Chiefs news for January 24, 2023
Good morning, AG!
Today in Chiefs history, Marty Schottenheimer was named head coach in 1989, Steve Spagnuolo was hired in 2019, and Antonio Hamilton was born in 1993.
The first Boy Scout troop was established in 1908 in England, Winston Churchill died 1965, in Apple’s Macintosh was premiered in 1984, Thurgood Marshall died in 1993, and the rover Opportunity landed on Mars in 2004.
Chiefs now home underdogs vs. Bengals in AFC Championship Game | Chiefswire
According to Tipico Sportsbook, Kansas City (15-3) are 1-point underdogs against Cincinnati (14-4) next Sunday. The over/under point total is set at 47 points scored, which is 3.5 points fewer than their regular season matchup and .5 points fewer than the opening total. The money line is now +100 for the Chiefs, giving K.C. a 50% implied win probability. It was previously -120 for the Chiefs, which tells me that the amount of money bettors are placing on the Bengals has oddsmakers moving the lines.
Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes is money on and off the field for Kansas City | KSHB
“Anything with his face on it is going to be an extremely well seller,” said Rick Nunez, Manager at Westside Storey.
Chiefs release CB Chris Lammons from 53-man roster | Chiefswire
According to the NFL’s daily personnel notice, the Chiefs have released veteran CB Chris Lammons from the 53-man roster. Lammons’ 322 snaps on special teams during the season were the most by any player in Kansas City and just as recently as this past week, Lammons tied for the most snaps on special teams. 2022 marked Lammons’ third season with the Chiefs, with 42 game appearances, mostly playing special teams in that span.
Chiefs snap counts: Jaylen Watson plays most snaps since Week 7 | Chiefswire
The defense played seven fewer snaps compared to the offense, which speaks to the four punts they forced and the fourth-quarter fumble recovery and interception.
Chiefs QB Chad Henne says mental reps in practice kept him ready | Chiefswire
“Yeah, I mean, mental reps are big,” said Henne. “I mean, Shane (Buechele) and I and Chris (Oladokun) are always in the back. When Patrick (Mahomes) is up there on offense, we’re in the back doing the drops, doing our run reads as well. So we’re always in the back doing mental reps. But at the same time, after practice, we get with a couple of receivers, and we throw with them, not that they’re the starters. But we kind of get those reps that Patrick got in practice that will get after practice.”
Patrick Mahomes, Chris Jones Lead Six Chiefs on PFWA All-NFL, All-AFC Teams | Chiefswire
iiiA total of four Kansas City Chiefs players made the All-NFL team, which is tied with the San Francisco 49ers for the most by a single team. This comes a season after they had no players make the All-NFL team. They were also well-represented on the All-AFC team, with a total of six players selected, the most by any single AFC team.