Coffee with the Chiefs – No time to rest


Good morning, Addicts! The Kansas City Chiefs are back on the field for their second day of work this week before flying out to Baltimore on Saturday to take on the Ravens. It remains an extremely important time for the Chiefs, who at 8-5 are in play for both the wild card spots and the AFC West title.

Going into Sunday, Kansas City has some business to take care of. The Chiefs are hoping to get Husain Abdullah and De’Anthony Thomas back from concussions, while keeping fingers crossed for good news on Justin Houston’s trip to Alabama and Dr. James Andrews.

Here is the news you need to know:

Chiefs see Super Bowl odds increase with each passing weekJoel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride

"The Bengals, who beat the Chiefs, have been one of the NFL’s best teams this year but they lost Andy Dalton last week for what looks like 4-6 weeks (or so). The Chiefs have won seven straight so momentum is on their side but it’s still a little surprising for me to see that the Chiefs Super Bowl and AFC title odds are better than the Bengals."

Dee Ford showing he has learned well from mentorsMark Inabinett of

"Since being selected with the 23rd choice in the 2014 NFL Draft, Ford has started two games – the past two because Houston has been sidelined by a hyperextended knee. Houston’s presence is one reason that Ford hasn’t seen much playing time with the Chiefs. Another is the other outside linebacker spot is manned by Pro Bowler Tamba Hali."

Return won’t mean much for Dwayne BoweAdam Teicher of ESPN

"His former team, and certainly not his current one, looks like the one that will be going to the playoffs. Bowe has three catches for 31 yards and may again be inactive though healthy, as he’s been for seven games already this season. The Chiefs have adequately replaced Bowe with Jeremy Maclin, who is 65 yards from becoming Kansas City’s first 1,000-yard wide receiver since Bowe in 2011."

Mitch Morse has been a major source of reliabilityAdam Teicher of ESPN

"The Chiefs, in large part because of Morse’s peacekeeping efforts, avoided a penalty and loss of field position. Two plays later, Smith threw a 44-yard pass to Albert Wilson for the only touchdown in a game the Chiefs would go on to win by seven points."