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stuff 2010; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs mascot KC Wolf performs before the game against the Arizona Cardinals at Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City won the game 31-13. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE” width=”300″ height=”178″ /> Nov 21, 2010; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs mascot KC Wolf performs before the game against the Arizona Cardinals at Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City won the game 31-13. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE

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The Kansas City Chiefs are a flawed football team. Do you know what that means? They are like everyone else in the National Football League. This is not a season to scrutinize NFL contenders to determine why they could win a Super Bowl. It is a year to ask, search why not?

Pick a contender, buy any contender, who seems like a sure-shot to make it to Houston, the site of Super Bowl LI. The Patriots relied on a fourth-round rookie wide receiver to barely beat the Jets on Sunday as Rob Gronkowski exited (again) with (yet another) injury. The Raiders own a defense that proved capable of yielding 25 points in a quarter.  The Seahawks lost in Tampa Bay with an offensive line that demonstrated the resistance of a pile of mashed potatoes. Even the Cowboys, winners of 10 straight, have a defense that remains a question mark.

So, sure. Why not the Chiefs? Their manic, 30-27 overtime victory in Denver on Sunday night proved neither their dominance nor their perfection. It instead indicated they belong in a jumble of quite good, blemished teams that have a chance to make the Super Bowl.

The Chiefs provide plenty to believe in, starting with the double-take fact they have won 19 of their last 23 games. Kansas City receives little acclaim and doesn’t really have a national identity. It just wins, often in head-scratching fashion, like on Sunday night.

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Do you play for the tie or play for the win?

Denver coach Gary Kubiak opted for the latter when he likely could have had the former. He wound up with neither.

With the Broncos and Chiefs tied at 27 with 1:08 remaining in overtime, Kubiak found himself facing a fourth-and-10 from the Kansas City 44. Had Denver punted there, the Chiefs may not have had the time (or the motivation) to test the limits of how quickly they could drive into field-goal range. The odds at that point certainly pointed toward a punt ending Sunday night’s thrilling game in a tie.

Instead, Kubiak opted for the 62-yard field goal attempt, giving his big-legged kicker Brandon McManus a shot to blast one through the cold Mile High air for the win. McManus’s kick wasn’t even close—it started left and just kept hooking.

As a result, Kansas City took over at the Denver 48, needing just a field goal to win, with a minute on the clock and a timeout in its pocket. Two Alex Smith completions pushed the ball into field-goal range. The Chiefs’ Cairo Santos then banked one in off the left upright to seal a dramatic 30–27 win.

Kansas City now sits at 8–3, all alone in the AFC’s first wild-card spot and just a game back of the Raiders for first in the West. Denver, at least temporarily, has dropped out of the playoff picture. The Broncos (7–4) sit at seventh in the AFC, behind resurgent Miami due to the conference-record tiebreaker.

So, Kubiak’s decision carries significant repercussions. His team faces an even tougher climb to the playoffs because it backfired.

“The fact that we had no timeouts probably made it—made me want to go in that direction,” Kubiak said after the game. “If you did have your timeouts, maybe, maybe you think about punting it down there and see if you can get the ball back. I don’t know. But we’re going to try to win, and I’ve seen B-Mac do that many times in practice.”

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Cairo Santos’ 34-yard field goal hit the left upright and bounced through as the overtime period expired Sunday night to give the Kansas Chiefs a 30-27 victory over the Denver Broncos on Sunday night.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Call it temper, call it passion, call it childish. Whatever the label, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce’s tantrum in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s 19-14 victory over Jacksonville on Sunday is going to cost him money.

When game officials missed a call in the end zone, Kelce lost it. He said something to field judge Mike Weatherford and drew a penalty flag. When Kelce saw that, he fired his towel at Weatherford, who then threw his hat, signaling another unsportsmanlike penalty. Two in one game means automatic ejection, and Kelce left the field with 11 minutes, 13 seconds to play.

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We’re coming up on the playoffs in most Fantasy Football leagues. Here are the top five Kansas City Chiefs to play this week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Savvy Fantasy Football owners scored big with the right Kansas City Chiefs last week. I advised everyone that the Chiefs D/ST and kicker Cairo Santos would be excellent plays, and they were. KC went on to defeat the Carolina Panthers in a very tight defensive battle. The game was decided by that same Chiefs D/ST and kicker.

This week the Chiefs will be taking on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Arrowhead Stadium. This week figures to be a much more favorable Fantasy Football match up for the Chiefs as the Bucs are not very good on defense.

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The Denver Broncos are coming off of an enormous win against the New Orleans Saints to improve their mark to 7-3.  Meanwhile, pills the Chiefs fought back from a 17-0 deficit to defeat the Carolina Panthers and improve their overall record to 7-2.

The Broncos have a bye week this week to rest up and hopefully welcome back key defensive players Derek Wolfe and Aqib Talib from injury.  The top of the AFC West is very strong, price with both the Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs sitting at 7-2, cure and the Broncos in a close third at 7-3.  While the Broncos are on bye, the Raiders and Chiefs both host the Texans and Buccaneers respectively.  Given the strength of their opposition, it wouldn’t be a far cry to imagine that both the Chiefs and Raiders will be 8-2 going into week 12.

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An airline employee who was the father of a Kansas City Chiefs player was shot and killed at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City on Tuesday afternoon, recipe the police said.

The suspected gunman was later found dead inside a vehicle at an airport parking garage with a gunshot wound to the head, said Capt. Paco Balderrama of the Oklahoma City Police Department.

The employee, Michael Winchester, 52, a one-time player for the University of Oklahoma football team, was working for Southwest Airlines at the time of the shooting, Captain Balderrama said.

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