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Chiefs news for December 28, 2021

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Good morning AG! Today in history, In 1974 Hank Stram was relieved of Head coaching duties. Priest Holmes set a season record with 26 TD’s and Jamaal Charles was born in 1986…

No Kelce? No Problem | footballoutsiders

https://www.footballoutsiders.com/walkthrough/2021/no-kelce-no-problem

All the Steelers had to do was double-cover Hill and Patrick Mahomes would start coughing up turnovers, right? Or play two high safeties, that magical pentagram of a defensive alignment which supposedly ensorceles great quarterbacks. Or unleash Defensive Player of the Year frontrunner T.J. Watt, cracked ribs and all. Or get another crafty/wily/gutsy performance from Old Man Roethlisberger against the Chiefs defense which isn’t supposed to be all that great. After all, Steelers castoff Melvin Ingram starts for the the Chiefs, and all of Western Pennsylvania entered the game certain that Ingram has done NOTHING since his departure.

How Fishing Led to Chiefs WR Byron Pringle’s 2-TD Performance in Week 16 | heavy

“I fish a lot and you never know when the fish are going to bite the bait. It teaches you patience. Just go in and grind and don’t look who is around you,” Pringle said during his postgame press conference on Sunday, December 26. “As long as we get that W at the end of the game, that is all that matters to me as a player. As a teammate, as long as we win and execute the plan and I took advantage of the opportunity that was given to me. I am okay with it.”

KC Chiefs fans express frustration with Demarcus Robinson’s directional running | yahoo

https://sports.yahoo.com/kc-chiefs-fans-express-frustration-030145858.html

Chiefs wide receiver Demarcus Robinson caught one pass for 9 yards in the first half of Sunday’s 36-10 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers at Arrowhead Stadium.

There’s one stat about the Chiefs that should scare the rest of the AFC | usatoday

The rest of the AFC better hope that the Chiefs somehow slip up over the final two weeks and don’t get home-field advantage in the playoffs because this one stat is bad news for the rest of the conference – the Chiefs have given up 10 points or fewer in their last five home games. That includes wins over the Packers, Cowboys, Broncos, Raiders and Steelers.

Steelers were getting beat so badly by the Chiefs that CBS switched to the Raiders taking knees | usatoday

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/steelers/2021/12/27/steelers-fans-annoyed-cbs-switches-chiefs-raiders-taking-knee/9022320002/

There’s nothing worse than your favorite NFL team being shifted off of national TV for a more competitive matchup.

‘See You In the NFL’: Patrick Mahomes Sends a Message to Son of NFL Defensive Star | essentiallysports

https://www.essentiallysports.com/nfl-news-kansas-city-chiefs-see-you-in-the-nfl-patrick-mahomes-sends-a-message-to-son-of-nfl-defensive-star-trevon-diggs-dallas-cowboys/

From receiving gifts from Patrick Mahomes to wild dances in the AT&T Stadium, Aaiden had a perfect Christmas. At just the age of 4, little Aaiden has already become somewhat of a celebrity himself. Being the son of the Cowboys defensive star, Trevon Diggs could do that to you. 

Chiefs stock watch: Which players impressed during Week 16 | usatoday

The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in a blowout, extending their AFC West title streak to six seasons. They didn’t give Pittsburgh a fighting chance, controlling the game from start to finish. It didn’t matter in the slightest that they were missing several key players due to COVID-19, the Chiefs still came away with a 36-10 victory, thanks to some impressive performances.

Patrick Mahomes: We have a lot of good players that are going to make plays happen | yahoo

https://news.yahoo.com/patrick-mahomes-lot-good-players-151253126.html

“Whenever guys get their opportunities, they can step up and make plays. I’m just going to go through the reads,” Mahomes said, via Sam McDowell of the Kansas City Star. “I’m going to find the open guy. We have a lot of good players on this team that are going to make plays happen.”

Another Chiefs Super Bowl? Kansas City rolling toward AFC’s No. 1 seed after blowing out Steelers | yahoo

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/another-chiefs-super-bowl-kansas-city-rolling-toward-af-cs-no-1-seed-after-blowing-out-steelers-002438467.html

Early in the season, the Kansas City Chiefs looked like they had taken a step back from the past three seasons. They weren’t bad, but they weren’t very good either. 

By the start of the new year the Chiefs will be right back where they’ve normally been since Patrick Mahomes became their starting quarterback, looking down on the rest of the AFC. 

Why this KC Chiefs victory over the listing Steelers should excite you most of all | yahoo

https://www.yahoo.com/news/why-kc-chiefs-victory-over-025420697.html

“There’s a lot of sweat that goes into this, a lot of effort pushing through things that you don’t normally have to push through … both mentally and physically,” Reid said.

Particularly on Sunday, days after the Chiefs had as many as 13 players on the reserve/COVID-19 list and it was hard to know how much that might grow. Under the circumstances, the Chiefs could have reconciled and survived a loss and still been a potent playoff team, to be sure.

But doing what they did said something more about what’s here, especially about the resilience and adaptability of Reid and his staff and these players.

Chiefs snap counts: Rookie TE Noah Gray plays career-high | yahoo

https://sports.yahoo.com/chiefs-snap-counts-rookie-te-174504708.html

Rookie TE Noah Gray saw the most snaps of his young career on Sunday. He was the primary beneficiary of Travis Kelce’s absence in terms of snap counts. He put up a solid performance against the Steelers, catching 2-of-2 passes for 12 yards.

Andy Reid’s Delicious Comparison Amid Chiefs’ Win Streak | yahoo

https://sports.yahoo.com/m/55960224-c9ed-36c2-bcd4-fd4bbdf94c4c/andy-reid’s-delicious.html

The Kansas City Chiefs have ridded themselves of their early-season woes and rallied to the tune of an eight-game win streak. Head coach Andy Reid is extremely content with what he’s seen from his squad of late, offering an elite comparison for his side. After the Chiefs took down the Steelers on Sunday, Reid compared the team to a piece of prime rib, an analogy only he would come up with on the spot, via Rob Collins.

Check out the swag Kansas City Chiefs players received for winning the AFC West | yahoo

https://www.yahoo.com/news/check-swag-kansas-city-chiefs-021438289.html

“Kansas City, for an offensive player right now, and the offensive climate we have in the NFL, is a dream destination,” Gordon told reporters. “It was an easy decision to make.

“I knew nothing about the city. I just knew there was a good group of guys here. The camaraderie, the family-life environment —when I got here, I knew immediately this was a place that could look out for me, take care of me, and I could reciprocate that back and come in and do my job and make it easy on myself.”

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gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
12/28/2021 2:24 pm

Undrafted Pringle

HARDWORK BEATS TALENT
WHEN TALENT DOESN’T WORK HARD

Same for in life, in biz & sports

Watch “Byron Pringle Scores Two TDs in Victory | Inside Scoop Week 16” on YouTube

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  gonzangkc11
12/28/2021 4:07 pm

6 receptions, 4 first downs and 2 TD’s

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
12/28/2021 12:58 pm

Travis Kelce, Lucas Niang & Nick Bolton are expected to return to the Chiefs’ active roster before tomorrow’s practice, per a source.

gonzangkc11
gonzangkc11
12/28/2021 11:00 am

ENJOY

Watch “Sights and Sounds from Week 16 | Chiefs vs. Steelers” on YouTube

Nasrani
Nasrani
12/28/2021 9:25 am

Anyone else still sleeping off the Christmas dinner coma?

probablyamistake
probablyamistake
12/28/2021 6:34 am

Have to say, don’t remember ever seeing the addition of one guy to a defense be the catalyst of changing a defense from a piece of moldy old Swiss cheese into a brick wall. The addition of Melvin Ingram has saved our season. IMO he’s the MVP of our season (excluding Patrick of course).

rip58
Reply to  probablyamistake
12/28/2021 7:00 am

Yes , absolutely love Ingram , just being able to move Chris back inside has been the difference and the turn around to this defense. Absolutely love everyone on this chiefs team. Just need to take care of business the next two weeks. Would feel a lot better Playing at home.
Not picking Ingram up earlier was
( probably a mistake ) 😁

EAFOX
Reply to  rip58
12/28/2021 7:34 am

I do not dispute the impact of Ingram and you are correct about the move to the inside of Jones. Add to that – the emergence and more snaps for Bolton and Gay, Ward came back from injury, Thornhill finally being put back into the lineup, Clark getting healthy and playing like it and so on.

NovaChiefs
Reply to  EAFOX
12/28/2021 8:46 am

A lot of pieces came together all at once. Ingram seems to have helped. Being able to play Dirty Dan like he should be instead of a full time player helped a lot, and getting the secondary healthy was a big part of that

Nasrani
Nasrani
Reply to  NovaChiefs
12/28/2021 9:26 am

Thornhill’s continued presence has been good. Definitely an improvement over Sorensen playing back there full time.

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NovaChiefs
Reply to  Nasrani
12/28/2021 10:03 am

Yep. DD is a good player, but he has his role. Full time safety isn’t it.

zulu trader
zulu trader
Reply to  NovaChiefs
12/28/2021 2:00 pm

Ingram was the missing piece

ChiefDog
12/28/2021 6:01 am

It’s going to be pretty cool for the Townsend brothers to share a couple of super bowl rings together!

EAFOX
12/28/2021 5:55 am

GO CHIEFS

rip58
Reply to  EAFOX
12/28/2021 7:17 am

Go EAFOX….. hopefully you’re still on Christmas break. Enjoy your week….when are you posting the winning team. Hopefully I haven’t missed it..

EAFOX
Reply to  rip58
12/28/2021 7:33 am

Waiting to finish compiling statistics – I should get done today so I expect to start posting different results tomorrow.

Maw423
Maw423
12/28/2021 5:32 am

Great Huddle to start the day Hoosier!

Anybody going to be at the Cinci game Sunday? The wife and I are planning on being there early to see if any local Chiefs fans will be tailgating.

BleedingRedAndGold
12/28/2021 5:20 am
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