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In Week 15, the Green Bay Packers traveled to Kansas City to take on the Chiefs in a game that would be Rodgers’ worst outing of the regular season. This game would also provide much of the game plan that the New York Giants used in their playoff defeat of the Packers.

The Chiefs were able to beat Green Bay in a major upset with four keys on the defensive side of the ball.

That’s an admirable message for a son who’s never going to be confused with the NFL’s equivalent of “Tommy Boy.” It’s also important that the younger Hunt remember some of the most important lessons on leadership from his father’s playbook. Though Lamar let general manager Carl Peterson be the face of the Chiefs for the last 20 years of the owner’s life — in much the same way Pioli is for Clark today — Lamar also stayed grounded. He didn’t like the word owner (he preferred to be known as the Chiefs’ founder), kept his phone number listed, and was even known to personally sell advertising for his pro soccer team in Kansas City.

Clark doesn’t have to go that far, but he could take some notes from his peers. Colts owner Jim Irsay spends more time on Twitter than a 14-year-old kid and is redefining how owners interact with fans. At first, he seemed attention-starved when he was firing off tweets about Manning’s future, but there also was something cool about a wealthy man doing the same things as an average person. Just by exploiting the medium, Irsay was showing his peers a different way of doing business.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is getting involved by spearheading the Joplin Challenge in association with Habitat For Humanity. The challenge needs donations and volunteers to help build 35 homes to contribute to the city’s recovery. Volunteers can also join players from seven local sports teams — the Kansas City Chiefs and Royals; the St. Louis Rams, Cardinals and Blues; the University of Missouri Tigers; and Kansas Speedway in association with NASCAR Unites — and build alongside their team.

Bell, who led the Dolphins in tackles for four straight years, has worked out for the New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, Kansas City Chiefs and Tennessee Titans, and will sign with one of those teams.

On Thursday morning Bell’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told WQAM that he’s on his way to finalize a contract with the a club, which he wouldn’t disclose, and vowed that Bell will be signed “within 24 hours.”

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