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Good morning AG! today in history… I got nothing. At least we are past the bye week!

KC Endzone Team gives midseason grades during bye week | fox4kc

The team started off 3-4 struggling at all phases of the game, but have reeled off a 4 game win streak to become 7-4 before the bye week.

4 NFL teams that could replace the Lions on Thanksgiving | sportskeeda

https://www.sportskeeda.com/nfl/nfl-teams-take-lions-thanksgiving-spot

If not for the Chiefs, the now traditional primetime game probably wouldn’t exist: team founder Lamar Hunt was a strong advocate of bringing Thanksgiving football to Arrowhead Stadium. His efforts were partially realized in 2006, when the Chiefs were chosen as the hosts of the first nightcap, topping the Denver Broncos 19-10. Alas, Hunt passed away mere weeks after that game and the Chiefs have not played on Thanksgiving since. Their general consistency, newfound championship demeanor, and connection to Turkey Day football make it the perfect time to hand over full-time hosting duties.

AFC Playoff Picture: Chiefs remain No. 4 seed after Week 12 | usatoday

The Kansas City Chiefs remained on top of the AFC West after their Week 12 bye while hanging on to the No. 4 seed in the AFC playoff picture. The Chiefs lead the entire AFC West by one game and still have a chance to surpass other teams in the AFC postseason race

NFL Picks, Predictions Week 13: Can the Ravens, Chiefs, and Bengals strengthen their playoff positioning? | profootballnetwork

Heading into Week 13 of the NFL schedule, we have a bizarre week of games for our picks and predictions. After a tight and tense slate of games last week, the NFL standings suggest Week 13 should be more one-sided in several games. However, this is the NFL, and things never quite go to script when all is said and done.

Chiefs could be beneficiaries of injuries to key Broncos players | usatoday

Nine players were listed on Denver’s injury report heading into Week 12, with five of the hurt players listed as doubtful or questionable on Friday. Starting defensive end Shelby Harris and tackle Bobby Massie were both ruled out ahead of the matchup this week. Their absences weren’t too difficult to overcome the Broncos in their win over Los Angeles.

The list of injuries for Denver expanded in the effort too, with starting running back Melvin Gordon leaving the game, also starting guard Dalton Risner and starting left tackle Calvin Anderson knocked out of the game. Along with Bridgewater and the others listed out with injury designations before Sunday’s matchup, these players constitute six missing starters in all phases of the game for Denver.

Red-hot Chiefs brimming with optimism after late-season bye | sanluisobispo

https://www.sanluisobispo.com/sports/article256201327.html

Whether it’s the return of several players from injuries to the continued involvement of a couple of late newcomers, or the improvement that was evident before the break to coach Andy Reid’s downright incredible record after a bye, the Chiefs returned to work Monday brimming with optimism about the stretch run they’re about to begin.

Chiefs HC Andy Reid provides injury updates ahead of Week 13 | yahoo

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/chiefs-hc-andy-reid-provides-191319251.html

Yeah, well, he was making good progress prior to the bye,” Reid said of Niang. “I’ll get a report today on him. So, I think there’s a chance he’s ready. I can’t tell you until I see him.”

The Chiefs also have another decision to make on the offensive line, with Kyle Long’s 21-day practice window slated to expire on Tuesday. The Chiefs must either activate him to the 53-man roster or choose to send him to injured reserve for the remainder of the season. The latter would mean that Long will have never played a snap for Kansas City this season.

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vvet818
vvet818(@vvet818)
11/30/2021 11:40 am
larch
larch(@larch)
11/30/2021 10:06 am

Here’s a little throwback tune from the guy who produced Dark Side of the Moon.

zulu trader
zulu trader(@zulu-trader)
11/30/2021 9:33 am

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larch
larch(@larch)
Reply to  zulu trader
11/30/2021 9:59 am

I am a subscriber, Seth does good work.

zulu trader
zulu trader(@zulu-trader)
Reply to  larch
11/30/2021 11:24 am

I pay him $5 a month — it’s worth it

larch
larch(@larch)
11/30/2021 9:20 am

Out of curiosity I checked for a statistical comparison between Noah Fant and T.J. Hockenson, TEs for the Broncos and the Lions respectively. They were drafted in the same year out of Iowa State, iirc, with T.J. selected before Noah. Their pro numbers are very similar, however T.J. has slightly better stats so far this year – not sure whether that’s because the Broncos have more weapons than the Lions. Neither are on a level with Zeus, both are competent pro players, we’ll see how Fant fares on Sunday night.
https://www.statspros.com/t-j-hockenson-vs-noah-fant-stats/

EAFOX
EAFOX(@eafox)
Reply to  larch
11/30/2021 9:23 am

I believe that Hockenson is the Lions leading receiver – Edge goes to him I imagine. I will say that neither coach seems to know how to maximize their offensive weapons so I believe that both still have great potential to grow.

larch
larch(@larch)
Reply to  EAFOX
11/30/2021 9:37 am

Both were highly rated coming out of college, with T.J. having the better senior year. I picked Fant over Hockenson for the Packers in AG’s mock draft that year, arguing that he had slightly better red zone numbers.

EAFOX
EAFOX(@eafox)
11/30/2021 9:17 am

Third Round Winners Bracket Matchups

Here are the undefeated teams right now

1976 Steelers v 1991 Redskins
2007 Patriots v 1967 Raiders
1968 Chiefs v 2011 Saints
1963 Giants v 1980 Rams
1994 Niners v 1973 Rams
1961 Oilers v 1968 Colts
1998 Vikings v 2006 Patriots
2010 Patriots v 1948 Niners
2013 Broncos v 1961 Packers
1984 Niners v 1973 Dolphins
2005 Seahawks v 1967 Colts
2007 Packers v 1996 Packers
2014 Ravens v 1971 Cowboys
1987 Niners v 1978 Steelers
1975 Rams v 1979 Steelers
2007 Colts v 1998 Broncos

Do you have a favorite matchup?

2018 Chiefs (1-1) v 1980 Eagles (1-1)
2003 Chiefs (0-2) v 2005 Colts (0-2)

larch
larch(@larch)
Reply to  EAFOX
11/30/2021 9:31 am

If I counted correctly there are 18 different teams on your list. Absent are the Jets, Bills, Browns, Bengals, Texans, Jaguars, Chargers, Bears, Lions, Buccaneers, Falcons, Panthers and Cardinals. Numbers aren’t adding up, I must have missed one or two, just having fun with your simulations, EAFOX, that’s quite an enterprise you’ve taken on, kudos.

EAFOX
EAFOX(@eafox)
Reply to  larch
11/30/2021 9:48 am

The Texans and Bengals were the only two teams that did not have any representation in the final 128 teams. Having fun doing the simulation and hoping that some others will get a kick out of it as well. I have bundles of stats to dive into as well. Some will probably be predictable but some might be quite surprising. I think you missed the Eagles.

larch
larch(@larch)
Reply to  EAFOX
11/30/2021 10:00 am

Ah yes, I did, thanks.

3rdnlong
3rdnlong(@3rdnlong)
11/30/2021 9:04 am

Wouldn’t a Chiefs / Cardinals SB matchup be awesome? But I’d settle for a Chiefs vs. anyone else SB too.

EAFOX
EAFOX(@eafox)
Reply to  3rdnlong
11/30/2021 9:08 am

I want a rematch against the Bucs and Brady.

larch
larch(@larch)
Reply to  EAFOX
11/30/2021 9:10 am

I agree.

EAFOX
EAFOX(@eafox)
Reply to  larch
11/30/2021 9:18 am

A KC-GB matchup would be interesting – Mahomes and Rodger finally meeting BUT I want revenge.

larch
larch(@larch)
Reply to  EAFOX
11/30/2021 9:32 am

Me too, Ariens’ words at their victory rally got under my skin.

Slayer0810
Slayer0810(@slayer0810)
Reply to  EAFOX
11/30/2021 11:18 am

I don’t. I want the Bucs to be embarrassed in every remaining game and miss the playoffs entirely. If they somehow make it to the SB, I want to stomp them. But I’d rather not have to hear about two straight SB appearances from TB12.

3rdnlong
3rdnlong(@3rdnlong)
Reply to  EAFOX
11/30/2021 1:07 pm

See, here’s the thing. Every time the Chiefs’ have gone to the Super Bowl in our history, we have not faced the same opponent the next time. And not only that, we also haven’t faced an opponent we did earlier.

SB I – GB
SB IV – MIN
SB LIV – SF
SB LV – TB

That only shows me that our streak will continue, and we’ll get a completely new opponent the next SB we’re in. I’m hoping it’s Cardinals though Rams could also be cool.

MasterChief
MasterChief(@masterchief)
Reply to  3rdnlong
11/30/2021 1:20 pm

The pattern is L W W L… so maybe we’re due for a couple more rings!

EAFOX
EAFOX(@eafox)
11/30/2021 8:53 am

Round Two Tournament Update

1968 Chiefs 39
1984 Dolphins 36

1983 Dolphins 28
2003 Chiefs 19

2018 Chiefs 26
2014 Patriots 21

Note: The Len Dawson Chiefs showing how good they are – undefeated and moving into the winner bracket. The Trent Green Chiefs have lost two in a row – their offense has not kicked into gear. Reminder, you must lose four games to be eliminated. AND Patrick Mahomes has a great second half to pull ahead of the Patriots. Lost to Brees in the first round but beat Brady in the second round. GO CHIEFS!!!!

rip58
rip58(@rip58lovealways)
Reply to  EAFOX
11/30/2021 8:55 am

Go Chiefs!!!!

ArrowFan
ArrowFan(@arrowfan)
11/30/2021 8:44 am

I wish the media would stop calling him danger Russ unless they are referring to the danger of him never playing in Seattle again.

Nasrani
Nasrani(@nasrani)
11/30/2021 7:41 am

Correlation does not equal causation, to be sure, but I seem to recall a certain team from Kansas City had a late bye week in 2019, was 7-4 heading into it, and had struggled early on, particularly on defense… and we all know what happened that year.

alsi
alsi(@alsi)
Reply to  Nasrani
11/30/2021 7:53 am

Over the past few weeks, I’ve thought a few times about week 4 of 2014 (I had to look up when it was), when the Pats came to Arrowhead on a Monday night and just got obliterated by the Chiefs. At the time, I thought, wow…this is it. The Pats are finally going into a death spiral with a game like that. They surely won’t be winning Super Bowls after such a humiliating loss. They must have a weak team. And of course, they go on to win the AFC and the Super Bowl later that season. It was painful to see that happen. But now, hey, maybe we’ll be that kind of team. That loss to the Titans earlier this season might have been our obliterating loss that at the time seemed like a death knell for this team, but in reality, it was just the turning of the corner and the wakeup call this team needed. It sure feels good to see the wins ever since that game and see a defense that doesn’t make me want to walk out of the room every time it’s their turn on the field.

rip58
rip58(@rip58lovealways)
11/30/2021 5:59 am

Happy Tuesday kingdom, at least it’s not Monday…

alsi
alsi(@alsi)
Reply to  rip58
11/30/2021 7:38 am

It’s Monday’s ugly twin, but hey, at least we’re one day closer to Chiefs football! 🙂

I’ve been post-Covid for a few days, and every day I’ve been feeling better…after experiencing maybe the week in which I don’t know that I’ve ever felt so bad in all my 55 years (and that includes a pretty bad week about 5 years ago in which I almost didn’t survive it). So…I’m thankful. Every day is a good day when you feel better. Don’t ever take a day for granted. Only God knows just how many He is going to give us. I’ll take ’em one at a time, and it’s a pretty good gift to be alive. I’m ready to meet Jesus any day he wants me there, but until then, I’m glad to serve him here and now.

Nasrani
Nasrani(@nasrani)
Reply to  alsi
11/30/2021 7:43 am

I’m glad you’re feeling better, my friend. Always good to be past sickness.

God bless you, my brother, and go Chiefs!

rip58
rip58(@rip58lovealways)
Reply to  alsi
11/30/2021 8:53 am

Holly crap, glad your feeling better. Yes sir you never know when your number will be called. Stay safe

EAFOX
EAFOX(@eafox)
Reply to  alsi
11/30/2021 8:54 am

Just read this – damn. Good to see you up on your feet. Continue to get better my friend.

3rdnlong
3rdnlong(@3rdnlong)
Reply to  alsi
11/30/2021 9:06 am

Well said. Glad you are on the mend.

zulu trader
zulu trader(@zulu-trader)
Reply to  alsi
11/30/2021 9:37 am

Were you vaccinated?

Let me answer this

No

zulu trader
zulu trader(@zulu-trader)
Reply to  zulu trader
11/30/2021 11:27 am

and now that you’ve survived do you recommend a vaccine?

zulu trader
zulu trader(@zulu-trader)
Reply to  zulu trader
11/30/2021 11:49 am

and was your decision not to get vaccinated based on your love of donald trump and facebook ‘information’?

zulu trader
zulu trader(@zulu-trader)
Reply to  zulu trader
11/30/2021 12:12 pm

and I’m wondering; does Jesus want you to use your brain and do everything possible to survive?

zulu trader
zulu trader(@zulu-trader)
Reply to  zulu trader
11/30/2021 12:43 pm

just wondering

pompano
pompano(@pompano)
Reply to  zulu trader
11/30/2021 1:18 pm

That’s a whole lot of assumptions in one subthread.

zulu trader
zulu trader(@zulu-trader)
Reply to  pompano
11/30/2021 1:35 pm

hey pomp, are you trolling me? I thought we had a discussion about responding to one another posts?

zulu trader
zulu trader(@zulu-trader)
Reply to  pompano
11/30/2021 1:41 pm

one educated guess and 3 questions

MasterChief
MasterChief(@masterchief)
Reply to  alsi
11/30/2021 11:13 am

That’s the best philosophy for living life. Glad you’re feeling better, alsi!

Nasrani
Nasrani(@nasrani)
Reply to  rip58
11/30/2021 7:42 am

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