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GM Dorsey makes right moves to turn around Chiefs

GM Dorsey makes right moves to turn around Chiefs

kansascity.com Updated Jan 3
When John Dorsey was hired as Chiefs general manager last Jan. 14, he laid out a plan for his team to reach the playoffs and beyond. He just wasn't sure it would happen in one season.
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  • Chiefs' elite eight players have shown staying power

    Chiefs' elite eight players have shown staying power

    Eight Chiefs were brought in by the regime of former general manager Carl Peterson and have experienced more than their share of highs and lows in Kansas City since 2005. This is the third playoff appearance for three of them and the second for the othe…
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  • Chiefs-Colts AFC playoff scouting report

    Chiefs-Colts AFC playoff scouting report

    The Star's Terez A. Paylor breaks down Saturday's matchup in Indy.
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  • Chiefs wary, but not afraid, of Colts quarterback Andrew Luck

    Chiefs wary, but not afraid, of Colts quarterback Andrew Luck

    In his first two seasons in the NFL, Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck is 2-0 against the Chiefs. While Chiefs defenders respect Luck, they are not in awe of him.
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  • Chiefs' Jamaal Charles is a 'problem and a half' for the Colts

    Chiefs' Jamaal Charles is a 'problem and a half' for the Colts

    With 1,980 yards from scrimmage in 2013 -- rushing and receiving -- and 19 touchdowns, Jamaal Charles logged the best regular season of his career and is the primary focus of the Indianapolis defense Saturday in the Chiefs-Colts wild-card playoff game.
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  • Chiefs' Alex Smith won't be sidetracked by distractions

    Chiefs' Alex Smith won't be sidetracked by distractions

    Although he won't acknowledge or even think about it, Alex Smith has as much at stake as anyone in the NFL playoffs after being discarded by the San Francisco 49ers. For the foreseeable future, Smith is going to be compared with current 49ers quarterbac…
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  • Kansas City Dyes Fountain Red To Support Chiefs, Fountain Freez…

    Kansas City Dyes Fountain Red To Support Chiefs, Fountain Freezes

    deadspin.com Jan 3
    "This is the first time we have attempted to dye a frozen fountain." No way.Read more...
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  • The Chiefs' playoff history

    The Chiefs' playoff history

    Here's a rundown of the Chiefs' previous playoff appearances:
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  • KC's No. 1 overall pick Fisher ruled out vs. Colts

    KC's No. 1 overall pick Fisher ruled out vs. Colts

    CNNSI.com Jan 3
    KC's No. 1 overall pick Fisher ruled out vs. Colts
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  • Colts enter playoffs as healthy as you can be in January

    Colts enter playoffs as healthy as you can be in January

    Now that the Colts finally sold out their home playoff game against the Chiefs, television viewers across Indiana will get to see what appears to be a fully stocked roster. The Colts listed just two players as questionable on the injury report heading i…
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  • Fisher ruled out, Hali questionable for Chiefs playoff game aga…

    Fisher ruled out, Hali questionable for Chiefs playoff game against Colts

    The Chiefs released their final injury report before their first-round playoff game against Indianapolis scheduled for Saturday, and while veteran outside linebacker Tamba Hali is listed as questionable with a knee sprain, rookie right tackle Eric Fishe…
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  • Fresh bodies should help KC with tackling

    Fresh bodies should help KC with tackling

    ESPN.com Jan 3
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- According to figures compiled by Pro Football Focus, the Kansas City Chiefs had one of the NFL’s better tackling teams. The Chiefs missed 100 tackles, according to PFF, and only nine teams had better numbers. The Chiefs would have ra…
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  • Chiefs film room: Dissecting December's loss to the Colts

    Chiefs film room: Dissecting December's loss to the Colts

    It's safe to say the Chiefs turned in perhaps their worst defensive outing in their 23-7 loss to the Colts on Dec. 22. The Colts exploited the same things the Chiefs have been unable to consistently cover all year, so let's dive into some of the coverag…
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  • Report: Chris Ballard “leading candidate” for Buccaneers G.M.

    Report: Chris Ballard “leading candidate” for Buccaneers G.M.

    Lovie Smith is the coach, Jeff Tedford is the offensive coordinator and now the Buccaneers need to hire themselves a general manager. Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that Chiefs director of player personnel Chris Ballard is a leading candidate for the j…
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  • N.F.L. Wild-Card Matchups

    N.F.L. Wild-Card Matchups

    The red-hot Colts, who beat the slumping Chiefs in Week 16, will look to repeat that result.
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  • Andy Reid's approach with Chiefs began to take shape as youngst…

    Andy Reid's approach with Chiefs began to take shape as youngster in LA

    For a sense of from where this Chiefs season came, it's instructive to have a glimpse at the origins of rightful NFL coach of the year Andy Reid, who grew up on what one friend called an "idyllic" street a mile from Hollywood Boulevard and whe…
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  • Video - Chiefs Vs. Colts Preview 01:12

    Chiefs Vs. Colts Preview

    Jan 3
    Josina Anderson looks ahead to the Chiefs vs. the Colts.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Kansas City Chiefs defense vs. Indianapolis Colts offense 02:49

    'Playbook': Kansas City Chiefs defense vs. Indianapolis Colts offense

    Jan 3
    Will the Kansas City Chiefs defense get back to their dominant ways that helped them start 9-0 or can the Indianapolis Colts get their ground game on track? "NFL Playbook" has the answer.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Indianapolis Colts defense vs. Kansas City Chiefs offense 04:20

    'Playbook': Indianapolis Colts defense vs. Kansas City Chiefs offense

    Jan 3
    Which player on the Kansas City Chiefs offense must step up for them to win and why aren't the Indianapolis Colts worried about him doing so? The "NFL Playbook" crew explains.
  • Video - The experience of defeat 03:15

    The experience of defeat

    Jan 3
    All twelve teams in the 2013 NFL Playoffs are representing family, team and city on the way to the Super Bowl, and to have all those dreams vanish in a defeat when the clock strikes zero, is a nightmare.

Sports Columnists

  • Wild-Card Winners

    Jan 3
    Picking the four games this weekend, with the key elements in each: Philadelphia 27, New Orleans 20, at Lincoln Financial Field (Saturday). The Eagles’ offensive line—one of only three units in the league to start the same five players in all 16 regular…
  • Bill Simmons on the NFL playoffs

    Jan 3
    Now that the NFL doesn't make sense, the Sports Guy has altered his manifesto to include a few recommendations to guide you.