The Chiefs used a bevy of presnap motions last Sunday to confound the Raiders, whose coach, Jack Del Rio, said that they used some “gimmicky” things on offense. The Chiefs aren’t apologizing for their style of play, however, and Saints coach Sean Payton — their next opponent — has taken notice.
The Chiefs’ Andy Reid will coach his 300th game on Sunday when the New Orleans Saints visit Arrowhead Stadium. He said he’s not paying attention to the milestone, but others have taken notice of his success and longevity, inlcuding Saints coach Sean Payton and Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith
A detailed look at the key players to watch for the New Orleans Saints, and the Kansas City Chiefs’ keys to victory leading up to their Week 7 game at noon Sunday at the Arrowhead Stadium. The game will air on Fox (Ch. 4 in Kansas City).
Jamaal Charles is fresh off a season-high 11 touches in the Chiefs’ 26-10 win over the Oakland Raiders, but the star running back’s status for Sunday’s home game against the New Orleans is up in the air.
Morris Stroud Jr., was a Chiefs tight end from 1969-1974 and caught 54 passes and seven touchdowns in his career. He also was known for the “Stroud Rule.” Coach Hank Stram would set 6-10 Stroud at the goal post so he could bat away low field goal attempts. The NFL eventually outlawed the practice.
The Chiefs will have two new starters on defense this weekend because of injuries to inside linebacker Justin March-Lillard and tackle Allen Bailey. The team hasn’t announced the starters, but veteran inside linebacker Derrick Johnson said he trusts the team’s process of building depth over the four years of the Andy Reid and John Dorsey tenure.
Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston returned to practice in a limited capacity Wednesday as he continues to recover from offseason knee surgery, and while he probably won’t play in the Chiefs’ game against the Saints on Sunday, defensive coordinator Bob Sutton was pleased with what he saw.
Jeremy Maclin is going to help a lucky Kansas City Chiefs fan have the ultimate gameday experience. On Oct. 31, Maclin will select one fan who donates $25 or more to his J-Mac Gives Back Foundation to attend the Chiefs’ home game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Nov. 6.
Chiefs defensive tackle Chris Jones did the wrong thing on a play Sunday against the Raiders. He shot the gap when he should have maintained his position, but the result was a 3-yard loss that blunted a Raiders’ drive. Now Jones appears to be in line for more playing time because of an injury to Allen Bailey.
Chiefs linebacker Justin March-Lillard underwent surgery for a broken bone in his hand, and defensive tackle Allen Bailey will have surgery next week for a torn pectoral muscle, the team announced on Wednesday. Cornerback Phillip Gaines could return for practice on Thursday.
The Kansas City Chiefs placed starting defensive lineman Allen Bailey and starting inside linebacker Justin March-Lillard on injured reserve Tuesday, while also signing four players and releasing defensive lineman Nick Williams.
The Chiefs traded running back Knile Davis to the Green Bay Packers on Tuesday, netting a conditional late-round draft pick in return. Davis, 25, was chosen by the Chiefs in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He spent the first two seasons of his career as Jamaal Charles’ backup before ceding that role to Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West.