Chiefs offense bogging down when it deviates from script (12/6/21)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Chiefs have reached the end zone so regularly on their opening offensive possession this season that their opponents might as well stop wasting time and just give them the seven points. The rest of the game is another matter...
Chiefs keep AFC West lead with 22-9 victory over Broncos (12/5/21)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The resurgent Kansas City defense shut down Teddy Bridgewater and the Broncos, Daniel Sorenson returned an interception 75 yards for a touchdown, and the Chiefs beat Denver 22-9 on Sunday night for their fifth straight win. Patrick Mahomes had 184 yards passing with a touchdown run and an interception for the Chiefs (8-4), who now lead the Chargers by a game and the Broncos and Raiders by two in their race for a sixth straight AFC West championship...
Chiefs missing starters Fenton, Niang for game vs Broncos (12/3/21)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Chiefs will be without starting cornerback Rashad Fenton and right tackle Lucas Niang for Sunday night's game against the Broncos, raising the possibility that former All-Pro lineman Kyle Long could play for the first time in two years...
Chiefs leaning on unsung heroes in their Super Bowl pursuit (12/2/21)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The top-ranked cornerback in the NFL, at least according to some advanced metrics, is not Jalen Ramsey or some other high-profile player that was a first-round pick and developed into a Pro Bowl-caliber talent. The top center isn't Jason Kelce or some other longtime stalwart in the middle of the offensive line...
Chiefs seeking 12th straight win over Broncos on Sunday (12/2/21)DENVER (6-5) at KANSAS CITY (7-4) Sunday, 8:20 p.m. EST, NBC BETTING LINE: Chiefs by 10, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Broncos 6-5; Chiefs 4-7. SERIES RECORD: Chiefs lead 67-55. LAST MEETING: Chiefs beat Broncos 22-16 on Dec. 6, 2020, at Kansas City...
Chiefs hope refreshed Kyle Long can help offensive line (12/1/21)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Chiefs signed veteran offensive lineman Kyle Long after his year-long retirement with the expectation that he would arrive in training camp and immediately compete for a starting job. It took a little longer than either of them imagined...
Red-hot Chiefs brimming with optimism after late-season bye (11/29/21)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The last time the Kansas City Chiefs had a week off at this point in the year, they didn't lose against until the next season. There's a lot of reasons to believe this year's team can follow in the footsteps of the 2019 championship bunch...
Chiefs' resurgent defense has them back on top of AFC West (11/22/21)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Patrick Mahomes has been trying to convince everyone that the Kansas City Chiefs' defense has been playing better. Hard to dispute it now. What was one of the worst defenses in the NFL -- and maybe Chiefs history -- the first six weeks of the season showed just how stout it has become on Sunday. ...
Chiefs lean on D to stuff Prescott, Cowboys in 19-9 win (11/21/21)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Chiefs had played so horrendously on defense earlier this season that the Dallas Cowboys and their top-ranked offense probably felt confident that they could keep things rolling Sunday night. Chris Jones and the rest of the Chiefs made an emphatic statement to the contrary...
Chiefs activate RB Edwards-Helaire off injured reserve (11/20/21)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Chiefs activated running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire from injured reserve, giving him a good chance of playing for the first time since Week 5 when Kansas City plays the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. The move Saturday was widely expected after Edwards-Helaire spent most of the past two weeks practicing. He hurt his ankle against the Bills and was designated to return last week against the Raiders but sat out another game...
Kansas City Chiefs to pay expenses for girl hurt in crash (11/19/21)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Chiefs will pay for ongoing medical treatment and other expenses for a young girl who was seriously injured when a vehicle she was in was struck by a car driven by former assistant coach Britt Reid. The agreement between the Chiefs and the family of Ariel Young will provide her with "world-class medical care and long-term financial stability," according to a statement Friday from the team's legal representative and the family's attorney, Tom Porto...
Chiefs to discuss future of Arrowhead Stadium in coming year (11/18/21)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Chiefs plan to begin discussing the future of Arrowhead Stadium within the next year after the neighboring Royals announced plans earlier this year to explore moving to a new downtown ballpark. Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said during his annual midseason availability Thursday that Royals owner John Sherman called him to discuss the baseball team's plans. ...
Cowboys visit Chiefs for showdown of NFL heavyweights (11/18/21)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The most dynamic offense in the NFL will be on display inside Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday. It won't belong to the Kansas City Chiefs. Oh, the two-time defending AFC champs are still capable of scoring points -- just ask the Raiders after their 41-14 blowout loss last week. But the offense that has been seemingly unstoppable most of this season belongs to Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys, who lead the league in yards per game and points through the first 10 weeks...
Cowboys, Chiefs on collision course for Arrowhead Stadium (11/18/21)DALLAS (7-2) at KANSAS CITY (6-4) Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EST, Fox BETTING LINE: Chiefs by 2 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook AGAINST THE SPREAD: Dallas 8-1, Kansas City 3-7. SERIES RECORD: Cowboys lead 7-4. LAST MEETING: Cowboys beat Chiefs 28-17 on Nov. 5, 2017, at Arlington, Texas...
Chiefs rely on overlooked draft class amid rise in AFC West (11/18/21)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- There was nothing glamorous about what Chiefs general manager Brett Veach did in the NFL draft. The Chiefs didn't have a first-round pick after shipping it to Baltimore for left tackle Orlando Brown Jr. They used their second-round choice on a local linebacker, loaded up with a couple of offensive lineman and added a project at defensive end and a tight end in the later rounds that perhaps could help spell Travis Kelce down the road...
Mahomes' 5 TD passes lead Chiefs past Raiders 41-14 (11/14/21)LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Patrick Mahomes scrambled away from pressure as he ran toward the line of scrimmage and launched a deep ball that turned a seemingly broken play into a touchdown. The Mahomes of old was back Sunday night and the Kansas City Chiefs are back at their usual spot atop the division...
Chiefs looking up at Raiders headed into 1st meeting (11/11/21)The Kansas City Chiefs find themselves in an unusual spot headed into their first meeting of the season against their fiercest AFC West rivals. For the first time since 2016, the Chiefs (5-4) are looking up at the Raiders (5-3) in the standings headed into their meeting on Sunday night...
Pressure rising on Chiefs' Mahomes to turn things around (11/11/21)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Patrick Mahomes has always been the solution to whatever problems ail the Kansas City Chiefs. The defense giving up gobs of yards and too many points to their opponent? Mahomes can outscore them. Special teams is making blunders and causing poor field position? Mahomes can overcome it...
Raiders host Chiefs in AFC West battle (11/11/21)KANSAS CITY (5-4) at LAS VEGAS (5-3) Sunday, 8:20 p.m. EST, NBC BETTING LINE: Chiefs by 2 1/2, according to FanDuel SportsBook. AGAINST THE SPREAD: Kansas City 2-7; Las Vegas 4-4. SERIES RECORD: Chiefs lead 68-54-2. LAST MEETING: Chiefs beat Raiders 35-31 on Nov. 22, 2020, in Las Vegas...
Chiefs appear open to adding Beckham to wide receiver group (11/10/21)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Chiefs coach Andy Reid wouldn't say Wednesday whether the reigning AFC champs were pursuing Odell Beckham Jr. Then again, he didn't say they weren't. Beckham became a free agent Tuesday after the wide receiver's acrimonious split with the Browns, and the Chiefs -- with star quarterback Patrick Mahomes -- are among the destinations that he's rumored to be considering...
Kansas City Chiefs
- Dallas 27, New Orleans 17
- Arizona 33, Chicago 22
- Detroit 29, Minnesota 27
- Indianapolis 31, Houston 0
- L.A. Chargers 41, Cincinnati 22
- Miami 20, N.Y. Giants 9
- Philadelphia 33, N.Y. Jets 18
- Tampa Bay 30, Atlanta 17
- L.A. Rams 37, Jacksonville 7
- Washington 17, Las Vegas 15
- Pittsburgh 20, Baltimore 19
- Seattle 30, San Francisco 23
- Kansas City 22, Denver 9
- Open: Cleveland, Tennessee, Carolina, Green Bay
- New England 14, Buffalo 10
Thursday, Dec. 9
- Pittsburgh at Minnesota, 7:20 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 12
- Atlanta at Carolina, 12 p.m.
- Baltimore at Cleveland, 12 p.m.
- Dallas at Washington, 12 p.m.
- Jacksonville at Tennessee, 12 p.m.
- Las Vegas at Kansas City, 12 p.m.
- New Orleans at N.Y. Jets, 12 p.m.
- Seattle at Houston, 12 p.m.
- Detroit at Denver, 3:05 p.m.
- N.Y. Giants at L.A. Chargers, 3:05 p.m.
- Buffalo at Tampa Bay, 3:25 p.m.
- San Francisco at Cincinnati, 3:25 p.m.
- Chicago at Green Bay, 7:20 p.m.
- Open: Indianapolis, Miami, New England, Philadelphia
Monday, Dec. 13
- L.A. Rams at Arizona, 7:15 p.m.