CHIEFS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Derrick Johnson suffers ruptured Achilles tendon

Chiefs Coach Andy Reid told reporters after Thursday night’s 21-13 win over the Raiders that Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon and is done for the season. “It’s a sad deal,” Reid said. Johnson, 34, has played his entire career with the Chiefs and will be missed on and off the field.…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 hour ago

Derrick Johnson out for season with ruptured Achilles’ tendon

The Kansas City Chiefs had some bad news that counterbalanced the positive feelings following their win on Thursday night against the Oakland Raiders. Chiefs head coach Andy Reid announced after the game that linebacker Derrick Johnson suffered a ruptured Achilles’ tendon, which will end his season. Johnson went down on a non-contact play, as his tendon gave out on him as he...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Chiefs RB Charcandrick West honors memory of Joe McKnight following TD

If the National Football League dares to fine Kansas City Chiefs running back Charcandrick West for his postgame touchdown celebration on Thursday night, they will prove they are a soulless organization. Following a touchdown run against the Oakland Raiders, West lifted his jersey to reveal a tribute to former teammate Joe McKnight. A pre-game tribute from @Charcandrick26 to...
Via The Comeback
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Game Recap: Chiefs Defeat Raiders, 21-13, Take Hold of First Place in the AFC West

Tyreek Hill led the team with two touchdowns in the first half
Via Chiefs.com
2 hours ago

Watch Travis Kelce dance in Marquette King's face after Chiefs' punt-return TD

Oakland Raiders punter Marquette King has made a name for himself for his booming punts and unforgettable celebrations this season.The Kansas City Chiefs definitely were aware of King’s love of dancing and made sure he knew about it after Tyreek Hill’s 78-yard punt return for a touchdown in the second quarter during Thursday night's game.
Via FOX Sports
3 hours ago

Derrick Johnson Ruled Out for Remainder of Game

The Chiefs linebacker left the game near the end of the second quarter
Via Chiefs.com
3 hours ago

Chiefs' Derrick Johnson leaves game with Achilles injury

Linebacker Derrick Johnson has been the heart and soul of the Kansas City Chiefs’ defense for the better part of the past dozen years. One of the best cover guys at his position in the NFL, Johnson has continued to make his presence known, even at his advanced age. Unfortunately, Johnson has also found himself slowed down by lower-body injuries in the past. Johnson missed all...
Via Sportsnaut
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chiefs' Kelce trolls Raiders punter with pony celebration

You know you’ve made it as a punter when you have big-time position players mocking you, which is exactly what happened on Thursday night. Kansas City's Tyreek Hill returned a punt 78 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter Thursday to give the Chiefs a 21-3 lead over the Raiders. After the score, KC tight end Travis Kelce trolled Oakland punter Marquette King by doing the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pro Football Focus writes Chiefs can’t win with Alex Smith, tweets the opposite 10 days later

Pro Football Focus is one of the smartest, most evidence-based sports web sites out there, but even they’re prone to some hot-takery once in a while. On Nov. 28, PFF published an article, by a writer named Sam Monson, headlined “The Chiefs can’t win a Super Bowl with the 2016 version of Alex Smith at QB.” Here’s the conclusion of that piece: You can win a championship...
Via Awful Announcing
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raiders G Kelechi Osemele out Thursday with illness

The Oakland Raiders have been dealt some bad news ahead of their big game with the Kansas City Chiefs. Starting left guard Kelechi Osemele will not be available. Kelechi Osemele has been scratched tonight due to illness. — Jimmy Durkin (@Jimmy_Durkin) December 8, 2016 This is a big loss for the Raiders. Given the cold expected in Kansas City on Thursday, the running game...
Via Sportsnaut
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jamaal Charles hopeful to be back for the playoffs

The Kansas City Chiefs are almost guaranteed of a playoff spot. Short of something disastrous happening, Andy Reid’s squad will be playing postseason football in January. At 9-3 on the season, Kansas City hosts the first-place Oakland Raiders on Thursday night. It’s a battle for supremacy in what has quickly evolved into the best division in football. But like the team has...
Via Sportsnaut
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raiders-Chiefs game could be a frozen, drunken disaster (pics)

If Thursday night’s tilt between the Oakland Raiders (10-2) and Kansas City Chiefs (9-3) didn’t have enough layers of intrigue already, a layer of ice currently sitting atop the Arrowhead Stadium turf could make for an interesting game on the field. And some other details surfacing could make it just as interesting — or dangerous — in the stands as well. First things first...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Allen says he won't ever choose between Raiders and Chiefs

THEN: One of the game’s all-time great running backs, Marcus Allen spent 16 years in the NFL during the 1980s and ‘90s, including 11 seasons with the Los Angeles Raiders and five with the Kansas City Chiefs – two teams that play Thursday night with everything on the line. The 1981 Heisman Trophy winner and a 1978 national champion at USC, Allen was the NFL’s offensive rookie...
Via FOX Sports
12 hours ago

Derek Carr has historically struggled against the Chiefs

When the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs play on Thursday night, quarterback Derek Carr will face a team he’s generally struggled against during his NFL career. Over five games against the Chiefs since 2014, Carr has completed 57.7 percent of his passes and averaged 5.3 yards per attempt, with six touchdowns, five interceptions and a passer rating of 72.0. The Raiders...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs: Thursday night showdown

The Kansas City Chiefs beat the Atlanta Falcons this past Sunday in their second straight thrilling victory by a score of 29-28. The Chiefs are now 9-3 on the season and are currently one game behind the Oakland Raiders in the AFC West standings. The Chiefs and Raiders will square off on Thursday night in what will be the most important game of the season to date for both teams...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Treat Raiders-Chiefs 'like any other game'? Good luck with that

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Raiders and Chiefs are such bitter foes that not even a late-season game between losing teams with no hope of a division title or playoff berth would take away the importance of a matchup.Now, consider the stakes when they meet Thursday night.The Raiders are 10-2 and leading the AFC West, one of the surprise teams in the NFL, while the Chiefs are 9-3, with...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Raiders visit Chiefs with AFC West, playoff implications

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Raiders and Chiefs are such bitter foes that not even a late-season game between losing teams with no hope of a division title or playoff berth would take away the importance of a matchup. Now, consider the stakes when they meet Thursday night. The Raiders are 10-2 and leading the AFC West, one of the surprise teams in the NFL, while the Chiefs are 9-3...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The reality is, Chiefs TE Kelce's star just keeps rising

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- By just about any measure, Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce had as good of an offseason as anyone.It began when he reached a five-year, $46 million contract extension that included $20 million in guarantees -- a deal signed while he was in Hawaii, no less. It continued with the filming of a reality TV show in which 50 women tried to impress the 27-year-old bachelor...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: McKnight shooter was named in 2006 incident

The man who shot and killed former NFL running back Joe McKnight last week reportedly has a history with road rage incidents. According to a police report that was obtained by TMZ, Ronald Gasser was accused of punching and threatening a man in an alleged road rage incident in Feb. 2006. The alleged victim claimed Gasser cut him off on a street in Jefferson Parrish, which is the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why The 2016 Chiefs Are Different From Previous Kansas City Teams

When Andy Reid and Alex Smith arrived in Kansas City, they brought respectability back to the team. They went 11-5 and made the playoffs in their first season after the franchise went 2-14 the season before. Since that point, they have been recognized as a perennial playoff contender with a very good defense and a solid quarterback, but never put into the Super Bowl discussion...
Via The Sports Quotient
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Chiefs WR compares team to 'MJ and the Bulls'

Tyreek Hill became a legitimate NFL star Sunday night. He became the first player since Gayle Sayers in 1965 to score a rushing touchdown, a receiving touchdown and a return touchdown in the Chiefs’ 30-27 overtime win at Denver. Hill isn’t quite in the same stratosphere as Michael Jordan - not yet, anyway. But that didn’t prevent him from name-dropping the Bulls’ NBA dynasty...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tyreek Hill so fast he high-fived teammate during TD return

Chiefs receiver/kick returner Tyreek Hill ran a 4.25 40-yard dash at the combine, and other NFL teams are beginning to learn that lesson the hard way. Hill scored the first touchdown of the game on Sunday night against the Broncos, but it wasn’t on offense. The Broncos, following a safety, were forced to do a free kick. The ball landed in Hill’s hands, and the explosive return...
Via The Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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