Chargers, Chiefs trying to stay out of AFC West cellar (9/23/21)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- You'd be hard pressed to find anyone a couple of weeks ago that didn't think Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs were headed for their sixth consecutive AFC West championship this season. It would have been just as tough finding anyone who didn't think the Los Angeles Chargers would finish right behind them...
Chiefs confident Edwards-Helaire can turn around ground game (9/23/21)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- There were eyebrows raised across the league for two very different reasons when Kansas City Chiefs general manager Brett Veach spent a first-round pick on running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire last year. The first reason: The Chiefs already had playmaking wide receivers Tyreek Hill and Sammy Watkins along with tight end Travis Kelce surrounding Patrick Mahomes, creating one of the most dynamic offenses in recent NFL history...
Chiefs welcome Chargers for important early AFC West game (9/23/21)LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (1-1) at KANSAS CITY (1-1) Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS OPENING LINE: Chiefs by 6 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Los Angeles 1-1; Kansas City 1-1. SERIES RECORD: Chiefs lead 64-57-1. LAST MEETING: Chargers won 38-21 on Jan. 3 at Chiefs...
Chiefs defense searching for answers after loss to Ravens (9/22/21)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Chiefs defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo has a lot on his mind these days. He needs to find some sort of pass rush, which has been unable to generate pressure on the Browns' Baker Mayfield in Week 1 and the Ravens' Lamar Jackson on Sunday night. He needs to find a way to plug the run, especially after the Ravens gutted the Chiefs despite missing enough running backs to injury to fill out a flag football team...
Chiefs defense exposed by Jackson, Ravens in 36-35 defeat (9/20/21)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- It was only fitting that the Baltimore Ravens would put away a comeback win over the Chiefs by running Lamar Jackson right up the middle when Kansas City needed a fourth-down stop to get the ball back. The Chiefs knew it was coming; the Ravens had been doing it all game...
Late turnovers send Chiefs to 1st September loss in 5 years (9/19/21)BALTIMORE (AP) -- Patrick Mahomes' flawless September run is over. The Kansas City quarterback was intercepted late in the third quarter, one of two turnovers by the Chiefs that led to a 36-35 loss to Baltimore on Sunday night. It was Kansas City's first September defeat since Sept. 18, 2016. The Chiefs had won 15 in a row in the month since then...
Lamar Jackson finally leads Ravens over Chiefs 36-35 (9/19/21)BALTIMORE (AP) -- With a vault and a jump pass, and all the confidence from his coach and teammates he could ask for, Lamar Jackson finally beat Patrick Mahomes and Kansas City. Using his legs to rush for 107 yards and scoring twice, including flipping into the end zone for the winning score, Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens defeated the Chiefs 36-35 Sunday night...
Ravens lose S DeShon Elliott to concussion (9/19/21)BALTIMORE (AP) -- Ravens safety DeShon Elliott left Sunday night's game against Kansas City with a concussion. Baltimore has been decimated in both the offensive and defensive backfields so far this season. It lost cornerback Marcus Peters for the season to a knee injury, and cornerback Jimmy Smith has missed the first two games with ankle problems...
Chiefs' Mathieu ready to take field after COVID-19 bout (9/16/21)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Tyrann Mathieu kept hoping, even as the days slowly went by and he returned one positive test after another, that he would be cleared of COVID-19 in time to join the Kansas City Chiefs for their season opener against Cleveland...
Mahomes, Jackson face off again when Ravens host Chiefs (9/16/21)Leave it to Sammy Watkins -- who has played for both teams recently -- to set the stage for this weekend's Ravens-Chiefs matchup. Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson can downplay it all they want, but this game is first and foremost a clash between two MVP quarterbacks...
Chiefs seeking fifth straight win over Baltimore (9/16/21)By The Associated Press (AP) -- KANSAS CITY (1-0) at BALTIMORE (0-1) Sunday, 8:20 p.m. EDT, NBC OPENING LINE: Chiefs by 1, according to FanDuel SportsBook AGAINST THE SPREAD: Chiefs 0-1; Ravens 0-1 SERIES RECORD: Chiefs lead 7-4 LAST MEETING: Chiefs beat Ravens 34-20 on Sept. 28, 2020, in Baltimore...
Chiefs' Reid deflects attention as he approaches NFL history (9/15/21)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Good luck getting Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid to ruminate on the fact that he's nearing NFL history, just one win away from becoming the first to reach 100 with two different franchises. The answer you'll get is pretty standard whenever such topics arise...
Reid, Mahomes lead Chiefs to comeback win over Browns (9/13/21)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Just about everyone inside the Kansas City Chiefs locker room remained confident on Sunday when the upstart Cleveland Browns scored a touchdown to take a 29-20 lead early in the fourth quarter. The reasons were standing on their sideline: Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes...
Mahomes dazzles as Chiefs rally for 33-29 win over Browns (9/12/21)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Every time the Kansas City Chiefs needed a big play on Sunday, their magician under center produced the kind of mesmerizing moment that left the Cleveland Browns shaking their heads in awe and frustration. There was Patrick Mahomes' 75-yard touchdown pass to Tyreek Hill, where he lofted the ball deep downfield and his wide receiver made an incredible adjustment. The crucial throws that kept drives alive...
Chiefs All-Pro safety Mathieu out of COVID-19 protocol (9/11/21)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu was added to the active roster from the COVID-19 list on Saturday, and the three-time All-Pro was listed as questionable for Kansas City's regular-season opener against the Cleveland Browns. Mathieu tested positive on Sept. 1, even though he was fully vaccinated, and he needed to return two negative tests taken 24 hours apart to be eligible to play. He was still in the protocol on Friday, but is now cleared to play Sunday...
Chiefs' Mathieu remains in COVID-19 protocol ahead of opener (9/10/21)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Tyrann Mathieu remained in the COVID-19 protocol on Friday and the Kansas City Chiefs remain uncertain whether their All-Pro safety will be cleared in time for their season opener against the Cleveland Browns. The Chiefs essentially are preparing two defensive game plans depending on whether Mathieu, who is fully vaccinated, returns the two negative tests 24 hours apart that are required for him to take the field on Sunday...
Browns visit Chiefs to open new season in a playoff rematch (9/9/21)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Chiefs have ruled the AFC for the better part of three seasons, making back-to-back trips to the Super Bowl and beating the San Francisco 49ers about 19 months ago for their first championship in 50 years. The Cleveland Browns could offer the stiffest test to their perch at the top...
Chiefs ride 14-game September win streak into season opener (9/9/21)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The game the Kansas City Chiefs want to win more than any other happens to be the only one in February. That doesn't mean they don't like winning in September. In fact, it has been nearly five years since the two-time defending AFC champions have lost a game in the opening month of the NFL season. ...
Chiefs await Browns for divisional-round playoff rematch (9/9/21)CLEVELAND (12-6) at KANSAS CITY (16-3) Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EDT, CBS OPENING LINE: Chiefs by 6 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook SERIES RECORD: Chiefs lead 14-11-2 LAST MEETING: Chiefs beat Browns 17-12 on Jan. 17 in divisional playoffs in Kansas City...
Chiefs toying with 4-tight end sets as opener approaches (9/8/21)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- There were nearly 34,000 offensive plays run in the NFL last season and exactly 11 that included four tight ends. The Chiefs could reach that number -- or double or triple it -- all by themselves this season. The two-time defending AFC champions have long toyed with exotic personnel packages, a byproduct of the creative offensive mind of coach Andy Reid. ...
Kansas City Chiefs
- Carolina 24, Houston 9
- Arizona at Jacksonville, 12 p.m.
- Atlanta at N.Y. Giants, 12 p.m.
- Baltimore at Detroit, 12 p.m.
- Chicago at Cleveland, 12 p.m.
- Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 12 p.m.
- Indianapolis at Tennessee, 12 p.m.
- L.A. Chargers at Kansas City, 12 p.m.
- New Orleans at New England, 12 p.m.
- Washington at Buffalo, 12 p.m.
- Miami at Las Vegas, 3:05 p.m.
- N.Y. Jets at Denver, 3:05 p.m.
- Seattle at Minnesota, 3:25 p.m.
- Tampa Bay at L.A. Rams, 3:25 p.m.
- Green Bay at San Francisco, 7:20 p.m.
- Philadelphia at Dallas, 7:15 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 30
- Jacksonville at Cincinnati, 7:20 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 3
- Carolina at Dallas, 12 p.m.
- Cleveland at Minnesota, 12 p.m.
- Detroit at Chicago, 12 p.m.
- Houston at Buffalo, 12 p.m.
- Indianapolis at Miami, 12 p.m.
- Kansas City at Philadelphia, 12 p.m.
- N.Y. Giants at New Orleans, 12 p.m.
- Tennessee at N.Y. Jets, 12 p.m.
- Washington at Atlanta, 12 p.m.
- Arizona at L.A. Rams, 3:05 p.m.
- Seattle at San Francisco, 3:05 p.m.
- Baltimore at Denver, 3:25 p.m.
- Pittsburgh at Green Bay, 3:25 p.m.
- Tampa Bay at New England, 7:20 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 4
- Las Vegas at L.A. Chargers, 7:15 p.m.