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Chiefs news for January 14, 2022

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Good morning AG! Today in history, Fred Arbanas was born in 1939 and Shawn Barber in 1975…

KC Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes’ biggest playoff lesson came in a game he didn’t start | kansas.com

https://www.kansas.com/sports/nfl/kansas-city-chiefs/article257246542.html

In his rookie season, when Mahomes served as the backup to Alex Smith, the Chiefs led the Titans 21-3 at halftime in the Wild Card Round. Then came the game-changing play — and we’ll understand if you avert your eyes for a couple of sentences here. Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota threw a pass that Chiefs safety Jordan Lucas deflected … right back to Mariota, who caught the ball, tucked it between his arms and dove in for a touchdown.

Poll: Patrick Mahomes is the most liked NFL skill position player | yahoo

https://sports.yahoo.com/poll-patrick-mahomes-most-liked-123358142.html

Patrick Mahomes is the most-liked skill position player in the NFL, per Morning Consult’s annual survey of U.S. adults.

By the numbers: Mahomes scored a net favorability rating of 34, which was calculated by taking the 41% of respondents with a favorable opinion of him and subtracting the 7% with an unfavorable opinion.

Chiefs place TE Mark Vital on practice squad COVID-19 list | yahoo

https://sports.yahoo.com/chiefs-place-te-mark-vital-233614563.html

According to the NFL’s official personnel notice for Wednesday, the Chiefs placed developmental TE Mark Vital on the practice squad COVID-19 list due to a positive test. This list functions as the normal Reserve/COVID-19 list, but for practice squad players. He’ll join fellow practice squad teammate Josh Jackson as the only two players currently on any COVID-19 lists for Kansas City.

KC Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on challenge presented by T.J. Watt and Steelers’ defense | yahoo

https://sports.yahoo.com/kc-chiefs-qb-patrick-mahomes-211518595.html

He’s a special player. I mean, I don’t know what runs in that family, but they’re great football players over there,” Mahomes said, alluding to Watt and his brothers, J.J. — an Arizona Cardinals defensive end — and Derek, a Steelers fullback. “T.J. is not only special as far as the way he can bend and get to the quarterback, but with the effort that he plays with.

Patrick Mahomes Makes His Opinion On Steelers Very Clear | heavy

https://thespun.com/more/top-stories/patrick-mahomes-makes-opinion-on-steelers-very-clear

“They have an attitude about them, a mindset they play with so we’re not taking them lightly at all. They’re a team that’s beat a lot of good football teams and so to get to play against Big Ben is an honor for me,” he explained during a press conference on Wednesday, per NBC’s Pro Football Talk.

Chiefs added a ‘Juice Man’ when they traded for Melvin Ingram | usatoday

“I think it was my first seven-eight years playing, I had to get him at least twice a year,” Kelce said. “But man, I’m glad he’s on our team, I’ll tell you that much. He just has the entire package. I said it when he came here, any time you add a ‘Juice Man’ or just an ultimate competitor like him, it doesn’t matter what spot you put that guy in, he’s got a great feel of being a competitor and just playing with teammates. That’s why he fit the mold so perfectly when he got here. Both his energy on the field and who he is on the field as a playmaker. It was just the perfect match. I’m definitely glad to have him here and not having to go against him twice a year.”

Ex-Chiefs RB Cut by Super Bowl Contender, KC Reunion Could Happen | heavy

Although the Chiefs do have McKinnon and Gore as options in the event that neither Edwards-Helaire nor Williams could play on Wild-Card weekend, the team does not currently have any running backs on their practice squad. So, adding Thompson could resolve that issue and would be available for a promotion in the event that injuries continued to plague the backfield as the postseason continues.

Chiefs in two of the most-watched games in 2021 season | fox4kc

Matchup to watch: Chiefs OL vs. sack master TJ Watt | fox4kc

This season, Pittsburgh Steelers pass rusher TJ Watt tied NFL Hall of Famer Michael Strahan’s single-season sack record with 22.5 sacks.

With such a powerful presence coming to face the Kansas City Chiefs in the playoffs, Chiefs fans may assume that the Chiefs’ offensive line may be in trouble; but that may not be the case.

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce ready for wild-card game vs. Steelers after missing Week 16 | yahoo

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/chiefs-te-travis-kelce-ready-164511950.html

“It was a pretty frustrating time,” Kelce said of missing action. “I think even though I had some symptoms, it was nothing that would have ever kept me out of being in the facility, practicing and then going to play in a game. So, it was pretty frustrating to not just go out there with my guys. Then once the game actually happened, I had some fun watching us go to work because we were hitting on all cylinders. When the Chiefs are hitting on all cylinders, we have a lot of fun doing it.”

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NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs(@novachiefs)
01/14/2022 2:27 pm
upamtn
upamtn(@upamtn)
Reply to  NovaChiefs
01/14/2022 2:34 pm

good!

I mean … awwwwww shucks, that’s a shame!!!

NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs(@novachiefs)
Reply to  upamtn
01/14/2022 3:01 pm

Ya know, the numbers say he’s better than Williams, who is also hurt

MasterChief
MasterChief(@masterchief)
Reply to  NovaChiefs
01/14/2022 5:24 pm

It sucks but our backups are very capable and have fresh legs.

MasterChief
MasterChief(@masterchief)
01/14/2022 11:33 am

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Wichita Chief
Wichita Chief(@wichita-chief)
01/14/2022 11:19 am

TGIRF!!! Looks like 30 deg at kickoff. 29 at end of game. A nice crisp atmosphere to set the tone. It looks like 2″-4″ of snow possible before it quits Saturday mid day. Arrowhead under the lights! Awwww! Beautiful Man!!

Stuckinpackland
Stuckinpackland(@stuckinpackland)
01/14/2022 9:34 am

Having Bolton and kelce and hill all relatively healthy for this game is a huge bonus. Hopefully we shellac them like last time. I doubt that happens. I think they’re gunna try something different on defense. We’re gunna expect the same shell, 2 high coverage stuff that we normally see. I think they’ll fire a bunch of man press blitzes right away to mess up our opening script

EAFOX
EAFOX(@eafox)
Reply to  Stuckinpackland
01/14/2022 9:46 am

There only hope is that TJ Watt has a career game against Wylie.

Stuckinpackland
Stuckinpackland(@stuckinpackland)
Reply to  EAFOX
01/14/2022 9:50 am

There’s no way this staff let’s that happen. I think you’ll see some of that same kelce chip, block, release into the flat stuff.

EAFOX
EAFOX(@eafox)
Reply to  Stuckinpackland
01/14/2022 9:52 am

I expect Wylie to battle as well. He might be the unsung hero of the season.

3rdnlong
3rdnlong(@3rdnlong)
Reply to  EAFOX
01/14/2022 1:45 pm

Suppose the better competition got to him?

upamtn
upamtn(@upamtn)
Reply to  EAFOX
01/14/2022 10:43 am

There Their only hope …

hey Fox, FIFY (and you’re a TEACHER?)

EAFOX
EAFOX(@eafox)
Reply to  upamtn
01/14/2022 11:35 am

Damn – I am having a subpar morning.

upamtn
upamtn(@upamtn)
Reply to  EAFOX
01/14/2022 2:35 pm

sub-par is a GOOD thing … in golf 😉

MasterChief
MasterChief(@masterchief)
Reply to  Stuckinpackland
01/14/2022 11:25 am

They have one of the worst run defenses, so I expect we’ll be running a lot like last time.

I also think it’ll be a more competitive game. I think they will let Big Ben launch the ball a lot trying to get pass interference calls or lucky catches. Penalties are something I’m obviously worried about!

NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs(@novachiefs)
Reply to  MasterChief
01/14/2022 12:40 pm

I remember playing a Colts team that sucked against the run, and we had a beast of a RB, LJ. I think it was midway into the 3rd Q before we got a first down.
I hope they have a backup plan
And I am worried about the “Big Ben Farewell Tour” parting gifts from the refs

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3rdnlong
3rdnlong(@3rdnlong)
Reply to  NovaChiefs
01/14/2022 1:46 pm

Running the ball IS our backup plan. If they want to try to stack the box against our RBs? Go for it. Then we can go back to plan A of throwing long strikes.

MasterChief
MasterChief(@masterchief)
Reply to  3rdnlong
01/14/2022 1:57 pm

Maybe, but I think it’s the other way around. They have a top 10 pass defense, and nearly the worst run defense. If they commit to stopping the run, then we have a Mahomes. Could see some play action.
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Stuckinpackland
Stuckinpackland(@stuckinpackland)
01/14/2022 9:19 am

Juju playing? Good. Gives the boys a little more incentive to rub it in that he chose them over us.

EAFOX
EAFOX(@eafox)
01/14/2022 8:39 am

Tough Trivia Question

Who were the last two members of the sixties Chiefs to retire? The 1979 season was their last season. Who became the longest tenured Chief when they retired?

HINT: One of the two is a HOFer and the other one only became a starter later in his career. The longest tenured player was an offensive lineman.

NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs(@novachiefs)
Reply to  EAFOX
01/14/2022 9:20 am

Emmitt Thomas is one…I think
OL…Don’t know, but I’m sure as soon as I hear it I’ll say “of course”

upamtn
upamtn(@upamtn)
Reply to  EAFOX
01/14/2022 9:23 am

Mike Livingston and … Jack Rudnay (coupla wild stabs in the dark)

NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs(@novachiefs)
Reply to  upamtn
01/14/2022 9:29 am

Neither is a HOFer, but Rudnay is a good guess.

EAFOX
EAFOX(@eafox)
Reply to  NovaChiefs
01/14/2022 9:34 am

You would immediately know the HOFer if I reveal his position.

EAFOX
EAFOX(@eafox)
Reply to  EAFOX
01/14/2022 9:35 am

Does Montana State help?

NovaChiefs
NovaChiefs(@novachiefs)
Reply to  EAFOX
01/14/2022 9:38 am

Jan!

EAFOX
EAFOX(@eafox)
Reply to  NovaChiefs
01/14/2022 9:43 am

YEP –

upamtn
upamtn(@upamtn)
Reply to  EAFOX
01/14/2022 9:45 am

he didn’t retire in 79 did he? or was I reading that all wrong …

EAFOX
EAFOX(@eafox)
Reply to  upamtn
01/14/2022 9:48 am

Well, his last season for the Chiefs was in 79 but he did play afterwards. Guess by using the word retire that I screwed with our minds.

upamtn
upamtn(@upamtn)
Reply to  EAFOX
01/14/2022 10:44 am

(checks what’s left inside head)

no worries, my little bit of nothing left is still fine (considering it’s mostly gone already)

KCChef
KCChef(@kcchef)
Reply to  EAFOX
01/14/2022 9:55 pm

Go Bobcats !!! … : )

EAFOX
EAFOX(@eafox)
Reply to  upamtn
01/14/2022 9:33 am

Mike Livingston is one of the two that retired. Rudnay became the oldest tenured Chief – he joined them in 1970. The HOFer is the one left – it is not Emmitt Thomas – which was a hell of a good guess though.

upamtn
upamtn(@upamtn)
Reply to  EAFOX
01/14/2022 9:46 am

so I was right, or half-right … or completely right based on my misunderstanding of the question, or completely wrong based on … ahhhhh never mind: have a great day!

upamtn
upamtn(@upamtn)
Reply to  upamtn
01/14/2022 9:47 am

but send BBQ if ya get a chance 😉

EAFOX
EAFOX(@eafox)
Reply to  upamtn
01/14/2022 9:49 am

Misleading with the word retire on Jan – I completely forgot that he carried on elsewhere. You are indeed the champion.

upamtn
upamtn(@upamtn)
Reply to  EAFOX
01/14/2022 10:45 am

BBQ and Bert’s!

now all I need is … BBQ and Bert’s!!!

Nasrani
Nasrani(@nasrani)
01/14/2022 8:16 am

Red Friday: Postseason Wild-Card Edition

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But when you come against THE CHIEFS,
I am comin’, and PAIN is comin’ with me!

Pittsburgh, if you’re ready for a fight
Then you’re in the right place tonight!

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Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed(@severely-concussed)
01/14/2022 7:25 am

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rip58
rip58(@rip58lovealways)
Reply to  Severely Concussed
01/14/2022 8:03 am

Red Friday kingdom…….enjoy

Nasrani
Nasrani(@nasrani)
Reply to  Severely Concussed
01/14/2022 8:16 am

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3rdnlong
3rdnlong(@3rdnlong)
Reply to  Nasrani
01/14/2022 1:50 pm

This GIF never gets old.

EAFOX
EAFOX(@eafox)
01/14/2022 6:55 am

Set # 4 – This is the last set and we are down to the Sweet Sixteen.

Peyton Manning v Patrick Mahomes
Reggie White v Willie Lanier
Dan Marino v Troy Polamalu
Junior Seau v Derrick Thomas

EAFOX
EAFOX(@eafox)
Reply to  EAFOX
01/14/2022 6:57 am

My vote – White, Marino, DT, and, and, and, I cannot say it….Peyton Manning

3rdnlong
3rdnlong(@3rdnlong)
Reply to  EAFOX
01/14/2022 1:48 pm

Eject this troll who somehow hacked EA’s account.

upamtn
upamtn(@upamtn)
Reply to  3rdnlong
01/14/2022 2:37 pm

I fear it’s some dude with yet ANOTHER so-called “free-subscription” … I’m about ready to ask for my money back!

vvet818
vvet818(@vvet818)
Reply to  EAFOX
01/14/2022 8:44 am

Lanier, Marino, Thomas, and, and, i will say it….Mahomes

upamtn
upamtn(@upamtn)
Reply to  EAFOX
01/14/2022 9:26 am

Manning, Marino, DT and Lanier

cotton_don
cotton_don(@cotton_don)
Reply to  EAFOX
01/14/2022 10:12 am

Manning, White, Polamalu, Thomas

zulu trader
zulu trader(@zulu-trader)
Reply to  EAFOX
01/14/2022 1:29 pm

Manning
White
Polamalu
DT

3rdnlong
3rdnlong(@3rdnlong)
Reply to  EAFOX
01/14/2022 1:48 pm

MAHOMES, White, Polamalu, DT!

EAFOX
EAFOX(@eafox)
01/14/2022 6:53 am

Set # 3 – Who advances to the Sweet Sixteen?

Ronnie Lott v Gene Upshaw
Walter Payton v Randy Moss
Barry Sanders v Charles Woodson
Larry Fitzgerald v Lawrence Taylor

EAFOX
EAFOX(@eafox)
Reply to  EAFOX
01/14/2022 6:56 am

My vote – Lott, Moss, Sanders, LT

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed(@severely-concussed)
Reply to  EAFOX
01/14/2022 7:26 am

Lott, Moss, Woodson, LT

vvet818
vvet818(@vvet818)
Reply to  hoosierchief
01/14/2022 8:45 am

my choices as well

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upamtn
upamtn(@upamtn)
Reply to  EAFOX
01/14/2022 9:27 am

Lott, Sweetness, Taylor and …

wow, Sanders v Woodson is tough

Woodson, what the hell

cotton_don
cotton_don(@cotton_don)
Reply to  EAFOX
01/14/2022 10:10 am

Lott, Payton, Sanders, Taylor

zulu trader
zulu trader(@zulu-trader)
Reply to  EAFOX
01/14/2022 1:31 pm

Upshaw
Payton
Woodson
Taylor

3rdnlong
3rdnlong(@3rdnlong)
Reply to  EAFOX
01/14/2022 1:49 pm

Lott, Payton, Sanders, Lawrence Taylor

3rdnlong
3rdnlong(@3rdnlong)
01/14/2022 6:20 am

Hey guys!

First, as an aside – I won’t be able to make a poem this coming week, if and when we win. At least not before the game. After the game next week, I should be good. Now, on to what you’re really here for.

So, here we are in the playoffs! First game! Arrowhead will be rocking!

Because of the draw we have against the Steelers, and the dinosaur of a quarterback they have, I present my song parody for the week – “Big Ben’s Last Dance” (sung to the tune of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, “Mary Jane’s Last Dance”).

https://arrowheadguys.com/chiefs-song-parody-big-bens-last-dance-to-the-tune-of-tom-petty-the-heartbreakers-mary-janes-last-dance-2022-nfl-playoffs-wildcard-weekend-kc-vs-pit/

Please read, rate, comment on the link and share. And as always, GO CHIEFS!

upamtn
upamtn(@upamtn)
Reply to  3rdnlong
01/14/2022 10:46 am

I’m only here b/c Tony gave me a free subscription …

MasterChief
MasterChief(@masterchief)
Reply to  upamtn
01/14/2022 11:28 am

What?!? He gave you the Patrick deal?!?

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vvet818
vvet818(@vvet818)
01/14/2022 5:33 am

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flat footed?

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3rdnlong
3rdnlong(@3rdnlong)
Reply to  vvet818
01/14/2022 6:07 am

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Nasrani
Nasrani(@nasrani)
Reply to  3rdnlong
01/14/2022 8:18 am

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upamtn
upamtn(@upamtn)
Reply to  3rdnlong
01/14/2022 10:48 am
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