Chiefs news for December 28, 2021
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No Kelce? No Problem | footballoutsiders
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
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
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
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
“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
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
“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
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
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
“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.”