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Here's Bob Costas dialing the smarm up to 11 in this referendum on perspective and sports by way of the Kasandra Perkins/Jovan Belcher murder-suicide. "Please," Costas intones, "those who need tragedies to continually recalibrate their se…Share Tweet
A football game against a backdrop of grief, confusionGrills burned, cups were refilled and pregame tailgating seemed typically festive on the west side of the Truman Sports Complex near the Chiefs' practice facility Sunday morning.Share Tweet
Chiefs buzz: Players plan fund for ZoeyChiefs quarterback Brady Quinn indicated that the Chiefs' players planned to create a benefit fund for Zoey, the 3-month-old girl who was orphaned Saturday when linebacker Jovan Belcher shot her mother -- Belcher's girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins -- and th…Share Tweet
Chiefs were united in desire to play gameTo play or not to play? With regard to the Chiefs' home game Sunday against Carolina, which took place roughly 28 hours after linebacker Jovan Belcher shot himself outside the Arrowhead Stadium practice facility, that was the question.Share Tweet
Defense rises to the occasion for ChiefsBy his own admission, Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston was not ready to play on Sunday.Share TweetThe door shut behind Brady Quinn, the last Chiefs player into a locker room that, remarkably given the extraordinary circumstances, was a victorious one.Share Tweet
Chiefs recall whirlwind 28 hours leading up to kickoffChiefs linebacker Cory Greenwood described Sunday as one of the hardest days of his life.Share Tweet
Siler assumes role in a way he never expectedAs Chiefs middle linebackers, Brandon Siler sat next to Jovan Belcher in daily meetings.Share Tweet
Megatron Makes It Look Easy: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundupdeadspin.com Dec 2, 2012We'll be putting all our GIFs for the day here, from the silky-smooth Calvin Johnson to Mark Sanchez getting his hopes up. We'll update the post as the later games conclude, so stay tuned. More »Share Tweet
Crennel on win: “It takes our minds off our misery”profootballtalk.com Dec 2, 2012Beating the Panthers will be a temporary relief for the Chiefs. But it was all they could do today. Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel didn’t want to delve too deeply into the events of Saturday - when linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend and then hShare Tweet
Crennell tells Chiefs Sunday's performance is 'what a team is about'Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel, surrounded by his players and chairman Clark Hunt, gave the following speech in the locker room after the game. The speech was broadcast on Fox.Share TweetThe Chiefs tried to do things as normally as possible on Sunday. One thing that wasn’t so normal was the teams second win of 2012. Kansas City topped the Carolina Panthers 27-21, just about 28 hours after starting LB Jovan Belcher shot himself outside tShare TweetNothing that happened on the field is going to comfort the Chiefs. But for a moment, this will help. A day after one of their own committed murder and then suicide, the Chiefs held on for a 27-21 win over the Panthers. The Chiefs played a clean game fro…Share TweetKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt offered sympathy Sunday to the families affected by the murder-suicide involving one of his players, calling it "an incredibly difficult 24 hours for our family."Share TweetBEREA, Ohio (AP) -- The Cleveland Browns say a member of the team's grounds crew killed himself at their practice facility.Share Tweet
Chiefs fans react to tragic newsFans turned out at Arrowhead Stadium to tailgate before today's Panthers-Chiefs matchup as they do for every home game. But this gameday was different in the wake of Saturday morning's murder suicide involving a Chiefs player and his girlfriend.Share Tweet
Rick Reilly Deserves A Pass On The Chiefs "Suicide Prevention" Tweetdeadspin.com Dec 2, 2012Almost immediately after Javon Belcher fatally shot his girlfriend and later himself Saturday morning, we've been aware of a Rick Reilly tweet that has offended some people. It's awkward, unfunny and derivative. That is to say, it is a Rick Reilly Origi…Share Tweet
Chiefs will have a moment of silence for all domestic violence victimsprofootballtalk.com Dec 2, 2012After wrestling with how to properly acknowledge a player who killed the mother of his infant daughter then killed himself on Saturday, the Chiefs have decided to conduct a moment of silence on Sunday for all victims of domestic violence. According to R…Share Tweet"An infant girl wakes up this morning without parents, both dead, dad killing mom and then turning the gun on himself," The Star's Sam Mellinger writes of the murder-suicide in which Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot his longtime girlfriend…Share Tweet
Romeo Crennel Emotional After Chiefs' WinDec 2In wake of tragedy, Chiefs top Panthers, 27-21.
Chiefs Get Emotional Win In Wake Of TragedyDec 2Brady Quinn threw for 201 yards and two touchdowns to help the Chiefs earn their second win of the season.
Chiefs postgame press conferenceDec 2Chiefs react following game with Panthers
Romeo Crennel: 'It was a total team victory'Dec 2After the tragic events that occurred surrounding late linebacker Javon Belcher, the Kansas City Chiefs were glad to pull a 27-21 win over the Carolina Panthers. Afterward, Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel addressed the media.
Don Banks: Backs against wall, Batch, Steelers prove they're not quite don…Dec 2BALTIMORE -- We probably should have seen this one coming. The aging Charlie Batch has looked like he was on his last legs for years now. Just like the aging Pittsburgh Steelers. But they both refuse to go away. At least quietly.
Don Banks: Surprisingly, the race is on in NFC West, North; more SnapsDec 2BALTIMORE -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a tragedy-marred Week 13 in the NFL, but one that treated us to multiple fantastic finishes...
Kansas City Chiefs take first step toward healing after Jovan Belcher trag…Dec 2Kansas City Chiefs take first step toward healing after Jovan Belcher tragedy.