Chiefs news for November 13, 2023
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Sixty Years in Kansas City: New Leadership Turns the Tide| Chiefs dot com
Winning cured a lack of interest in 1966 and it quickly sparked what interest still percolated among a dwindling few diehards inside the Chiefs’ cavernous stadium by the birth of the 1990s.
It came in the form of a new management team and a new coaching staff. There had been other head coaches to be sure, and they had not worked, but the front office had been pretty much the same with just a few additions and subtractions through the years.
Both Carl Peterson, as president and general manager, and Marty Schottenheimer, as head coach, did something their predecessors could not do. They brought the staffs that fared them well at their previous stops. Moreover, Lamar Hunt could point to their successful resumes in turning around losing franchises, something his prior hires did not have.
2023 NFL Playoff Picture: Chiefs, Eagles Have Clear Path to Top Seeds | Sports Illustrated
Although nobody has clinched anything this early, there are a couple of safe conclusions to draw looking at the standings.
In the AFC, it would take a monumental collapse for the Chiefs (7–2), Ravens (7–3) or Jaguars (6–3) to miss the playoffs, considering their records, talent and divisional situation. The Bengals (5–4) and Dolphins (6–3) also appear to be safe bets.
In the NFC, the Eagles (8–1) have the clear path to the top seed for the second consecutive year. It also looks like the Cowboys (6–3) will be a dangerous wild–card team, while the 49ers (6–3) and Seahawks (6–3) are both likely playoff teams who will battle for the NFC West crown. Then there’s the Lions (7–2), who should have a hammerlock on the NFC North, meaning they’ll host a playoff game for the first time since 1993.
PFF grades for every player on Chiefs defense at Kansas City’s bye week | Chiefs Wire
The Kansas City Chiefs defense has been an impressive group in 2023 and has its sights set on becoming one of the best groups to ever take the field in franchise history.
Led by All-Pro defensive lineman Chris Jones and second-year cornerback Trent McDuffie, the unit has been extremely effective at limiting opponents to minimal points and yardage through nine games this season.
The resurgence of Kansas City’s defense has given Chiefs fans hope for the future as the team’s offense continues to work its way back to championship form at the season’s midway point.
The KC Chiefs’ 2023 Offensive Line Is a Complicated Group | Sports Illustrated
Dating back multiple offseasons, the Kansas City Chiefs have always prioritized protecting the face of their franchise. Keeping Patrick Mahomes safe is at the forefront of the franchise’s focus, and this past offseason saw some changes that emphasized that need even more.
Instead of working out long-term contract extensions with Orlando Brown Jr. and Andrew Wylie, Kansas City allowed its starting offensive tackles to sign elsewhere. In their places, the Chiefs brought in the duo of Donovan Smith and Jawaan Taylor while also selecting Wanya Morris in the third round of the NFL Draft. The end result entering the season was a group with plenty of hype, although some players haven’t quite justified that. What’s the state of the offensive line as the final stretch of the 2023-24 campaign looms?
Andy Reid Issues Apology to Players After Dolphins Game | Heavy dot com
The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Miami Dolphins 21-14 in Frankfurt, Germany, but it wasn’t exactly pretty.
While the Chiefs’ defense shut down one of the most explosive offenses in the league, quarterback Patrick Mahomes and his offense are in a rut. During the locker room celebration at Deutsche Bank Park, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid kept it real with his postgame speech.
After congratulating the defense for doing “a heck of a job” on November 5, “offense, you did enough,” Reid said, before issuing an apology to the offensive line.
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