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Chiefs aim to get even for loss to Steelers

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Alex Smith endured watching film of the Kansas City Chiefs‘ meltdown in Pittsburgh earlier this season “a bunch of times” this week, still trying to figure out where everything went wrong. As if he hasn’t relived it enough in his nightmares. Ben Roethlisberger threw five touchdown passes. Le’Veon Bell starred in his return from a three-game suspension. The Steelers scored 22 first-quarter points, led 36-0 before the Chiefs finally scored and they proceeded to rout the eventual AFC West champions…

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Jac VerSteeg: Rick Scott puts Band-Aid on environmental wounds

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A politician is a guy who shoots you in the gut and then campaigns by bragging about the Band-Aid he put on the wound. The latest example: Just days after The Palm Beach Post’s John Kennedy documented how Gov. Rick Scott‘s environmental policies had led to an explosion of huge developments in Palm Beach County and across the state, Scott showed up in the county to tout his environmental achievements. Scott came to Florida Atlantic University’s Pine Jog Environmental Education…

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Chiefs, Patriots still alive thanks to interchangeable parts

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The offensive line of the Kansas City Chiefs looks a lot like a grade-school game of musical chairs, only with 300-pound behemoths jumping around from spot to spot. Take second-year pro Zach Fulton. He’s been forced to play three different spots along the line due to a litany of injuries this season. And he wasn’t even supposed to be a starter. It’s not just along the offensive line, either. The Chiefs have used fullback Spencer Ware as a change-of-pace running…

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Injuries force teams to clear the bench

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The list of key players injured this season would make even some coaches shudder. Particularly when they see who has to fill in. A look at just the running backs who have been sidelined in 2015 is foreboding: Jamaal Charles, Le’Veon Bell, Justin Forsett, Arian Foster, Chris Johnson, Mark Ingram, Carlos Hyde, and Reggie Bush. Does anyone from Dallas to Baltimore to Indianapolis need to be reminded of the quarterbacks who have gone down? Of the nearly 50 linebackers out,…

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Writing off some teams early in schedule a mistake

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Anyone who wrote off the Texans, Chiefs, Redskins and Bears when they slid to the bottom of the early NFL standings better have used pencil. While those four teams don’t have championship-level talent, they’ve revived their fortunes and are making some noise. Yes, all are 4-5 and have the kind of holes that make them virtual non-contenders for the Lombardi Trophy. But they’re revitalized and figure to be dangerous opponents down the stretch, with the Texans and Redskins still in…

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Some well-known NFL players face inevitable decline in 2015

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Whether it’s switching teams, losing teammates, injuries or just getting old, every year some well-known NFL players take a step back. That’s not even counting players who were one-year wonders. It’s tough to follow up record-setting seasons. It’s also difficult to keep performing at a high level year after year. Sometimes it takes a while to adjust to a different offense or a new coaching staff. Whatever the reason, decline is inevitable. Some players whose stats might trend downward in…

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