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Kansas City Chiefs News – 10/23/2017

Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire)
Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire)

Here is your Chiefs News for the week of 10/24/2017.

Kansas City Chiefs Fall to Oakland Raiders in Week 7

This past Thursday, in yet another primetime game, the Chiefs fell to the Oakland Raiders 31-30.  The loss snapped the Chiefs 11-game AFC West winning streak.  The game was certainly an entertaining one to watch.  Both offenses were firing on all cylinders.  Key penalties cost each team, including a ejection for Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch for shoving an official.  It all came down to the final drive for the Raiders.  They got all the way down the field and had several chances to score, thanks to some costly penalties by the Chiefs.  The Chiefs will look to forget this loss as they prepare for another key AFC West matchup with the Denver Broncos in week 8.

Article is from Kansascity.com

CB Stephen Nelson Could Possibly Return in Week 8 Against Broncos

Thanks to a fortunate Monday Night game, CB Steven Nelson could potentially return this week to play the Broncos.  I.R. rules say a player has to miss eight weeks.  Nelson’s deadline to return is October 29th.  If the Chiefs played on Sunday, Nelson would have to wait till week 9. His possible return comes at a time when the Chiefs seem to need it most.  After getting gouged for over 400 yards against the Raiders, the secondary needs all the help it can get.  Nelson’s return could definitely help the struggling Chiefs defense and provide another good cover man.  Along with Nelson, the Chiefs look to get offensive linemen Mitch Morse and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif back also.  The Chiefs sit at 5-2 on the season and look to improve their defensive play heading into week 8.

Article is from Chiefsdigest.com

Alex Smith Looks to Break Several Personal Records This Season

Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith is having one of the best seasons of his career.  He has led a high-powered Chiefs’ offense e to a 5-2 record and first place in the AFC West.  Not only is Smith on pace to break the NFL record for highest completion percentage over the course of the season, currently held by Sam Bradford.  But he is also is looking to break his personal records for yards, yards per attempt, touchdowns and QB rating.  Over the course of his career, Smith has never been the quarterback with the flashy numbers, but this season is different.  He will look to continue his hot streak heading into week 8 and keep the Chiefs in first place in the AFC West.

Article is from Chiefs.com

Updated AFC West Standings Following Week 7

Week 7 was a big week for the teams in the AFC West.  All four teams were locked in divisional match ups that could improve their standing. The Chiefs loss to the Raiders brings them to 5-2, but they still sit atop the division.  With the win, the Raiders now move to 3-4.  The Denver Broncos and Los Angeles Chargers had an important match up with the Broncos falling flat and the Chargers coming out on top.  The Broncos moved to 3-3 and the Chargers are now sitting at 3-4.  With things heating up in the AFC West, week 8 brings another important match up between the Broncos and Chiefs.

Article is from Chiefswire.usatoday.com

Surprise!  CJ Spiller Cut by the Chiefs Again

For the fifth time this season, the Chiefs have released CJ Spiller.  The difference between this time and the previous four, is this time he actually got to play.  In the game against the Raiders, Spiller played 12 snaps.  Now the release either means Spiller didn’t impress enough, or that Charcandrick West is once again healthy, and the Chiefs knew Spiller was just a one-week fill in.  The Chiefs are setting a new precedent with the amount they are releasing and resigning Spiller this season.

Article is from Arrowheadaddict.com

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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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