Vahe Gregorian

Vahe Gregorian

Crazy final drive exposes Chiefs’ weakness: defense

The 31-30 loss to Oakland on Thursday will be remembered for the crazy ending and the flurry of flags that kept it going. But the Chiefs lost because they gave up 505 yards to the Raiders and couldn’t contain them 85 yards away with 2 minutes 25 seconds left, the latest testimony to the defense becoming a worrisome issue.

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Clunker reminds that supporting cast is vital to Alex Smith’s success

Alex Smith had his worst game of the season on Sunday against Pittsburgh, completing just 19 of 34 passes in a game marked by the KC Chiefs managing just 6 yards and one first down in the first half. But Smith is the same quarterback he was through five games, when he had MVP numbers, and the loss to Pittsburgh just serves as a reminder that he’s human and only as good as his supporting cast.

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NFL MVP through 5 games? Alex Smith

A year ago, Alex Smith remained largely defined as a game manager. For a number of reasons, including but not limited to the drafting of Patrick Mahomes, he’s become much more dynamic — enough so that he’s the MVP of the NFL at this point of the season.

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Royals as you know them gird themselves for goodbyes and a new era

The Royals sat on the verge of elimination Tuesday entering their final home stand of the season — and of this era, really. With five key players set for free agency, the team will have a very different look last year, making this home stand not just melancholy but also a time for reflection and celebration of what the group accomplished together.

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