Chiefs news for November 23, 2021
Good morning AG! Still enjoying that win and seeing a good defense on the field for us! Today in history, Derrick Johnson was born in 1982, Steve Nelson in 1993 and Marv Upshaw 1946…
NFL Week 11 winners and losers: Chiefs are back (but with caveats). Bills falling off. | yahoo
The Cowboys came into the game with the NFL’s top scoring offense, which was averaging 31.6 points per game. Kansas City kept them out of the end zone altogether. Now, the caveats. Dallas was shorthanded with receivers Amari Cooper (COVID-19) inactive and CeeDee Lamb sustaining a concussion in the second quarter. Left tackle Tyron Smith (ankle) also didn’t play. This comes two weeks after Kansas City beat the Packers with Aaron Rodgers sitting out because he tested positive for COVID-19. So, yes, the Chiefs have had some unreasonably lucky breaks. And they’ll need to show they can do this against full-strength opponents. But nonetheless, and even with quarterback Dak Prescott struggling and Cowboys targets dropping four passes, the Kansas City defensive line is healthy and Chris Jones and Frank Clark will be a problem down the stretch.
MMQB: How the Chiefs’ Defense Helped Turn the Season Around; More From Week 11 | si.com
“The guys did what they needed to win the game,” Reid told me over the phone, early Sunday night. “And winning games in this league right now is a son-of-a-gun, right? The parity is crazy, and you’re seeing it, you have a birds-eye view of it. You’re looking at all these different games, and it’s a different animal. And the things that Roger Goodell and the owners wanted, they’ve got it right now.
“So from a coaching standpoint, you’ve got to be on your A game, and players have to stay on their A game, or you get picked off. That’s how it works.”
FOX Takes You Behind The Scenes Of Cowboys-Chiefs On America’s Game Of The Week | forbes
On the Cowboys’ sixth offensive play, Frank Clark sacked Prescott, and Jones recovered the ball on the Dallas 22-yard line.
“Give me Dak’s reaction!” The command was barked through the production truck.
Reaction shots after a positive or negative game-changing play are a staple of the “America’s Game of the Week” broadcast.
“We’re able to really capture those emotion shots,” said Rich Russo, the lead NFL director for FOX Sports, “in a clean and crisp way with the high-speed cameras.”
Patrick Mahomes on Cowboys’ Micah Parsons: ‘He’s a special player’ | nfl.com
“He’s a special player,” Mahomes said of Parsons, via the Cowboys’ official team website. “I mean, to be that good of a linebacker and be able to play defensive end, there’s not a lot of guys like that in this league. He has a high motor. He chased me down on that sack, the strip-sack, and the whole game he was in there the whole time battling and battling.”
Chris Jones on Chiefs’ Defensive Improvements: ‘It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint’ | si.com
“It’s never how you start, it’s how you finish,” Jones said. “It’s a marathon, not a sprint. You are going to go through adversity along the way. We went through adversity. We had a lot of guys hurt. We were rebuilding the chemistry back on this defense and getting guys healthy. Being able to play together, I think this was the first time, within four weeks, that we had all of our guys healthy and able to mesh and play together. That is a huge part of our defense.”
Analysis: Some teams just needed more time to bloom | ktul
“Since the second half of the Tennessee game, those guys have been playing better,” Mahomes said of the defense. “It got lost because the offense wasn’t playing very well. We were winning games because of our defense and people were so used to our offense going out and putting up these numbers. But every weekend I was right here at the podium saying don’t lose track of how good our defense is playing. To go up against an offense like the (Cowboys) that has put up so many yards and scores, and shut it down, that’s impressive.”
Clyde Edwards-Helaire Addresses Taunting Penalty in Week 11 | heavy
“There’s nothing to really talk through. Pat (Mahomes) pitched it, I showed my personality. We’ve talked about it, being me and playing football. That’s just what it is,” Edwards-Helaire explained during his press conference on Sunday, November 21. “You get the taunting penalty, it’s 15 yards. You take it with a grain of salt at the time and go to the next play. (Harrison) Butker kicks a 40-yard field goal, an extra point, and we make it happen and it’s on to the next play.
Chiefs fans hilariously turned the team’s sideline dancing into an excellent meme | usatoday
The Chiefs picked up their fourth straight win on Sunday, beating the Cowboys, 19-9, at Arrowhead Stadium. They had fun doing it too. During the fourth quarter, the Chiefs sideline broke out in a full “Swag Surf.” The team posted their own footage of the scene (without audio), which gave fans some outstanding meme material.
ARE THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS ‘BACK’ AFTER SWEEPING NOVEMBER SCHEDULE? | foxsports
“This team will — once it’s at full strength, gets its legs underneath it — be who they’ve been for now the fourth consecutive year, which is the scariest team in the NFL. … The Chiefs [have] the best quarterback in the conference, one of the two best coaches in the league, a home field advantage that all of a sudden is vibrant again, and — dare I say — more swagger and confidence than all the other AFC teams put together.”