Morning Huddle – Playoffs Bye Week Monday Edition66 replies
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Chiefs news for January 15, 2023
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Good morning AG!
Today in Chiefs’ history: in 1994 the Chiefs beat the Houston Oilers beginning a 22 year playoff drought; Kevin Ross was born 1962 and Joe Horn was birthed in 1972
In Other history: in 1362 the Saint Marcellus’s flood kills at least 25,000 people on the shores of the North Sea; in 1786 Virginia enacts the Statute for Religious Freedom authored by Thomas Jefferson; in 1909 Ernest Shackleton’s expedition finds the magnetic South Pole; in 2003 the Space Shuttle Columbia takes off for mission STS-107 which would be its final one as the Columbia disintegrated 16 days later on re-entry.
Ethel Merman was born on this date in 1908, and Happy Birthday to Kate Moss if you happen to see her
Now on to other news, most of which may or may not have actually happened …
Chiefs to play Jaguars in divisional round of playoffs } Chiefs Wire
Chiefs to play Jaguars in divisional round of playoffs
The wild-card round is over for the AFC conference and the Kansas City Chiefs now know their opponent for the divisional round next weekend.
Titans request interviews with Chiefs’ Eric Bieniemy, Matt Nagy for OC vacancy | Chiefs Wire
Titans request interviews with Chiefs’ Eric Bieniemy, Matt Nagy for OC vacancy
The Tennessee Titans are looking at two Kansas City Chiefs assistant coaches for their offensive coordinator vacancy.
The Titans fired OC Todd Downing following the conclusion of the 2022 regular season after their offense took quite a few steps back since he took over for Arthur Smith in 2021. They could look to fill the position from Kansas City’s coaching ranks per a new report.
Former Browns & Chiefs WR Josh Gordon suits up for the Seattle Sea Dragons | Browns Wire
Somewhere in an alternate timeline, wide receiver Josh Gordon won multiple receiving titles for the Cleveland Browns outside of just his 2013 campaign. The path of Gordon, however, is well-documented as he spent more time suspended by the NFL than he did on the field for the Browns. He bounced around the NFL, from the New England Patriots to the Seattle Seahawks, to the Kansas City Chiefs, and most recently with the Tennessee Titans. He has since been drafted into the XFL by the Seattle Sea Dragons.
2023 NFL Playoffs Schedule: Bracket, game dates, times and TV networks for Wild Card Weekend and more | NBC Sports via yahoo!sports
The NFL regular season has ended with a Detroit Lions victory over the Green Bay Packers, clinching the final NFC spot for the Seattle Seahawks. Most importantly, with the end of the regular season comes the start of the 2023 NFL playoffs. Several familiar contenders are back in the mix, including the Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles.
From Jalen Hurts to CeeDee Lamb: Meet the players with Oklahoma ties in NFL playoffs | The Oklahoman via yahoo!sports
The 2023 NFL playoffs begin Saturday and continue until the Super Bowl on Feb. 12. Several players who played high school and college football in Oklahoma will be helping their teams as they try to win it all.
There are 44 players in total, though some are on practice squads or are on injured reserve.
2023 NFL Draft order, team needs: Bottom half of first round shuffles as 2023 NFL playoffs begin| CBS Sports
The 2023 NFL playoffs have begun and we already know where non-playoff teams are positioned in the 2023 NFL Draft. There was some shakeup at the top during the last week of the regular season, most notably in Indianapolis, where the Houston Texans trailed the Colts by seven in the final minute of the game, but scored a touchdown and added a two-point conversion — costing themselves the No. 1 pick after the Bears lost to the Vikings. Whether your favorite team falls into the former or the latter category, CBSSports.com breaks down positioning in the draft order, team needs and notable free agents.
Hubbard’s 98-yard fumble return lifts Bengals over Ravens | AP News
Facing third-and-goal at the 1 with about 12 minutes left, Huntley tried to go over the top of the line for the go-ahead score. But he was stood up by Germaine Pratt and stripped by fellow linebacker Logan Wilson.
The ball went right to Hubbard at the 2, and the defensive end took off down the field for the longest fumble return for a touchdown in NFL postseason history. It also was the longest go-ahead TD in the fourth quarter in the postseason.
Giants outlast Vikings 31-24 for 1st playoff win in 11 years | AP News
First-year head coach Brian Daboll had his upstart team fully prepared. Daniel Jones played at a level well beyond his experience.
The New York Giants came confidently into Minnesota’s raucous stadium and beat the tight-finish masters at their own game.
Chargers players voice support for Staley after playoff exit | AP News
Justin Herbert, Joey Bosa and the rest of the Los Angeles Chargers were still stinging Sunday from the disappointment of seeing their season end in Jacksonville less than 24 hours earlier.
Yet after they suffered the third-largest collapse in postseason history and fell to the Jaguars 31-30 on Saturday night, players reiterated their support for embattled coach Brandon Staley.
NFL playoffs: No lead safe, drama abounds in wild weekend | AP News
The Buffalo Bills blew a 17-point advantage before recovering to win Sunday. That narrow escape came less than 24 hours after the Jacksonville Jaguars overcame a 27-point deficit and pulled off one of the most stunning comeback victories in playoff history.
No lead is safe and the drama abounds so far in the NFL playoffs.
The Kelce Brothers chat with Gronk
Dodged a damn bullet. Lucky Bills/Bengals
And Chefferrs can’t ref the AFC Championship Game
They may work the SB though.
You have to be a “Tier 1” official to work the SB. Any Tier 1 officials who don’t get the SB get the Conference Championship games, and if there’s still more Tier 1s they will get Divisional games. The SB officials will also get a divisional game.
Last mega millions drawing of $1.35 billion. After Taxes for one-time payout = $368 million
The Taxes = wow!!
Taking the one time payout reduces the pot by about 35%.
Then you get taxed on top of the remaining amount.
Still better to take the 1 time payout if you don’t expect to live 40 more years.
well hell, that’s ONLY about $10/yr average … I mean, who the hell can live on THAT paltry amount? 😉
I think with the big jackpots I’d take the annuitizied payout
The NFL began searching for potential neutral sites. It’s unclear what input the Bills had, but a league source said the Chiefs indicated they wanted an outdoor site on natural grass. They ended up getting a covered stadium on turf.
Thanks for asking.
(insert cheese image here)
It costs the city of KC approx $10M to lose the game
It costs the Chiefs the Arrowhead advantage (whatever that might be)
We are one of two teams playing in the game, and our wishes were completely ignored. Did Buffalo have requests? I don’t know, but I can imagine they also would want an outdoor stadium.
You don’t think the participants should have some say in it?
You think that’s whining?
at least it’s not an outdoor stadium in Buffalo …
besides, I have no doubt whatsoever than when Clark Hunt has an opinion or request, a whole lotta people at the league level (Owners, NFL, NFLPA) listen very carefully
are you ready for the 2023 Draft? I heard it’s in a decent city this year …
The NFL is using this as a trial run for NFL neutral site Conference Championship Games, much like the Superbowl.
The question becomes how many people will be willing to for out thousands of dollars for this trip, and subsequently thousands more for a Superbowl trip 2 weeks later. The league seems to think there is potential for these games to turn into mini Superbowl events, but there is only 1 week to plan for fanbases and corporate sponsors may not want to spend that much in back to back weeks.
Not to mention, the league has been using city and state tax money to build stadiums and are now going to decide where the biggest games will get played instead of allowing those venues to recoup some of the tax dollars used.
Well, if that’s true, then they need it to happen to see how it works. If the Bengals win, it’s off. If the Jags win, it’s off.
Guess that settles it. Can’t see if it works if it doesn’t happen
A reminder of when Chiefs hosted the Jaguars in November. Andre Cisco got fined after a hit to Juju, leaving plenty of Chiefs players very upset.
MVS had his 1st TD of the Year, Kadarius Toney had his 1st NFL TD.
I watched the highlights from that game and we handled them pretty well. Our offense looked like they were having a fairly easy time of it and our defense had a few plays as well. Hoping for a repeat.
that was then, this is now … and it IS the Enn Eff Ell where almost anything goes (whatta wild weekend, right?)
that said, I’d certainly like to think “Chiefs got this!” but ya just never know, so …
I think of it in terms of likelihood…
And I think the Chiefs are more likely to win at home again against the Jags.
Frank Clark 11 career sacks in the playoffs are the fifth-most by a defender in NFL history.
He needs two sacks to pass both Reggie White (12) and Terrell Suggs (12.5) for the third-most all-time.
Exhibit A on why sacks as a stat to evaluate players, particularly a small sample size like playoff sacks, mean almost nothing.
He averages ~1 sack every 3 games over the last 2 years so it’s very unlikely that he gets 2 in this postseason. A boy can dream though.
Frank has (or had) a playoff gear. Let’s hope he can find it again
The innovation that’s kept Andy Reid, Chiefs ahead of NFL: ‘He could get my dad open’ | KC Star via yahoo!sports
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce watches the video on an iPhone in front of his locker, explaining how a few steps – even those barely ramping up to a jog – make all the difference.
The replay is from a fourth-quarter snap against Seattle on Christmas Eve, and as Kelce starts on the screen as the outside receiver and then motions in, he keeps his pace slow on purpose.
the best takeaway?
The Chiefs’ hidden weapon on offense is motion, with coach Andy Reid utilizing it differently than any other NFL team.
The real magic comes when KC targets its receivers that are moving pre-snap. In that setting – even among a league typically full of copycats – the Chiefs are three times more productive than the next-best team in the NFL
Chiefs-Jaguars: Three ways Jacksonville has improved since last game against KC | KC Str via yahoo!sports
For a while Sunday, it looked like the Miami Dolphins might be coming to Arrowhead Stadium for next weekend’s AFC Divisional playoff game.
But the Bills got things turned around and held off the Dolphins. That win, coupled with Cincinnati’s victory over the Ravens, means another team from Florida will be in Kansas City this Saturday.
That’s fine. We are 0-3 in the playoffs against the Fish, anyway
Chiefs had pre-draft meeting with Washington S Alex Cook at Hula Bowl | Chiefs Wire
All-star game season is upon us and we’re going to start hearing about some pre-draft meetings that the Kansas City Chiefs have held with 2023 NFL draft prospects.
Chargers PR department put out a chargers hype video before jags game…I think it was about chargers beating jags 🙂
counted chickens before chickens hatched hahahaa
Jags over Chargers: Jags commit 5 turnovers, get none, win
Chiefs over Jags: Chiefs commit 3 turnovers, get none, win
The moral to the story is…?
If the Jags turn it over 5 times on Saturday and we turn it over 3 times, we still win.
AFC Championship airline tickets AND hotel booked for:
Tix prices hovering around | Championship game:
championship game @ ATL – tickets are NOT on sale yet.
I just spoke w/Chiefs HQ.
Chiefs HQ is working with NFL on which day – a LINK to ATL tickets will be sent out.
If game not played in ATL or KC – money is 100% refundable.
Will take 10 business days for money to be refunded.
I thought the play calling by the Ravens and dolphins was atrocious yesterday. Know your personnel.
Dolphins had no real QB so there’s that, Ravens
wouldmight have won had it not been for a ridiculous play by the LB(s) knocking the ball out of Huntley’s hands on his goal-line leap (and Huntley looks to be the QBotF for the Ravens, Lamar be gone)
that said: both teams played well, and I’m a leave it to the true experts in terms of who should do what (ie, the coaches on those teams who know a whole lot more than we do, and I get that this or that guy may feel underused and underappreciated, and so it goes)
The dolphins pick was probably more costly than the 4th and 1 fiasco. Just a terrible call putting your 3rd string qb in that position.
Before the 4th and fiasco they also seemed to be calling all 15 yard pass plays. When they had plenty of time to matriculate the ball down the field.
JAX @ KC (NBC)
3:30 PM AG Time
NYG @ PHIL 8
8:15 PM AG Time (FOX)
CIN @ BUF
1:00 PM AG Time (CBS)
DAL or TB @ SF
4:30 PM AG Time (FOX)
OK … So We’re NOT gonna talk about the Blatant / Textbook BLOCK IN THE BACK on the Bengals’ Fumble Return ? … C’mon Refs … A LITTLE consistency Puleese !!! …SMDH … : (
( Oh & ” Roughing ” the Passer Too ??? !!! … Asking for my #95 Friend … ; )
( Both Game Changers !!! )
The roughing the passer literally had no change in outcome, plus cousins was hit in the head which SHOULD be a foul 100% of the time
Even Perrara (sp ? ) – Former Head of Officiating – Said in the Booth it was a weak call / glancing blow …Similar ones go Un-Called … My Point …
Which roughing? The one Cousins?
for us old timers…..rip Gina Lollobrigida
equally as beautiful as Sofia Loren …
Very sad day.
Anyone here want to gift me (or give me a tremendous discount) for the Chiefs-Jags game Saturday? It’s at a time I could actually go.
At $750 a ticket. You’re not likely to get a response
I’ll take the nosebleed section. Seeing some at $137 at Seatgeek.
Jump. I saw quotes for $30 up there
only this is you gotta have 12″ Binoculars to see anything, and for those you need a HUGE solid, sturdy tripod … otherwise you’re lookin’ at little tiny ants way way far away
also, Wild Turkey 101 can be invaluable on a cold day (don’t ask how I know, I just do)
Better to pay $137 for that privilege vs $350, no?
What we haven’t asked 3rd is “What is your record going to games?”. If it isn’t spotless, consider a bar.
haven’t gone since early 80’s and hoo boy, the team was horrible …
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thank you both
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