Chiefs news for January 7, 2022/
Good morning AG! 11 degrees here in Indiana, so there’s your news! Once my fingers thaw out we’ll see what’s happening…
The Chiefs Are Their Own Biggest Enemies in the Playoffs | si.com
In Week 17, a Sunday afternoon in which the Chiefs were in Ohio to play the Cincinnati Bengals, a multitude of things led to the team’s loss. Drops, missed tackles, poor coaching decisions and some outside factors (officiating was spotty, at best) doomed one of the NFL’s most talented teams. Of course, the Bengals’ talented offense helped earn the well deserved win, but the Chiefs couldn’t get out of their own way at many points in the game.
Darrel Williams close to becoming third Chief to reach 1,000 yard club | yahoo
Now he has the chance to join the 1,000 yard club, as he needs just 37 yards on the ground or through the air this Saturday versus the Denver Broncos to reach the milestone.
Chiefs Sign Former Division-Rival Tight End Ahead of Regular-Season Finale | heavy
“Once of the hardest working Tight End’s in football, @mbush89 has signed with the @Chiefs! A number of teams had reached out to Matt! Congrats Matt! Endurance Sports Management: ‘It’s not just representation, it’s Family!’” Endurance Management wrote on Wednesday, January 4.
Seven QBs, zero victories. Inside the Broncos’ 12-game losing streak against Chiefs | yahoo
Playing for overtime, Smith handed off to Jamaal Charles, who fumbled. Bradley Roby recovered, broke a tackle and scored the game-winning touchdown, giving the Broncos a 31-24 victory to the amazement of the announcers: Jim Nantz and Phil Simms.
And that was the last time the Broncos defeated the Chiefs, who have won their last 12 games against Denver.
Why the KC Chiefs called a blitz on third and 27, and how the Bengals exploited it | yahoo
“Hindsight is 20-20, right?” defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo said Wednesday in response to that question. “The thinking was we were addressing that play as a third-and-6. At the 41-yard line, any additional yardage there is going to make it a field goal for them. It’s a tie ball game. Don’t want to give up a field goal.
“So the idea was to get an incomplete pass. Again, hindsight is 20-20, but I think all the guys are comfortable we’re trying to get them to punt the ball on fourth-and-27.”
Check out our 4 players to watch as the KC Chiefs visit the Denver Broncos on Saturday | yahoo
If the Chiefs win Saturday and the Titans win Sunday, or the Chiefs lose on Saturday, KC cannot earn the top seed.
Here are some players, besides the always-watchable Patrick Mahomes of the Chiefs, to keep an eye on Saturday.
Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy stressing fundamentals on offense after Week 18 loss | usatoday
“[I] keep stressing fundamentals,” He said when asked about being nearly shut out in the second half. “We want to make sure that our guys understand the little things that it takes to help us to be the best team that we can possibly be. At times, we’re clicking and doing certain things, and at times, we’re not. So, we’ve got to go back always to ground zero, and that’s the purpose of why we practice. We stressed that yesterday and that was a big vocal point as well today—fundamentals and just making sure we’re detailing all the details.”
Mic’d-up video showed how Patrick Mahomes reacted to the coat fire on the Chiefs sideline | usatoday
Someone on the sideline stood too close to one of the heaters, which caused his coat to catch fire. Thankfully, nobody was hurt. And now, we’re able to laugh at the reaction from Patrick Mahomes and the rest of the Chiefs sideline.
Chiefs HC Andy Reid provides injury updates following Thursday practice | yahoo
Both Edwards-Helaire and Niang were ruled out by the team in the official injury report shortly after Reid’s comments. One player who appears to be in the clear for Week 18 is LT Orlando Brown Jr., who was sidelined by a pregame calf injury against the Cincinnati Bengals./