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USA Today writer: Royals, Tomahawk Chop are reasons to root against Chiefs in playoffs

Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost, first baseman Eric Hosmer and catcher Salvador Perez watched a video montage of the team’s 2015 playoff wins prior to the game between the Chiefs and the Pittsburgh Steelers on Oct. 25 at Arrowhead Stadium.
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost, first baseman Eric Hosmer and catcher Salvador Perez watched a video montage of the team’s 2015 playoff wins prior to the game between the Chiefs and the Pittsburgh Steelers on Oct. 25 at Arrowhead Stadium. deulitt@kcstar.com

Here we are on the eve of the NFL postseason tournament, and the excitement is building.

The Chiefs take on the Texans on Saturday at 3:35 p.m. in a game that will be televised on ESPN and ABC (Chs. 2, 9).

Because we are down to the 12 teams that are in the playoffs, there are fans of the other 18 teams that will be watching and rooting for a different team. USA Today's Chris Chase ranked the teams that fans should root for in the NFL playoffs and the Broncos topped the list.

The Chiefs checked in at No. 5, and USA Today. Here is part of what was written:

“Kansas City, with its deafening stadium without acoustical fakery (cough, Seattle, cough) and great fans, would rank higher if not for two reasons:

“a. The city just won a World Series with the Royals. Let’s not get too greedy.

“b. The Tomahawk chop is so much more offensive than a nickname as it’s active, not passive.”

The Texans were ninth on the list, and you can read the whole story here.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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