Vahe Gregorian

Chiefs coach Andy Reid made right call in going for it on fourth and short in first half

With 27 seconds to go in the first half at Pittsburgh, Chiefs coach Andy Reid had a momentous decision to make. In electing to go for it on fourth-and-short near the goal line, he made one too admirable to condemn, even as it crumpled.

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Chiefs exploit Steelers’ secondary at the expense of the running game

Instead of playing press coverage on the outside, and forcing Kansas City quarterback Alex Smith to make throws to contested receivers, the Steelers instead played lots of off coverage, allowing Smith to throw short passes to the left and right sides. The result was a quintessential bend-but-don’t break effort Pittsburgh as Smith and his receivers posted huge numbers but failed to punch the ball into the end zone even once.

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The Monday Poll: Weigh in on President Obama’s plan to normalize relations with Cuba

President Barack Obama last week announced an end to the nation’s stone-cold isolation policies regarding Cuba. The reversal of a 53-year-old stance, would mean upgrading a Cuban interest section in Havana to a full-fledged embassy; easing travel restrictions on U.S. citizens; and opening dialogues aimed at loosening a trade embargo and fostering change in the island government’s repressive hold on its people. We’d like to hear your thoughts.

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Poll: Do you want the Chiefs to reach the postseason?

Was Sunday afternoon’s reaction a real read of KC sentiment or just the immediate pain of watching the Chiefs get pushed around in Pittsburgh talking? After hearing a number of you say you hope the Chiefs miss the playoffs entirely now, we want you to go on the record: Are you pulling for them to reach the postseason, or would you rather they simply go quietly into the night?
 
 

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