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Andy Reid got a standing ovation from the Philadelphia crowd before Thursday night's game. Reid will get a few cheers in Kansas City, as well.Reid had a heck of a night in his return to Philadelphia, where he spent 14 mostly successful seasons as head c…Upvote Share Tweet
The Kansas City Chiefs already have won more games than they did in 2013. And the third win of the season arguably was one of the biggest for the franchise in years. It came as the Chiefs went to Philadelphia with 14-year Eagles coach Andy Reid and beat…Upvote Share TweetWith the Eagles trailing by 10 and less than two minutes on the clock, the home team has tried to mount an unlikely comeback against the Chiefs. The result could be something that many deemed to be likely, if not inevitable: An injury to quarterback Mik…Upvote Share TweetIt didn’t look good for Eagles running back LeSean McCoy. Now it looks great for McCoy and the Eagles. After being taken to the locker room for X-rays on his lower left leg, McCoy has returned to Thursday night’s game between the Chiefs and Eagles at Li…Upvote Share TweetThe San Diego Chargers' offensive line has been a pleasant surprise during the first two weeks of the season. The new-look unit has given Philip Rivers the necessary time to be a dominant quarterback again. One of the reasons for San Diego’s success on …Upvote Share Tweet
QB Matt Flynn getting reps at holderALAMEDA, Calif. -- Raiders backup quarterback Matt Flynn, who was acquired from Seattle this offseason and is making $6.5 million, is getting practice reps at holder for Sebastian Janikowski. “We have to be better in that area,” Raiders coach Dennis All…Upvote Share Tweet
Raiders put pass-rush trust in HoustonALAMEDA, Calif. -- If it seemed like the Raiders were not addressing their defensive line this offseason in the wake of parting ways with Richard Seymour, Tommy Kelly, Desmond Bryant and Matt Shaughnessy, there was a reason. Oakland was about to go all …Upvote Share TweetENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Dennis Allen was the Denver Broncos defensive coordinator when the Broncos dropped the read-option offense, with Tim Tebow at quarterback, into the NFL’s lap. The Broncos did it, for the first time in that 2011 season, in a November …Upvote Share Tweet
Raiders and Chargers won’t swap home datesThis time, the NFL isn’t sending teams elsewhere to accommodate baseball. According to Scott Bair of CSNBayArea.com, the Raiders and Chargers won’t swap home games to avoid a potential conflict with the baseball playoffs. Instead, they’re still consider…Upvote Share TweetALAMEDA, Calif. – Oakland Raiders linebacker Kevin Burnett left practice early Thursday due to illness and was officially listed as “limited” for the day. As for the rest of Oakland’s injury report, four players did not participate, and none was a surpr…Upvote Share TweetWe’ve already spoiled a bit of what Chargers linebacker Dwight Freeney had to say during his visit with the Pro Football Talk on NBCSN crew. Freeney told Erik Kuselias that he doesn’t think quarterbacks will be able to survive playing in the offense tha…Upvote Share TweetEarly in the week, Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said he thought running back Maurice Jones-Drew could play in Week Three after injuring his ankle against the Raiders. That seemed like the probable scenario when Jones-Drew’s MRI came back without a sign of …Upvote Share TweetENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- The Denver Broncos went from receiving crushing injury news when they moved left tackle Ryan Clady to injured reserve Wednesday to a hint of good Thursday when cornerback Champ Bailey and tight end Joel Dreessen returned to practice …Upvote Share TweetALAMEDA, Calif. -- Left guard Lucas Nix (ankle) remained an observer at Oakland Raiders practice Thursday, and the other known injured players -- strong safety Tyvon Branch (right leg), left tackle Menelik Watson (right knee), and tight end David Ausber…Upvote Share Tweet
The long wait for history to repeat itselfENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- If you really want to feel what the Denver Broncos-Oakland Raiders rivalry should be, what many of those who fill the seats in each city in each football weekend expect it to be, you’re going to need a few things. Like … Gray hair. A…Upvote Share TweetThe San Diego Chargers are the Tennessee Titans' white whale. The teams don’t play that frequently -- just nine times since 1993, including a wild-card playoff matchup in January 2008. The franchises have undergone all sorts of changes during that span,…Upvote Share Tweet
No Super Bowl, No ProblemCNNSI.com Sep 19, 2013Philip Rivers has yet to win the big one. But Peter King says the Chargers would be crazy not to re-sign their star QB.Upvote Share TweetEagles quarterback Mike Vick had a hard time staying healthy in Andy Reid’s offense. Vick could have an even harder time staying healthy in Chip Kelly’s offense. That was Chargers linebacker Dwight Freeney’s biggest takeaway after facing the Eagles on S…Upvote Share Tweet
Tony Romo likely to take painkilling shot before facing RamsCowboys quarterback Tony Romo injured his ribs in the season opener against the Giants, but remained in the game and started again in last week’s loss to the Chiefs. Romo took a painkilling shot to help him cope with the injury for that game and he said…Upvote Share TweetOf the eight 2013 franchise players, only one signed a multi-year deal. And that one player now has a season-ending injury. Broncos left tackle Ryan Clady refused to accept the one-year franchise tender, holding out for a long-term contract and the secu…Upvote Share Tweet
Will blitzing work against Manning?ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Oakland Raiders are tied with Kansas City, Miami and Tampa Bay for the NFL lead in sacks, with nine. That’s good news for an outfit that had just 25 all of last season. And Oakland is sharing the wealth, as seven different players …Upvote Share Tweet
Broncos-Raiders matchup of the dayENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase and Oakland Raiders defensive coordinator Jason Tarver, two not-quite-40-something guys on the headsets, have some of the same issues as they move toward Monday night’s meeting between t…Upvote Share Tweet
The Sports Guy's Thursday NFL Pickgrantland.com Sep 19, 2013Chiefs (+3.5) over EAGLES Am I crazy or is this our first entertaining Thursday-night game, like, ever? Even if it's difficult to think of "The Andy ...Upvote Share Tweet
Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles 3-yard touchdownSep 19Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles runs right into the end zone for a 3-yard touchdown.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick throws second interceptionSep 19Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick's pass is intercepted by Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith at Chiefs 43-yard line.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Donnie Avery 51-yard gainSep 19Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith finds wide receiver Donnie Avery for a 51-yard gain to the Philadelphia Eagles 26-yard line.
Kansas City Chiefs recover Eagles' fumbleSep 19The Philadelphia Eagles fumble the ball off of a bad snap and it is recovered by the Kansas City Chiefs at the 50-yard line.
Greg Schiano is a bigger problem than Josh FreemanSep 19Greg Schiano, not Josh Freeman, is the Buccaneers' biggest problem, writes Jeffri Chadiha.
Biggest NFL games of Week 3 -- John Clayton's First and 10Sep 19John Clayton's First and 10: Andrew Luck leads the Colts against his former Stanford coach, John Harbaugh.
Don Banks: NFL Week 3 picksSep 19Well, now I've gone and peaked too soon. Viewing things realistically, a 14-2 record in Week 2 means I have nowhere to go but down. And from the looks of this week's tricky schedule, I might be nose-diving like a submarine on its maiden voyage.
The NFL's Unknown Impact PlayerSep 19The NFL's Unknown Impact Player