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 ...

NFL investigating laser pointed at Brady in AFC title game

Sports 01/22/19, 14:46

NFL security is investigating whether a fan attempted to shine a laser into the face of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during their AFC championship game victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night.Local television stations posted footage Tuesday that showed a green light flashing on Brady late in the ...

Hurdles cleared, Patriots head to 3rd straight Super Bowl

Football 01/21/19, 19:21

Tom Brady smiled his way through the week leading up to Sunday's AFC championship game, mostly brushing aside questions about being an underdog for one of the few times during the Patriots' unprecedented run of titles.But when Rex Burkhead crossed the goal line for a 2-yard touchdown to give New ...

Pats-Chiefs second-most watched AFC title game in 42 years

Football 01/21/19, 17:30

Sunday night's game between the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs was the second-most watched and rated AFC championship game in 42 years.The overtime thriller on CBS averaged 53.219 million viewers, just shy of the 54.850 million that viewed Pittsburgh's victory over the New York Jets in 2011. The ...

Bummed out Chiefs head into offseason full of optimism

Football 01/21/19, 15:41

The Kansas City Chiefs came within a heartbeat of returning to the Super Bowl for the first time in 49 years, taking the greatest dynasty in NFL history to overtime in the AFC title game.Instead, they are stuck with more heartache for an entire offseason.Yet with All-Pro quarterback Patrick Mahomes ...

Veteran Patriots beat Chiefs to return to Super Bowl

Football 01/21/19, 03:58

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots did what they've done for the better part of two decades.Make plays when the game is on the line.The most accomplished quarterback in NFL history led the Patriots downfield in overtime, surgically converting a trio of third-and-10s, and gave Rex Burkhead a chance ...

Chiefs’ defense collapses in 37-31 OT loss to Patriots

Football 01/20/19, 22:49

The dominant story line all week had been how the AFC championship game represented a passing of the torch, from Tom Brady to Patrick Mahomes and the New England Patriots to the Kansas City Chiefs.Must have lit a fire under the Pats.The team that has been there, done that — ...

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 ...

Chiefs’ bandwagon rolling into mighty Patriots at Arrowhead

Football 01/18/19, 13:38

It seems football fans everywhere are suddenly on the Kansas City Chiefs' bandwagon, enthralled by their record-setting young quarterback and exciting playmakers and hopeful their amiable old coach can finally win the big one.Then again, maybe they're just fans of anybody facing New England.The Patriots have dominated the AFC for ...

Chiefs aim to end 49-year Super Bowl drought Sunday vs Pats

Football 01/17/19, 14:13

The even-keeled executive with the crisp suit and winning smile stood inside the mostly empty Kansas City Chiefs locker room, his team having just won a home playoff game for the first time in 25 years.He talked about how much it meant to their long-suffering fans. Spoke glowingly about coach ...

Patriots’ Edelman still making most of his opportunities

Sports 01/15/19, 18:36

His face was still a little flushed from stepping out of the subfreezing temperatures at Gillette Stadium field just minutes following the Patriots' 41-28 divisional-round win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday .Still, Julian Edelman stood at his locker satisfied — at least for a moment.Then he was asked ...

Anderson shines after rejected by 3 non-playoff teams

Football 01/15/19, 02:03

As the top four point-producers in the NFL were advancing to the conference championship round for the first time ever, Dak Prescott was getting sacked by his own teammate, Tom Brady was embracing the underdog role a little too tightly and C.J. Anderson was making the most of his second, ...

Chiefs’ Reid trying to rewrite history of playoff letdowns

Football 01/14/19, 14:49

Andy Reid sat inside an opulent suite high above the field in Arrowhead Stadium six years ago, a sparkle in his eyes and a broad smile hiding underneath his bushy, red mustache.He had just been fired by the Philadelphia Eagles after a mostly successful 14-year run highlighted by a Super ...

Patriots primed for rematch with Chiefs in AFC title game

Football 01/14/19, 03:09

New England tight end Rob Gronkowski said the Patriots would take the night to enjoy it. Safety Devin McCourty said it would be closer to just a few hours of celebration.However long the Patriots players planned to relax after their dominating 41-28 divisional-round win over the Chargers on Sunday , ...

Unknown stars emerge for suddenly stingy Chiefs defense

Football 01/13/19, 16:38

The two transactions that the Kansas City Chiefs made before the start of the season came with little fanfare, mostly because casual football fans probably had never heard of either of them.Jordan Lucas was drafted in the sixth round out of Penn State by the Dolphins, and had spent most ...

Dave? Dave? Kansas City man gets tickets for helping Chief

Football 01/13/19, 15:56

A random act of kindness has netted AFC Championship tickets for a man called Dave who helped dig a Kansas City Chief out of the snow.Offensive linesman Jeff Allen posted on Twitter that his car got stuck as he was heading to Arrowhead Stadium to take on the Indianapolis Colts ...

Chiefs gaze ahead to first AFC title game since January 1994

Football 01/13/19, 03:06

Nobody in the Kansas City Chiefs locker room is more keenly aware of the franchise's heartbreaking playoff history than Xavier Williams, who grew up a short drive away from Arrowhead Stadium.He was just a toddler when his hometown team lost in the AFC title game in January 1994, the last ...

Vinatieri’s misses encapsulate Colts playoff performance

Football 01/12/19, 20:36

The Colts finally got their offense going against the Kansas City Chiefs late in the first half Saturday, driving deep downfield with an opportunity to bite into their deficit.Andrew Luck scrambled out of bounds with a few seconds left, and Colts coach Frank Reich sent one of the most reliable ...

Offensive star power headlines Colts-Chiefs showdown

Football 01/10/19, 16:02

Eric Ebron has seen the forecast for Saturday's divisional playoff game between the Indianapolis Colts and Kansas City Chiefs, where even the most optimistic of meteorologists are pegging the chances of rain or snow at about 50 percent.It doesn't bother him. The Colts tight end played in plenty of cold ...

Chiefs’ Mahomes ready for postseason debut against Colts

Football 01/07/19, 15:01

The Kansas City Chiefs didn't draft Patrick Mahomes merely to make the playoffs.Matt Cassel accomplished that, and quarterbacks Steve Bono, Elvis Grbac, Trent Green and Alex Smith went one better by making it to the divisional round. Smith even won a wild-card game, the first playoff victory by the long-suffering ...

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