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Here’s all that’s happening around Chiefs Kingdom today.
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–The Kansas City Chiefs are 6-0? The Kansas City Chiefs are 6-0. The Kansas City Chiefs are 6-0! Celebrate good times, come on.
–Chiefs’ quarterback Alex Smith talked about what it feels like to be undefeated so far, according to KCChiefs.com:
“Great, it feels great. Awesome. You just keep taking them one at a time and it’s cliché, but we keep coming out with victories. They’re special, anytime you get them. They’re hard to come by in this league. It’s great.”
He also discussed what it was like preparing for Raiders week:
“I mean, with all of the new guys on the team, especially this year, it was educational. The entire week was educational. We were educated on the rivalry, going all the way back to the merger and those two teams and how old it was, just what kind of rivalry it was. It was good. It was great all week. Coach did a great job of that (because) there are quite a few new guys in the locker room.”
–Speaking of head coach Andy Reid, here are his thoughts on the win, per Reid Ferrin of KCChiefs.com:
Every win is a big win. When you can win with a crowd like this, it makes it even better. I know we were striving to beat the noise record, the decibel record and we got it up to 137.5. That’s pretty incredible and it was loud, I mean real loud, ground-shaking loud. First of all, collectively, I thought as a team, the guys played well. Tamba Hali had 3.5 sacks and Justin Houston had a bunch of them. There were 10 sacks total here, by my count, and that’s pretty good. Three takeaways, 17 points allowed and the three false starts and I give these to the crowd, the three false starts and three delay of games. That’s pretty impressive. Jamaal (Charles) on the offensive side, with the two touchdowns, I thought we ran the ball when we needed, again and well. We’re starting slow. We’ve got to start a little faster. It will make things easier, as we go here. Special teams played a good, solid job. You have to remember, we’re playing the number one special teams in the National Football League. Bobby April, who was my special teams coach at one time, is a phenomenal coach and is very creative. You saw the run that he ran and he’s very good at what he does. It’s a tribute to Dave Toub and the job that he did along with the guys there on special teams. All in all, (it was a) good team win. We don’t take any wins for granted, that’s not how we operate. We are going to enjoy every one of these that we have a chance to enjoy. The guys will do that tonight. Then, we’ll get back and get ready to go against a good Houston team, coming up.”
Finally, coach Reid also discussed the preparation the team did for Raiders week, per Ferrin:
“I didn’t get caught up in all of that. I enjoy the history of the Raiders and the Chiefs. Our players, they understand that. We broke out some old Emmitt Thomas tape and kind of showed them what it was all about. They, along with the fans, embrace this rivalry and there’s nothing wrong with that, as long as you get your work done and make sure that you don’t just go all on emotion, that you get your game plan down and that you take care of that too. I thought they did well.”
–Kansas City plays host to the Houston Texans next Sunday at Arrowhead. Houston has lost four in a row.