Coffee with the Chiefs – National acclaim


Good morning, Addicts! The Kansas City Chiefs have the day off, and a much-deserved one after winning five straight games to climb back into good standing. The Chiefs are actually the fifth seed in the AFC standings, something that seemed borderline impossible only a month and a half ago.

Kansas City is now in the midst of Raiders Week, one of the great joys of being a Chiefs fan. It is time to take out the trash, and the dump is the Coliseum.

Here is the news you need to know:

The Unkillable Kansas City ChiefsKenneth Arthur of Rolling Stone

"Because not only have the Chiefs won five straight games after a 1-5 start to take over the lead for a wild card spot, they’ve done so while actually playing like one of the five best teams in the league. Do they actually have a realistic shot at the Super Bowl?"

Justin Houston’s knee injury doesn’t appear to be season-ending Blair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star

"Coach Andy Reid seemed upbeat Monday that Houston didn’t suffer a season-ending injury and said that it was a posterior cruciate ligament sprain based on initial tests. Houston had a similar injury in the playoff loss to the Colts after the 2013 season."

Kansas City has somehow improved without Jamaal CharlesMike Garafolo of FOX Sports

"They can say it now — that they were distraught and confused when Jamaal Charles went down with a torn ACL and that they didn’t recover for another two weeks, when they beat the Ben Roethlisberger-less Pittsburgh Steelers at home."

Chiefs could still win the AFC WestPete Prisco of CBS Sports

"The final five games of the season for the Chiefs: at Oakland (5-6), home against San Diego (3-8), at Baltimore (3-7), home against the Browns (2-8) and home against Oakland. If the Chiefs don’t make the playoffs, it will be a great choke job."