Chiefs news for 4 December 2019
Chiefs Hall of Fame safety Johnny Robinson is one of three of the team’s ring of honor members named as finalists for the NFL 100 All-Time Team as the league celebrates its first century.
Robinson is one of 14 finalists at the safety position. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in July. He earned six AFL All-Star appearances, five first-team All-AFL recognition and a spot on the AFL All-Time team. In the first season after the NFL merger in 1970, Robinson led the league with a career-high 10 interceptions and earned both Pro Bowl and first-team All-Pro honors.
Injuries to Damien Williams (rib) and Darrel Williams (hamstring) left the Chiefs before Ware’s signing with only LeSean McCoy and rookie Darwin Thompson at running back. McCoy leads the Chiefs (8-4) in rushing with 410 yards while Thompson, in his first extended playing time of the season, led the team with 44 yards and scored his first NFL touchdown in Sunday’s victory over the Raiders.
The Chiefs released recently signed wide receiver Gehrig Dieter.
If for some reason you can end up in a paved lot, be prepared to be directed into a parking row that not only doesn’t have a parking spot, but also dead ends because of a random temporary steel barrier. Be prepared to fight to turn around a vehicle while facing five others who were forced into the same situation.
Typically these situation end up with a fan arguing with a parking attendant. What most don’t realize is these parking attendants are simply volunteers from local organizations who are working for donations to the organization they are representing. Their skills at parking vehicles typically consists of handing them an orange jacket then telling them to hit the lot and direct traffic.
Over 2 hours and 48 minutes, the Chiefs delivered a resounding message of another kind. They’re not only well on their way to another AFC West crown after a 40-9 blowout against the Raiders, but they provided evidence that the gap within the division has few, if any, signs of narrowing.
The Chiefs can clinch the division title and accompanying playoff berth as early as this weekend (with a win and Oakland loss), placing their reign atop the West on the verge of becoming four years.
6. Kansas City Chiefs (8-4; Last week: 7)
Well, that’s more like it. Patrick Mahomes looks like Patrick Mahomesagain, the Chiefs defense is opportunistic (two picks off Derek Carr on Sunday) and their special teams is clutch (no worries at kicker here.) With that 40-9 win over Oakland, the Chiefs have now all but clinched the AFC West and can focus on improving their playoff seed — starting Sunday at New England. Beating the Patriots in Foxborough won’t truly avenge last year’s AFC championship game loss, but it sure would be huge in the Chiefs’ quest to move into position for a first-round bye.
The Chiefs valued West most when starting running back Jamaal Charles went down with season-ending injury in 2015. West would go on to play in 15 games that season and make 9 starts and he put up a career-high total of 634 rushing yards on 160 carries that season along with 4 touchdowns.
In his career, West played in 52 games for the Chiefs and finishes with career totals of 268 carries for 998 rushing yards and 7 touchdowns on the ground. He also caught77 passes for another 589 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns through the air.
Representatives from several different tribes were on hand for a number of pregame and in-game events dedicated to observing Native American culture and educating the fans in attendance.
The event existed through a collaboration between the Chiefs and the American Indian Community Working Group, which serves as a liaison for the Native community and as an advisor to the Chiefs in order to promote an awareness and understanding of Native cultures and tribes in the region.
The ceremony began with the Blessing of the Four Directions, led by Fred Thomas from the Kickapoo Nation of Kansas in the way of their people. The blessing was meant to bring a sense of preparation and good spirit to the afternoon.