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Kansas City Chiefs News – 10/1/2017

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Here is your Chiefs News for the week of 10/1/2017.

10 Observations from the Chiefs vs. Redskins

After a win against the Washington Redskins in Week 4, there were a few things that stuck out for the Chiefs.  Offensively and defensively the Chiefs were solid.  Big plays from Alex Smith and Travis Kelce helped Kansas City get the win late in the game.  Although Alex Smith dealt with some pressure due to a banged up offensive line, he still found a way to make plays.  But perhaps the biggest story of the night was the emergence of rookie kicker Harrison Butker.

Article from Chiefs.com

Kansas City Chiefs Week 4 Report Card

In the Chiefs’ Week 4 report card, there were some positives and some negatives.  The offense as a whole looked great.  Alex Smith, Travis Kelce and Kareem Hunt all played well.  After falling behind 10-0 early, the Chiefs displayed their mental toughness and never let themselves fall out of the game.  As far as the pass defense goes, there may be some room for improvement after this one.  All-Pro corner Marcus Peters got burned for two touchdowns.  Redskins QB Kirk Cousins had no trouble finding open men for the majority of the game.  The Chiefs will look continue the positives and fix the negatives heading into a week 5 matchup with Houston.

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AFC West Standings Following Week 4

Another week, another win for the Kansas City Chiefs.  At 4-0, the Chiefs remain at the top of the AFC West after a close win over the Redskins 29-20.  Also, Denver and Oakland battled it out with Denver coming out on top.  Denver sits at 3-1 and the Raiders are 2-2 and looking at losing Derek Carr for multiple weeks.  Then you have the hapless Los Angeles Chargers.  They are 0-4 and have been looking sub-par on the field.  The Chiefs will look to remain undefeated and atop the division heading into another primetime game against the Texans.

Article from Chiefswire.Usatoday.com

Chiefs’ Rookie Kicker Butker Wins Game and Teammates Respect

Rookie kicker Harrison Butker had a lot of pressure on his shoulders heading into his first NFL game.  Not only was it his first game, but it was Monday Night Football for the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs.  After the Chiefs waived K Cairo Santos, they needed a kicker.  They called Butker’s number.  He got off to a rough start with a chance to tie the game before halftime, and he hooked his first kick in the NFL wide left.  But Butker didn’t buckle or waiver.  He came back out and knocked down his next two kicks, 26 yards and 32 yards respectively.  Then, with the game on the line, Butker booted a 43-yard game winner that kept the Chiefs undefeated.

Article from ChiefsDigest.com

Duvernay-Tardif Injured, has Sprained Knee

After exiting Monday night’s game against the Redskins with a knee injury, guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif’s status was a question mark.  But now, those questions have been answered, and LDT has a sprained knee and is day-to-day.  After being helped off the field, LDT’s injury seemed to be more serious, but a sprained knee is something the Chiefs can be breathing a little bit easier about.  Jordan Devey finished the game after Duvernay-Tardif went out.  With starters Mitch Morse and Eric Fisher banged up already, the Chiefs couldn’t afford losing another one of their best offensive lineman.

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Chris is a grad of Lindenwood University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism. He has also been covering the Kansas City Chiefs two years now. For more Chiefs and other NFL posts follow him on Twitter @ChrisSmith413.

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