Coffee with the Chiefs – Fans will always watch


Good morning, Addicts! It’s Friday, and that means we have a Red Friday on our hands. The Kansas City Chiefs need all the support they can get this week, as they travel to take on the Denver Broncos. Denver is 7-1 but feels like a team that is vulnerable since Peyton Manning stinks and the defense will be missing a couple of key players in both DeMarcus Ware and Aqib Talib.

The Chiefs are sadly sitting at 3-5 and need to win this game if they want to make a strong push toward the postseason, something that is very possible in the woeful AFC. A record of 9-7 would almost certainly get them into the postseason, while a mark of 8-8 might also get the job done.

Here’s the news you need to know:

Chiefs fans will watch no matter what time the game is onAdam Teicher of ESPN

"Ratings were down from the season averages in the local markets for the other three games the NFL has played in London that started in the morning in the U.S. time zones. Those games involved only teams from the Eastern time zone, making the kickoff at 9:30 a.m. in those markets. Kansas City was the first local market to have an 8:30 a.m. start for a game involving its team."

Charcandrick West gives all the credit to Jamaal Charles Adam Teicher of ESPN

"West, who joined the Chiefs last season as an undrafted rookie out of tiny Abilene Christian University in Texas, listened. He listened to everything else Charles had to say. He took every piece of advice as an opportunity to make himself a better player."

Alex Smith won’t deny the importance of Sunday’s gameAdam Teicher of ESPN

"Whether or not the Chiefs beat the Broncos, they won’t win the AFC West title this season. At 3-5, they are in third place and four games behind first-place Denver."