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Andy Reid: "Doggonit, you have to prepare yourself every week and get yourself right."


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–It’s time to move on from 6-0 and focus on the lucky No. 7. The Chiefs play the Houston Texans this weekend at Arrowhead, and even though Houston has lost four in a row, they’ll present a challenge for Kansas City. Head coach Andy Reid discussed preparing for the Texans, according to Reid Ferrin of KCChiefs.com:

“You focus on getting yourself better,” coach Reid said. “You’re playing the number one defense in the National Football League, with a bunch of tough players and good coaching. (Texans DC) Wade Phillips is tremendous. Their head coach is an established head coach and offensive mind. He was going through a little bit, but in this league, the margin between winning and losing is (very small). Doggonit, you have to prepare yourself every week and get yourself right. You study them, respect them and get yourself right as a football team.”

–Safety Kendrick Lewis talked about getting win No. 6 over Oakland and what it felt like to beat a big rival, also per Ferrin:

“That’s a great feeling,” Lewis said. “We know the rivalry and how much this means to the organization, it’s big. For us to come out and play like we played as a team with complimentary football, it speaks volumes. All we have to do is keep building.”

Ryan Wilson of CBSSports.com writes about the Chiefs easy schedule so far and how it’s going to get much, much tougher. Is Kansas City a threat to Denver? This is a must-read.

Robert Klemko of MMQB put together an excellent feature on how Andy Reid and John Dorsey have put together a 6-0 team. Check it out, Addicts.

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  • Curtis

    So… was Reid really calling the Texans Defense the #1 in the league? He might want to look a lot closer to home to spot the number 1 defense. It’s in his front yard every week.

    • Michael Shaw

      Maybe he just meant #1 behind us???

      • Curtis

        I hope so. I don’t think I’m just a biased or delusional fan when I say that the Chiefs D is #1. Lowest scoring D, most sacks, most INT’s.

        • ……ChiefsFan……

          I think the texans are #1 in yards allowed.

          • Curtis

            Is that how they rank Defenses in this league? Seems like an arbitrary stat that doesn’t equate to wins…

  • Michael Shaw

    Andrew, GREAT pick on the article by Ryan Wilson. That was actually a really good read!!!

  • Michael Shaw

    Crap, meant to say great article for you as well!

  • tm1946

    Reid has done a fine job so far but sometime soon some media type is going to have to ask him at what point the offense becomes a factor in wins?