Chiefs news for 9 October 2020
The Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills Week 6 game on Thursday, Oct. 15 has been tentatively rescheduled, moving from “Thursday Night Football” to Sunday, Oct. 18. This comes following an earlier report from ESPN that the game could be pushed to Saturday. It’s all part of a chain reaction caused by the COVID-19 outbreak on the Tennessee Titans. The Chiefs-Bills game is moving to Sunday on a tentative basis, depending on whether or not the Titans-Bills game can be played this week. If there are more positive cases in Tennessee and the game with Buffalo can’t be played, the Chiefs-Bills game would revert back to its originally scheduled time on Thursday.
The Chiefs promoted running back DeAndre Washington from the practice squad to the active roster on Thursday. They didn’t have to make a corresponding move since Bashaud Breeland still has a roster exemption. The Chiefs also signed receiver Marcus Kemp to the practice squad.
Best call by a coach: Andy Reid’s fourth-down play-call in overtime, Week 2 Reid’s Chiefs had the ball on the Chargers’ 46-yard line on fourth-and-1 with 4:06 remaining in overtime. Reid could have punted or sent in Harrison Butker for a 63-yard field goal attempt, but he chose to keep the offense on the field, a decision that ultimately added 20.3 percent to Kansas City’s win probability (most of any coaching call this season), per EdjSports. The gamble paid off, as Darwin Thompson converted with a 2-yard gain. And Butker still got to have his shot at a career-long kick: It came from 58 yards later on that drive, and it was good, winning the game for the Chiefs.
Much of the Chiefs’ bulky advantage has come with the recent win-spurt over the past seven years. K.C. has won five straight versus the Raiders. Since Derek Carr took over as the starting QB for the Silver and Black, the Raiders have a 2-10 record in the rivalry games. “If we’re being honest, to make it a rivalry, we have to win some games,” Carr noted Wednesday, via Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Carr is also personally 0-6 at Arrowhead Stadium, where Sunday’s game will kick off. “Derek is going to hear it until he does it,” Raiders coach Jon Gruden noted of the winless road record in K.C.
“Ultimately I just feel like I need to just put my foot on the ground and get knocked on some runs,” Edwards-Helaire said. “Some things, we got to ultimately clean up as an offensive group — we got off to kind of a slow start. But, most importantly, go through film to see what I can fix and see what we can adjust as far as tomorrow on film then after in the walkthrough and go through any of the adjustments we need to make.’
“Yeah, Taco’s made some good plays for us, so that was one of them for sure,” Chiefs HC Andy Reid said following the Week 4 win. “It’s great for his career going forward, so that’s a positive thing for him. He’s all in for right now and enjoys being here and working hard.”
“I mean, that’s the good thing about having long arms, being able to reach around people,” Charlton said of the play. “As I was coming around the corner, I saw he still had the ball right in front of me, so I knew it was a perfect opportunity for me to come around with my arms and knock the ball out. I saw the ball out and I decided to pull his arms back and hopefully one of our guys would come up with it, and that’s what happened. I made a big play and we were able to score off it and capitalize.”