Chiefs news for January 17, 2022
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Donna Kelce, Mother of Jason, Travis, Attends 2 Playoff Games Thousands Of Miles Apart On Sunday | philiadelphia
An NFL mom pulled double duty on Sunday. Donna Kelce, the mother of Eagles center Jason Kelce and Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, was on a mission.
Arrowhead Stadium fireworks can’t keep up with Chiefs explosive offense… again! | fox4kc
“Chiefs fan, we are sorry to report but, due to your support and the Chiefs continually finding the endzone, we have run out of touchdown fireworks. Please direct all of your complaints to your nearest fans first booth,” read the message on the big board to fans at Arrowhead.
Travis Kelce’s epic interaction with his mom as she crashes Chiefs postgame press conference | clutchpoints
According to James Palmer, Travis Kelce’s mother made a surprise appearance at his post-game press conference. Not only was she able to watch her son and the Chiefs win on Sunday Night football and act as a sports journalist, but Donna Kelce also watched Jason Kelce play in the Philadelphia Eagles playoff matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
4 takeaways from Chiefs’ playoff win over Steelers | usatoday
Sunday’s win was a resounding success in their effort to clinch a third-straight Super Bowl berth, and just two more games stand between the Chiefs and an opportunity to win a second championship in three years. Pittsburgh was by no means a cupcake opponent, and Kansas City’s ability to dispatch them without breaking a sweat is a sign that their best football could be in store in the coming weeks.
Chiefs make Ben Roethlisberger witness feat never seen before in NFL history | clutchpoints
Tonight the@Chiefs had:
-a RB catch a TD pass
-a WR catch a TD pass
-a TE catch a TD pass
-an OL catch a TD pass
-a TE throw a TD pass
No other team in NFL history has done all of those things in the same season, let alone in one game.
Patrick Mahomes Reveals His Final Message To Ben Roethlisberger | thespun
“I just told him I have so much respect for him,” Mahomes said, via Fox News. “I’ve watched him growing up. The way he plays the game, he competes to the very end. He did that this whole entire season. Who knows what the future is but it was great to be here and witness him.”
Chiefs snap counts: Jerick McKinnon surges to RB1 | yahoo
The Kansas City Chiefs played a near-even number of snaps on offense and defense in the wild-card round win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. It’s not too surprising given the early game punts and turnovers from both squads. It’s also good from a recovery standpoint as they get ready to host the Buffalo Bills in the divisional round.
How the Chiefs attacked Steelers coverage — and what is says about their Super Bowl chances | yahoo
While the Chiefs got off to a slow start, and actually trailed early in the game, their offense got on a role and did not stop. After punting on three of their first five possessions, and turning the ball over on the other two, Kansas City scored a touchdown on their next six possessions to pull away.
Looking at their passing game, the Chiefs seemed to have an answer, particularly as they pulled away, for whatever the Steelers threw at them.
Speed in which Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes threw his TD passes Sunday shattered NFL record | yahoo
Patrick Mahomes threw 5 Pass TD in a span of 10:30 of game time. It’s easily the fastest span in NFL postseason history. The next fastest? Tom Brady did it in just under 25 minutes in 2011.
Jerick McKinnon: I just wanted to prove I can get the job done | yahoo
“Every day you have something to prove in this league,” McKinnon said, via Lila Bromberg of the Kansas City Star. “I knew that I would get a little bit more opportunities than I’ve had in the other games that we played . . . and I just wanted to prove to my teammates and my coaches that I can get the job done.”
Chiefs to carry over roughly $1.3 million in salary-cap space into 2022 | yahoo
The Chiefs have $1,322,092 in salary cap space remaining for the 2021 NFL season, and according to ESPN’s Field Yates, they’ve declared the unused cap space for rollover into the 2022 NFL season. This likely won’t be the final number for Kansas City, though. The NFL will do an audit of all incentives, bonuses, and triggers to calculate the final figure that the team will carry over into the 2022 NFL season.
This carryover puts the Chiefs’ salary-cap projections for the upcoming offseason up over the $30 million mark. That’s before the team rids themselves of any bloated contracts (Anthony Hitchens and Frank Clark) and restructures contracts (Patrick Mahomes). The NFL’s salary cap for the 2022 NFL season is set at $208.2 million and when it’s all said and done with, Brett Veach could have upwards of $60 million in cap space to use in free agency.