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Kansas City Chiefs continue fourth-quarter dominance vs. Washington Redskins

Kansas City Chiefs continue fourth-quarter dominance vs. Washington Redskins

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Chiefs stand as the NFL's last unbeaten team, moving to 4-0 following their 29-20 win over the Washington Redskins Monday night, fueled by yet another fourth-quarter rally. Head coach Andy Reid said that's the identify of his team, a mix of veteran leaders who have seen almost everything and confident young players who have quickly earned the trust of their brethren. "They'll battle you," Reid said Tuesday. "And that's a nice thing to have, one of those intangible things that you appreciate it. They trust each other enough to think they're always in the game." The Chiefs lead the NFL with 54 points in the fourth quarter, accounting for 44 percent of their offensive points. The team ranks tied for seventh in fourth-quarter scoring defense, allowing just 1...
C.J. Spiller: Kansas City Chiefs sign running back for third time

C.J. Spiller: Kansas City Chiefs sign running back for third time

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Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The Kansas City Chiefs have signed running back C.J. Spiller for a third time this year.A source told the Kanas City Star that the team signed the seven-year veteran on Friday night. Spiller first joined the franchise in February. He was released for the first time by the Chiefs on Sept. 2, before being re-signed on Sept. 3. The Chiefs brought back the running back at that point after putting cornerback Steven Nelson on injured reserve. Spiller was cut again on Thursday."I actually had the chance to talk to C.J. today and as you know C.J., being a veteran in this league, is not subject to waivers and there's a possibility that C.J. may end up on our roster," Chiefs general manager Brett Veach told reporters after Spiller's first cut."Again, we've had that conversation. We'...
Kansas City Chiefs shock New England Patriots for opening win

Kansas City Chiefs shock New England Patriots for opening win

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Alex Smith threw for four touchdown passes, rookie running back Kareem Hunt scored three times after fumbling away the first carry of his pro career, and the Kansas City Chiefs spoiled the Patriots' Super Bowl celebration with a stunning 42-27 upset of New England in the NFL season opener Thursday night. The Patriots had been 81-0 at Gillette Stadium when leading at the half in the regular season -- 95-1 counting the postseason -- before the Chiefs came back from a 17-14 halftime deficit. New England also was 105-2 when leading after three quarters as it entered the fourth up 27-21. The 42 points are the most scored against the Patriots since coach Bill Belichick took over in 2000, a span of 307 games, including playoffs. Smith was 28 of 35 for 368 yards and hit Tyreek...
Strike-throwing Jordan Zimmermann pitches Detroit Tigers past Kansas City Royals

Strike-throwing Jordan Zimmermann pitches Detroit Tigers past Kansas City Royals

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Jordan Zimmermann kept throwing strike after strike, at a near-record pace. Zimmermann picked up his first victory in seven starts, and Nicholas Castellanos and Mikie Mahtook hit two-run homers as the Detroit Tigers beat the sputtering Kansas City Royals 10-2 Monday night. Zimmermann threw 79 strikes in 97 pitches. His 81 percent strike rate was the highest by a major league starter since 2008. The records go back to 1988, and he posted the best mark by a Tigers starter in that span. "I looked up in the fourth or fifth and saw how many balls I threw and couldn't hardly believe it," said Zimmermann, who threw first-pitch strikes to 24 of 28 batters, 85.7 percent. He did not throw two consecutive pitches out of the strike zone until facing Alcides Escobar with two outs in...