The Chiefs’ game on Sunday at Oakland will be their first since December 2009 without wide receiver Dwayne Bowe in the lineup, so the game plan against the Raiders will be pretty obvious.
“Everybody knows we’re going to run the ball with 25 back there,” offensive coordinator Brian Daboll said of running back Jamaal Charles.
“In terms of (receivers) creating separation, (quarterbacks) making accurate throws, holding up in protection, we need to do a good job. Dwayne was a big part of the passing game obviously. Everybody else is going to have to chip in and make sure they’re doing their jobs really well.”
“We had a lot of fun that game. ‘K-Lew’ set the tone with an interception for a touchdown the first series,” Flowers recalled.
“With that formation, I knew there was a chance that I’d get that route. I had a safety over the top, so I could afford to guess wrong. He ran the route I thought he was running and I got a great break and had to make a play, just like Kendrick had to make a play on his ball. Once I caught it, I saw nothing but green in front of me, so that’s when I had to take it for six.”
With that ‘pick-six’ came a little conversation between Flowers and Raiders QB Carson Palmer.
“I had to have a little fun while I was running into the end zone. There was a little trash talk going on out there. I definitely remember that pose; I was planning it all week. I just felt like doing it. I was sitting there thinking, ‘What if I got a pick, what am I going to do?’ and that’s what I came up with. I got in the end zone, got a chance to put it on, so I definitely enjoyed it.”
Pryor said he didn’t receive many reps during practice this week. Just the same, he is anticipating playing.
“I know I’ll be a tiny bit nervous,” Pryor said. “I haven’t played in awhile. Just pray through it and go out and do what I do. Progressions, no turnovers, have fun and smile. That’s it, at the end of the day. And Monday, learn, whether I did good or bad.”
* Tight ends Brandon Myers, Richard Gordon and David Ausberry were on equal footing during the offseason as the Raiders searched for a replacement for jettisoned starter Kevin Boss.
Myers quickly asserted himself as the heir apparent to Boss. Playing time for Ausberry and Gordon has dwindled as the season has progressed. They played one snap each in Oakland’s most-recent game.
ovan Belcher’s mother angrily denied a report that claimed she told investigators that her son had argued with his girlfriend about the paternity of their baby before he shot her dead and killed himself.
“It’s a lie. It’s all a lie,” Cheryl Shepherd told the Daily News on Friday. “That’s my grandbaby and it was wrong for them to put that out there. That is Jovan’s baby and it is my grandbaby.”
The New York Post, citing an unnamed law-enforcement source and an anonymous Kansas City Chiefs insider, reported that Shepherd told authorities that the couple had argued over the paternity of 3-month old Zoey on the morning of Dec. 1. That would have been right before the Chiefs linebacker shot Kasandra Perkins, then drove to Arrowhead Stadium, where he shot and killed himself in front of the team’s general manager, head coach and an assistant coach.
Patrick Allen is VP of Content for the FanSided Network. He also serves the managing editor of the network's very first site, Arrowhead Addict. Originally from Ohio, Patrick is a Chiefs fan first and a Browns fan second (I know!). He also pulls for the Buckeyes, Indians and Cavs. Guinness is thinking of naming him the most miserable sports fan of all time. @rpatrickallen