This is the January 3, 2014 news archive. View today's Chiefs rumors and news.
Chiefs' elite eight players have shown staying powerEight 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…Share TweetThe Star's Terez A. Paylor breaks down Saturday's matchup in Indy.Share TweetIn 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.Share TweetWith 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.Share Tweet
Chiefs' Alex Smith won't be sidetracked by distractionsAlthough 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…Share Tweet
Kansas City Dyes Fountain Red To Support Chiefs, Fountain Freezesdeadspin.com Jan 3, 2014"This is the first time we have attempted to dye a frozen fountain." No way.Read more...Share TweetHere's a rundown of the Chiefs' previous playoff appearances:Share Tweet
KC's No. 1 overall pick Fisher ruled out vs. ColtsCNNSI.com Jan 3, 2014KC's No. 1 overall pick Fisher ruled out vs. ColtsShare Tweet
Colts enter playoffs as healthy as you can be in Januaryprofootballtalk.com Jan 3, 2014Now 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…Share TweetThe 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…Share Tweet
Fresh bodies should help KC with tacklingESPN.com Jan 3, 2014KANSAS 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…Share Tweet
Chiefs film room: Dissecting December's loss to the ColtsIt'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…Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Jan 3, 2014Lovie 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…Share TweetThe red-hot Colts, who beat the slumping Chiefs in Week 16, will look to repeat that result.Share Tweet
Andy Reid's approach with Chiefs began to take shape as youngster in LAFor 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…Share Tweet
Chiefs Vs. Colts PreviewJan 3Josina Anderson looks ahead to the Chiefs vs. the Colts.
'Playbook': Kansas City Chiefs defense vs. Indianapolis Colts offenseJan 3Will 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.
'Playbook': Indianapolis Colts defense vs. Kansas City Chiefs offenseJan 3Which 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.
The experience of defeatJan 3All 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.
Wild-Card WinnersJan 3Picking 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 playoffsJan 3Now that the NFL doesn't make sense, the Sports Guy has altered his manifesto to include a few recommendations to guide you.