AFC Playoffs: Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith (11) calling signals during game vs Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Lost in the news of D.J. White breaking his hand, was the fact that Phillip Gaines was back at practice on Wednesday. Locked on Chiefs is a daily podcast show that drills down to the bottom line and gives you a 360-degree view of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith saw receiver Tyreek Hill sprinting downfield in single coverage on Sunday, and Smith, who routinely peppers defenses with short and intermediate passes, didn't hestitate. The 38-yard second-quarter strike gave the Chiefs a 14-point lead in their 27-21 win, and while Hill caught it with a bit of flair -- his one-handed catch was worth a round of applause from the crowd at Arrowhead Stadium -- it wasn't like it came out of nowhere.
Whether it's been defensive tackle Chris Jones, their first pick who was taken in the second round, or cornerback D.J. White, taken in the sixth round but suddenly playing as many snaps as anybody on defense, those newcomers are a big reason Kansas City is off to a 4-2 start. "It's hard to gauge rookies on what they might contribute," said Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith, a former No. 1 overall pick.
(AP) Chiefs cornerback D.J. White has had surgery for a fracture in his hand that happened in Kansas City's win over New Orleans and will miss this Sunday's game in Indianapolis. Chiefs coach Andy Reid says he doesn't know how long White will be out. The former sixth-round draft pick has played crucial snaps while cornerback Phillip Gaines has been dealing with a knee injury.
When teams have a top-five player at any position, they try to build around him. He's the main focus of everything that the team does, and the rest of the team is built to support him. Jamaal Charles, in his prime, was usually the best or the second best RB on any given Sunday.
After the Chiefs' 24-3 victory over the Jets on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City Star sportswriters Terez Paylor, Sam Mellinger, Vahe Gregorian and Blair Kerkhoff discussed the game and answered your questions on Facebook Live. Here is a replay: After the Chiefs' 19-12 loss to the Texans on Sunday in Houston, Kansas City Star sportswriters Terez Paylor, Sam Mellinger, Vahe Gregorian and Blair Kerkhoff broke down the game and answered your questions on Facebook Live.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- When Daniel Sorensen joined the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2014, he had a couple of things going for himself: his special teams ability and his alma mater. At times, it seemed the fact he played in college at BYU several years after Chiefs coach Andy Reid did the same thing kept him tethered to Kansas City.
Going into Sunday's game against New Orleans, the Chiefs understood that the Saints and quarterback Drew Brees were going to move the ball. Through six games, the Chiefs took down the opposing passer just eight times in 230 passing plays, or one every 29 times their foe drops to throw the ball.
Six games into their rookie seasons, the Kansas City Chiefs are finding plenty of playing time for their 2016 NFL Draft class. Two selections were in the starting lineup on Sunday, with top choice Chris Jones (2nd round) opening at right defensive end and Parker Ehinger (4th round) holding down the left guard spot.
Kansas City Star Chiefs beat reporter Terez Paylor on the team's offensive performance in Oakland, which Raiders coach Jack Del Rio called "gimmicky." Kansas City Star Chiefs beat reporter Terez Paylor recaps the team's news on Wednesday, Oct. 19, notably the return of linebacker Justin Houston to practice following his off-season knee injury.
After registering season highs in snaps (15) and touches (11) against the Oakland Raiders on Oct. 16, running back Jamaal Charles saw his numbers in both categories decrease sharply in the Chiefs' 27-21 win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Chiefs coach Andy Reid explained this on Monday by noting that the 29-year-old Charles -- who logged two plays and was stopped for no gain on a single carry -- was limited in practice Friday due to swelling in his surgically-repaired knee.
The 27-21 final score of Sunday's Kansas City Chiefs win at Arrowhead Stadium over the New Orleans Saints was much closer than the game itself seemed to be. Running back Spencer Ware led the Chiefs in both rushing (77) and receiving yards (54), and he was responsible for the offensive play of the day, when he took a short bubble screen pass from Smith and turned it into a 46-yard touchdown that helped Kansas City answer back after New Orleans had just scored to take a 7-0 lead.