Top 5 Headlines 9/6: De'Anthony Thomas Doubtful to Play

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1. Chiefs' Josh Mauga to start at linebacker; De'Anthony Thomas doubtful to play

By Randy Covitz - The Kansas City Star

"The Chiefs signed inside linebacker Josh Mauga as insurance at the start of training camp, and the move will pay off Sunday against Tennessee when he starts in the base 3-4 defense in place of injured Joe Mays.

Mauga fit easily into Kansas City's system after spending his first five seasons with the New York Jets, where he played for Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton during 2009-12."    READ MORE…

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Chiefs fans and staff celebrate Red Friday throughout Kansas City on September 5, 2014.

2. Chiefs' Jeff Allen accepts challenge of fortifying right tackle spot

By Terez Paylor - The Kansas City Star

"After an uneven overall performance during the preseason, it's safe to say the Chiefs' offensive line will be in the spotlight during their season opener Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.

Of the five players expected to start, only one — center Rodney Hudson — is an incumbent starter from last season's 11-5 team."    READ MORE…

3. Titans vs. Chiefs preview

By Adam Teicher and Paul Kuharsky - ESPN.com

"The Kansas City Chiefs and Tennessee Titans open the regular season on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs are coming off an 11-5 season and a 45-44 loss to the Indianapolis Colts in the wild-card round of the playoffs. The Titans finished last season at 7-9.

Here, ESPN NFL Nation Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher and Titans reporter Paul Kuharsky discuss Sunday's game. "    READ MORE…

4. New at Arrowhead: 'kegs and eggs' breakfast food

By Melissa Schupmann - The Kansas City Star

"Every sports fan faces some difficult decisions when football season kicks off: Who to draft first for their fantasy football team, what seats to splurge on, and what to indulge in at a tailgate.

But if your tailgate isn't up to par, Arrowhead Stadium has options."    READ MORE…

5. Chiefs' success tied to that of their TEs

By Adam Teicher - The Kansas City Star

" I'm going to make a statistical prediction here, one that I believe will go a long way toward determining whether the Kansas City Chiefs make the playoffs or not this season.

Here goes: If their tight ends catch 80 or more passes this season, the Chiefs will be in the playoffs. Anything less and it's going to be difficult for the Chiefs to reach the postseason again."    READ MORE…

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