Morning Huddle: Happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving to all y’all in Chiefs Kingdom! Grab yourself a cup o’ joe and get in the Huddle!

Chiefs news for 26 November 2020

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Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes readies for matchup with Tom Brady | ESPN

“He’s someone that’s a global star,” Mahomes said. “For me, I just try to be myself and go out there every single day and put in the work and try to win football games. All that other stuff kind of comes with it. For me, I just try to be a normal guy and live it up with my teammates and have fun doing it.”

“He just grabbed me after the game,” Mahomes said. “I was kind of leaving the stadium and they had obviously been celebrating going to the Super Bowl. He just talked about how he respected how I did everything the right way and stuff like that. It’s just cool to have a guy of that stature who’s won championships it seems like year in and year out that has respect for your game as much as you have respect for his. It was definitely a cool experience that I was able to know that I was doing things the right way early in my career.”

Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes leads Pro Bowl fan voting | NFL.com

Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes, with 143,355 votes, leads all players in balloting for the 2021 Pro Bowl presented by Verizon.

Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson (139,839 votes) ranks second overall, while Minnesota running back Dalvin Cook (131,875 votes), Kansas City tight end Travis Kelce (127,868 votes) and Arizona wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (127,039 votes) round out the top five.

Two of the top five vote-getters – Mahomes and Cook – are age 25 while six first- or second-year players currently lead their conference in votes received at their respective positions.

First injury report for Chiefs vs. Buccaneers, Week 12 | ChiefsWire

PlayerInjuryParticipation*
LT Eric FisherAnkle/ShoulderFP
LB Willie Gay Jr.ShoulderFP
TE Travis KelcePecFP
WR Sammy WatkinsHamstring/CalfFP
DT Derrick NnadiAnkleFP
RT Mike RemmersRibsFP
DT Chris JonesGroinFP
C Austin ReiterKneeFP
DT Khalen SaundersElbowFP
CB L’Jarius SneedCollarboneFP
PlayerInjuryParticipation*
LT Donovan SmithAnkleDNP
LG Ali MarpetConcussionFP
CB Jamel DeanConcussionDNP
TE Tanner HudsonNIRDNP
WR Chris GodwinFingerFP
C A.Q. ShipleyNeckDNP
CB Ryan SmithBackLP
OLB Jason Pierre-PaulKneeLP

Sammy Watkins gets in full practice Wednesday | PFT

The Chiefs made wide receiver Sammy Watkins a late scratch last weekend, but this week started off with a sign that his extended absence from the lineup could come to an end this week.

Watkins has been out with a hamstring injury since Week 5 of the regular season and was initially listed as questionable for last weekend before being downgraded on Saturday. Watkins opened this week as a full participant in practice, which would seem to bode well for his chances of finally getting back on the field against the Buccaneers this weekend.

DeAndre Baker will wear No. 30 jersey with Chiefs | ChiefsWire

According to the Chiefs’ roster on their media portal, DeAndre Baker will wear the No. 30 with Kansas City. Baker previously wore No. 27 with his old NFL team, the New York Giants. That number is currently occupied by Rashad Fenton. Baker’s college number, 18, isn’t an eligible number for a defensive back in the NFL. He also wore No. 2 in high school, which isn’t eligible. There’s really no telling if there is any significance to his choice here.

Tyreek Hill is on pace to break Chiefs record for receiving touchdowns | AA

Hill has 10 receiving touchdowns so far in 2020 through 10 games. That’s an obvious pace for 16 touchdowns on the season, which would be one more than the 15 put up by Dwayne Bowe a decade ago, back in 2010. Bowe led the NFL that season in receiving touchdowns, and he broke a record that season that had stood since Chris Burford put up 12 touchdowns in 1962.

Hill already tied Burford’s mark for second place on the Chiefs all-time list with 12 two seasons ago—in 2018—when he also set the Chiefs’ new record for most receiving yards in a given year with 1,479. Hill is not nearly as prolific in terms of yards this season, as he’s averaging 17 less yards/game than his record-setting year, but he’s finding the end zone at a higher clip.

Ranking the Biggest Threats to the Kansas City Chiefs’ Hopes of Repeating | B/R

The Seahawks rank second to the Chiefs in points scored. If both defenses struggle to make stops, Seattle could win a shootout. At the beginning of the season, quarterback Russell Wilson had the hot hand, throwing for 19 touchdowns and just three interceptions through Week 5.

Clearly, the Las Vegas Raiders belong on this list. The Silver and Black beat the Chiefs in Week 5 and went down to the wire with them in a 35-31 loss Sunday.

Unlike the Seahawks and Raiders, Tampa Bay has a top-10 defense to slow down the Chiefs offense. The Buccaneers rank third in sacks (32) and second in quarterback pressures (110). Mahomes would likely feel some heat from one of the league’s most aggressive pass-rushing units.    

Similar to the Buccaneers, the New Orleans Saints have a top-10 defense to match a high-octane offensive attack, but the latter has shown more consistency in moving the ball with fewer turnovers

Undefeated going into Week 12, the Pittsburgh Steelers field a top-five scoring offense and defense. This squad can win games in a variety of ways, which would put the Chiefs on notice on multiple fronts. 

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ChiefDog
11/26/2020 1:10 pm

Happy Turkey day you damn turkeys!

ChiefDog
Reply to  ChiefDog
11/26/2020 1:12 pm

It my twin brother and I’s birthday too boot. We’re making prime rib… woot!

upamtn
11/26/2020 11:56 am

… but when we got there, there was a sign that said “closed for Thankgsgiving” so we drove around until we found another place to put the garbage …

via GIPHY

larch
larch
11/26/2020 11:09 am

It’s been said already: Coach Andy Heck has been doing a really good job. It seems that the OL has been a committee affair for a couple of seasons whether because of injury or otherwise. Jeff Allen, Cam Erving, Osemele, Witz and Wis, Reuter and Kilgore, Rankin and … Fish and Schwartz are really good and the foundation of the line. Next year: does the good doctor return (I wouldn’t bet against him) and does Niang fulfill his promise, do Wylie and Allegretti keep improving? In his article Mahomes’ MVP Moment Daniel Harms credited the OL with reasonably good play against the Raiders and I’ll take his word for it. It almost feels like a smoke and mirrors thing, they’re holding their own overall, so here’s to Coach Heck!

pompano
pompano
11/26/2020 11:08 am

Last edited 1 month ago by pompano
upamtn
Reply to  pompano
11/26/2020 11:44 am

LOLOLOL

larch
larch
Reply to  upamtn
11/26/2020 12:01 pm

Indeed!

EAFOX
11/26/2020 10:14 am

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
11/26/2020 10:01 am

Happy Thanksgiving America!!!

pompano
pompano
11/26/2020 9:37 am

Happy Thanksgiving y’all

larch
larch
Reply to  pompano
11/26/2020 10:55 am
Warpath
Warpath
11/26/2020 8:40 am

“WORLD CHAMPIONS”

Nasrani
Nasrani
11/26/2020 8:07 am

Walk right in it’s around the back
Just a half a mile from the railroad track!

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

upamtn
Reply to  Nasrani
11/26/2020 11:46 am

played it on my show yesterday morning … as I always do

Happy Turkey Day!

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
Reply to  Nasrani
11/26/2020 12:15 pm

Just saw this. Great minds and all. 🙂

backbone313
backbone313
11/26/2020 8:04 am

It’s not being talked about enough around the web… Bucs DL and how the Chiefs are going to handle them.

Maw423
Maw423
11/26/2020 7:41 am

Happy Thanksgiving

Maw423
Maw423
Reply to  Maw423
11/26/2020 8:37 am

And as an update…deer roasts on the smoker come out AMAZING!

rip58lovealways
rip58lovealways
11/26/2020 7:25 am
Team Player
Team Player
11/26/2020 5:34 am

Happy Thanksgiving!

rip58lovealways
rip58lovealways
Reply to  Team Player
11/26/2020 7:22 am

Happy thanksgiving AG………..

Wishing all a safe and happy holiday, even in a year like 2020 we still have plenty to be thankful for…

Nasrani
Nasrani
Reply to  rip58lovealways
11/26/2020 8:07 am

And may we never lose sight of that fact.

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