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Damien Williams returns to practice for Chiefs

The Chiefs have been without running back Damien Williams the last couple of weeks, but he took a step back toward the lineup on Wednesday. Williams practiced for the first time since suffering a rib injury in the team’s Week 11 win over the Chargers in Mexico City. Head coach Andy Reid said at his [more]

Frank Clark going to to see a stomach specialist

Chiefs pass-rusher Frank Clark played last week, despite being listed as questionable with a shoulder injury and an illness. The illness is apparently still a question. According to Adam Teicher of ESPN.com, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Clark was going to see a specialist. “His stomach is still bothering him,” Reid said. Clark reportedly lost [more]

Tyrann Mathieu makes another important pet video

Four years ago, Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu demonstrated the dangers of leaving a pet in a hot car, in a video for PETA. Tyrann has now provided the bookend to that effort, with a new video demonstrating the problems associated with leaving pets out in the cold. Tyrann entered a freezer and stayed there as long [more]

Have Broncos finally found their franchise quarterback?

It’s a small sample size, but the Broncos maybe, possibly, could have their franchise quarterback. Rookie Drew Lock looks the part after two career games. The second-round choice has completed 72.7 percent of his passes for 443 yards with five touchdowns, two interceptions and a 111.4 passer rating. The Broncos are 2-0 in his starts, [more]

Andy Reid: Patrick Mahomes’s hand bruised, not broken

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes hurt his right hand early in Sunday’s win over the Patriots and it affected his throws, but Mahomes said after the game that coming out of the game was never an option. Further tests showed that Mahomes probably will not be missing any time against the Broncos this weekend either. Head coach [more]

Officials wrongly marched off only 5 yards on a Chiefs 10-yard penalty

Patriots fans were upset with multiple missed calls in Sunday’s loss to the Chiefs, but the most egregious officiating error of all may have been on a penalty that was correctly called but then wrongly enforced. Midway through the third quarter, Chiefs guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif was correctly flagged for illegal hands to the face. But [more]

Minor tweak to automatically reviewable plays is needed

When officials saw receiver N'Keal Harry step out of bounds in the second half of Sunday’s game at New England, even though he didn’t, Patriots coach Bill Belichick had no way to challenge what should have been a touchdown, because he had exhausted his budget of red flags. But when it comes to plays that [more]

Chris Jones doesn’t think Chiefs need offense to win games for them

The Chiefs defense gave up more than 1,000 yards to the Patriots in a pair of losses last season, but the unit fared much better in New England this Sunday. The Patriots only gained 278 yards and their attempt to tie the game at the end of the fourth quarter failed when Bashaud Breeland knocked [more]

Tom Brady: I don’t make excuses or blame the referees

There were several calls by officials that went against the Patriots in Sunday’s 23-16 loss to the Chiefs, including incorrectly ruling that wide receiver N'Keal Harry stepped out of bounds before scoring on a pass from Tom Brady. Brady was asked about the officiating during a Monday appearance on WEEI and the quarterback said “sometimes [more]

AFC playoff picture: Week 15 to spotlight AFC South, Wild Card races

When the NFL scheduled the Texans and Titans to play twice in the final three weeks of the season, it couldn’t have known that the divisional race would come down to those matchups. That’s how things have worked out, though. The Texans have gone 4-3 over their last seven games while the Titans have gone [more]

Phillip Dorsett: We had chance to score at the end despite bad calls and didn’t

Patriots wide receiver Phillip Dorsett was Tom Brady‘s target on a downfield shot with just over three minutes left to play in Sunday’s game against the Chiefs, but he didn’t catch the pass while being covered by Chiefs cornerback Kendall Fuller. Fuller made contact with Dorsett, but no flag was thrown and the Patriots couldn’t [more]

Patrick Mahomes: Hand doesn’t feel great, but it’s something you play with

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes got up shaking his right hand after taking a hit in the first half of Sunday’s game against the Patriots and his next pass was wobbly enough to create concern that he might have to come out of the game. Mahomes never did come out of what turned out to be [more]

Jerome Boger: “Not really” a thought to rule N’Keal Harry scored and then review

The Patriots had some calls go against them in Sunday’s loss to the Chiefs, including a ruling that wide receiver N'Keal Harry stepped out of bounds before scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter of the game. Replays showed that Harry did not go out of bounds, but the Patriots were out of challenges after [more]

Chiefs hold on for 23-16 win in New England

Bashaud Breeland knocked away a pass to Julian Edelman on fourth down with just over a minute to play in New England to secure a 23-16 Chiefs win over the Patriots. There figures to be a lot more attention on other things in the aftermath of the tussle between AFC division leaders. The officiating will [more]

Patriots close the gap to 23-16, but it should be even closer

The Patriots were down 23-7 in third quarter and their offense was scuffling, so the defense and special teams have made plays to close the gap with the Chiefs. A Nick Folk field goal with 11:42 left to play cut the Kansas City lead to 23-16, but the Patriots surely feel they should have taken [more]

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