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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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Don Shula, Dolphins have great Christmas memories

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Don Shula is known for winning a lot of games as an NFL head coach. For those in need of a reminder of just how many, make a reservation at one of the Shula 347 Grills in Coral Gables, Lake Mary or Tallahassee. Of those 347 wins, 276 came while he was coaching the Miami Dolphins. Until the Buccaneers came to Tampa and the Jaguars to Jacksonville, the Dolphins were Florida’s team for a decade. Two of Shula’s career victories…

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Memories of 50 Super Bowls and how the game was named

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Norma Hunt was buying some gifts for her young children in a Dallas toy store when she came across some balls that bounced so high they could go over a small house. Her husband, the late Lamar Hunt, noticed what fun the kids were having with the Super Balls, shortly before the owner of the Kansas City Chiefs went to a league meeting. The rest, as they say, is history. “It just popped into his head,” Norma Hunt said. “He…

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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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Christmas Day game was prelude to Miami’s perfect season

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Just like this year, Christmas Day 1971 saw unseasonably warm temperatures in northern cities. In Kansas City, it was in the upper 60s as the defending NFL Champion Chiefs prepared to host the Miami Dolphins in a first-round playoff game. For the 6-year-old Miami Dolphins franchise, they prepared for their second playoff game in team history under second-year coach Don Shula. Shula guided Miami to a 10-4 record and a playoff berth in his first season. In 1971, the Dolphins…

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Defenses worth looking at for playoff push

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You would have been hard-pressed to find many fantasy owners riding the Kansas City Chiefs defense one month into the season. The team had just surrendered a combined 74 points the two previous games on the way to a 1-3 start. The final month of the season is a different story. The Chiefs have a superb set of matchups during the rest of the fantasy football season and are a must-add for anyone looking for a defensive lift in the…

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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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