Good morning, Addicts! The Kansas City Chiefs are playing at a level that frankly, seemed impossible only a few months ago. The team was in a massive funk at 1-5 and looked ready to capsize, only to plug the ample holes and start playing like men with nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Somehow, the Chiefs are not sitting at 6-5 and in the fifth slot of the AFC playoff picture.
Here is the news you need to know:
Jeremy Maclin makes the Chiefs a different team – Vahe Gregorian of the Kansas City Star
"Of all the meaningful, pivotal moments Maclin produced on Sunday, none was more substantial — and symbolically telling — than his 41-yard touchdown reception from Smith with 1 minute 48 seconds left in the first half."
Kansas City is winning because of an unbroken bond – Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star
"It is a decidedly small moment, over in maybe 10 seconds, and mostly drowned out by the rest of a happy locker room after the Chiefs beat the Bills 30-22 at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday in what is probably their most impressive win of a suddenly promising season."
Chiefs bottled up Sammy Watkins in crunch time – Blair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star
"Those first-half statistics proved to be Watkins’ final numbers. The Chiefs mixed, changed and disguised coverage, kept the ball for long stretches and took away the Bills’ weapon in a 30-22 victory on Sunday."
Offensive line shows next-man up mentality – Blair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star
"Down they went, the Chiefs’ offensive linemen. Guard Jeff Allen injured his ankle. Tackle Eric Fisher went down after a helmet crash with an opponent, leaving the game because of neck and head injuries. Center Mitch Morse was next to depart the game because of a concussion."
Grading the Chiefs – Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star
"The Bills jumped out to a 10-0 lead, and some of that had to do with the game plan, both offensively and defensively. The Chiefs had no answer for Watkins early, and the Bills were banking on the Chiefs’ offense sticking to its typically horizontal nature. But give credit to Andy Reid and Bob Sutton — adjustments were made, and the Chiefs fought back for the win."