Morning Huddle – Playoff Victory Sunday Edition

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Good morning Chiefs Kingdom! Grab yourself a cup o’ Joe and get in the Huddle!

Chiefs news for January 22, 2023

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Good morning AG!

Today in Chiefs’ history, Gunther Cunningham was named as head coach in 1999, seemed like a good idea at the time.

Francis Bacon, whose works established and popularized inductive methodologies for scientific inquiry, often called the Baconian method, or simply the scientific method, was born 1561.

And now the news (that was more fraught than I expected)

Instant analysis of Chiefs’ AFC divisional round win over Jaguars | Chiefswire

So what else did we learn about the Chiefs in their first postseason game of the year?

Hobbled Patrick Mahomes throws jump-pass touchdown | Touchdownwire

https://sports.yahoo.com/hobbled-patrick-mahomes-throws-jump-001045157.html

Mahomes is limping all over the Arrowhead field and he still pulls a super-human play off, on one foot, no less.

Andy Reid explains sending Patrick Mahomes back in vs. Jaguars after ankle injury: ‘It was a short leash’ | TheSportingNews

https://www.sportingnews.com/us/nfl/news/chiefs-andy-reid-patrick-mahomes-jaguars/sqwfn8fd2frh8uvfql3iti0v

The Chiefs were faced with a challenging decision at halftime Saturday against the Jaguars: send an injured Patrick Mahomes back onto the field or turn to the healthy backup.

Patrick Mahomes Guts Through Injury In Kansas City Chiefs Playoff Win | Forbes

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jefffedotin/2023/01/21/patrick-mahomes-guts-through-injury-in-kansas-city-chiefs-playoff-win/?sh=5de392e260fa

“I’m not coming out of a playoff game unless they take me out,” Mahomes said. “I love this sport too much. I love this game. I love playing with my teammates.”

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes’ stern message after beating Jaguars with injured ankle | Clutchpoints

https://clutchpoints.com/chiefs-news-patrick-mahomes-stern-message-after-beating-jaguars-with-injured-ankle

The good news for Mahomes is he still has a lot of time to heal and rest his body for their game next Sunday. Hopefully by that time, he is already fully recovered without any health issue bothering him.

Chad Henne steps in for Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs fans chant his name after 98-yard TD drive vs. Jaguars | Yahoo

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/chad-henne-steps-in-for-patrick-mahomes-chiefs-fans-chant-his-name-after-98-yard-td-drive-vs-jaguars-224201738.html

Chad Henne probably didn’t expect to have his name called, or chanted out by Arrowhead Stadium fans, on Saturday afternoon. ED: Hennething is Possible

Chiefs Praise ‘Special’ Performance by Chad Henne vs. Jaguars | bellinghamherald.com

https://www.bellinghamherald.com/sports/partners/article271481887.html

Henne and his key touchdown drive received nothing but positive remarks from KC on Saturday. The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars by a final score of 27-20 in Saturday’s AFC Divisional Round contest, but Patrick Mahomes wasn’t the only quarterback on the team to contribute to the win in a significant way.

Five things that stand out about Chiefs’ playoff win against the Jacksonville Jaguars | KC Star

https://sports.yahoo.com/five-things-stand-chiefs-playoff-004440874.html

For now, here are five observations from immediately after the game:

Jerick McKinnon throws Foyesade Oluokun out of the club with killer blitz block | Yahoo

https://sports.yahoo.com/jerick-mckinnon-throws-foyesade-oluokun-234424152.html

It’s all in a day’s work for McKinnon, who prides himself on being an every-down back.

Harrison Butker saved a kickoff return TD with his face and helped seal a Chiefs playoff win | Clutchpoints

The Kansas City Chiefs got the most unlikely help from their typically reliable kicker Harrison Butker.

NFL fans had lots of Waffle House jokes after Trevor Lawrence and the Jaguars lost to the Chiefs | Clutchpoints

Tonight there is no joy in any of the Waffle Houses in Duval.

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NovaChiefs
01/22/2023 12:28 pm

Classy kid. The NFL is in good hands.

Nasrani
Reply to  NovaChiefs
01/22/2023 2:32 pm

He has a bright future in the league.

MasterChief
MasterChief
01/22/2023 12:24 pm

GREAT team win yesterday! I could see everyone stepping up after the injury and it was awesome.

I have a theory for next week:

Before Mahomes was injured, I thought he was holding the ball too long and always seemed to go through his progressions before scrambling. I think he needed to throw the ball much quicker.

In comes Henne and he dinks and dunks his way right down the field 98 yards for a TD. Henne showed how this offense is meant to work.

With Mahomes having a high ankle sprain, I think this is the recipe he needs to follow… get rid of the ball QUICKLY! Dink and dunk that shit and let the other players do their thing. I really don’t want to see Mahomes scrambling a lot in the AFCCG and I don’t want to see him getting hit anymore.

NovaChiefs
01/22/2023 12:20 pm

Down a rabbit hole:
The Chiefs have had more QBs win Playoff games than every team except the Packers (5), Giants (6), and ‘Skins (4). Patrick alone bests the other 3 Chiefs.
Patrick is now tied with the great Bart Starr with 9 wins. Win next week, he ties the great Joe (Thank God for the defense) Flacco
Patrick has more wins than 4 franchises, and as many as two more
If he were a team, he would rank #1 in Playoff Winning %

NovaChiefs
Reply to  NovaChiefs
01/22/2023 5:37 pm

It was pointed out below that Steve Deberg won a WC game for us, so that’s 5, and ties us with the Packers.

NovaChiefs
01/22/2023 11:48 am

Report: Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes Diagnosed With High Ankle Sprain

https://www.sanluisobispo.com/sports/article271493867.html

Wichita Chief
Wichita Chief
Reply to  NovaChiefs
01/22/2023 12:03 pm

Some good proofreading “Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has been diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain following Kansas City’s victory over the Bills in the AFC divisional round, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.”

NovaChiefs
Reply to  Wichita Chief
01/22/2023 12:21 pm

Getting an early jump on reporting next weeks game

Wichita Chief
Wichita Chief
Reply to  NovaChiefs
01/22/2023 2:09 pm

YES!!

Wichita Chief
Wichita Chief
01/22/2023 11:35 am

I love being able to sit here on Sunday, enjoying my coffee, knowing we have our ticket punched for next week. Either here or there, we’re going to be in it! Again.

Nasrani
01/22/2023 11:29 am

To the winner of Bills/Bengals:

Snafu
Reply to  Nasrani
01/22/2023 12:08 pm
NovaChiefs
01/22/2023 11:10 am

Wait. The Bills/Bengals is a 3pm EST kickoff? I got up for nothing??

zulu trader
01/22/2023 10:54 am

Thanks Pompano

zulu trader
Reply to  pompano
01/22/2023 10:58 am

You guys are appreciated!

NovaChiefs
Reply to  zulu trader
01/22/2023 11:09 am

We are a team around here!

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  NovaChiefs
01/22/2023 12:08 pm

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alsi
alsi
01/22/2023 10:22 am

“Patrick Mahomes has more playoff wins than every other past Chiefs QB combined.”

NovaChiefs
Reply to  alsi
01/22/2023 11:13 am

Mahomes has more playoff wins than Dawson, Montana, and Smith combined.

Oh, wait. You said that.
60 years, and we have 4 QBs who’ve won playoff games?

NovaChiefs
Reply to  NovaChiefs
01/22/2023 12:09 pm

I must follow up on this.
I wondered how badly this compared with other teams (expecting the worst, of course), and the Great Google tells me only the Packers and Giants have more, and they both have way more years.
So, say that differently: In only 60 years, we’ve had four different QBs win playoff games.

Big Chief
Big Chief
Reply to  NovaChiefs
01/22/2023 1:54 pm

Don’t forget DeBerg. He beat the Raiders in the WC round.

NovaChiefs
Reply to  Big Chief
01/22/2023 5:33 pm

Wikipedia forgot him, as well. So that gives us 5

zulu trader
01/22/2023 10:21 am

I’m not sure that we can beat Bill’s or bengals with the way we played last night.

Big win last night, but we need to play better

NovaChiefs
Reply to  zulu trader
01/22/2023 10:22 am

Yep. Line play, in particular. Do like no turnovers

zulu trader
Reply to  NovaChiefs
01/22/2023 10:24 am

Not a lot of penalties either

zulu trader
Reply to  zulu trader
01/22/2023 10:28 am

“Only” 2 sacks yesterday. 5 in the previous game, and 2nd in the NFL IN SACKS and we only got2.

Need to do better next week

Last edited 2 months ago by zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  zulu trader
01/22/2023 10:30 am

Will Chris Jones get a playoff sack?

zulu trader
Reply to  zulu trader
01/22/2023 10:31 am

At least we know Frank Clark puts the hammer down when it comes to playoff games

NovaChiefs
Reply to  zulu trader
01/22/2023 10:38 am

Ever? Missed one yesterday

NovaChiefs
Reply to  zulu trader
01/22/2023 10:37 am

Good refs help

Stuckinpackland
Stuckinpackland
01/22/2023 10:13 am

Had a conversation with my Bengals fan buddy last night, he’s under the impression that Joe burrow is just as good as mahomes, if not better. People are delusional man

KCChef
KCChef
Reply to  Stuckinpackland
01/22/2023 11:18 am

That Would Explain RaiDuh, Donkey & DisCharger Fans … ; )

NovaChiefs
01/22/2023 9:42 am

Fuck you, bitch

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
Reply to  NovaChiefs
01/22/2023 9:47 am

😆
Haters going to hate. I lol at these

larch
Reply to  NovaChiefs
01/22/2023 10:16 am

Umm: my read is it was a mistaken slip of the tongue. During the dress rehearsal for a play in high school one of my lines had in it the word “city” and I was looking straight at our VP in the audience as I spat out “shitty”.

NovaChiefs
Reply to  larch
01/22/2023 10:23 am

There you go again, being all empathetic. Just like a Canuck. 😉😂

larch
Reply to  NovaChiefs
01/22/2023 11:01 am

Ah geez, nothing to do with nationality – everything to do with humanity. But, ya know: to thine own self be true. 🙂

Last edited 2 months ago by larch
NovaChiefs
Reply to  larch
01/22/2023 11:16 am

There you go again, being all empathetic. Just like a Canuck Human”

Better?

larch
Reply to  NovaChiefs
01/22/2023 11:20 am

There ya go, now you’re getting it.

larch
Reply to  pompano
01/22/2023 11:13 am

It’s easy to do. I’ve had rotator cuff repairs to both shoulders – try repeating shoulder surgery five times.

NovaChiefs
Reply to  larch
01/22/2023 11:15 am

Had one. Worst recovery of all my surgeries.

larch
Reply to  NovaChiefs
01/22/2023 11:23 am

Had both done arthroscopically, supraspinatus, subscapularis and biceps tendons all worked on in both cases. Rehab went very well and they’ve held up for over ten years, only just recently the left shoulder is complaining.

larch
Reply to  larch
01/22/2023 11:24 am

My Mrs asked me why I don’t get them both done at the same time. I looked at her and pointed to our bathroom.

NovaChiefs
Reply to  larch
01/22/2023 12:31 pm

Same time?? I couldn’t FEED myself for a week with just the right (dominant) one

Wichita Chief
Wichita Chief
Reply to  NovaChiefs
01/22/2023 11:33 am

Maybe he has a lisp?

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
01/22/2023 9:40 am

Troubling part JAGS were 26th in nfl @ getting sacks….and Chiefs LT couldn’t hold up!!

*Cinn 29th in total sacks
*bills 14th

*eagles 1st
*Cowboys 4th
*49ers 10th

So, the sacks STORM is coming. Chiefs LT better man the fuck up for 2 More games!!! That was his guy that rolled up on 15.
.
Orlando can run block! Maybe run the ball to his & joe tuney side with #10…in championship game!!! #10 was the hot hand in divisional game.
..
.
Either way I’ll be in Kc or ATL wearing my LEN DAWSON jersey & under len jersey…wearing my DERRICK THOMAS pro bowl jersey.

HOME OF THE CHIEFS!!

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
Reply to  gonzangkc11
01/22/2023 9:46 am

15 young = quick recovery
1st class medical treatment
Worse case THE Shot

15 a beast!!!
I’m not worried at all.

Last edited 2 months ago by gonzangkc11
upamtn
01/22/2023 9:15 am

forget Waffle House … Chiefs have The King of Pancakes

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larch
Reply to  upamtn
01/22/2023 9:28 am

Saw that brief shot of Will Shields banging the drum. Trey is following in great footsteps.

Wichita Chief
Wichita Chief
Reply to  larch
01/22/2023 11:29 am

In his HOF jacket no less!!

NovaChiefs
Reply to  upamtn
01/22/2023 12:33 pm

One episode of The Franchise went to breakfast with the O line. Holy Cow, those men can eat

upamtn
01/22/2023 9:09 am

well done, Pompano … glad you were able to find “a few” things for today’s MH

so … Bills or Bengals? Bengals or Bills? either way it’s gonna be a tough game next weekend, whoever and wherever they play

the cream rises to the top

KC, BUF, CIN – 3 best teams in the AFC
PHIL, SF, DAL – 3 best teams in the NFC

Last edited 2 months ago by upamtn
vvet818
01/22/2023 8:42 am

new superstition-
during the 4th quarter i started rubbing my Morgan silver dollar (see avatar at left) and hoping for a good outcome, which we got.
have the feeling i’m going to be rubbing the crap out of it from now on.

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larch
Reply to  vvet818
01/22/2023 9:26 am

And I removed my new (Christmas gift) Chiefs toque during halftime as my noggin was too warm. Replaced it with my weathered Chiefs cap but I was clutching that toque in my hands all the way through the second half. I may have found a new ritual.

MasterChief
MasterChief
Reply to  vvet818
01/22/2023 12:15 pm

My new Kelce 87 jersey is 3-0 since Christmas!

NovaChiefs
Reply to  MasterChief
01/22/2023 12:34 pm

My new Mahomes cup is now 2-0.
My new TV might have one loss in it, but it got it out of the way early, so it’s on an undefeated run now

Last edited 2 months ago by NovaChiefs
EAFOX
01/22/2023 8:27 am

Andy did the right thing – protecting Mahomes comes first. Awesome respect for Mahomes for being Ronnie Lott tough and not wanting to leave the game.

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
Reply to  EAFOX
01/22/2023 9:36 am

I met Ronnie on a southwest flight from San Francisco to LA

Great humble guy. Dude cut his finger off to continue playing in a game.

DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater
01/22/2023 8:26 am

Winning playoff games never gets old. Such a long drought after the Montana Era which I was too young to really appreciate or really remember clearly. I really try and appreciate the fact that we are going into our 5th straight afc championship game. It’s amazing.

EAFOX
Reply to  DenverDonkeyHater
01/22/2023 8:29 am

I was young during the Dawson years so I never really appreciated the legends as much as I should. Love Marty for resurrecting the Chiefs – making the playoffs back then was celebrated like winning playoff games are now. Andy and Mahomes have moved us to our highest level.

EAFOX
01/22/2023 8:24 am

Derek Carr – Hurts his finger and cries on the field
Patrick Mahomes – Throws TD passes without an ankle or a kneecap
Who is the toughest SOB playing quarterback?

NovaChiefs
Reply to  EAFOX
01/22/2023 12:36 pm
larch
01/22/2023 7:57 am

“The 98” surely now stands as an iconic event alongside “13 seconds” in Chiefs Kingdom lore.
Get healthy, Mr. Mahomes, you are unparalleled.
My oatmeal and berries are tasting extra good this morning.
I’m with The Shark: don’t care who the Chiefs play next. Bring it on.
CHIEFS!!!!!

upamtn
Reply to  larch
01/22/2023 9:00 am

was just thinking similar …

13 seconds and now 98 yards


larch
Reply to  upamtn
01/22/2023 9:22 am

Yes, I like “98 yards” better.

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