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Dwayne Bowe comes up big when Chiefs need him

Dwayne Bowe comes up big when Chiefs need him

kansascity.com Updated Jan 4, 2014
Jamaal Charles has been the focal point of the Chiefs offense all season long, something Dwayne Bowe has not complained about, despite his diminished stats and role. But Bowe got his chance Saturday against the Colts, and made the most of it.
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  • Alex Smith laments missed throw to Cyrus Gray

    Alex Smith laments missed throw to Cyrus Gray

    kansascity.com Jan 4, 2014
    Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith knows there's at least one play he'd like to have back. With the Chiefs leading 41-31 and facing a second-and-8 at the Indianapolis 41-yard line early in the fourth quarter, running back Cyrus Gray popped open down the side…
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  • With 45-44 loss to Colts, Chiefs add another chapter to playoff…

    With 45-44 loss to Colts, Chiefs add another chapter to playoff woe

    The Chiefs have the Christmas Day Loss. The Lin Elliott Game. The No Punt Game. Now, they have the forever mark of giving away a 28-point lead in the second half. The Chiefs lost 45-44 to the Colts here on Saturday, somehow, a team that prides itself on…
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  • Chiefs own dubious place in playoff history

    Chiefs own dubious place in playoff history

    ESPN.com kansascity.com Jan 4, 2014
    INDIANAPOLIS -- If there was ever any doubt, there can be none now. The Kansas City Chiefs, who already owned the market on postseason heartbreak, heaped even more misery on their long-suffering fans Saturday, displaying a new way to lose. Their defense…
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  • Defense lets Chiefs down at the worst possible time

    Defense lets Chiefs down at the worst possible time

    kansascity.com Jan 4, 2014
    Yes, Alex Smith had a few plays he'll have to rethink, particularly his overthrow to a wide-open Cyrus Gray for what would have been a pivotal touchdown. But the Chiefs' playoff loss to the Colts ultimately was on a defense that through the first nine g…
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  • Chiefs' defense left in the dust by speedy Colts

    Chiefs' defense left in the dust by speedy Colts

    Given the way the Colts' offense had revved up in the second half, it wasn't hard to imagine the Chiefs' pass defense snapping at the most inopportune time -- and that's exactly what happened, courtesy of (rather ironically) a seam route.
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  • Upon Further Review: Chiefs-Colts

    Upon Further Review: Chiefs-Colts

    Adam Teicher and Mike Wells break down the Kansas City Chiefs' 45-44 loss to the Indianapolis Colts in the wild-card round of the AFC playoffs.
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  • Chiefs report card: Charting the key plays, key stats and handi…

    Chiefs report card: Charting the key plays, key stats and handing out…

    kansascity.com Jan 4, 2014
    Charting the key plays, key stats and handing out grades for the Chiefs following their 45-44 AFC playoff loss to the Colts on Saturday in Indianapolis.
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  • Colts Have New Idiot Kicker: Punter Tweets Half-Nude Pic Of And…

    Colts Have New Idiot Kicker: Punter Tweets Half-Nude Pic Of Andrew Luck

    deadspin.com Jan 4, 2014
    Colts punter Pat McAfee tweeted this picture out of the Indianapolis locker room following their insane comeback win over the Chiefs and but for an extremely well-placed man on a cellphone, we're probably all looking at Andrew Luck's johnce. But, that m…
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  • Chiefs fans go from highest of highs to most crushing of lows

    Chiefs fans go from highest of highs to most crushing of lows

    kansascity.com Jan 4, 2014
    Chiefs fans in Indy go from supremely excited to unbelievably devastated as their team blows a 28-point lead against the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium.
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  • Chiefs add field goal, grab 44-38 fourth-quarter edge

    Chiefs add field goal, grab 44-38 fourth-quarter edge

    profootballtalk.com Jan 4, 2014
    With the Colts right on their tails, the Chiefs gave themselves a little more fourth-quarter breathing room. Ryan Succop’s 43-yard field goal gave the Chiefs a 44-38 lead with less than six minutes left in regulation. The field goal ended an 11-play dri…
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  • Colts in midst of strong rally, narrow deficit to 41-31

    Colts in midst of strong rally, narrow deficit to 41-31

    profootballtalk.com Jan 4, 2014
    If the Chiefs are going to win their first postseason game in almost 21 years, they are going to have sweat it out. The Colts, who were in major trouble after falling behind 38-10 less than two minutes into the third quarter, have drawn to within 41-31 …
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  • N.F.L. Wild Card Saturday

    N.F.L. Wild Card Saturday

    nytimes.com Jan 4, 2014
    Highlights from Saturday’s N.F.L. playoff games.
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  • Chiefs' Charles out with possible concussion

    Chiefs' Charles out with possible concussion

    Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles left Saturday's playoff game against the Colts on his team's first possession with a possible concussion and did not return.
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  • Tamba Hali active for Chiefs-Colts wild-card matchup

    Tamba Hali active for Chiefs-Colts wild-card matchup

    The Chiefs will have both of their star outside linebackers in the lineup when the postseason kicks off this afternoon in Indianapolis. Tamba Hali (knee) is active for Saturday’s wild-card game against the Colts. He had been listed as questionable on th…
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  • NFL playoffs not about the money, but here's what they're worth

    NFL playoffs not about the money, but here's what they're worth

    kansascity.com Jan 4, 2014
    If the Chiefs were to win the Super Bowl, the players' share of the playoff pool would be a total of $178,000 per man for playing four games.
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  • Video - Upon Further Review: Chiefs vs. Colts 02:45

    Upon Further Review: Chiefs vs. Colts

    Jan 4
    Adam Teicher and Mike Wells break down the Chiefs falling to the Colts in the first round of the playoffs.
  • Video - Luck, Colts Rally Past Chiefs 02:04

    Luck, Colts Rally Past Chiefs

    Jan 4
    After trailing by 28-points in the third quarter, Andrew Luck threw for four touchdowns and recovered a fumble for a touchdown in the Colts' 45-44 win over the Chiefs.
  • Video - Colts Pull Off Historic Comeback 03:37

    Colts Pull Off Historic Comeback

    Jan 4
    Eric Allen breaks down the Colts going on a 35-6 run to defeat the Chiefs.
  • Video - Wild Card Weekend: Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith highlights 02:59

    Wild Card Weekend: Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith highlights

    Jan 4
    Chiefs QB Alex Smith set a team record for passing touchdowns in a postseason game, throwing for 378 yards and four touchdowns, but fell victim to a miraculous comeback by the Colts on Wild Card Weekend.

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  • NFL playoffs -- Indianapolis Colts show mettle, maturity in comeback win o…

    Jan 4
    The Indianapolis Colts showed mettle and maturity in a comeback playoff win over the Kansas City Chiefs, writes Jeffri Chadiha.