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Mahomes gets baptism by fire, and that could be a good thing for the Chiefs

The Kansas City Chiefs break in a new starting quarterback this year, and Patrick Mahomes will be getting a baptism by fire. Four of his first six games will be played on the road, and all will feature still challenges against potentially contending teams and/or in tough places to play: at Chargers, at Steelers, vs. [more]

Chiefs, Rams get last bye weeks in Week 12

Bye weeks start in Week 4 and finish in Week 12. Carolina and Washington drew the earliest byes, and the Chiefs and Rams have the latest. Bye weeks Week 4: Carolina, Washington Week 5: Chicago, Tampa Bay Week 6: Detroit, New Orleans Week 7: Green Bay, Oakland, Seattle, Pittsburgh Week 8: LA Chargers, Dallas, Atlanta, [more]

Ten teams get five prime-time games, including the 49ers

NFL schedule-makers apparently were impressed with Jimmy Garoppolo. The 49ers, who won their final five games of last season, will play five times in prime time. The 49ers join the Cowboys, Packers, Chiefs, Rams, Patriots, Saints, Eagles, Steelers and Seahawks with five prime-time games, according to NFL Research. San Francisco travels to the Packers for [more]

Monday Night Football schedule starts, ends with Raiders

Jon Gruden spent many years in the ESPN broadcast booth for Monday Night Football games, but he’ll only be on two of the broadcasts this season. Gruden has returned to the sidelines with the Raiders and his team has been scheduled for two games on Monday nights this season. They will host the Rams in [more]

Sunday Night Football mixes it up a bit

This year’s Sunday Night Football schedule doesn’t open with the Cowboys and Giants for a change, but it does kick off with a divisional rivalry. The Bears will visit the Packers in the first installment of this year’s season of SNF. The Cowboys and Giants will instead play in Week Two, and the Cowboys circle [more]

Tom Coughlin’s return among Week One highlights

Tom Coughlin’s new team fared a lot better than his old one in 2017 and they’ll get a chance to start plotting their course for 2018 against one another. The NFL announced the complete regular season schedule on Thursday and it includes a matchup between the Jaguars and Giants at MetLife Stadium on the first [more]

PFT Live draft redrafts the 2017 draft

With the 2018 draft a week away, Thursday was a good occasion to stage a PFT Live draft based on a redraft of the top of the 2017 draft. As I learned the hard way, it was definitely a good day to win the coin toss for the first overall pick. I didn’t, Simms did, [more]

Dates of international games announced

Many of the 256 combinations of known-opponent/date which will be formally announced tonight at 8 p.m. will leak out ahead of time. The league went ahead and spilled the beans on four more this morning. The NFL announced the dates for the four international matchups. The Seahawks will play the Raiders on Oct. 14 at [more]

Chiefs-Rams to play in Mexico City on MNF in November

While the full schedule release is set to be announced Thursday night, at least one game of the NFL calendar was announced late Wednesday. The Kansas City Chiefs will face the Los Angeles Rams in Mexico City on Monday Night Football on November 19. Kickoff will be at 8:15 p.m. ET. It had been known [more]

Monty Grow gets nearly 22-year prison sentence

Former NFL player Monty Grow was sentenced to nearly 22 years in prison and ordered to pay about $18 million in restitution for a health care fraud scheme, the Associated Press reports. The conspiracy fraudulently bilked the federal government out of about $20 million from a program providing health care for military members, veterans and [more]

Eric Berry present at start of Chiefs’ offseason program

Last year, Chiefs safety Eric Berry skipped voluntary offseason work, then suffered a season-ending Achilles tear in Week One of the regular season. This year, Berry is there at the start of offseason workouts. Chiefs coach Andy Reid confirmed that Berry was in attendance when the Chiefs opened their program on Monday. Berry was the [more]

Dee Ford details comeback from back problems

With most teams starting offseason conditioning programs yesterday, there were plenty of versions of players declaring themselves in the best shape of their lives. But after Dee Ford‘s 2017 season, he might have had a strong case for it. The Chiefs pass-rusher struggled with a back injury last year, and played just six games before [more]

Patrick Mahomes worked out with his receivers before offseason program

It’s time for Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes to take over the team’s offense. He started during the weeks preceding the launch of the offseason program by gathering teammates for informal workouts. “There are great high schools around and I talked to some of the coaches and they let us use their fields so we got [more]

Andy Reid expects Spencer Ware to be ready for training camp, but “you never know”

Chiefs coach Andy Reid expects running back Spencer Ware to return for training camp. Unless he doesn’t. Ware missed all of last season after tearing the PCL and the LCL in his right knee during a preseason game. Reid said he expected Ware back, but added “you never know,” Terez Paylor of the Kansas City [more]

Chiefs have high expectations for their offense

The Chiefs started their first day of offseason work since Patrick Mahomes took over the starting quarterback job on Monday and his fellow offensive players expressed plenty of optimism about how the offense will look with Mahomes at the helm. Wide receiver Tyreek Hill said, via Matt Derrick of Chiefs Digest, that the Chiefs can [more]

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