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. ...
Chiefs still missing Mathieu to COVID as Week 1 work begins (9/6/21)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Chiefs remained without All-Pro safety Tyrann Mathieu after his positive test for COVID-19 as the two-time defending AFC champions began preparing Monday for their season opener against the Cleveland Browns. Chiefs coach Andy Reid said that Mathieu, who was vaccinated against the virus, remained in the league's protocol, which means he had yet to return two negative tests taken 24 hours apart. ...
Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu tests positive for COVID-19 (9/1/21)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- All-Pro safety Tyrann Mathieu has tested positive for COVID-19 and was placed on the league's reserve list Wednesday, though he could be back with the team soon and available for Week 1 against Cleveland. Mathieu is fully vaccinated, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press, and NFL rules released in July say vaccinated players testing positive but are asymptomatic can return after two negative tests taken 24 hours apart...
Chiefs look to extend AFC West run, return to Super Bowl (9/1/21)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Chiefs chose to keep 10 offensive lineman after rosters were trimmed to 53 for the start of the season this week, and four of them have experience playing in their past two trips to the Super Bowl. All four of them are now backups, too...
Chiefs set sights on third straight Super Bowl trip (9/1/21)KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (16-3) New faces: LT Orlando Brown Jr., LG Joe Thuney, C Austin Blythe, DT Jarran Reed, RB Elijah McGuire, CB Mike Hughes, RB Jerrick McKinnon, TE Blake Bell, LB Nick Bolton, C Creed Humphrey, DE Joshua Kaindoh. Key losses: LT Eric Fisher, RT Mitchell Schwartz, WR Sammy Watkins, CB Bashaud Breeland, TE Deon Yelder, DE Tanoh Kpassagnon, CB Antonio Hamilton, RB Damien Williams, DT Mike Pennel...
Chiefs trade OL Durant to Patriots for 7th-round 2022 pick (8/31/21)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Chiefs traded offensive lineman Yasir Durant to the Patriots for a seventh-round pick in the 2022 draft as they trimmed their roster to the 53-man limit by Tuesday's deadline. Durant made the Chiefs last season as an undrafted free agent out of Missouri, and he started Week 17 at right guard as the Chiefs rested their starters. ...
Chiefs cut RBs Thompson, Gore among early roster moves (8/30/21)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Chiefs began trimming their roster to the 53-man limit for the regular season on Monday, and coach Andy Reid may have found himself having a more difficult time this year than any other during his tenure in Kansas City. Take the offensive line, for example. The unit had been dominated by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a Super Bowl fiasco, forcing general manager Brett Veach to tear it down and start all over...
Mahomes sharp as Chiefs roll to 28-25 victory over Vikings (8/27/21)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Patrick Mahomes and Tyreek Hill have talked openly about the Kansas City Chiefs chasing a perfect season. Well, the two were nearly perfect Friday night. Mahomes was 8 of 9 for 117 yards and two touchdowns in his only two chances with the ball, including a 35-yard TD strike to the fleet-footed Hill, and the Chiefs beat the Minnesota Vikings 28-25 to finish 3-0 in the preseason...
Chiefs, Mahomes eye confidence booster in preseason finale (8/25/21)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Patrick Mahomes and the rest of the Kansas City Chiefs' first-team offense will take the field for at least the first half of their preseason finale against the Minnesota Vikings on Friday night. It would probably ease a lot of anxiety if they could find a little bit of rhythm...
Kansas City Chiefs
- N.Y. Giants at Washington, 7:20 p.m.
- Buffalo at Miami, 12 p.m.
- Cincinnati at Chicago, 12 p.m.
- Denver at Jacksonville, 12 p.m.
- Houston at Cleveland, 12 p.m.
- L.A. Rams at Indianapolis, 12 p.m.
- Las Vegas at Pittsburgh, 12 p.m.
- New England at N.Y. Jets, 12 p.m.
- New Orleans at Carolina, 12 p.m.
- San Francisco at Philadelphia, 12 p.m.
- Atlanta at Tampa Bay, 3:05 p.m.
- Minnesota at Arizona, 3:05 p.m.
- Dallas at L.A. Chargers, 3:25 p.m.
- Tennessee at Seattle, 3:25 p.m.
- Kansas City at Baltimore, 7:20 p.m.
- Detroit at Green Bay, 7:15 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 23
- Carolina at Houston, 7:20 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 26
- 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.
Monday, Sept. 27
- Philadelphia at Dallas, 7:15 p.m.