Players and coaches are quick to say there are no such things as moral victories in football, but let’s face it: The season opener left a stink that made it impossible to not to expect the worse. For the Chiefs to come out and even come close to beating the Broncos on Sunday changes the mood around the fan base and probably the players, too.
We’re not sure what it is about Denver that makes us want to grill something substantial, slather it in sauce and devour it like pigs capable of walking upright on their hind legs, but there it is: our primal urge for meat.
The University of Alabama and The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame will jointly honor the late Derrick Thomas with an NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salute on Saturday in Tuscaloosa when Alabama plays Southern Mississippi.
We asked fans on Twitter which of Sunday’s two hometown-team losses hurt more: the Chiefs’ 24-17 defeat at Denver, or the Royals’ 8-4 setback against the Boston Red Sox. Overwhelmingly, the answer was the Royals.
Tight end Travis Kelce was on the field for 18 of the Kansas City Chiefs’ 57 offensive snaps, and more observations based on the snap-count data from the Chiefs’ 26-10 loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.
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