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Rams, Chiefs still are 1-2 in latest AP Pro32 poll

NEW YORK (AP) — Through five weeks, the Los Angeles Rams have handled every challenge thrown their way.Doesn’t matter if they’ve been involved in blowouts, shootouts or close games that come down to the final moments, the results have all been the same: another Rams win.And because of that, they are the unanimous top team […]

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Jaguars sign Jamaal Charles to help while Fournette’s out

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed former Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles to help during Leonard Fournette’s absence.The 31-year-old Charles worked out for the team Tuesday morning and signed a one-year contract in the afternoon.The Jaguars (3-2) lost third-string running back Corey Grant (foot) for the season and expect to […]

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Patriots prepping for big challenge in versatile Mahomes

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — When Bill Belichick was asked Monday what he liked about Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, his answer sounded a lot like everyone else’s this season.”Pretty much everything,” Belichick said of the second-year player as the Patriots began preparations for Sunday night’s matchup with Kansas City (5-0).”He gets the ball to all of […]

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Offensive line play proves problematic for Bortles, Jaguars

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Blake Bortles was largely ineffective despite a career-high 430 yards passing against Kansas City. His offensive line was the biggest problem.The Jacksonville Jaguars failed to give Bortles enough time or protection in a 30-14 loss at the Chiefs on Sunday. Bortles was sacked five times, fumbling once, and hurried way more […]

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Chiefs show complete team in lopsided win over Jags

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — For entirely different reasons, young quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs’ defense had shared most of the public’s attention through the first four weeks of the season.Mahomes had been nearly perfect. The defense had been nearly inept.Yet in their biggest test so far, against a Jacksonville team that […]

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Discipline all that’s missing as KC cruises past Jags to 5-0

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The only thing missing from the Chiefs’ rout of the Jaguars on Sunday was discipline.The Chiefs forced five turnovers on defense, returning one of Blake Bortles’ four interceptions for a touchdown. Their high-scoring offense gained more than 400 yards behind Patrick Mahomes’ efficient air assault and Kareem Hunt’s hard running. […]

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Jaguars’ Bortles has 5 turnovers in lopsided loss to Chiefs

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars were so confident in their future behind Blake Bortles that they selected running back Leonard Fournette rather than a quarterback with the No. 4 pick in last year’s draft.They could have had Patrick Mahomes, who went six spots later to Kansas City.The two quarterbacks — for Jacksonville, […]

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Chiefs get pick-6, march all over Jags in soggy 30-14 romp

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes had finally thrown an interception, the first all season for the Chiefs’ talented young quarterback, and the Jacksonville offense had shuffled back onto the field.The Chiefs immediately strip-sacked Blake Bortles to take the ball right back.Their beleaguered defense also picked off Bortles four times and sacked him five, […]

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Chiefs capitalize for 27-23 win after Broncos ditch the run

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Broncos reeled off big run after big run against the soft underbelly of the Kansas City Chiefs defense.Phillip Lindsay and Royce Freeman ran roughshod over the Chiefs. Each scored a touchdown and Freeman eluded seven defenders and dragged a linebacker into the end zone on his 14-yard score.”We ran the […]

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Showtime: Mahomes rallies Chiefs past Broncos, 27-23

DENVER (AP) — Patrick Mahomes is athletic, agile — and ambidextrous, apparently.Thanks in part to a nifty left-handed throw as he was about to get sacked by Von Miller at midfield on the game-winning drive, the right-handed Mahomes rallied the unbeaten Kansas City Chiefs past the Denver Broncos 27-23 on Monday night.By overcoming a 10-point […]

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Go left: Mahomes’ pass with opposite hand the talk after win

DENVER (AP) — Patrick Mahomes was hitting all the right notes, even when he had to throw with his left hand .Is there anything the Kansas City quarterback can’t do these days?Mahomes made one of the most memorable plays of the game on a left-handed heave late in the fourth quarter that helped the Chiefs […]

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Chiefs overcome adversity for first time in win at Denver

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes finally experienced some adversity on Monday night in Denver, when the offense had grown stagnant and the Chiefs trailed by 10 points with about 12 minutes to go.He answered with a dramatic fourth-quarter comeback.There was the grinding, 12-play, 75-yard drive that Mahomes capped with a short touchdown toss […]

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Chiefs’ Mahomes juggles on-field success, off-field stardom

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes had just finished with a series of patients in the oncology unit at the University of Kansas Hospital when he stepped on an escalator that would carry him to the exits.Waiting for him at the bottom was a mob of hospital workers.Some wanted a quick picture. Others were […]

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Safety Eric Berry out for Chiefs; Denver CB Brock inactive

DENVER (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs were without safety Eric Berry on Monday night against the Denver Broncos, who did not have nickel cornerback Tramaine Brock for the game.Berry didn’t practice last week and was listed as doubtful with a heel injury. He will be replaced in the starting lineup by Eric Murray. Brock […]

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Mahomes throws 6 TDs, Chiefs hold off Steelers 42-37

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tyreek Hill turned to face the cameras when the hottest quarterback in the NFL looked up, saw a potential traffic jam and urged his Kansas City Chiefs teammate to conduct his business elsewhere.”Don’t do that here,” Patrick Mahomes said with a laugh.Hill responded by shuffling a few steps clear of Mahomes’ stall.Good […]

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Chiefs face Steelers in 2nd straight road challenge

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A talented and mobile young quarterback tasked with taking over a playoff team from a veteran.Yeah, Pittsburgh Steelers star Ben Roethlisberger may know a little something about that.Still, the two-time Super Bowl winner’s eyes get a little wide when talking about Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes.Asked about his initial impressions of Mahomes — […]

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Gonzalez, Reed, Fletcher, Bailey 1st-year HOF nominees

Tony Gonzalez, the most accomplished tight end in NFL history, Ed Reed, Champ Bailey and London Fletcher are first-year eligible players among the 102 modern-era nominees for the class of 2019 for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.Gonzalez retired in 2013 after 17 pro seasons in which he had 1,325 receptions, second to Jerry Rice […]

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Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes made all the right throws in Week 1

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — There’s a video a couple of years old floating around the internet that shows Patrick Mahomes, then the quarterback at Texas Tech, dropping to his knees and flinging a football 65 yards on a dare.That answered any questions about his arm strength.What wasn’t answered during all those years with the […]

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Chiefs’ Andy Reid still dialing up innovative offenses

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A couple of years ago, late in the season, then-Raiders coach Jack Del Rio lavished upon Chiefs counterpart Andy Reid what many construed as an insult but could just as well be called a compliment.Del Rio opined that Reid’s offense often relies on “gimmicky things.””If the word is something that […]

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