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Reid trying to rewrite history of playoff futility

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—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 moustache.

He just had been fired by the Philadelphia Eagles after a mostly successful 14-year run highlighted by a Super Bowl appearance, and by all accounts he should have been weary and beaten.

Chiefs use turnovers to beat Broncos

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The Kansas City Chiefs proved last night they can play a little defence, too.

The same group that struggled to contain the Steelers and Raiders in back-to-back losses shut down Denver, picking off Trevor Siemian three times, picking up two fumbles, and taking one of them back for a touchdown in a 29-19 victory over their AFC West rivals.

Field goals lift Chiefs to win

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—After Harrison Butker missed the first field-goal attempt of his NFL career, Kansas City Chiefs' coach Andy Reid walked over to the rookie and prepared to instil a little bit of confidence.

“He said, 'I got it. I got it. I was just off a tad,'” Reid recalled of their brief exchange.

“He kind of gives you that feeling that everything's going to be OK.”

Chiefs believing in Super Bowl crown

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—When the Kansas City Chiefs trimmed their roster to the 53-man limit less than a week before their opener in New England, all but 10 of the players they kept were on the roster last season.

There's a very good reason for that.

The Chiefs won 12 games and their first AFC West championship since 2010, earning a first-round bye in the playoffs.

Is Kansas unstoppable?

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Purdue coach Matt Painter stopped short of calling Kansas invincible last night.

Not by much.

After watching the top-seeded Jayhawks run roughshod over his overmatched Boilermakers in the Midwest Regional semi-finals, Painter was asked whether anybody can stop Kansas—a team that has won its first three NCAA Tournament games by an average of 30 points.