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  • Hail to the Chiefs, but they're not first in NFL to turn it around

     Hail to the Chiefs, but they're not first in NFL to turn it around
    The Kansas City Chiefs deserve a lot of credit for getting off to a 9-0 start after finishing last season with an NFL-worst 2-14 record. However, they did not invent the U-turn. Although it isn't a common occurrence, several teams have made dramatic...
  • NFL Week 11: Five matchups to watch

    NFL Week 11: Five matchups to watch
    A look at five NFL matchups -- and themes -- worth checking out Sunday: 1 ARE THEY REAL? The undefeated Kansas City Chiefs get their biggest test yet when they play at Denver on Sunday night. Peyton Manning is nursing sore ankles, but his throwing arm...
  • Steve Young wants to see Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith crank it up

    Steve Young wants to see Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith crank it up
    The Kansas City Chiefs (9-0) are the NFL's only undefeated team, and quarterback Alex Smith is playing it close to the protective vest. He's ranked 27th in passing yards, yet has a league-low four interceptions. Kansas City's defense leads in several...
  • Upset is a bolt from the blue for Philip Rivers, Chargers

    Upset is a bolt from the blue for Philip Rivers, Chargers
    Philip Rivers hadn't even reached the airport after Sunday's game in Kansas City, and already his spirits had climbed to 35,000 feet. The San Diego quarterback said he was calling from the team bus, although it sounded closer to cloud nine. "This is one...
  • NFL Week 6: Six surprising developments among teams and players

    NFL Week 6: Six surprising developments among teams and players
    Sometimes, our expectations zig and the NFL zags. Like a LeSean McCoy cutback, the league has taken some surprising turns in the first five weeks, with San Francisco stumbling (then regaining its footing), Atlanta doing a face plant, and Andrew Luck-led...
  • Ravens sign Brandon Stokley, agree to deal with Dallas Clark

    Ravens sign Brandon Stokley, agree to deal with Dallas Clark
    The Baltimore Ravens bolstered their receiving corps, agreeing in principle to a contract with tight end Dallas Clark,/b> and signing wideout Brandon Stokley to a one-year contract. The team announced the deals Sunday. The Ravens lost top tight end...
  • Tom Brady on target, New England beats Tampa Bay Buccaneers

     Tom Brady on target, New England beats Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Tom Brady put to rest worries about his knee. His nearly perfect arm was never a concern. Two days after spraining his left knee, the New England star completed his first 11 passes before missing his last one and threw his first touchdown pass to new...
  • NFL roundup: Peyton Manning, Broncos defeat Giants, 41-21

    NFL roundup: Peyton Manning, Broncos defeat Giants, 41-21
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Big brother Manning got the better of his kid sibling, with lots of help from Denver's one-man ground game. Peyton Manning didn't need another record-tying seven touchdown passes Sunday, settling for two in the Broncos' 41-...
  • For NFL quarterbacks, time to put it up or shut up

    For NFL quarterbacks, time to put it up or shut up
    Words of encouragement to quarterbacks around the NFL: This too shall pass. At some point soon, we'll have the answers to all the burning questions and lack of clarity surrounding the league's marquee position. The regular season starts this week,...
  • Thinking and knowing are different things in Week 1 of NFL season

    Thinking and knowing are different things in Week 1 of NFL season
    As usual, the first weekend of the NFL season was an exercise in what we didn't know. We thought: San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick would be hurting for receivers. We learned: Kaepernick, who had never thrown for 300 yards, finished with 412 yards and...
  • NFL week 4 in review: The NFL is hard to figure out

    NFL week 4 in review: The NFL is hard to figure out
    Seattle, Denver, New England and Kansas City remained unblemished. The rest of the NFL remained unbelievable. Cleveland beat Cincinnati? The Browns were supposed to be cooked a couple weeks ago when they traded running back Trent Richardson to...