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Here’s an injury update following Kansas City’s win over Washington

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Chiefs’ Head Coach Andy Reid provided an update on the third-year offe Packers Jersey For Sale nsive linem Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Martellus Bennett Elite Salute To Service Jersey an Green Bay Packers .

“He sprained his knee,” Reid said. “We’ll do all the tests tomorrow and see exactly where he’s at there.”

Duvernay-Tardif has started 30 games for Kansas City over his three seasons with the team.

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Friday Night Lights

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Young Thug

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Mentor Dante Coleman and Coach Eric B Men’s Nike Green Bay Packers Martellus Bennett Elite Salute To Service Jersey ieniemy

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Play Madden

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Miami

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Will Smith

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Flash speed

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Q39

10. Football idol growing up?

Barry Sanders

Lat Josh Donaldson Jersey est NFL Power Rankings: It’s a Consensus, the Chiefs Are No. 1

The Chiefs improved to 4-0 as they  Joe Biagini Jersey beat the Redskins 29-20 Monday night at Arrowhead

Through four weeks, the Kansas City Chiefs stand as the NFL’s only undefeated team—taking down another playoff contender in front of a raucous crowd at Arrowhead Stadium on Monday night.

The Chiefs showed a little bit of everything against the Redskins, but more so than anything, they showed that they can win in a lot of ways.

This wasn’t the opener against the New England Patriots—when most things went right. The Chiefs struggled at times against the Redskins, but they still found a way to come out victorious.

In the end, obviously, that’s all that matters.

Now, after the thrilling victory that ended with a rookie kicker nailing a 43-yard field goal with eight seconds left in his NFL debut, there’s no doubting it anymore—the Chiefs are the best team in the NFL right now.

And according to the latest NFL power rankings, that idea proves to be a consensus.

The Chiefs are No. 1 in every major power rankings list out there.

Here’s what Elliot Harrison of NFL.com had to say about the Chiefs:

“Top-shelf teams often squeak by in games, win when they probably shouldn’t, or get by with partial personnel. Each is applicable to the Chiefs, who — final score notwithstanding — narrowly moved past the Redskins towards Week 5. It took a final drive from Alex Smith and the offense to set up the go-ahead field goal.

“Without the benefit of a few Washington penalties in the second half, who knows? Yet, the fact that Kansas City did win — despite being without three O-line starters, Dee Ford and the kicker — actually made the performance more impressive. The Chiefs gutted this deal out. Particularly Alex Smith, who showed he can still motor in his 30s.”

Here’s what ESPN had to say about the Chiefs:

“Kirk Cousins completed just 58 percent of his passes ag Josh Donaldson Jersey ainst the Chiefs on Monday night … which was still the best by any quarterback against them this season. Kansas City has allowed a league-best 51 completion percentage en route to a 4-0 start.”

Here’s what Pete Prisco of CBS.com had to say about the Chiefs:

“There is little doubt now they are the class of the league heading into the next quarter of the season.”

Here’s what Chris Simms of Bleacher Report had to say:

“The Chiefs are the  Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 31 Joe Biagini Toronto Blue Jays Home White Baseball Jersey best team in the NFL right now. The offense is creative—it makes opponents defend all areas of the field—and there are plenty of explosive weapons on that side of the ball. Kareem Hunt‘s ability to run between the tackles and Alex Smith’s aggression in the passing game are taking the offense over the top. Defensively, Kansas City has athleticism, size and speed. The unit did enough to hold off a goo JA Happ Jersey d Washington offense, and it did so without Tamb Justin Smoak Jersey a Hali and Dee Ford…

Kansas City is the most complete team in football, and the Chiefs’ status as the only undefeated NFL team reflects that.”

Here’s what Frank Schwab of Yahoo Sports’ Shutdown Corner had to say:

“That was a good win over the Redskins. If Washington is legit, and it looked that way Monday night, Kansas City’s wins include at New England, vs. Philadelphia and Washington. And they beat the Chargers, who are better than that 0-4 record. This is going to be a season defined by extreme parity, but  Toronto Blue Jays right now having the Chiefs No. 1 is the only sure thing (well, that and having the Browns last).”

Chiefs vs. Redskins: 10 Josh Donaldson Jersey  Observations

Here’s what stood out Monday night

The Kansas City Chiefs maintained their status as the league’s only undefeated team with their thrilling 29-20 victory over the Washington Redskins Monday night at Arrowhead Stadium.

Here are 10 observations from the game:

1. The Chiefs continue to be a second-half team

The Chiefs scored on all four of their possessions in the second half and overcame a 10-7 halftime deficit to pick up their fourth victory of the season.

Through the first four games, the Chiefs have now outscored their opponents 57-13 in the fourth quarter.

Overall, this can be seen as the kind of win that develops character considering the Chiefs were challenged in many ways on Monday night, but they still came out victorious.

2. The two-minute drill late to win it was a thing of beauty

With the game tied 20-20 with just 47 seconds left in regulation, the Chiefs had the ball at their own 25-yard line and a chance to win the game. They just needed to get into field goal range.

Quarterback Alex Smith, who was under pressure all night from the Redskins’ front seven, completed three straight passes for a total of 51 yards.

It gave Chiefs’ rookie kicker Harrison Butker, who was just signed off the Panthers’ practice squad earlier this week, an opportunity to win the game with a 43-yard field goal.

Smith, who was hit eight times and sacked four times, went 15 of 18 for 156 yards in the second half, which included a key 37-yard hookup with Albert Wilson.

3. Albert Wilson’s two clutch plays ra Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 31 Joe Biagini Toronto Blue Jays Home White Baseball Jersey nk among most important in game

After the game, Chiefs coach Andy Reid called Wilson the “unsung” hero of the game.

Wilson made two plays that are largely responsible for the Chiefs winning Monday night.

The first play came midway through the fourth quarter as the Chiefs were facing a third-and-5 deep in Redskins’ territory with the game tied, 17-17.

As tight end Travis Kelce was cutting across the middle at the top of his route, the linebacker shoved him and caused Kelce to lose balance as the ball was headed his direction. The ball bounced off Kelce and flew straight up into the air as a free ball for any one of a handful of Redskins’ defenders in the area to intercept.

That when Wilson—one of the smallest guys on the field—seemingly came out of nowhere to jump up and snag the ball and keep it from being intercepted.

It was the most important reception that resulted in no gain in Wilson’s four-year career.

Then, late in the game on the Chiefs’ final offensive drive, Wilson perfectly executed the Chiefs’ scramble drill and got vertical as Smith left the pocket.

Smith saw Wilson get deep and placed the ball over his shoulder along the right sideline and Wilson made a beautiful over-the-shoulder catch and was able to secure it while taking a huge hit from the safety coming across the field.

The result was a 37-yard gain and the Chiefs were then in field goal range.

Basically, it was a night to remember for Wilson. He made the big play that put them in field goal range to win it, and he also made the heady play that allowed them to still be in it late in the game.

JA Happ Jersey . New Chiefs’ kicker Harrison Butker hits game-winner in NFL debut

Much like rookie running back Kareem Hunt, who fumbled on the first snap of his career against the New England Patriots only to fight back and currently sit as the NFL’s leading rusher, Harrison Butker’s first field goal opportunity didn’t go the way he wanted.

Butker missed the first field goal attempt of his career—a 46-yarder late in the first half that would have tied the game, but he remained confident, as did Hunt after that fumble.

Reid said after the game that Butker went to him after the miss and said, “Don’t worry, I’m good.”

Butker nailed his next two field goal attempts, which included a 43-yarder with eight seconds left in the game that gave the Chiefs the win.

It was quite the NFL debut for Butker, who also went 6 of 6 on touchbacks on his kickoffs.

5. Kareem Hunt puts up another solid p Josh Donaldson Jersey erformance

Hunt finished the game with 21 carries for 101 yards and a touchdown, and had four receptions for 20 yards as well.

Coming into the game, Hunt, who already led the NFL in rushing yards and scrimmage yards, needed 106 yards from scrimmage to move into the Top 10 in NFL history in most yards from scrimmage from a player in the first four games of a season.

With his 649 yards from scrimmage in the first f Toronto Blue Jays our games, Hunt is tied for ninth in NFL history with former Cincinnati Bengal Essex Johnson, who accomplished that feat in 1973.

Of the 121 total yards from Hunt on the night, 50 of them came in the fourth quarter.

6. The Redskins’ offense came to play

From the very beginning of this game, the Redskins were out there to show everyone that it was going to be a battle for the Chiefs to stay undefeated.

The Redskins went 70 yards on six plays on their opening drive and quarterback Kirk Cousins hit receiver Terrell Pryor Sr. for a 44-yard touchdown to give the Redskins a quick 7-0 lead early in the first quarter.

Cousins would finish the game 14 of 24 for 220 yards and a couple of touchdowns, but it was his running ability that really made things interesting late. He had seven rushes for 38 yards, many of which came late in the game as the Redskins got within striking distance of taking the lead and potentially winning the game.

A pass from Cousins to receiver Josh Docston fell incomplete after it looked like Docston had it in his hands in the end zone on third-and-2 with less than a minute left in the game.

7. Travis Kelce puts up a huge performance

It seemed like anytime the Chiefs needed a really big  Joe Biagini Jersey play and things weren’t going all that well, the ball went in Kelce’s direction and good things followed.

Kelce finished the game with seven catches for 111 yards, including a key 17-yard touchdown in the second quarter on a play that could only be described as a grown-man catch.

There was contact. There was traffic, and there was Kelce making it happen.

It was Kelce’s 10th career game with at least 100 yards receiving.

Also, and perhaps the biggest play of Kelce’s day that might go unmentioned by others was the third-and-14 strike late in the first quarter.

With the Chiefs’ offense struggling to get much going, Smith found Kelce for a 32-yard gain down the middle of the field, which not only flipped the field position, but it was the first sign of life from the Chiefs’ offense.

Kelce would convert another key third-down later, hauling in a third-and-9 pass for 10 yards.

The Chiefs converted 8 of 13 third-down opportunities on the day.

8. Linebacker Frank Zombo led the Chiefs with five tackles

With linebacker Dee Ford missing the game because of a back issue, veteran Frank Zombo stepped into his place and held it down pretty well.

Zombo finished with a team-high five tackles, and had a couple of key pressures and a clutch stop on third-and-goal on a misdirection carry from Cousins.

Late in the first quarter on third-and-goal from the two-yard line, Zombo stayed home and made the tackle on Cousins and forced the Redskins to settle for a field goal on a play that would have likely resulted in a touchdown had Zombo not played it as well as he did.

9. Reggie Ragland got the start at inside linebacker

It was the NFL debut for former Buffalo Bills second-round pick Reggie Ragland, who missed his entire rookie season last year with a torn ACL and was traded to the Chiefs before the final preseason game a couple of months ago. He finished with one tackle.

Last Saturday, Ragland said he was ready for the opportunity whenever it might come.

“It’s been intense, but they’re just trying to get me up to speed and it’s been working,” Ragland said. “There’s just been a lot of intense meeting sessions with (assistant linebackers coach) Mark DeLeone—he’s been helping me out a lot. (Rookie linebacker) Ukeme Eligwe and [Derrick  Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 33 J A Happ Jersey Toronto Blue Jays Alternate Royal Blue Jersey Johnson] have been helping me out a lot, too.

“When my time is called, I’ll be ready.”

10. The Chiefs were banged up along the offensive line

It was a game in which Smith saw plenty of pressure.

The Redskins boast one of the NFL’s best defensive fronts, which has been taken to a new level with the addition of defensive line coach Jim Tomsula this year.

Add in the fact that the Chiefs were already without starting center Mitch Morse, and left tackle Eric Fisher played in the game but didn’t practice the last two days of the week because of a back issue.

Then, finally, add in the first-half injury to starting right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, who left with a knee injury (Reid said they’ll be doing more tests tomorrow), and the line was getting pretty thin as only two st Justin Smoak Jersey arters—right tackle Mitch Schwartz and left guard Bryant Witzmann—were fully healthy for the game.

That said, the group still did enough to protect Smith when it matted and open holes for Hunt, who helped grind away another win for the Chiefs, who have a short week now as they get ready for the Houston Texans next Sunday night. 

Smith finished the game 27 of 37 for 293 yards and a touchdown, adding seven carries for 56 yards and a touchdown on the ground as well.

With his 1-yard rushing touchdown in the third quarter—the 10th of his career, Smith moved into first place on the franchise’s all-time list for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback. He moved past a tie with Pro Football Hall of Famer and Super Bowl champion, Len Dawson.

The Chiefs are now 8-2 when Smith rushes for a touchdown.

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A look at the playtime percentages for the Chiefs against the Redskins

Offensive Notes

Tight end Travis Kelce tallied 71 snaps (93 percent) on Monday night, hauling in a team-leading seven catches oakland athletics custom jersey  for 111 yards and a touchdown. It was Kelce’s eighth game with 100-plus yards receiving since the beginning of last season, tied with Julio Jones for the most in the NFL.

Wide receiver Albert Wilson recorded 43 offensive snaps (57 percent) in what was his most productive game of the season. Wilson caught four passes for 63 yards, including a 37-yard grab with 42 seconds remaining in the game that helped set up kicker Harrison Butker’s game-winning field goal.

Wide receiver Chris Conley played 71 snaps (93 percent), leading all receivers. Conley had two catches for 31 yards, and both immediately set up scores. The third-year receiver caught a 21-yard pass in the closing minutes of the first half that set up a touchdown, and his 10-yard reception in the final seconds of the game set up Butker’s game-winner.

Offensive guard Jordan Devey played 74 offensive snaps (97 percent) after starting guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif l Men’s Authentic Customized Oakland Athletics Road Gray MLB Jersey Sale eft with a knee injury.

Defensive Notes

Linebacker Frank Zombo played 47 defensive snaps (94 percent), tallying five tackles (3.0 solo). It marked his highest percentage of snaps played this season. Zombo’s most crucial tackle was in the first half, when he stopped Redskins’ quarterback Kirk Cousins on third down near the goal line, forcing a field goal.

Safety Ron Parker custom mlb jersey  played every defensive snap (50) for a fourth-straight game, recording three tackles. Par Women’s Authentic Personalized New York Yankees Home White Baseball Jersey ker is the only Chief to play every snap on defense this season.

In addition to Parker, defensive backs Daniel Sorensen and Marcus Peters and linebackers Derrick Johnson and Justin Houston each played every defensive snap on Monday night.  

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Andy Reid, Alex Smith, Derrick Johnson, Zach Fulton, Tyreek Hill, Chris Jones, Marcus Peters, Travis Kelce, Harrison Butker, Kareem Hunt and Albert Wilson spoke to the media Monday

CHIEFS HEAD COACH ANDY REID

Opening Statement: “Really as far as the injuries go the only one is Larry (Laurent Duvernay-Tardif), he strained his knee. We’ll do all of the tests tomorrow and see exactly where he’s at. Appreciated the crowd and the great job that they did. It was a tough venue for the Redskins coming in. Jay’s (Gruden) done a heck of a job with that team. He’s really got a good football team and we knew that coming into it and it proved out that way. Our hearts and prayers go out to the people in Las Vegas for what they’re going through right now. That’s a tough deal and it kind of overrides the football part of it, but we were thinking about you today before the game for sure. By the way Salvador Perez being here too, with the Royals, it was great to see him bang the drum. I thought we played good physical football. That’s a physical team, our guys stepped up and did a heck of a job with that. Albert (Wilson) is our unsung hero here, along with Buttkicker.com (Harrison Butker) did a nice job. He did a nice job I’ll tell ya, welcome to Kansas City. Harrison was sharp. Anyways, Albert had those two big plays, the one that bounced off (Travis) Kelce and the one down the stretch and he’s done nothing but do that here. Alex (Smith) was sharp, 27-of-37. We did better on third downs which we needed to do. I thought our defense was solid the whole day. They had a couple big ones on them and they never flinched at all. They just kept bringing it and bringing it. I think overall if you just had to sum it up I think everyone just kind of settled down and played. I thought we came out the fans were unbelievable, our guys were feeding off of that, but they maybe took it up one notch too far and we weren’t executing as well as we should. Then everything just kind of settled down as the game went on and the guys kept battling. What a heck of a game. A tribute to the National Football League and what they’re trying to do with giving each city an opportunity to be successful. This was a heck of a show tonight.”

Were you confident sending Butker out for the game winning field goal? “I was confident because he was confident. I talked to him after the first miss and he goes, ‘I got it. I got it. I was off by a tad’. He kind of gives you that feeling that everything’s okay and he’s a ‘Ramblin’ Wreck from Georgia Tech’, tough kid. He did good.”

You mentioned having the people of Las Vegas on your mind during the day. Was it difficult to step aside from that and focus on football tonight? “You know what you have to do, but at the same time you’re heart goes out for these people. For one crazy person doing what he did it’s ridiculous. It happened and there are a lot of people that are having to deal with this and it’s a sad deal. We’re better than that as a country. We’ve got a lot of great people and it’s sad that one guy has an opportunity to overshadow it for a day.”

There was time where we wouldn’t have been able to say we’ve seen drives like that from Alex when you first got him. What kind of growth have you seen in him to allow him to be able to have some of these drives when it really matters? “Alex never says anything, everybody else says everything. He just keeps doing good and doesn’t worry about all of that, he’s a seasoned veteran. I’ve told you before I love having this guy. He’s everything you want as a coach and comes to work every day, he’s the first one in and the last one out. All of these thing Custom Yankees Jersey s that you’re supposed to do he does. This is what we see every day. This is what we have confidence in, players, coaches, we all have confidence that he does this. Whatever happened before he got here happened and he doesn’t worry about, we don’t worry about it, we just move on.”

In the first half the Redskins defensive line was really having their way. What did you adjust in the second half? “I thought our mesh points got better. They were creating seams in there and it happened a little bit last week too. Our guys just kind of settled down and started working better together. You’re doing all of that stuff with games or blitzes, you have to take care of those things. I thought we just did a better job of protecting each other out there and working together.”

There were some more big runs by Kareem Hunt in the second half. “I probably should have mentioned him, he went over 100 yards. Big yards down the stretch. He’s doing well and he’s keeping a level head about it which it important. He’s a young guy and he’s getting a lot of accolades. He got a ton of them last week and he came out and played hard-nosed football. Even though a lot of guys would have came out the second half and rushed everything coming out because there wasn’t a lot of room in that first half, but he didn’t do that. He stayed patient, hit the holes, did a nice job.”

Washington was getting after you guys pretty good in the passing game the first half with four sacks. What were you guys able to do with the protection in the second half? “I thought our guys worked well together getting rid of seams, I’m talking about the O-Line.”

Marcus (Peters) didn’t have a great night, gave up a couple of touchdowns. How is he doing keeping his head right and letting those plays go? “This kid loves to play the game. He loves to challenge. You’re going to have a night like this every once in a while when you give up some, but he made some too. He never blinks, he doesn’t flinch on it he keeps coming. He’s competitive that’s what I can tell you. I’m there to look for the good and then help curb the part that needs to be curbed. I don’t want to ever take away that competitiveness. The other guys around him feel it. They know he’s all in 110%.”

What role did Travis play when you guys were finally starting to get some rhythm in the second half? “I thought he had a big night in a lot of ways. He had a big night catching the football and running after the catch. He had a couple where I thought they were all over him and it was in that tweener area where he probably could have gotten a call on it and it didn’t work out. He didn’t get frustrated and do anything there. He just hung with it and kept competing and did a nice job.”

I know this isn’t the thing that drives you but did you know that touchdown at the end covered the spread for the Chiefs and these are things people talk about and think about? “Am I safe going custom mlb jersey  home? That’s all I care about. I don’t even know all of that stuff. I just want to make sure I can get home that’s all.”

How much does it help Alex to have a running back (Kareem Hunt) give him this kind of production so early in his career? “Every quarterback will tell you that I think, that you love that part. Everybody does, the offensive line, the wide receivers, it’s just another dimension of the game that the defense has to try to stop. I’ll tell you yes he likes it. It helps everybody. It helps all of us.”

With the back-and-forth in this game and the way that you guys were challenged and the way it ended, how can you guys use this game as a learning experience to help you guys moving forward? “We have a huge game coming up here. This is a short week and we have  Women’s Authentic Personalized New York Yankees Home White Baseball Jersey to get ourselves ready to get ready to play a very strong Texans team down there. But the guys know, if they didn’t know which I think they did realize this, everybody’s got to battle until the end and nobody’s giving up. You saw Justin Houston come out and he was gassed. They were doing a pretty good job of grabbing and holding on to him and he worked through it, took a blow real quick and got himself back out. He fought to get himself back out there and just kind of take it to that next level, reached down just a little bit deeper. That’s why there are team leaders. That’s contagious in games like this. With the parity in the league you’re going to have a few games like this, that’s how it goes. You’re going to have be able to go down there where you don’t necessarily want to go, but you find a way to do it.”

QB ALEX SMITH

First few years here you struggled putting together a game-winning drive, what’s different this year? “Wish I had a concrete answer for you. We practice a lot at situational football. So many games in the NFL come down to a score and you’re on one side of it. On offense, sometimes you have a drive to finish off a game and sometimes you’ve got to go get the points to win one. We’ve spent a lot of time in all those situations practicing them. So I think time on task is the biggest thing, we’ve spent a lot of time working on that stuff. I think the results have paid off for us thus far.”

You have 50 seconds, tie game, what’s your mindset? “It’s a fine line with the field position. Any critical error there you flip the game — it’s tied — all of a sudden a critical error and they’ve got points. You have to be smart in that situation, pick your spots. In any two-minute (drill) you’re trying to get some momentum going, trying to get some positive yards. I knew we had a couple timeouts. Seeing if you can get the chunk here and there, but luckily we were able to get it there on the second play with the scramble. Albert (Wilson) made a heck of play reading that and then the catch.”

A lot of calls were situational calls – on the throw to (Chris) Conley that set up the field goal, can you walk us through that? “Same thing there, the ‘gotta have-its.’ We go through that exercise every week, every single week about what we like and what we want. Every week they’re different, different based on the matchup and different based on the tendencies. Felt good, we had a lot of options on that play. We knew we would be potentially getting pressured and they did, they brought everybody down and were bringing it. Two guys peeled on the back and I was able to hit Conley behind, which was really nice. There were a lot of viable options on that play, just kind of based on what the defense gave us. But with pressure that’s certainly what I thought we were thinking.”

Critics say that when you scramble you don’t look down field – the play to Albert (Wilson), how did you new york yankees custom jersey  decide to run or throw? “Same thing just trying to see it, make a good decision. Earlier I had a really similar scramble, I was coming up to the right and everybody was turning and running and I had backs to me and had a big run. I just try to play that game sometimes when I get out to the edge. Luckily I felt that time around I got some attention on me and Albert (Wilson) was able to hit the seam there. It’s tough, there are a lot of times you look back on scrambles and guys are open, it’s hard to see the whole field when you’re moving fast and the game gets sped up a little bit on the edge. You just try to have your eyes up and make the best decision there, it’s a little bit of a run-pass option.”

They’ve got a good front, you guys have had some injuries – how chaotic was it in the pocket? “I thought our offensive line in the second half really settled down, especially with Larry (Laurent Duvernay-Tardif) out. I thought the first half we did some self-inflicted stuff. Got ourselves in some holes. But I thought the second half really just settled in, those guys played really well against a really good front. I thought we were able to mix it up, pass and a lot of different looks. I thought those guys really set the tone for us and guys going into the second half.”

You got to show off some toughness tonight that we haven’t seen a lot here in Kansas City – did your taking a beating in San Francisco help out tonight? “You don’t always get opportunities to run the football. I get asked that a lot, why don’t you run? Some games there’s a bunch like this, and all of a sudden I find myself on the edge and that’s the way the defense played us and I got a lot of good looks. And there’s other weeks where there’s none. I don’t ever drop back looking to run. You just kind of play ball, your eyes downfield and things happen. I hope I’ve shown toughness all the time. I think there’s a lot of ways to show toughness as a quarterback, it’s not always overtly running the football and getting tackled. I think the biggest thing for a quarterback is that mental toughness of you’re getting hit, and not letting that speed up your time clock. Not letting that affect you, being able to stand in there and still make throws. It’s not as overt as running the ball and getting hit and things like that.”

Andy (Reid) said the team had thought a lot about the people in Las Vegas – how did you focus tonight? “I think it’s a little bit of the culture of this team. Talk a lot about the ability to focus, be in the moment. Everybody has distractions, there’s distractions in all of our lives. From the 21-year-olds to the old guys on the team, they’re all different. And then when you have something like this – a national tragedy – everybody has to deal with it. I think sometimes, the world gets crazy, it’s nice to get back to football on the field. It’s an escape for a lot of us, certainly as players and probably for fans as well. It’s certainly something we talk a lot about as a culture, snap back in and sharpen your focus, be in the moment. Especially in big stages like this, big environments.”

Started 9-0 your first year here. What’s the level of confidence that this team has really changed since then with this start? “Tough to compare those. I think this team has been through way more as a whole, the core of this team has been through a lot, played on a lot of big stages and has much more experience. Then, we certainly were riding hot but we were a really young team, still kind under the radar. This is a little different this year.”

Your kicker wasn’t on this team a week ago. How much confidence do you have in him with the game on the line? “What a crazy job, right? You get these moments at the end of the game, just go win the game. I imagine a lot of anxiety and pressure. Part of the deal for those guys is to be able to handle that. Can they lock in and be in the moment? But a young kid, just got here and to be put in that situation to go kick a game winner. It was windy out there, they were calling timeouts, they were doing the icing thing and it wasn’t a chip shot. Pumped. I’m not on special teams so you’re just sitting over there hoping he makes the thing so but happy for him. To come back and get the opportunity there, the big one at the end of the game and to hit it, really happy for him.”

LB DERRICK JOHNSON

What was the difference between the two halves? “We had to play better in the second half. We were not pleased with the play in the first half. Some of it was on us. Some of it was due to the Washington Redskins doing a great job. But we got stronger as the game went on. I am proud of the guys.”

How big was the stop in the first quarter down at the goal line? “We don’t like to give up seven. We will give up three, we can give up three all day. You will always be in the game. But at the same time, they did a great job with that first score of seven, but we were like, ‘We cannot give up another seven points.’ This is the ultimate team game. When we are struggling, the offense picks us up. When the offense is struggling, we have to pick it up.”

How was it with the young kicker getting the game winning field goal? “You know what, a young guy. I think he is a rookie. He is a guy that showed a lot of strength. Very strong minded. First game, Monday night, big kick. We were loving up on him. We were proud of him.”

OL ZACH FULTON

How different was it with Jordan Devey in there?  “It wasn’t that much to talk about. We just kept chipping away, kept doing our thing and executing our game plan.”

Did you feel like you guys struggle at first when Larry (Duvernay-Tardif) went out? We struggled the first drive to begin with. But sometimes that is how the game goes. You can’t let anyone get you down, you just have to keep going.”

When you don’t have cohesion, how hard is it to put together a good performance as an offensive line? “It is very hard. We are all interchangeable. We all hang out together off the field. That builds cohesion, and that translates on to the field.”

WR TYREEK HILL

How does this team keep from getting down when you are losing? “We have a tremendous amount of leaders on this team. And they do a good job of being vocal in both huddles. I think once that translates inside, it helps a lot.”

What was the difference in the first half and second half? “We came out and we were more aggressive. We came out and we did what we were supposed to do. That’s what it takes to be the best in this league.”

Washington had the answers in the first half, but you guys really picked it up on them: “Washington is a good team, don’t get me wrong. But I feel like we are better and we had all the advantages and the keys. We just had to take advantage of them. We didn’t in the first half so we just have to learn from it. Go back and watch film and learn from it.”

DE CHRIS JONES

How would you describe that ball game tonight? “It was tough. We had to dig deep. It tested us to see what we were about. Defense played hard, offense came through and that was a good team right there. We were fortunate enough to pull it out.”

Pass rush was slow going, was it just a good Washington front you were facing? “We came here and made adjustments. That is a good team and they have a good line. Dynamic quarterback who can run and pass the ball. We had to come in and make some adjustments. Britt Reid made some adjustments and we were able to get out there.”

Was that something you were prepared for, Kirk Cousins legs? “Yeah, we knew he was a runner. Early in the game he started off as a pocket passer then he transitioned to running the ball and we had to adjust to that also.”

Last 4-0 team, do you take pride in that? “That is not important right now. The most important thing is getting prepared for Sunday.”

CB MARCUS PETERS

How did you feel about your play? “I played weak. I gave up two (touchdowns). I should have kept back pedaling on that first one, you feel me? But we came out with the win.”

TE TRAVIS KELCE

Monday night football, can you just talk about? “I am just happy we got the win, man. It is awesome to come away, especially in a fourth quarter game like that. It feels like in just about every game we started off here is pretty close. To just see us finish, it is pretty unbelievable.”

How does it feel to be undefeated through four weeks? “It is the NFL. It is ‘Any given Sunday’ for a reason. All these teams are scheming everybody up. It is a testament to this team, especially being 4-0, but the way we won. We handled adversity very well and showed out and got the fourth win today.”

What were the conversations in the first quarter to shift this offense? “We knew we weren’t playing our style of football. Especially offensively. We started off with a penalty. Had a couple missed blocks early that put us in some bad positions. It is just the accountability. It is looking at the guy next to you and knowing he is busting his tale all game just for the same outcome you are. It i Men’s Authentic Personalized Oakland Athletics Home White Baseball Jersey s just trusting that the guy next to you is doing his job.”

K HARRISON BUTKER

What were you thinking going into that last field goal?  “I knew they were going to ice me.  I went ahead and kicked the ball.  It went off my foot and went in, so I felt good going into the second kick.  I was just confident and it went through.”

Were you still confident after the first kick (after the timeout) moved a lot before going in?  “I just told myself to aim, right-middle.  I just hit it good.  I am glad it went through.”

How nervous were you for today’s game?  “I wasn’t really nervous. I had a good warmup.  I was excited about it.  After I missed the first kick I was dwelling on it a little too long but once it goes off of your shoulder, you have to forget about it.  I knew I was going to have another opportunity.  I wouldn’t say nervous, I was really excited.  It was a fun environment to play in.”

Did you have butterflies in your stomach for the last kick?  “I didn’t have butterflies.  I felt confident.  I knew Dustin Hopkins was going to make his kick.  I knew it was going to come down to a field goal.  I felt pretty calm. I wasn’t excited.  I wasn’t nervous.  I didn’t have butterflies.  I hit the ball well.”

How long did it take you to figure out how to kick at Arrowhead with the wind blowing?  “There was wind.  There was wind in practice.  There was wind in the game.  I thought it was consistent, from warm up to the fourth quarter, I thought it was consistent wind.  It wasn’t too difficult.”

RB KAREEM HUNT

How does this win feel?  “It was great.  Monday Night Football is still football.  There are a lot more people watching.  I just feel like it’s just football.  You’ve got to go out there and play in between the lines.”

You started the game with only a couple of yards but ended up rushing for over 100, what changed?  “Up front, those guys stuck with it and kept on pushing.  I just got better as the game went on.  My reads got better and I just started running a little bit harder.”

How were you so successful running the ball in the second half?  “We just had to stick with it.  We didn’t shy away from it.  The o-line, we had a big injury up front, early.  The guys kept on blocking their tails off all night.  I was able to hit some holes and follow guys like (Anthony) Sherman and other people.” 

Any thoughts as the game came down to a new kicker making a field goal?  “He has a leg so I wasn’t too worried.  Just make it routine.  He had a rough start.  Honestly, I though oakland athletics custom jersey t he was going to bounce back. Everybody did.  We didn’t get down on him because he missed one field goal.  Everybody just stuck together and kept fighting for the win.”

You have 100 yards rushing in all of the first four games.  Is that meaningful to you?  “It is but winning is more meaningful.  Honestly, I could have 50 yards and as long as I win, I’m happy.”

Did you think you would have had this much success to start your career?  “I don’t know.  I just like to win. That’s the biggest thing.  If I have success, that’s what it is but I just like helping my team win and doing whatever it takes.”

WR ALBERT WILSON

Comments on his last catch in the game:  “Scramble drill, we’ve been preaching it for a long time.  Alex does a great job of keeping the play alive. It was a scramble.  Prior to that, I felt like I was open on the sideline and that time, I just stayed with it.  He did a great job, I made a pretty good catch.”

Is there an art to when you break off your route and start running down field on scramble?  “The more you run it, the more you get together.  It is just a feel thing.  You just react off of what the defense gives you.  That’s pretty much what I did.”

How tough was this game?  “It was a really tough game.  The Redskins are a great team.  They are doing a great job over there.  At the end of the day we stuck to what we knew, Kansas City football and at the end we pulled it out.”

Comments on new rookie kicker Harrison Butcher:  “Great introduction to Kansas City.  I’m glad to have him.  He is doing a great job since he’s been here.  Great guy.  I’m glad to have him.”

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The V Fou custom Mets jersey ndation Partners with the Chiefs in the Fight Against Cancer

The Chiefs, the V Foundation and The University of Kansas Health System announced a $200,000 contribution to The University of Kansas Cancer Center on Monday

Everyone, in one way or another, has been affected by cancer.

It touches ordinary people, professional athletes and each person in between.

The University of Kansas Health System is a local leader in the effort to eradicate the disease, and as of Monday, that fight is receiving national reinforcements.

The Kansas City Chiefs, in partnership with the V Foundation and the The University of Kansas Health System, announced a first-of-its-kind collaboration on Monday Night Football that’s dedicated to defeating cancer.

The V Foundation is matching a $100,000 contribution from the Chiefs, the Hunt Family Foundation and The University of Kansas Health System as part of the national charity’s first ever work in the NFL.

The result will be a $200,000 grant to the KU Cancer Center that is entirely devoted to cancer rese Men’s Authentic Custom Minnesota Twins Road Gray Stitched Baseball Jersey arch.

“We take it as a personal responsibility to be an active participant in this community,” said Chiefs President Mark Donovan. “We have this great resource here with the Health System and here’s a way that we can support it, create awareness for it and actually find a way to financially support the research going on at the Center.”

The contribution, called a “junior investigator grant,” custom mlb jersey  will go directly to Mary Markiewicz, Ph. D., at the KU Cancer Center. Markiewicz is working to increase the effectiveness of the body’s own immune cells, or “Natural Killer Cells,” in fighting cancer cells.

“I applaud the efforts of the V Foundation and the Kansas City Chiefs to advance The University of Kansas Cancer Center’s efforts to fight this terrible disease,” said Dr. Roy Jensen, the Director of The University of Kansas Cancer Center. “We are deeply grateful for these funds.”

The V Foundat Custom Twins Jersey ion, which was founded in 1993 in honor of legendary college basketball coach Jim Valvano, is one of the preeminent cancer research charities in the country. Since its creation, the Foundation has funded more than $170 million in cancer research grants nationwide.

“We raise money and spend it wisely with the goal of ending cancer,” said Susan Braun, the CEO of the V Foundation. “It’s not simple, but it’s what we do.”

The organization’s partnership with the Chiefs and The University of Kansas Health System began as a league-wide inquiry from ESPN, one of the V Foundation’s principal founders.

“The NFL came together in a consolidating effort on what different teams were doing regarding cancer awareness and fundraising programs,” Braun said. “We talked to our colleagues at ESPN and they encouraged us to reach out to the Chiefs and talk about what kind of program we might be able to work on together.”

Those conversations came to fruition with a partnership unlike any other in professional football.

“This is our way to make sure we do it right,” said Kevin Martinez, ESPN’s Vice President of Corporate Citizenship. “There are a lot of eyes on us, and there are local relationships that we don’t want to in any way hinder – we want to enhance. We want to show that everybody can work together in finding a cure for cancer, and the Chiefs are the first organization that we have reached out to and ran it all the way through to activation.”

The decision to get involved was a simple one for the Chiefs, who have shared a partnership with The University of Kansas Health System since 2012.

“We want to be partners with people who supp customized minnesota twins jersey cheap ort our community,” Donovan said. “This one goes full circle, as we have a big partner in ESPN, who created an opportunity for all of the clubs to get involved with the V Foundation. For us, we’ve done so much with The University of Kansas Health System already, and we’re always looking for ways to elevate the great work that they’re doing at the Cancer Center.”

The V Foundation’s “junior investigator grant” program is designed to equip the best and the brightest in the world of cancer research with the funds they need to make a difference.

The Cancer Center met that standard.

“It’s one of the outstanding cancer research centers in the country,” Braun said. “We are just so impressed with the research they are doing, as well as the excellent patient care that they offer.”

ESPN’s Monday Night Football crew had a chance to experience the work the Cancer Center is doing firsthand on Saturday, as play-by-play analyst Sean McDonough, analyst Jon Gruden and sideline reporter Lisa Salters visited with patients at the facility.

Footage of the visit aired on Monday Night Football in conjunction with the announcement.

“There’s a common humanity that people have and that is to empathetically understand,” Martinez said. “We want to show on national television what  Men’s Authentic Personalized New York Mets Home White Stitched Baseball Jersey Kansas City is doing with all of us that are trying to find cures for c Men’s Authentic Custom New York Mets Alternate Home Royal Blue MLB Jersey Cheap ancer, and the best way to do that is to show it in person.”

The partnership represents a powerful initiative that has the potential to not only benefit cancer research now, but to save lives down the road.

“We’re sitting here today talking about a program that’s actually going to be implemented, money is going to be donated and that work is going to hopefully impact somebody in our region and beyond,” Donovan said. “We have really cool jobs, we get to work for the Chiefs, but it’s days like this that you have perspective on just what kind of good you can do when you work together.”

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Here are some quick facts following the Chiefs’ win over the Redskins

1. Kansas City remained undefeated on Monday

The Chiefs are the lone unbeaten team in the NFL, winning their fourth game in as many weeks on Monday night. The start marks the second time that Kansas City has started at least 4-0 under Head Coach Andy Reid.

2. The Chiefs  Joe Biagini Jersey turned it on in the fourth quarter once again

Monday night’s contest was tied headed into the fourth quarter before Kansas City outscored Washington by nine points, holding the Redskins to just a field goal in the final period.

That’s been a trend for the Chiefs all season long, as their plus-41 point differential in the fourth quarter leads the league. Seattle ranks as a distant second with a plus-27 point differential.

3. Rooki Toronto Blue Jays e kicker Harrison Butker had a debut to remember

Butker was on the Carolina Panthers’ squad as recently as last week before signing with Kansas City last Tuesday. The rookie kicker missed his first field goal, but came back to make his next three – including the game-winner with just seconds remaining.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Butker is one of four active kickers to kick a game-winnin Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 33 J A Happ Jersey Toronto Blue Jays Alternate Royal Blue Jersey g field goal with less than five seconds remaining in the fourth quar JA Happ Jersey ter or overtime in their debut, with the others being Mason Crosby, Blair Walsh and Randy Bullock.

In addition to delivering the game winner, Butker made a little history of his own.

4. Kareem Hunt made history once again

Rookie running back Kareem Hunt had been nothing short of a sensation through his first three NFL games, and he kept it up on Monday night.

The tailback tallied 121 yards from scrimmage and once again found himself in the record books.

5. Hunt is piling up the yards at an unprecedented rate

All those performances of 100-plus yards are adding up.

In fact, only one player has ever done what Hunt has through his first four NFL games.

6. Hunt also padded his league-lead in rushing yards

Hunt leads the league with 502 rushing yards this season, leading second-place Todd Gurley II by 140 yards.

He still led the league on Monday even though most everyone else had played four games while he had played just three.

In fact, Hunt’s 372 rushing yards in the second half of games this season are more than any other rusher has tallied in four full games.

7. The rookie tailback is earning each of those yards

All those yards aren’t coming easy, either, as Hunt is becoming synonymous with breaking tackles and picking up yards after contact.

8. Alex Smith put together another strong game through the air

Smith completed 27 of 37 passes for 293 yards and a touchdown in Monday night’s win, posting a passer rating of 104.9.

It marked his fourth-straight game with a quarterback rating of at least 100.0, becoming just sixth quarterback since 2010 to do so in each of their first four games of a season.

Matt Ryan (2016, 2012), Tom Brady (2015), Andy Dalton (2015), Peyton Manning (2013) and Aaron Rodgers (2011) are the others.

Smith was excllent under pressure on Monday, and still hasn’t turned the ball over on the season.

9. He can run, too

Smith ran for 56 yards and a touchdown in the contest on six carries, including a 32-yard scamper down the right sideline. Smith’s efforts added up to the second-most rushing yards in a game by a quarterback this season, and the fourth-most of his career.

10. Travis Kelce continues to make his case as the NFL’s best tight end

Kelce caught seven passes for 111 yards and a touchdown in Monday night’s win. It was his second game with at least 100 yards receiving this season, and eighth since the beginning of last season.

The Chiefs and The University of Kansas Health Justin Smoak Jersey  System Announce Partnership with The V Foundation

New Collaboration Raises Funds for The University of Kansas Cancer Center Research Grants

The V Foundation for Cancer Research, a top-rated cancer research charity founded by ESPN and Jim Valvano, announced Monday a collaboration with the Kansas City Chiefs and The University of Kansas Health System to support critical cancer research. This marks the first time the V Foundation has joined forces with an NFL team to advance its goal of achieving victory over cancer.

“Sports is in the blood of the V Foundation,” said Susan Braun, CEO of the V Foundation.  “It is terrific to join forces with the Chiefs, The University of Kansas Health System and ESPN to defeat a common enemy—cancer.  Research is the avenue, and together, Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 33 J A Happ Jersey Toronto Blue Jays Alternate Royal Blue Jersey  we’ll make it happen.”

The Chiefs and Hunt Family Foundation are contributing $50,000 in the month of October and The University of Kansas Cancer Center will raise $50,000; that $100,000 will be matched by the V Foundation for a junior investigator grant to be awarded to The University of Kansas Cancer Center. The partnership will bring V Foundation resources to the Kansas City area as it funds an emerging researcher in the Chiefs’ community.

“The V Foundation is a premier cancer-focused charity that is a leader in research funding nationwide. We are thrilled to be in a position to help raise this grant money that supports the work that The University of Kansas Cancer Center is doing right here in Kansas City,” Kansas City Chiefs President Mark Donovan said.

To highlight the collaboration, ESPN’s Monday Night Football commentator team, comprised of analyst Jon Gruden, play-by-play commentator Sean McDonough and sideline reporter Lisa Salters, visited The University of Kansas Hospital to meet with cancer patients on Saturday, September 30. Footage from that visit aired Monday, October 2 during ESPN’s Monday Night Football matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Washington Redskins to kick-off the collaboration to a national cable television audience.

“By funding research at The University of Kansas Cancer Center, we are fostering new therapies to fight cancer, providing new hope for patients, and supporting the Kansas City community as well as this entire region,” said Bob Page, president and chief executive officer of The University of Kansas Health System.

The Chiefs initiative will fund a V Foundation junior investigator grant to support a young tenure-track researcher early in her/his career by funding projects that are either laboratory-based fundamental research or translational research. 

During October, the V Foundation’s blog, In Their Own Words, will feature content related to the Cancer Center’s investigator grant and the collaboration between the V Foundation, the Kansas City Chiefs, The University of Kansas Health System and ESPN.

“The Kansas City Chiefs, The University of Kansas Health Systems and the V Foundation have formed a powerful alliance,” said John Skipper, President, ESPN, Inc.; Co-Chairman, Disney Media Networks; and member of the V Foundation Board of Directors. “We applaud their commitment to helping people in their community battle this dreadful disease.”

Follow the V Foundation on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to see more from the collaboration. For more information about the V Foundation, its grant program, or to donate, please visit www.jimmyv.org.

About the V Foundation for Cancer Research

The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded in 1993 by ESPN and the late Jim Valvano, legendary North Carolina State basketball coach and ESPN commentator. Since 1993, the Foundation has funded more t Toronto Blue Jays han $170 million in cancer research grants nationwide. The V Foundation awards 100 percent of direct donations to cancer research and programs. The V Foundation’s endowment covers administrative expenses. The Foundation awards peer-reviewed grants through a competitive awards process strictly supervised by a Scientific Advisory Board. For more information on the V Foundation or to make a donation, please visit www.jimmyv.org.

About ESPN

ESPN, the world’s leading sports entertainment company, features more than 50 assets – eight   U.S. television networks, ESPN International, ESPN Radio, ESPN.com, ESPN The Magazine, and more.  ESPN  Men’s Majestic Flexbase Authentic 31 Joe Biagini Toronto Blue Jays Home White Baseball Jersey is 80 percent owned by ABC, Inc. (an indirect subsidiary of The W Josh Donaldson Jersey alt Disney Company)  Joe Biagini Jersey and 20 percent by Hearst.

About the Kansas City Chiefs and Hunt Family Foundation

Founded as the Dallas Texans in 1960 as a charter member of the American Football League (AFL) by sports pioneer Lamar Hunt, the franchise moved to Kansas City in 1963 and became known as the Kansas City Chiefs. The Hunt Family Foundation, formerly the Chiefs Children’s Fund, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established by the Hunt family in 1983 to support charitable agencies in the greater Kansas City community. Through philanthropy and community programming, the Foundation provides vital assistance to more than 125 area charities each year and works to give back to a community that has given so much to the Kansas City Chiefs organization for more than 50 years. For more information about the Chiefs and the Hunt Family Foundation, please visit www.chiefs.com.

About The University of Kansas Cancer Center

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