Receiver Tyreek Hill’s 38-yard second-quarter touchdown reception from quarterback Alex Smith gave the Kansas City Chiefs a 14-point lead in their 27-21 win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, and while Hill caught it with a bit of flair, it didn’t come out of nowhere.
A lot of us thought Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith missed Jeremy Maclin wide open down the right sideline against the Saints. But after looking at the tape, yeah, not so much. But the offensive line played its best game of the season, and there’s a lot to be encouraged about here.
Chiefs cornerback D.J. White had the most productive game of his rookie season in Sunday’s 27-21 victory over the Saints, opening the game with a pass breakup. But he won’t get a chance to build on that effort, at least immediately. He had surgery for a hand fracture and Chiefs coach Andy Reid said White won’t play Sunday at Indianapolis.
Outside linebacker Justin Houston’s rehab from a torn anterior cruciate ligament continues to go well, it appears, but he probably won’t play in the Kansas City Chiefs’ road test Sunday against Indianapolis.
After registering a season-high 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.
It’s Mellinger Minutes and here are some of the questions to be answered: Where should the American Royal be? How concerned should the Chiefs be about Phil Gaines’ knee? What happens if and when the Big 12 blows to bits? What the heck is wrong with Mizzou football?
After every Chiefs game this season, The Star's Terez Paylor, Sam Mellinger, Vahe Gregorian and Blair Kerkhoff discuss the result and answer your questions on Facebook Live. Here is a video replay of the discussion following the Chiefs' 27-21 victory over the Saints on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.
He made a play that nobody else on the roster could’ve made. The Chiefs knew they’d be (justifiably) criticized for Hill, and we all have opinions about whether they should have, but this one moment showed why they did it.
Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid had a funny line after receiving the game ball from team chairman Clark Hunt following the Chiefs’ 27-21 win over New Orleans on Sunday. The game was Reid’s 300th regular-season game as a head coach.
Chiefs safety Daniel Sorensen’s 48-yard interception for a touchdown turned the game in the Chiefs 27-21 victory over New Orleans on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. It may have looked like a quirky play, but a lot went into why Sorensen was where he was.
The Chiefs didn’t allow a sack for the first time since 2014, helping pave the way for a 27-21 victory over the New Orleans Saints. The same offensive line started for the second straight game, and quarterback Alex Smith credited the continuity for the team’s success.
Arrowhead Stadium has a reputation for a noise factor that bothers opponents, and for a team like the Saints, who hadn’t played in Kansas City since 2008, it was a new experience for many. And the noise helped the Chiefs as the Saints piled up four false starts among their 10 penalties.
Running back Jamaal Charles got only one rushing attempt in Sunday’s 27-21 victory over the Saints. Coach Andy Reid said he was playing it safe with Charles’ knee, which puffed up this week, and besides Spencer Ware was running well.
Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid disclosed that rookie cornerback D.J. White fractured his hand during Sunday's game against the Saints and has already had surgery on the injury. VIDEO BY DAVID EULITT firstname.lastname@example.org