Vahe Gregorian

Chiefs’ season remains to be defined

Despite Thursday’s uninspiring 24-20 loss at Oakland, it’s how Chiefs respond to that misery that will ultimately matter. Of the 14 champions since the 2000 season, six had records of 7-4 or worse after 11 games.  This isn’t to say the Chiefs are destined for the Super Bowl. It’s just to say that it’s a fallacy to believe that good teams don’t lose to lesser teams.

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Even when injured, Derrick Johnson still makes an impact for the Chiefs

Derrick Johnson has been a daily fixture in the Chiefs’ locker room while recovering from surgery to repair his ruptured Achilles tendon. It’s his way of contributing to a 7-4 season that has the Chiefs a half-game out of first place in the AFC West.

Report: NFL fines Seahawks receiver Lockette $10,000 for punching Chief

Two days after the league slapped a six-figure penalty on Lynch for refusing to speak with the media following Seattle’s loss, ProFootballTalk.com confirmed with the NFL on Friday that the league has levied a $10,000 fine against special-teams player Ricardo Lockette for punching Chiefs safety Kurt Coleman during a punt return.

Report: NFL fines Seahawks receiver Lockette $10,000 for punching Chief

Two days after the league slapped a six-figure penalty on Lynch for refusing to speak with the media following Seattle’s loss, ProFootballTalk.com confirmed with the NFL on Friday that the league has levied a $10,000 fine against special-teams player Ricardo Lockette for punching Chiefs safety Kurt Coleman during a punt return.

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Raiders stun Chiefs 24-20 for first win of the season

Eventually, the Oakland Raiders were going to beat somebody. Their quarterback, Derek Carr, all but guaranteed it. And Carr’s 9-yard touchdown pass to James Jones with 1 minute, 42 seconds left in regulation gave the previously winless Raiders a stunning 24-20 victory over the Chiefs on Thursday night in Oakland.