“Ryan is lucky No. 7,” Colquitt said.
So far it seems that way. Diving into the depths of NFL research, we wanted to see just how good Succop’s start has been for a rookie kicker getting his first taste of pro football kicking. There’s still one game to play, but his 22 of 26 season right now ranks as the second most accurate start among rookie kickers in the last 25 NFL seasons.
“Our word for the week has been accountability. And we’re looking to put the 45 guys on the field on Sunday that want to play together, want to help us try to win and qualify for the playoffs,” McDaniels said. “And anybody that showed any indifference to that, we’ll play without them.”
Chiefs buzz | Broncos’ Marshall gets benched for Sunday’s game-KC Star.com
He appears a lock to become the Chiefs’ rookie of the year. He’s certainly been their most impactful rookie, not only making 85 percent of his field-goal attempts but also scoring all 12 of their offensive points in the win over Washington and hitting the game-winning field goal in overtime in another win against Pittsburgh.
Broncos Coach Josh McDaniels announced Friday that Marshall, who has a hamstring injury, won’t play in the game. McDaniels called it “a coaching decision,” according to the Denver Post. According to the newspaper, McDaniels also said, “There’s a lot of players that play with things that are more difficult to play with than what he has.”
“You can tell he’s running with confidence,” Broncos linebackers coach Don Martindale said. “Every starting tailback in this league has that swagger that they’re the starting tailback, as well they should. He’s really done well with their running game and coming out of the backfield, pass protections and everything else.”
I should have known the following December that something freakish was afoot. All the Jets had to do was win one more game — just defeat the Kansas City Chiefs — to go back to the Super Bowl. Behind 6-3 in the fourth quarter, the defending world champions had a first down on the Chiefs’ 1-yard line. The 1-yard line!
It was cold. The wind was blowing. And the beginning of decades of unimaginable, humiliating futility for Jets fans was upon us. The Jets could not advance the ball that 1 yard.
They tried and tried and tried again. It never happened. They got within a foot of the goal line, but they couldn’t cross it. They lost, and the Chiefs went to the Super Bowl.
The Miracle That Never Happens-The New York Times