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Week 11 Kansas City Chiefs Takeaways

The Kansas City Chiefs dwindled away opportunity after opportunity against the New York Giants in a 12-9 overtime loss. The poignant winds of Met Life Stadium built a haunting onus before the game, and the Chiefs fell directly into that trap. Alex Smith tossed two interceptions, played flat, and failed to generate creativity amidst opportunity. The Giants defense schematically and mentally played sharper than the Chiefs amplitude of conviction. Nine penalties, three team interceptions, and a zero for three rating on red zone trips doomed the Chiefs to letting a trend of mistakes generate a certified disappointment. 1) Flat...

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Kansas City Chiefs Week 11 Scheme Breakdown – The City that Never Sleeps

New York is a luxurious, yet bustling city, in some regards epitomizing the personality of the dedicated and relentless worker America is personified by. For the Kansas City Chiefs to stride into MetLife Stadium and come out with a convincing win over the New York Giants, the Chiefs will need to personify the quintessential New York mentality. After a bye week, Andy Reid has the responsibility to bring his offense out with the same determinism they brought out against the New England Patriots in week one. Although the Giants stand at 1-8, behind a defense who is perceptively infighting,...

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Travis Kelce – Hollywood Style on the NFL Gridiron

NFL offenses that sustain through the ups and downs of a season have at least one player who begets the description of trustable. Schematic trust and reliance is not necessarily a cool or flashy statement; the description does not earn accreditation in awards or belabored talking points. Yet, trust and consistency are the most important attributes for a franchise’s offensive weapon. Andy Reid has developed a litany of offensive weapons over his tenure with the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs, but his project in development may boast the most consistency on the field while being the most dynamic...

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Seattle Seahawks Sign Cornerback Byron Maxwell

After all-pro cornerback Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks ruptured his Achilles Tendon last Thursday night against the Arizona Cardinals, the Seahawks will turn toward former Legion of Boom member Byron Maxwell for depth at corner. Maxwell signed a one-year deal to finish 2017 with his former team according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. The Seahawks lost key defensive member Richard Sherman in last Thursday’s game, leading to an emotional and poignant post-game despite the Seahawks 22-16 victory against the rival Cardinals. Sherman had played 116 straight games, leading to question of who will take his role. On Monday...

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Kansas City Chiefs Roy Miller Released Following Domestic Battery Charges

The Kansas City Chiefs have released defensive tackle Roy Miller after he was accused of dragging his wife and subsequently charged with domestic battery. Miller was arrested early Saturday morning November 12 in Jacksonville, Florida. According to police reports, Miller physically confronted his wife, Nicole Miller, after the conflation of a verbal fight. The Chiefs were on their bye week. Early Saturday morning, Roy Miller was arrested in Jacksonville, Florida on brutal domestic abuse accusations from his wife Nicole Miller. Beginning as a vocal argument, a fight escalated to a physical confrontation in which Miller grabbed his wife by...

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How the Kansas City Chiefs Defense Can Reestablish Chaos

The Kansas City Chiefs defensive woes are vastly understood and registered; there is no hiding inconsistency in a pass rush, rushing holes, and the deteriorating pass defense. Yes, Eric Berry is missing, Dee Ford has been up and down with injuries, and the interior linebackers are struggling to find a substantive rotation. Seeing and observing the defense is an easy task. However, denoting blame (a taboo topic) is another. From Bob Sutton running the ‘bend but not break’ method to Marcus Peters dancing opposed to tackling, there is plenty of blame to go around. Yet, blame only does one...

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Kansas City Chiefs Week Nine Stats and Charts – The Stars Are Dimming

In football, there are games that will test a team’s will to win on the road, away from the comfort of home, against a determined playoff team. Fundamental will and mentality may direct a game more than any statistical outlier found. The most straightforward metrics at the end will reveal the team who put up a more determined fight through 60 minutes. And this is where the Kansas City Chiefs week nine problems began; they were decent, they had inspirational plays, but the Dallas Cowboys beat them on every statistical trajectory in all three units. In perception, the Cowboys...

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Kansas City Chiefs Week Nine Scheme Breakdown – The Star of Texas

There is a common phrase that football coaches will utter in practice. No matter the wording, the notion of the phrasing is about the mentality heading into the game; winning football is not about beating the other team, but executing in excellence for 60 minutes. Some games come down to which team executes the playbook, disregards the opponent, and adheres to what they do best. As the Kansas City Chiefs head into the heart of Texas to play the Dallas Cowboys, they will be facing a team composed of a dynamic young quarterback in Dak Prescott, a tenacious defense...

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Kansas City Chiefs Week Eight Stats and Charts – The Kansas City Field Goals

Turnovers and field goals are the magic potion which heals all wounds for the Kansas City Chiefs. Despite executing plays that were tangentially questionable, allowing 5.27 yards per carry, Alex Smith being irregularly inaccurate (45 percent completion percentage), the run game only creating 2.1 yards per carry, and kicking only field goals in the second half, the Chiefs managed a 29-19 dominating victory over the Denver Broncos. The Chiefs progressed, regressed, and then fell asleep after a long week off. Harrison Butker was the exception, kicking five field goals to ice the game. The victory was reminiscent of years...

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Seattle Seahawks Acquire Duane Brown from Houston Texans

The Seattle Seahawks have made a move to bolster their offensive line by trading for Houston Texans all-pro tackle Duane Brown. Brown was acquired via trade late Monday evening after the Seahawks have suffered from injuries and poor play on their own offensive line. Brown was previously holding out from the Texans before coming back to play in the week eight loss, coincidentally suffered to the Seahawks in Seattle. Both ESPN’s Adam Schefter and NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport have confirmed reports. Following Seahawks left tackle George Fant being lost for the season in the pre-season, they traded for left...

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Kansas City Chiefs Week Eight Scheme Breakdown – Back on the High Horse

Losing two games in a row, the Kansas City Chiefs are playing on Monday Night Football not only to defend Arrowhead Stadium and their AFC West lead, but to protect their core identity. Psychologically, there is no better team to poignantly ‘get-right’ than division rival Denver Broncos. Rivalry matchup aside, the Broncos also present a prime opponent to play chess against. Between the Broncos usually hard-nosed defense, and their propensity to grind the clock via running, the Chiefs defense and offense can return to the right way of Chiefs football. Andy Reid ought to prepare a plan that forces...

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Dont’a Hightower Out for Year with Torn Pectoral

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, after suffering a plethora of injuries, New England Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a torn pectoral. Hightower was originally ruled out for Sunday’s matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers due to a right shoulder injury, but he will now be out for the season. The Patriots will be losing one of their key veteran linebackers to a defense already among the worst in the NFL in scoring differential. Dont’a Hightower Out for Year with Torn Pectoral Dont’a Hightower has been battling injuries for most...

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Kansas City Chiefs Second Half Schedule Analysis

Finishing an NFL season with consistency and marked improvements is the model every championship team follows. The first seven weeks might be fun and jovial, but if the latter half fall off into the mundane, inevitable let down occurs. Being able to mitigate cold weather, division rivals, and the avid home crowd of opponents marks teams who will be competitive throughout the month of January. The Kansas City Chiefs might have jumped out to a 5-2 record on an offensive high, but unless the second half of the schedule is met with the same enthusiasm, all the effort is...

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Duane Brown Reports to Houston Texans – Ends Holdout

Seven weeks of arguing, trade rumours, and holding out is finally over for the Houston Texans and offensive tackle Duane Brown. Brown, holding out since July 25, has reported to NRG stadium according to a source from Ian Rapoport and Houston Chronicle’s John McClain. There are no updates at this time if Brown received a new contract, although nothing has indicated he received a restructured deal. Brown is scheduled to make $9.4 Million in 2017 and $9.75 in 2018. Offensive tackle Brown initially missed the Texans training camp in late July, commencing rumours that he was holding out. Although...

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Kansas City Chiefs Week Seven Stats and Charts – A Tale of Two Units

Through the first few weeks of the NFL season, teams will flash or fade. But underlying everything is an analytical line that reveals some poignant factor that often arrives to reverse early season disappointment or success. Weeks six through ten of the season reveal the flaws of every single team, areas that need addressing, and where teams can grow. Then, in weeks ten through the Super Bowl, the hope is the most resilient team will coach and manage their way to mitigate those mistakes. During the first six weeks of the season, a lack of finishing the defensive attack...

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