Chiefs vs. 49ers Recap: Earning Their Arrowheads


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I’m a firm believer in tradition, and there is perhaps no tradition more beloved here on Arrowhead Addict than “Earning Their Arrowheads”.

Despite the outcome on any given game, there are always Chiefs players who impress and deserve to be recognized. Of course the NFL fame and paycheck that comes along with it is usually good recognition on its own, but we’re trying to do our part here at Arrowhead Addict.

Frankly, this is more for you, the addicts. Is you’re favorite player getting the credit that he deserves?

You can find out here every Monday.

I’ve make some changes to the format, thus making the arrowheads more exclusive. Three arrowheads will be given out every week. Much like stars in the NHL, they will go from the No. 3 most impressive performance of the past week’s game, all the way to No. 1.

Here we go.

Arrowhead #3: Knile Davis, RB

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Knile Davis had to step up and replace a hurting Jamaal Charles, and although it was only the preseason, the rookie impressed. His stats weren’t mind-blowing, but he showed a ton of potential with the way he ran the ball.

Davis displayed patience, he wasn’t afraid to lower his shoulder and throw himself into a small windows, and the Chiefs even trusted him to pick up a first down on the ground on a gutsy fourth down call by Andy Reid. Davis came through in that moment, and he appears to be talented enough to be a great No. 2 for Kansas City.

Arrowhead #2: Dontari Poe, DT

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Dontari Poe only played half the game for Kansas City on Friday night, but when he was in, he was dominant. Poe notched four solo tackles, which included two tackles for loss. This is impressive for a few reasons. One, as a nose tackle, Poe’s is bound to face a ton of double teams between the guard and the center, even in Kansas City’s new aggressive scheme. Two, he only played half the game.

Poe has the potential to be one of the best defensive tackles in the NFL, and he showed some of that potential against the 49ers.

Arrowhead # 1: Quintin Demps, S/KR

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Quintin Demps got Arrowhead buzzing when he took a kickoff in the first quarter and returned it for 104 yards. The blocking was great, but credit Demps for finding that seam and hitting it hard. It was a very impressive run. Even more impressive? Dempsfinished the night with 132 total kick return yards on two tries. His other return was for 28 yards.