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Big game: Chiefs and Mahomes vs Ravens and Jackson on MNF

It's the defending Super Bowl champions against a team that's won 14 straight regular-season games. Or, maybe it's a preview of the AFC title game — a matchup many expected to see last January. Most of all, the intrigue surrounding Monday night's game between the Kansas City Chiefs (2-0) ...

Butker good from 58 in OT, Chiefs survive Herbert’s LA debut

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Harrison Butker kicked a 58-yard field goal with 1:55 remaining in overtime, and the Kansas City Chiefs survived a superlative first start by rookie Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert to beat Los Angeles 23-20 on Sunday. Butker's game-winner was his third field goal ...

Chiefs look to spoil Chargers inaugural game at SoFi Stadium

INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers' long wait for a shiny new home ends on Sunday when they play their first game in SoFi Stadium. Their first guest though could dampen the housewarming. The defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs have won 11 of the past 12 in the ...

Chiefs offense shows balance, firepower right out of gate

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs threw the adage that defense wins championship on the ol' barbecue and cooked it till charred last season, relying instead on their dynamic offense to win their first Super Bowl in 50 years. They also leaned on it to win their season opener ...

Chiefs begin title defense with 34-20 victory over Texans

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Just about the only thing that looked familiar about the NFL's long-awaited return Thursday night was the sight of Patrick Mahomes effortlessly leading the Kansas City Chiefs up and down the field. The Super Bowl MVP thew for 211 yards and three touchdowns, Clyde ...

Texans-Chiefs set to kick off NFL season unlike any other

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It has been a mere eight months since Patrick Mahomes led Kansas City from a 24-0 hole to beat Deshaun Watson and the Houston Texans in the divisional round of the playoffs, a brutally efficient comeback that ultimately propelled the Chiefs to their first Super Bowl ...

Chiefs keep most of Super Bowl team intact on cut-down day

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs are content to defend their Super Bowl title largely with the team that won it. After signing a handful of veteran free agents during an offseason unlike any other, the Chiefs waived the majority of them Saturday as they trimmed down to 53 ...

Chiefs’ Reid downplays contract extension through ’25

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Reports began to filter out late Monday that Chiefs general manager Brett Veach and coach Andy Reid had agreed to six-year contract extensions that would tie them to Kansas City through the 2025 season. In typical fashion, Reid downplayed the talks Tuesday — he ...

Chiefs’ defense gets tough practice test: their own offense

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Andy Reid always has been an offensive-minded coach, preferring to draw up plays on the beach near his California home, or on a white board in training camp, or even on a napkin during dinner, over trying to figure out how to stop someone. Reid leaves most of that to ...

Chiefs encouraging fans who show up to keep their masks on

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Every time Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes looked into the stands on Saturday, they saw Chiefs fans wearing masks. There were plenty of videos making the rounds on social media afterward that showed many were not. It was the first chance for Kansas City fans to glimpse ...

Chiefs to prohibit Native American imagery at Arrowhead; chop under discussion

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs will prohibit the wearing of Native American headdresses, face paint and clothing at Arrowhead Stadium. They also are discussing the future of the iconic tomahawk chop as they address what many consider racist imagery associated with their ...

Chiefs, KSU football announce plans to limit capacity at stadiums

The Kansas City Chiefs will limit capacity of Arrowhead Stadium to 22% when they begin defense of their Super Bowl title, which equates to about 17,000 fans at what is considered one of the toughest environments in the NFL. The club announced its plans along with ticketing information for its ...

Chiefs defensive line adding quality, underappreciated depth

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Taco Charlton has been declared a bust by two different teams. Tanoh Kpassagnon was considered the same for a while as he moved between linebacker and defensive end. Breeland Speaks is still trying to live up to expectations as a second-round pick after injuries ...

Injuries mounting as Chiefs press on with padded practices

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Injuries are beginning to mount for the Kansas City Chiefs just three days into padded practices at training camp. Already with holes at cornerback, the Chiefs are down three promising options after Alex Brown tore his ACL on Saturday and Lavert Hill and Antonio ...

Chiefs wide receivers showcase speed during indoor race

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mecole Hardman is probably faster than 99% of players in the NFL. Tyreek Hill happens to be in the 1%. The two Chiefs wide receivers have traded barbs about their speed ever since Hardman was chosen in the second round of last year's draft. Hardman and Hill both have ...

Chiefs keep gambling by doling out another big-money deal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Chiefs had just finished their first padded practice of training camp Friday when safety Tyrann Mathieu was asked about the long-term contract signed by Travis Kelce, which ensured he would remain in Kansas City through the 2025 season. “I think Travis is a ...

Chiefs RB Williams opts out of upcoming NFL season

Running back Damien Williams, whose strong postseason helped Kansas City to its first Super Bowl championship in 50 years, is opting out of playing the upcoming season. The 28-year-old Williams had 290 yards and six touchdowns in three postseason games — two TDs in the Super Bowl — for the ...

Chiefs’ Reid has plan in place for pandemic-altered camp

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Nobody really had any idea what training camp would like look until the NFL and its players' union came to an agreement late last week to dramatically alter the collective bargaining agreement to ensure football in the age of the coronavirus. Andy Reid might well have been ...

Chiefs’ Duvernay-Tardif first to opt out of 2020 NFL season

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Offensive lineman Laurent Duvernay-Tardif became the first player to opt out of the upcoming NFL season on Friday, choosing to put his medical degree to use on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic rather than helping the Kansas City Chiefs defend their first Super ...

Chiefs rookies report for training camp unlike any other

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — This was supposed to be the day that a bunch of wide-eyed rookies reported for their first training camp with the Kansas City Chiefs, lugging televisions and fans and other comfort items into the dormitories at Missouri Western State University. Instead, they were tested ...