49ers hope new additions address lack of takeaways

Football 03/14/19, 17:16

The most glaring need for the San Francisco 49ers this offseason was clear after the defense set records for futility with just seven takeaways and two interceptions last season.The team's first two big moves of the new league year were made to address that deficiency with the additions of an ...

49ers get off to busy start in free agency

Football 03/13/19, 22:38

The San Francisco 49ers opened the new league year Wednesday by acquiring the defensive playmaker the team was sorely lacking in edge rusher Dee Ford.The 49ers are sending a 2020 second-round pick to Kansas City for Ford and are giving him a five-year, $87.5 million contract, according to his agent.San ...

Bell, Foles play offense, but defense could rule free agency

Football 03/11/19, 15:41

The biggest names — Le'Veon Bell, Nick Foles, Teddy Bridgewater — play on offense.Unquestionably, though, defense is the area with the most depth in this year's free agency class.Proof? Look at the list of players hit with the franchise tag: pass rushers galore.FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018 ...

Dee wrong Ford: Chiefs fans vent on Twitter at Englishwoman

Sports 01/24/19, 14:38

A 47-year-old Englishwoman has seen the best and worst that Twitter would have to offer the American football player who shares her name.Dee Ford, of Kent, England, told the Kansas City Star that her "phone was going off literally nonstop" due to angry tweets from Kansas City Chiefs fans who ...

Titles won by Pats, Rams not tarnished by bad officiating

Sports 01/22/19, 02:56

Yes, the Los Angeles Rams got away with a flagrant foul (or two) by cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman that allowed them to sneak out of New Orleans with the NFC championship, right past the highway sign on the causeway over Lake Pontchartrain reading, "WE WERE ROBBED ."Yes, the Patriots won in ...

Chiefs suddenly stingy defense gets test in AFC title game

Football 01/19/19, 14:46

The only defense the Kansas City Chiefs played most of this season was, well, in defense of their own defense, which gave up so many yards and points that it became a running joke around the league.Yes, the Chiefs scored in bushels. They also allowed points in bunches.The fact that ...

Patriots-Chiefs Matchups

Football 01/17/19, 16:18

It will be dark and cold, perhaps absurdly cold, Sunday night in Kansas City. Arrowhead Stadium will be lit up, though, and the winner of the Patriots-Chiefs game will head to Atlanta for the Super Bowl.Here's how they match up:WHEN NEW ENGLAND HAS THE BALLAs they have much of the ...

Chiefs’ Ford, Jones lone bright spots in shaky defense

Football 12/27/18, 14:34

Twice in a span of three years the Kansas City Chiefs spent their top draft pick on defense, and the response from their fan base was a collective shrug followed by some frantic Google searches.Who had heard of Dee Ford outside the SEC? Or Chris Jones, for that matter?Ford was ...

Jackson sustains ankle injury in OT loss to Chiefs

Football 12/09/18, 19:07

The Kansas City Chiefs finally tracked down Lamar Jackson when it mattered most.After watching the elusive Ravens quarterback scoot all over the field Sunday, Justin Houston and Dee Ford combined on an overtime sack that left Jackson holding his ankle. He then had to watch from the sideline as Robert ...

Butker’s OT field goal lifts Chiefs past Ravens, 27-24

Football 12/09/18, 16:45

Harrison Butker atoned for a 43-yard miss as time expired with a 36-yard field goal in overtime, and the Kansas City Chiefs stopped the Baltimore Ravens on fourth down to clinch a playoff spot with a 27-24 victory Sunday.The Chiefs (10-2) twice converted on fourth down before Patrick Mahomes threw ...

Chiefs’ Dee Ford lining himself up for big payday next year

Football 10/31/18, 13:34

Dee Ford insists he isn't motivated by money, and considering he's making nearly $9 million this season, the Chiefs linebacker is probably telling the truth when he claims he has everything he needs.Well, he'd better start building a list wants.After four years spent scratching at his potential, only to have ...

Chiefs put Duvernay-Tardif, Watts on IR, sign Zombo

Football 10/09/18, 17:44

The Chiefs placed right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and safety Armani Watts on injured reserve Tuesday and signed outside linebacker Frank Zombo to provide depth at that depleted position.Duvernay-Tardif broke a bone in his left leg with a few minutes left in Sunday's 30-14 victory over Jacksonville. Watts had his promising ...

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

Football 10/08/18, 04:04

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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