Coffee with the Chiefs – Tamba Hali makes history


Good morning, Addicts! The Kansas City Chiefs have a smile on everyone’s face after pasting the San Diego Chargers, 33-3, on Sunday. It was one of those rare games where everybody seemed to play well, giving Kansas City a 505 record and moving the team closer to a berth in the AFC playoffs. While there is still ample work to be done, you can begin to see light at the end of the proverbial tunnel.

Here is the news you need to know:

The kind of argument that winning teams haveSam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star

"His leap into history carries some nice symbolism, too, a defensive player scoring on offense for a team that’s now 5-5 with realistic playoff chances because of the defense. They’ve run this play in practice before, but never in a full-contract drill, because no coach would voluntarily make his own players try to tackle this man. Poe weighs 80 percent more than the average American male, and is almost certainly faster and more agile than most of the men half his size."

Kansas City has become a legitimate playoff contender Vahe Gregorian of the Kansas City Star

"And then on Sunday at Qualcomm Stadium, with straitjacketing defense and the deft play of quarterback Alex Smith, the Chiefs smashed the Chargers 33-3 to hoist their way back to .500."

Tamba Hali moves into top 50 sackmasters in NFL historyBlair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star

"The Chiefs had Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers on the run all afternoon, hounding him into season-low 178 passing yards and the team to a season-low 201 total yards. The Chargers entered the game fourth in the NFL in total offense (413.9 yards) and Rivers’ second in passing yards (337)."

How the Chiefs fought back from their terrible startTerez Paylor of the Kansas City Star

"Before he took the field with his teammates for a potentially season-shaping 33-3 victory against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday, Chiefs safety Eric Berry stood before his teammates with a message to deliver."