Coffee with the Chiefs – Charcandrick West steps up


Good morning, Addicts! The Kansas City Chiefs have the day off, getting 24 hours of rest and relaxation before facing the Detroit Lions on Sunday morning at Wembley Stadium in London, England. This is going to be the first time the Chiefs have played a game outside of the United States, and it is causing quite the stir since it would normally be a home game.

Here is the news you need to know:

Charcandrick West comes front and center in winDave Skretta of the Associated Press

"When the Chiefs lost Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles to a season-ending knee injury a couple of weeks ago, the assumption was they’d get by with a committee approach in the backfield. But then West churned out 110 yards to help them snap a five-game skid."

Andy Reid says Jeremy Maclin was not quite right on SundayTerez Paylor of the Kansas City Star

"Receiver Jeremy Maclin was listed as questionable heading into Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but after he cleared the league’s concussion protocol and practiced on Friday, he appeared to have a pretty good shot at playing."

Charcandrick West, Chris Conley giving Chiefs hopeAdam Teicher of ESPN

"West and Conley responded in a big way in the 23-13 win over the Steelers at Arrowhead Stadium. West rushed for 110 yards and a touchdown and Conley led the Chiefs with six catches that included a 6-yard touchdown catch from Alex Smith. Each touchdown was a career first."

Tamba Hali up, Alex Smith down in win against SteelersAdam Teicher of ESPN

"The outside linebacker had his best game of the season with two sacks. Hali’s second sack forced Pittsburgh quarterback Landry Jones to fumble late in the fourth quarter. The Chiefs recovered and were able to run out the clock."