Kansas City Chiefs News

Chiefs' latest weapon rings a Bell for visiting Jets

Chiefs' latest weapon rings a Bell for visiting Jets

Few juicy storylines generally arise before a meeting between two teams going in completely opposite directions.However, the Kansas City Chiefs (6-1) happened to pick up a player of note, two-time All-Pro running back Le'Veon Bell, after his release earlier this season from the New York Jets (0-7).So, there is that particular nugget in what would be considered a likely mismatch Sunday in Kansas City, Mo.How the Chiefs deploy Bell is a work in progress since touches will also go to Clyde Edwards-Helaire, an impressive rookie drafted in the first round."They've both got the dual-threat thunder and lightning package," said Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. "It's just the ultimate weather storm out there."Bell carried six times for 39 yards last week in a 43-16 romp over Denver, while Edwards-Helaire logged eight attempts. Touches were limited for the Chiefs because snap counts got skewed by two touchdown returns, which diminished their offensive reliance."The offense fits (Bell). I mean, he can see his talents and what he does best show up in this offense. He could see it before he got here and then he had a chance to show it (at Denver)," said Andy Reid, who is seeking his 229th NFL coaching victory, which would move the Kansas City coach into a fifth-place tie with Curly Lambeau.Most assume Reid can make that next move up the win chart by leading his team past the woeful Jets, though he has issued the requisite warning to his team about how "this league has been all about parity."The message, as usual, has been absorbed by Patrick Mahomes, despite the quarterback's seemingly superhuman powers."People understand that in this league you can't overlook anybody," said Mahomes, who has thrown just one interception in 242 attempts this season. "If you watch the tape and don't look at the record, you understand that this is a good football team."Numbers suggest otherwise.
Chiefs roll to convincing win over Broncos

Chiefs roll to convincing win over Broncos

Patrick Mahomes was 15-for-23 passing for 200 yards and a score, Clyde Edwards-Helaire rushed for a touchdown, and the visiting Kansas City Chiefs trounced the Denver Broncos 43-16 on Sunday.Byron Pringle returned a kick for a touchdown, Daniel Sorensen returned an interception for another score, Tyreek Hill had six catches for 55 yards and a TD and backup quarterback Chad Henne ran for another for Kansas City, which has won 10 straight against Denver.Running back Le'Veon Bell, signed 10 days earlier, made his Chiefs' debut with 39 yards rushing on six carries.Drew Lock threw for 254 yards on 24-of-40 passing and two interceptions and also ran for a touchdown, and Melvin Gordon III rushed for 68 yards and another score but fumbled twice for the Broncos (2-4).Denver running back Phillip Lindsay rushed for 79 yards on nine carries before leaving late in the first half with a concussion suffered when he was tackled by Sorensen.Edwards-Helaire, who rushed for 46 yards, got the Chiefs (6-1) rolling with a tackle-breaking, 11-yard touchdown run in the first quarter to put Kansas City ahead 7-0. The Broncos got even after recovering a fumble at the Chiefs' 37-yard line, with Lock running it in from the 2 four plays later.
Chiefs hope to make it 10 straight over rival Broncos

Chiefs hope to make it 10 straight over rival Broncos

Peyton Manning owned the Kansas City Chiefs in his four years with the Denver Broncos. The quarterback beat the AFC West Division rivals in their first seven meetings, and it wasn't until Manning was hurt did Kansas City finally beat the Broncos with Manning on the team.How the tables have turned.Since Manning left, and Patrick Mahomes has become the Kansas City quarterback, the Broncos haven't gotten a win in the rivalry. The Chiefs have won nine straight against Denver, the last four with Mahomes under center.There is some fuel for the resurgent Broncos heading into Sunday's matchup in Denver.Kansas City (5-1), after a brief stumble against the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 5, is rolling again in its first season in 50 years as defending Super Bowl champs.The already formidable Chiefs have added more firepower with the signing of running back Le'Veon Bell on Oct. 15, two days after he was cut by the New York Jets.Bell, who spent one-plus season with New York, is happy to be playing for a contender again and is willing to take on a supporting role after being the featured back in Pittsburgh for five seasons and in 17 games with New York."When I decided to come here, I already knew the weapons, and there's only one football to kind of go around," Bell said Wednesday before his first practice with his new team. "I think there's going to be a lot of opportunity to kind of show what I can do in space, running routes. I think this offense is a good fit for my skill set."Rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire is coming off his second 100-yard rushing game and ranks second in the NFL with 505 yards in six games. He hasn't been featured much in the passing game, a role in which Bell excels.Coach Andy Reid said on Wednesday he would see how Bell did in practice during the week before deciding if he will play against Denver.Wide receiver Sammy Watkins (hamstring) missed Monday's win at Buffalo and didn't practice Wednesday. Neither did defensive ends Taco Charlton (knee) and Alex Okafor (hamstring) and offensive tackle Mitchell Schwartz (back).
Edwards-Helaire, Chiefs run past Bills

Edwards-Helaire, Chiefs run past Bills

Rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire rushed for 161 yards on 26 carries Monday as the Kansas City Chiefs toppled the Buffalo Bills 26-17 at soggy Orchard Park, N.Y.The 100-yard game was the second for the first-round pick from LSU and came after the Chiefs (5-1) signed Le'Veon Bell following his release from the New York Jets. Bell, a two-time All-Pro running back, did not play while following COVID-19 protocol after reporting to the Chiefs last week.The contested was played in a steady rain, prompting Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes to pick his spots in the passing game. He finished 21 of 26 for 225 yards with two touchdowns, both to tight end Travis Kelce, as the Chiefs converted 9 of 14 third downs.Down 10-7, the Chiefs scored 16 unanswered points before quarterback Josh Allen finally triggered the Buffalo passing game. Allen went 5-for-5 on a drive he capped by hitting Cole Beasley for an 8-yard score to slice the gap to 23-17 with 6:34 left.Kansas City, however, used four-plus minutes to put Harrison Butker in position for a game-clinching 30-yard field goal with 1:56 left. The Chiefs logged 30 second-half rushes and 46 carries overall, the most for a team coached by Andy Reid.Allen, who came in averaging 317.8 yards passing, finished 14 of 27 for 122 yards and two touchdowns, but he had his last attempt intercepted by Daniel Sorensen. The Bills (4-2) added just 84 yards rushing while losing their second straight.
Report: Injury guarantee helped spur Jets' release of Bell

Report: Injury guarantee helped spur Jets' release of Bell

A hefty injury guarantee for 2021 helped to spur the New York Jets to release running back Le'Veon Bell, ESPN reported Sunday.Bell's contract carried an $8 million guarantee for 2021, adding to the buyer's remorse the team had over signing him to a four-year, $52.5 million deal as a free agent in March 2019.Rather than take the risk, the Jets decided to release him. The Kansas City Chiefs signed Bell to a one-year deal on Thursday.Bell, 28, was a two-time All-Pro while spending 2013-17 with the Pittsburgh Steelers, for whom he had three 1,200-plus-yard rushing seasons. He sat out the 2018 season in a salary dispute.
Chiefs rule out WR Watkins vs. Bills; put G Osemele on IR

Chiefs rule out WR Watkins vs. Bills; put G Osemele on IR

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins and left guard Kelechi Osemele have been ruled out for Monday's game against the host Buffalo Bills.Watkins, 27, is nursing a hamstring injury while Osemele tore tendons in both knees during Sunday's 40-32 loss against the Las Vegas Raiders. Osemele was placed on injured reserve, the team announced Saturday.In five games this season, Watkins has 21 catches for 222 yards and two touchdowns. He has eight receiving scores in two-plus seasons with the Chiefs and 33 career receiving touchdowns in 81 games with the Chiefs, Los Angeles Rams and Bills.Osemele, 31, started all five games this season and has made 101 career starts in nine seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, the then-Oakland Raiders, New York Jets and Kansas City.Mike Remmers, a veteran who made 14 starts for the New York Giants last season, replaced Osemele in last week's game versus the Raiders.
Report: Chiefs deal could pay RB Bell $1.69M

Report: Chiefs deal could pay RB Bell $1.69M

Running back Le'Veon Bell's contract with the Kansas City Chiefs carries a low price tag, ESPN reported Friday.Bell was released by the New York Jets on Tuesday, and he signed with the Chiefs on Thursday.ESPN reported that his new deal carries a $1 million base salary, which works out to $687,500 when prorated to account for the portion of the season remaining. Bell also could make another $1 million based on his playing time and postseason incentives, according to the report.The amount that Bell receives will reduce the amount the Jets were still obligated to pay, $6 million for the rest of the 2020 season.Bell, 28, was a two-time All-Pro while spending 2013-17 with the Pittsburgh Steelers, for whom he had three 1,200-plus-yard rushing seasons. He sat out the 2018 season in a salary dispute, then landed a four-year, $52.5 million free agent deal with the Jets in March 2019.
No longer unbeaten, Chiefs and Bills look to rebound

No longer unbeaten, Chiefs and Bills look to rebound

Two teams that seemed to be steamrolling toward a clash of unbeatens now find themselves looking to recover.Although the Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills are each 4-1 and leading their respective divisions in the AFC, each will be coming off their first defeats Monday at Orchard Park, N.Y. The game got pushed back four days because of dominoes related to COVID-19 developments and kick off at 5 p.m. ET.Each team allowed 40 points in their recent losses, creating deficits neither Patrick Mahomes nor Josh Allen could overcome quarterbacking the Chiefs and Bills, respectively.Mahomes was constantly hounded and sacked three times by the Oakland Raiders in a 40-32 loss, leaving him to scurry quickly from the pocket and often look over the top in third-and-long situations."We can't just rely on the big play," said Mahomes, who completed a season-low 51.2 percent of his passes against Las Vegas. "We have to execute at a high level and when the big play comes, you have to hit it."Although Mahomes often clicks on those looks, the end of a 13-game winning streak -- including playoffs, highlighted by last season's Super Bowl victory -- proved he is mortal.Now, Mahomes must move on from a setback without experienced receiver Sammy Watkins (hamstring) and guard Kelechi Osemele (knee)."I can help with different calls and putting people in better positions," Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. "Everyone has a little piece of the pie here."That includes the Kansas City defense, which permitted 20 points or less in each of the Chiefs' first four games before allowing 490 yards to the Raiders, including five chunk plays of 40-plus yards.Botched execution hurt the Bills in their first defeat and now they have a short week to recover after falling to Tennessee, 42-16, on Tuesday. Two interceptions and long returns Buffalo gave up on special teams proved fatal against a virus-plagued opponent that had practiced only once in 12 days.One of Allen's interceptions bounded off the hands of a receiver, but the Bills quarterback will still be looking to rebound against the Chiefs. That will be a collective effort, though, after his defense could only get him the ball twice in the final 17 minutes against Tennessee.Allen relies on one of the NFL's hottest receivers, Stephon Diggs, who ranks second in the league with 509 receiving yards. Allen, meanwhile, ranks second in passing yards (1,589) and touchdown strikes (14).
Report: RB Bell choosing between Chiefs, Bills, Dolphins

Report: RB Bell choosing between Chiefs, Bills, Dolphins

Le'Veon Bell reportedly plans to sign with either the Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills or Miami Dolphins, ESPN reported on Thursday.The report also said that a decision could come perhaps as early as Thursday, one day after the disgruntled running back was released by the New York Jets (0-5).The high-octane Chiefs (4-1) are averaging 119.4 rushing yards per game, which is 13th-best in the NFL. They are led in the backfield by rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire, who leads the team in carries (81) and rushing yards (344).The Bills (4-1) have rushed for just 93.8 yards per game, which is 28th in the league. Devin Singletary leads the team in carries (61) and rushing yards (238), however rookie Zack Moss has only played in two games due to injury.The Dolphins (2-3) rank 21st in the league with 104.2 rushing yards per game. Myles Gaskin has rushed 64 times for 249 yards to pace their ground attack.Miami head coach Brian Flores was asked about the team's interest in Bell during Thursday's press conference."That's really more of a question for (general manager) Chris (Grier)," Flores said, via the Miami Herald. "My focus is on (Sunday's game against the) Jets and the players they have on their team.
Chiefs CB Breeland activated after 4-game suspension

Chiefs CB Breeland activated after 4-game suspension

The Kansas City Chiefs activated cornerback Bashaud Breeland on Saturday following his four-game suspension.He will be available for Sunday's game against the visiting Las Vegas Raiders.The NFL suspended Breeland in August for violating the league's policy on substance abuse. He was arrested in April in South Carolina on five charges, including three related to alcohol or marijuana.The York County Sheriff's Office charged Breeland with resisting arrest, alcohol in a motor vehicle with the seal broken, an open container of beer or wine in a motor vehicle, possession of 28 grams or less of marijuana or 10 grams or less of hash, and driving without a license.Breeland, 28, is a native of Allendale, S.C., and played in college at Clemson.
Chiefs look to remain perfect against Raiders

Chiefs look to remain perfect against Raiders

As easy as it is to be mesmerized by quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the productive Kansas City offense, the Chiefs defense deserves some attention, too.Heading into its home game Sunday against the Las Vegas Raiders (2-2), Kansas City (4-0) will be coming off a performance in which it generated four turnovers, including a pick-six, as well as two stops in the red zone.That effort keyed a 26-10 victory Monday over the New England Patriots, who effectively slowed Kansas City's deep threats by dropping eight into coverage and daring the Chiefs to run the ball or settle for short routes."With the guys we have on this offense and in this locker room, we expect to go out there and score every time we hit the field," Mahomes said. "The good thing about this team that kind of gets slept on is we have a pretty good defense too. They held their own."The Patriots may have devised yet another blueprint for Chiefs opponents to consider, though nothing of late has ultimately proved successful.The Chiefs are off to their fourth 4-0 start in four years (an NFL first) and have won 13 straight games, a franchise record.The abilities of known defensive playmakers such as Frank Clark, Chris Jones and Tyrann Mathieu are beginning to rub off on the entire unit. With NFL offenses surging, the Chiefs are the only team in the league not to give up more than 20 points in any of their first four games."Every play is not going to be a great play," Chiefs coach Andy Reid said, "but they don't flinch on it, they learn from it and then they bring it the next time."One disconcerting moment for Kansas City happened Monday when Mahomes exchanged postgame pleasantries with Patriots defensive standout Stephon Gilmore. Gilmore has since tested positive for COVID-19, which could prompt additional postgame protocols.Las Vegas defensive tackle Maurice Hurst also tested positive for COVID-19, though the Raiders still practiced Wednesday. Previously the club had been cited for several infractions stemming from not following protocols, including a $250,000 fine due partly to coach Jon Gruden not following rules for face coverings.Though sitting alone in second place in the AFC West, the Raiders need an upset to make the division interesting. The Chiefs, however, have won five straight in the storied series and 27 of their last 30 against division rivals.
Mahomes: Postgame hug a 'mental lapse'

Mahomes: Postgame hug a 'mental lapse'

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes shared a brief postgame hug with New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore after the two teams met Monday night in Kansas City.On Wednesday, the day it was revealed Gilmore tested positive for COVID-19, Mahomes addressed their encounter, calling it a "mental lapse."The Kansas City Star reported Wednesday that players for both teams wore contact tracers during the game -- a 26-10 win for the Chiefs -- and that no one in the Chiefs organization had been notified that they should isolate because of prolonged contact with someone who had tested positive."I think you just have to trust in the process and the protocols that are set in place," Mahomes said. "Obviously, knowing that I went up to him after the game and just getting the high-five like I've done my whole career and not thinking about it."It was a little bit of a mental lapse, just trying to show sportsmanship and stuff like that, but I feel like the protocols in place are good."Kansas City fans, remembering the postgame moment, took to social media to express fears for the safety of their beloved young quarterback after hearing Gilmore tested positive, and Mahomes tried to calm their jittery nerves."I'll try to keep away from that and try not to do it again," said Mahomes, 25, who won the NFL Most Valuable Player Award in 2018 and followed it with a Super Bowl championship the following season.
Report: Chiefs all negative following MNF vs. Patriots

Report: Chiefs all negative following MNF vs. Patriots

Kansas City Chiefs players and personnel tested for COVID-19 were all negative on Tuesday, but results are being eagerly anticipated Wednesday following news of additional concerns in New England.Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore, who played in Monday's game at Kansas City, tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. The Patriots canceled Wednesday's practice and their Week 5 game against the Denver Broncos could be in peril.The Las Vegas Raiders are scheduled to play at Kansas City on Sunday as part of the Week 5 schedule.
Mahomes, Chiefs shake off Pats for another 4-0 start

Mahomes, Chiefs shake off Pats for another 4-0 start

Patrick Mahomes drove Kansas City to two touchdowns in the final 16 minutes Monday night as the undefeated Chiefs downed the visiting New England Patriots 26-10.Mahomes passed for 236 yards, going 19 of 29 with two TD tosses.The Chiefs became the first team in NFL history to record 4-0 starts in four consecutive seasons. Mahomes improved to 11-0 as a starter in September games.Kansas City sealed the outcome on a 25-yard interception return for a touchdown by safety Tyrann Mathieu after a pass slipped through the hands of Patriots receiver Julian Edelman with 8:48 remaining.The game was rescheduled from Sunday because both teams reported positive COVID-19 tests, including one for Patriots starting quarterback Cam Newton.Brian Hoyer subbed for Newton but failed to engineer a score on two drives into the red zone. Hoyer was replaced in the third quarter by third-stringer Jarrett Stidham, who engineered a touchdown drive on his first possession before throwing two interceptions as New England (2-2) fell two games behind Buffalo in the AFC East.Patriots running back Sony Michel also missed the trip because of a quad injury, but Damien Harris came off injured reserve to gain 100 yards on 17 carries. Harris had missed the first three games due to a hand injury.Tyreek Hill and Mecole Hardman caught touchdown passes for the Chiefs, both on easy 6-yard shovel flips from Mahomes.
Chiefs, Patriots to play Monday with no new COVID positives

Chiefs, Patriots to play Monday with no new COVID positives

A second "Monday Night Football" contest was finalized Monday morning when the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs received universal COVID-19 negative test results.According to multiple reports, the point of contact testing for both teams returned zero positives.New England's travel plans were adjusted to depart Monday in two aircraft. One will house the 20 players who've had contact with starting quarterback Cam Newton, who was placed on the reserve/COVID list Saturday.The Chiefs and Patriots will kick off at 7:05 p.m. ET at Arrowhead Stadium -- the regularly scheduled Week 4 Monday night football game between the Falcons and Packers in Green Bay is set for an 8:20 p.m. ET kickoff -- with New England down one essential player. Newton's positive test for the coronavirus on Saturday set the wheels in motion for the game, scheduled to be played Sunday at 4:25 p.m. ET, to be postponed.Newton's positive was confirmed, as was the positive test for Chiefs practice squad quarterback Jordan Ta'amu.
Report: Patriots to play at KC on Monday

Report: Patriots to play at KC on Monday

The New England Patriots were informed at a Sunday morning meeting that they will play the Chiefs in Kansas City on Monday night.ESPN reported "a Patriots' team meeting started at 10am. The team was informed as of right now they will be playing their game against the Chiefs on Monday per sources. They were told they will fly (Monday) morning."The NFL postponed the game, scheduled to kick off at 4:25 p.m. ET Sunday, after Patriots quarterback Cam Newton tested positive for COVID-19. Follow-up tests and point of contact tests began Saturday. Newton has been placed on the reserve/COVID list and is out for Week 4.Brian Hoyer is the projected starter against the Chiefs, who are 3-0 but had a positive test result of their own from practice squad quarterback Jordan Ta'amu.
Mahomes dominates QB duel as Chiefs top Ravens

Mahomes dominates QB duel as Chiefs top Ravens

Patrick Mahomes passed for 385 yards and four touchdowns and also rushed for a score as the Kansas City Chiefs recorded a 34-20 victory over the host Baltimore Ravens in Monday night's showdown between two of the NFL's best teams.Mahomes completed 31 of 42 passes and repeatedly spread the ball around as five Kansas City players topped 60 receiving yards. Left tackle Eric Fisher and fullback Anthony Sherman caught touchdown passes as did receivers Tyreek Hill and Mecole Hardman.Chris Jones stood out on the defensive side with two of Kansas City's four sacks and he also two forced fumbles as the Chiefs started 3-0 for the fourth consecutive season.Lamar Jackson completed 15 of 28 passes for a mere 97 yards and one touchdown for Baltimore (2-1). The passing output was Jackson's lowest in 25 games as a starter. He also had 83 rushing yards on nine carries for the Ravens, who also received a kickoff return score from Devin Duvernay.The Ravens had just 228 yards of total offense after averaging 394 yards and 35.5 points over their first two games. The Chiefs had 517 yards while holding a 29-16 edge in first downs and converting 10 of 13 third-down opportunities.Travis Kelce led Kansas City with 87 receiving yards on six receptions. Also topping 60 were Hardman (four for 81), Hill (five for 77), Clyde Edwards-Helaire (five for 70, plus 20 for 64 rushing) and Sammy Watkins (seven for 62).Baltimore trailed by 17 at halftime but got back into the game on a 42-yard field goal by Justin Tucker with 6:13 left in the third quarter and Jackson's 5-yard touchdown throw to Nick Boyle on the first play of the final stanza to pull within 27-20.But Kansas City answered with a 13-play, 75-yard drive and coach Andy Reid pulled out one of his trick plays on first-and-goal from the Ravens' 2-yard line. Fisher pretended he was blocking and then slid into the left flat to catch the scoring pass from Mahomes on the tackle-eligible play with 8:14 remaining to make it a 14-point margin.
Chiefs WR Watkins questionable to face Ravens

Chiefs WR Watkins questionable to face Ravens

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins was a full participant in practice on Saturday and is listed as questionable to play in the team's showdown against the Baltimore Ravens.Watkins is dealing with both a concussion and a neck injury after absorbing a hit to the head from Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Denzel Perryman during Kansas City's 23-20 overtime victory on Sunday. Perryman was not penalized for the hit.Watkins, 27, has eight receptions for 93 yards and a touchdown in two games this season for the Chiefs (2-0), who rely on speedy wideout Tyreek Hill, tight end Travis Kelce and others in their potent passing game.Demarcus Robinson and Mecole Hardman would see additional snaps should Watkins be unable to face the host Ravens (2-0) on Monday.Watkins has 292 catches for 4,337 yards and 32 touchdowns in 78 career games with the Buffalo Bills (2014-16), Los Angeles Rams (2017) and Chiefs (2018-present). He was selected by the Bills with the fourth overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft.
Ravens, Chiefs to meet in titanic AFC showdown

Ravens, Chiefs to meet in titanic AFC showdown

A Monday night home game brings national spotlight, potential distractions and the height of anticipation for the Baltimore Ravens.The 2-0 Ravens circled the Week 3 "Monday Night Football" game on the schedule in April, knowing it would give them a chance to measure up against Patrick Mahomes and the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs.Baltimore buried its first two opponents -- the Cleveland Browns and Houston Texans -- setting the stage for another showdown with Mahomes. The Ravens are 16-3 since the start of the 2019 regular season. They've won 14 consecutive regular-season games.But they're 0-2 against Mahomes and the Chiefs with losses each of the past two seasons by a grand total of eight points, including 33-28 in Week 3 last season."He's got all these tools and has all this talent around him," Ravens All-Pro cornerback Marlon Humphrey said of facing Mahomes. "As good as he is in the pocket, he's just as good if not better outside the pocket. Preparing for him is really tough. He's never out of the game."Reigning MVP Lamar Jackson laments not getting his shot at Mahomes in the AFC playoffs last season. The Ravens lost to the Titans, and the Chiefs took down Tennessee in the conference championship game. After Jackson's offensive line underwent changes in the offseason, early returns are beyond positive.Kansas City survived a white-knuckle Week 2 scare at the hands of the Chargers, beating Los Angeles on a Harrison Butker 58-yard field goal in OT. The Chiefs get the idea that every team will place a bull's-eye on this team."It's definitely the team that we know we need to beat If we want to be champions. This is one of those teams you have to get past," Ravens Pro Bowl left tackle Ronnie Stanley said.And Baltimore has defensive personnel to replicate some of the gap control schemes that helped the Chargers again make Mahomes appear mortal.The Ravens also have an NFL-best five takeaways after two games and old friend Marcus Peters, the starter opposite Humphrey at cornerback, should be considered a clear and present danger facing his old mates from Kansas City. Combined, the Ravens CB tandem scored five defensive TDs in 2019. Peters is a pick-six machine with six defensive touchdowns (seven total) in his career."I was on the field during the Super Bowl just walking around, watching the other teams warm up," Humphrey said. "The energy I felt down there in Miami, it really just triggered my whole offseason ... just thinking, ‘Man, the only thing I really want is a Super Bowl.'"Jackson and Mahomes are meeting for the third time and are the established NFL elite, not just among the 25-and-under candidates. Each brings a certain stop-and-watch appeal and are among the league's most popular attractions for much different reasons."These two are two of the best," Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Thursday. "Here you have an opportunity to watch them compete against each other. It's really fun to watch them grow."Jackson has a fan in Mahomes.
Chiefs WR Watkins in concussion protocol

Chiefs WR Watkins in concussion protocol

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins is in the NFL's concussion protocol, coach Andy Reid announced Thursday.Watkins absorbed a hit to the head from Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Denzel Perryman during Kansas City's 23-20 overtime victory on Sunday. Perryman was not penalized for the hit.Reid noted Thursday that Watkins is also dealing with a neck issue."It's more neck right now than the other part. He's working through it," Reid said.Watkins, 27, has eight receptions for 93 yards and a touchdown in two games this season for the Chiefs (2-0), who rely on speedy wideout Tyreek Hill, tight end Travis Kelce and others in their potent passing game.

Playlist

Headlines