" The Kansas City Chiefs haven't started the season with a dominating defense, as they did last season. But the Chiefs are improving and they've allowed fewer points than the Seattle Seahawks, which means they're probably doing something right.

One of those things is blitzing efficiently. The Chiefs aren't sending five or more players to the quarterback with any great frequency. They've blitzed 26 times, or about nine times a game. That's tied for 22nd in the league in terms of frequency. "    READ MORE…

Practice 9/25

Kansas City Chiefs practice at the outdoor training facility on September 25, 2014 before their Monday Night Football Game vs the Patriots.

2. Wilfork: Chiefs RBs tough to stop

By Lee Schechter - ESPN.com

" Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles is dealing with a high ankle sprain that caused him to miss last week's game against the Miami Dolphins. His status for Monday night's game against the New England Patriots is still up in the air.

But Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said that Charles would practice Thursday. "    READ MORE…

3. Pain of lost rookie season propels Chiefs' enthusiastic tight end Travis Kelce

By Terez Paylor - The Kansas City Star

"Sometime before the Chiefs' 34‐15 win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, a handful of Travis Kelce's college friends offered him a suggestion.

If he scored his first NFL touchdown against the Dolphins, they said, he should celebrate by breaking out his version of the "Shmoney Dance," a popular dance by Brooklyn rapper Bobby Shmurda that has gone viral in recent months. "    READ MORE…

4. Chiefs' Kevin Vickerson ready for a re-do

By Kathleen Gier - The Kansas City Star

"Defensive lineman Kevin Vickerson's last matchup with the Patriots left a bad taste in his mouth.

Not only did he and the Broncos lose after building a 24‐0 lead by halftime, but he left the game with a dislocated hip which ended his season."    READ MORE…

5. Chiefs place sidelined defensive end Mike Catapano on injured reserve

By Terez Paylor - The Kansas City Star

" On Thursday, Chiefs coach Andy Reid explained the reasons for moving defensive end Mike Catapano, who has been out for a month with a mysterious illness, from the reserve/non‐football illness list to injured reserve this week.

Well, sort of."    READ MORE…

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