Chiefs news for 16 December 2018
In Spencer Ware’s absence, Williams scored two more touchdowns, bringing his total to four in a five-day stretch, and he led the team in rushing (10 carries, 49 yards) and receiving (six catches, 74 yards). Used primarily on special teams for the majority of the season, Williams’ profile in the offense has increased dramatically in the last two games. With the release of Kareem Hunt and Ware’s shoulder and hamstring injuries, Williams began seeing significantly more time against the Baltimore Ravens.
The Los Angeles Chargers had never come back from down 14 in the fourth quarter and the Kansas City Chiefs had never lost after being up by 14 in the fourth quarter. Matter of fact, according to ESPN stats and info, Philip Rivers was 0-20 for his career in situations just like that and teams were 0-88 all time. Those stats alone should tell you everything you need to know about the Chiefs current defensive situation.
Thursday night’s 29-28 loss by the Kansas City Chiefs to the Los Angeles Chargers has caused quarterback Patrick Mahomes to fall back a tad in the odds to win this year’s NFL Most Valuable Player award, with the latest numbers from Bovada.lv now ranking him a close second to New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.
San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan thinks that Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ skills are best comparable to Denver Broncos legend John Elway. Mahomes has burst onto the scene this season after taking over for Alex Smith, and the former Texas Tech star has emerged as the front runner for NFL MVP.
The exhibit featuring Mahomes’s jersey comes from his performance in Week 2, a road game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Mahomes opened the year by setting an NFL record for most touchdown passes in his first two games with a total of 10. Mahomes had 6 touchdown passes alone against the Steelers—an incredible feat when you consider the competition (and that the first week featured four more touchdowns against the L.A. Chargers).
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Pat Mahomes regularly evades 300-pound linemen with ease, but now he’s facing a more formidable opponent: Tony the Tiger. Mahomes, 23, is preparing to launch a signature breakfast cereal, “Patty Flakes,” the second-year player’s agent, Leigh Steinberg, said on the Bloomberg Business of Sports podcast.
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Fire everybody. But start with coach Vance Joseph. Is that too harsh? With his job on the line, Joseph turned gutless. And his lack of nerve cost the Broncos in a 17-16 loss to Cleveland Saturday night.
In front of his home crowd, Von Miller became the Broncos’ all-time leader in sacks. Miller brought down Baker Mayfield on the final play of the third quarter to tally the 98th regular-season sack of his career on Sunday to move past Simon Fletcher on the Broncos’ career sack list and become the franchise’s all-time leader.
The company line is to blame general manager Reggie McKenzie’s misses while firing him. Others look to blame Gruden and his moves since returning to the Raiders since he has control over football operations. Now, particularly with the Cooper report coming out, you have to wonder just how much Davis has to do with all this.
With Oakland suing the Raiders and the Raiders yanking an offer for a one-year lease and the Raiders previously threatening to leave Oakland if Oakland filed its lawsuit, the Raiders may be playing their last game ever (or at least until they inevitably move back there again) in Oakland. In prime time. On Christmas Eve. What happens under those circumstances remains to be seen, but things could get ugly. Last Browns Game in Cleveland ugly. Or maybe Disco Demolition Night in Chicago ugly. Wherever it would land on the overall ugly scale, it’s the kind of ugly that the NFL shouldn’t want playing out in what will be the final Monday Night Football game of the year.
Over the next several months, we are going to get familiar with several hundred players from the college ranks as we look for potential draft candidates for the Raiders. One of the most common names associated with the Raiders in early mock drafts has been linebacker Devin White.
While the Rams and Chiefs have garnered most of the attention, the Chargers have been one of the hottest teams since last season. Their 20-6 mark since an 0-4 start last season is tied with New England and New Orleans for most wins going into Sunday’s games. The Saints and Patriots have a better winning percentage.
Normally, a hip pointer takes 1 to 3 weeks to fully recover, so Allen has an opportunity to return in time for the playoffs. They will certainly need him if they are to make a deep run in the postseason.
The problem with the Chargers hosting the game is that they would be playing at the StubHub Center, a venue that struggles to sell seats for Chargers games despite having the smallest seating capacity of any NFL stadium (at only 27,000 available seats, the StubHub Center is almost 30,000 seats away from the second-smallest NFL stadium). Limited attendance mixed with similarly limited seating could lead to a humiliating AFC Championship crowd, which would forever make the Chargers’ fanbase the laughingstock of the league.
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Elliott was fined a total of $36,765 for lowering his helmet illegally and for executing a low block during the game, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported. He was penalized for the helmet infraction, which occurred during the fourth quarter, but referees didn’t flag him for the low block.
After the game, Jenkins said, “Whoever’s watching that in New York should stay off the bottle (see story).” Although the replay official was clearly wrong and apparently didn’t understand the rules, you really can’t expect to accuse league officials of being drunk without getting fined.
The rival Packers are heading to Soldier Field for a big December game and this time around they are the underdogs dealing with coaching issues and questions about their roster, not the Bears.
Things can change quick in the NFL, especially when you spend your money wisely.
If the Pittsburgh Steelers are to conquer their New England Patriots demons Sunday afternoon, they reportedly will have to do so without their top running back.