A detailed look at the key players to watch for the New York Jets, and the Chiefs’ keys to victory leading up to their Week 3 game at 3:25 Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. The game will air on CBS (Ch. 5).
Tyreek Hill was a controversial draft pick for the Chiefs because of his guilty plea for domestic assault and battery by strangulation of his pregnant girlfriend in 2014. The Chiefs were wrong to do it for many reasons, including the dilemma in which it puts their fans to reconcile Hill’s presence. Is it possible to be both sensitive to his victim, and other victims of abuse, and want to see Hill reformed and successful? There is no one answer.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid encourages his players to let their personality show. His starting defensive line — Dontari Poe, Jaye Howard and Allen Bailey — has taken that to heart, as they’ve dubbed themselves the “3 Amigos,” complete with T-shirts for purchase with their favorite motto — “eat greedy” — on the back.
The Chiefs continue to wait for the return of running back Jamaal Charles and he appears unlikely to play Sunday against the Jets. But the Chiefs have remained productive at the position with Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West. Ware leads the Chiefs in rushing and receiving yards, and West averaged more than 10 yards per carry last weekend.
Former Chiefs safety Jim Kearney lost his Super Bowl ring while washing his car in Kansas City and he wants help finding it. Kearney was a starting safety for the Chiefs in the Super Bowl IV victory over the Minnesota Vikings in January 1970.
Mayra Aguirre, executive director of the Greater Kansas City Hispanic Development Fund, is the recipient of the NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award and will be honored by Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt in a pregame ceremony on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.
The Chiefs have trailed by double digits at halftime in each of their first two games. They needed the greatest comeback in team history to win the opener over the Chargers but couldn’t close the deal against the Texans. Complicating the issue for the Chiefs is slow first-half starts have occurred for different reasons. With the high-flying Jets coming to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, the Chiefs will need a faster start.
The Kansas city Chiefs implemented new parking guidelines for games at Arrowhead Stadium this season and the first regular-season game didn’t go smoothly. Congestion at one gate and little direction inside the tollbooths made for a frustrating experience for many fans. The Chiefs vow improvements will be made for the next home game, this Sunday against the New York Jets at 3:25 p.m.
New York Jets star Darrelle Revis has long been regarded as one of the league’s best cornerbacks, but a slow start to the season, which has seen him surrender a pair of deep passes, including a 84-yard bomb to Buffalo speedster Marquise Goodwin last week, has led to plenty of talk about whether the seven-time Pro Bowler has fallen off a bit.
Cairo Santos, the Chiefs’ kicker, made a field goal on Sunday against the Texans that was ruled a 53-yarder. But the Chiefs asked the club to review it, and the league changed the official call to 54, a career-long for Santos.
Kansas City Chiefs receiver Chris Conley is the son of a 20-year Air Force veteran. That helps inform his thoughtful views on the ongoing discussion about the meaning of the national anthem and the flag, and attached protests.
Kansas City Star columnist Sam Mellinger offers insights about on the New York Jets’ last game against the Buffalo Bills. These are things that could be important when the Kansas City Chiefs face the Jets in Sunday’s game at Arrowhead Stadium.
Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid said running back Jamaal Charles is closer to returning to action for the first time since the fifth game of last season. Charles worked with the scout team and the offense in practice on Wednesday.
The Chiefs’ passing game was plagued by poor quarterback-receiver communication in a loss to the Texans on Sunday, and Alex Smith and his teammates know it needs to get fixed. The good news, though, is that their uptempo offense — specifically in three-wide sets — has been humming after being an offseason point of emphasis.
New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has memories of facing the Chiefs at noisy Arrowhead Stadium but his most vivid recollection came as a rookie quarterback for the St. Louis Rams against the Chiefs in the old Governor’s Cup series. It involves a proud mother.