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TopekaRoy
12-01-2012, 11:08 PM
Kansas City Chiefs (1-10)
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vs.
Carolina Panthers (3-8)
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Sunday, December 2, 12:00PM Central Time

at

Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, KS
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on FOX
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Watch online: Kansas City Chiefs vs Carolina Panthers Live Stream Online (http://thefirstrow.eu/sport/american-football.html)

TopekaRoy
12-01-2012, 11:09 PM
Team Leaders
Chiefs
Offense:
Passing
Matt Cassel
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161-277, 1796 yds, 6 TDs, 12 INTs

Rushing
Jamaal Charles
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195 carries, 928 yds, 3 TDs

Receiving
Dwayne Bowe
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53 rec, 667 yds, 3 TDs

Defense:
Tackles
Derrick Johnson
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92 tackles (81 solo)

Sacks
Justin Houston
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9 sacks

Interceptions
Brandon Flowers
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3 INTs

Full team stats (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/teams/kan/stats)

TopekaRoy
12-01-2012, 11:10 PM
Team Leaders
Panthers
Offense:
Passing
Cam Newton
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189-328, 2701 yds, 11 TDs, 10 INTs

Rushing
Cam Newton Again!
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88 carries, 446 yds, 6 TDs

Receiving
Steve Smith
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48 rec, 770 yds, 1 TDs

Defense:
Tackles
Luke Kuechley
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106 tackles (59 solo)

Sacks
Charles Johnson
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8.5 sacks

Interceptions
Captain Munnerlyn
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and
Haruki Nakamura
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2 INTs each

Full team stats (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/teams/car/stats)

TopekaRoy
12-01-2012, 11:11 PM
Notable Quotables

Chiefs: "We aren't scoring touchdowns, and you can't win unless you score. Where are they going to come from? You've got me, but we had better find some quick or we will all be on the street."

—Chiefs C, Ryan Lilja talking about his team, which is the lowest scoring club in the league.

Panthers: "We've had some young guys that've had to fill a role and they've been kind of worried and concerned and felt like they weren't good enough, so it's great that these guys are doing well and they're contributing."

—WR Steve Smith, on the Panthers' ability to finally hold onto a fourth quarter lead in their Monday night wiel

Spread: Panthers by 3, Over/Under 40

Game Day Forcast: Mostly Cloudy, 67 Degrees

B]ESPN Preview
Kansas City Chiefs vs. Carolina Panthers - Preview - December 2, 2012 - ESPN (http://scores.espn.go.com/nfl/nflpreview?gameId=321202012)

It has been one challenge after another this season for the NFL-worst Kansas City Chiefs.

Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers, however, will no doubt be their most difficult.

Just over 24 hours after linebacker Jovan Belcher fatally shot his girlfriend before driving to Arrowhead Stadium and killing himself, Kansas City will host the Panthers as it attempts to avoid matching the longest losing streak in team history.

Belcher murdered 22-year-old Kasandra M. Perkins, the mother of their 3-month-old daughter, then went to Arrowhead and committed suicide in front of Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli and coach Romeo Crennel, thanking them for all they'd done before turning the gun on himself. Authorities did not release a motive for the murder-suicide.

"The entire Chiefs family is deeply saddened by today's events, and our collective hearts are heavy with sympathy, thoughts and prayers for the families and friends affected by this unthinkable tragedy," Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said in a statement.

There were questions if the game would go on as scheduled, but the team announced Saturday afternoon it would play "after discussions between the league office, Head Coach Romeo Crennel and Chiefs team captains."

Crennel is planning to be on the sideline Sunday despite witnessing the suicide of Belcher, who had started 10 of the team's 11 games.

The embattled coach now faces the difficult job of keeping his players in the right frame of mind as they try to avoid joining the 1987 and 2007 Chiefs as the only teams in franchise history to lose nine straight games.

Kansas City (1-10) has struggled offensively and defensively during its skid, averaging 10.4 points in the past seven contests and giving up at least 26 points five times over the eight-game slide.

The Chiefs rank last in the league with 32 giveaways and 94 red-zone points. They fell to 0-6 at home with a 17-9 loss to Denver on Sunday, managing just 264 yards.

Jamaal Charles ran for 107 but Brady Quinn went 13 of 25 for 126 yards and an interception. The Chiefs have gone more than 173 minutes without a touchdown.

"This is a result-driven business we're in and ... when you don't get results, you don't feel good about it," Crennel told the team's official website.

"Everybody is frustrated about losing -- players, coaches, fans, owners, everybody. What we want or what we need is, we need to try to win a game to make us feel better, give us a little confidence and then if you win one, then maybe we can win another one."

The Chiefs, giving up 126.1 rushing yards per contest, could catch a break with Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart uncertain to play after suffering a high ankle sprain in Monday's 30-22 victory over Philadelphia. Carolina, which also lost defensive tackle Ron Edwards to a season-ending dislocated left elbow in that game, is expected to give DeAngelo Williams his first start since Week 5 if Stewart can't go.

Carolina (3-8) is all but certain to end up with a losing record for the third straight year despite optimistic preseason predictions to the contrary, though it has split its last four games. Cam Newton, who has struggled in 2012 after an outstanding rookie season, threw for 306 yards and two touchdowns against the Eagles while rushing for 52 yards and two scores.

"Winning is huge. It cures all," coach Ron Rivera told the team's official website. "We've got to continue now. We have to take this momentum we have on a short week into Kansas City."

The Panthers -- scoring 19.5 points per game to rank 25th in the NFL after averaging 25.4 last year -- posted their second-highest point total of the season. Newton could be in for another big day against a Chiefs defense that's surrendered 22 passing touchdowns.

Newton threw five TDs and eight interceptions during Carolina's 1-6 start but has recorded six and two as the Panthers have split their last four games.

"People are throwing different things at him now," Rivera said of Newton, whose 20 rushing TDs since the start of last season are second most in the league. "They're trying to throw things that have worked against him at him, and he's learning those things and understanding them."

The Panthers, seeking a third straight win in this series, took the last matchup 34-0 on Oct. 5, 2008, behind 123 rushing yards and two scores from Williams.

#58ChiefsFan
12-01-2012, 11:27 PM
I hope this game does whatever the team is hoping for by deciding to play it out.

Good luck men. :chiefs:

Miller
12-02-2012, 12:09 AM
I am in total shock that they are playing this game. I just do not understand.

TopekaRoy
12-02-2012, 12:28 AM
I am in total shock that they are playing this game. I just do not understand.

I know it's a very difficult situation, but they have an obligation to season ticket holders, stadium employees, station affiliates, etc. It would be easy to just forfeit, but that would cost all concerned millions of dollars. As tough as it may be, the show must go on.

I don't know if this will inspire the Chiefs or distract them. It should be interesting though.

2010chiefs
12-02-2012, 12:45 AM
belcher commited a senseless And Selfish act. It doesnt surpriSe me. For romeo crennel however i do simpathize for. He should not be out there. Go chiefs!

Chiefster
12-02-2012, 01:37 AM
To be honest I really don't know how to feel about the game tomorrow. I'm just guessing that it is the proper thing to do. It's incredibly unfortunate but if Javon's memory is in any way tainted it will be because of his actions and not whether or not the game is played.

N TX Dave
12-02-2012, 03:15 AM
You got that right Chiefster. I am really worried about Romeo and Scott they were forced to watch the terrible act their friend did, my prayers go out to them sure hope they can sleep tonight, I don't think I could.

AkChief49
12-02-2012, 08:39 AM
"The only cure for grief is action"

-George Henry Lewes

matthewschiefs
12-02-2012, 12:15 PM
I'm not sure if they should be playing this one today but they are so GO CHIEFS

matthewschiefs
12-02-2012, 02:07 PM
Good start so far

matthewschiefs
12-02-2012, 02:08 PM
Could we actually get a opening drive td

matthewschiefs
12-02-2012, 02:09 PM
Great start to this one these guys are playing with a purpose today

brdempsey69
12-02-2012, 02:10 PM
Finally, some good play calling and receivers getting open.

matthewschiefs
12-02-2012, 02:19 PM
well that's a letdown

brdempsey69
12-02-2012, 02:21 PM
Can't they put Berry back deeper and try to keep everything in front of him. I know he wasn't covering on that play, he was blitzing, which takes their best Safety out of the play if he doesn't get to the QB.

matthewschiefs
12-02-2012, 02:24 PM
Geee Great effort there Bowe

Dick Richards
12-02-2012, 02:27 PM
Everything the Chiefs are doing is everything they were expected to do this season but havent yet. They look good offensively at this point. Go Chiefs!

matthewschiefs
12-02-2012, 02:28 PM
There's the offense we are use to

brdempsey69
12-02-2012, 02:29 PM
Why take a shot at the end zone with Baldwin on 1st or 2nd down when you are down on their 30 yard line?

At least they are moving the ball, though. But take some shots down the field.

brdempsey69
12-02-2012, 02:36 PM
Good play TJ. He's playing better at DT

matthewschiefs
12-02-2012, 02:37 PM
Sack!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

matthewschiefs
12-02-2012, 02:37 PM
TJ 2 weeks in a row with a sack? WOW

Dick Richards
12-02-2012, 02:38 PM
He has been playing alot better !!!

brdempsey69
12-02-2012, 02:39 PM
Why wasn't Flowers covering Steve Smith on that 3rd down play? WHY ????

brdempsey69
12-02-2012, 02:47 PM
Damn, the Defense can't stop the Panthers Offense.

iratefan
12-02-2012, 02:54 PM
just tuning in - horrible offensive series there.

Lord-Chiefy
12-02-2012, 03:02 PM
Atleast we are putting up a fight.

matthewschiefs
12-02-2012, 03:03 PM
3rd down we have to get them off the field now

Dick Richards
12-02-2012, 03:06 PM
Almost got the sack, great effort Hali!

iratefan
12-02-2012, 03:07 PM
running game not appearing all that productive since ive tuned in. nother run run pass punt?

matthewschiefs
12-02-2012, 03:07 PM
We are going to have to open this offense up some they have picked up on our running game

matthewschiefs
12-02-2012, 03:11 PM
NICE BOWE real nice catch

iratefan
12-02-2012, 03:11 PM
good pull in by bowe.

matthewschiefs
12-02-2012, 03:13 PM
The ref can catch better then some of our WRs Sign him LOL

iratefan
12-02-2012, 03:23 PM
that was an ugly looking knee injury for carolina btw. yuck.

iratefan
12-02-2012, 03:24 PM
50 $ says a fg is coming up. booooooo

brdempsey69
12-02-2012, 03:25 PM
About time they showed some balls and went for the TD on 4th down.

A good effort thus far, considering the circumstances.

iratefan
12-02-2012, 03:25 PM
that was a good looking play! proud of the chiefs for going for it and executing well.

matthewschiefs
12-02-2012, 03:26 PM
TOUCHDOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Moaki in the red zone good to see him getting better and better as the season has gone on

matthewschiefs
12-02-2012, 03:27 PM
I am damn proud of this team for that half under what they have been through the fact they have come out and fought there tails off and lead at the half says something about these guys

Dick Richards
12-02-2012, 03:27 PM
Nice! TD!!!

Ryfo18
12-02-2012, 03:27 PM
Let's play the Panthers every week.

brdempsey69
12-02-2012, 03:44 PM
Dodged a bullet there. That should have been a Panthers TD.

matthewschiefs
12-02-2012, 03:45 PM
Better lucky then good sometimes and we just got real lucky

brdempsey69
12-02-2012, 03:50 PM
Chiefs Defense is getting decimated by injuries.

Dick Richards
12-02-2012, 03:51 PM
Its still just horrible seeing arrowhead so empty! :(

matthewschiefs
12-02-2012, 03:51 PM
The panthers are helping us out which is nice of them

matthewschiefs
12-02-2012, 03:53 PM
Quinn is doing a pretty good job today

matthewschiefs
12-02-2012, 03:54 PM
They no we are going to run every 1st down and it's showing right now

brdempsey69
12-02-2012, 03:55 PM
Quinn is doing a pretty good job today

Done very well on 3rd down and the O-Line is giving him time. They to run left a little more as the Panthers are playing to stop the run going to the right.

matthewschiefs
12-02-2012, 03:56 PM
Really showing some balls today going for it on 4th

matthewschiefs
12-02-2012, 03:59 PM
GO FOR IT

What's there to lose

iratefan
12-02-2012, 04:00 PM
i like going for it on 4th here. thats some good hard nosed yardage.

brdempsey69
12-02-2012, 04:01 PM
ALRIGHT !!! This is what can happen when you show some balls & TRY to win.

iratefan
12-02-2012, 04:01 PM
that is how you execute! short slant route is perfect after grinding the run that whole series!

matthewschiefs
12-02-2012, 04:01 PM
TOUCHDOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Where has this been all year?

Ryfo18
12-02-2012, 04:03 PM
Cleanest, best game of the year so far. Still a long way to go, especially w/ the ravaged defense.

jap1
12-02-2012, 04:03 PM
i like going for it on 4th here. thats some good hard nosed yardage.

Im glad to see they are actually using Hillis for what he was brought in for.

Dick Richards
12-02-2012, 04:03 PM
Baldwin!!!

iratefan
12-02-2012, 04:04 PM
TOUCHDOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Where has this been all year?


Quite the obvious difference in poise, as if theyre playing with DISCIPLINE! Defense hasnt really been our issue this year (first few games from injuries aside). Offense showing some signs of ... hmm... practice? poise? dont know but havent seen much of this all year so its nice to see it can still happen.

brdempsey69
12-02-2012, 04:08 PM
That was THE best offensive drive of the year. 17 plays, 87 yards and ate a huge chunk of time off the clock when they needed it most.

Dick Richards
12-02-2012, 04:13 PM
That was THE best offensive drive of the year. 17 plays, 87 yards and ate a huge chunk of time off the clock when they needed it most.

Do they all finally get it, or is this simply a emotional uprising? Couldnt Romeo got this type of play earlier in the year? I still believe this is a very talented team, but the coaching has been horrible at best. They seem to be playing for #59! Go Chiefs!

iratefan
12-02-2012, 04:15 PM
oh christ D.Johnson off to the locker room o____________o

brdempsey69
12-02-2012, 04:16 PM
Do they all finally get it, or is this simply a emotional uprising? Couldnt Romeo got this type of play earlier in the year? I still believe this is a very talented team, but the coaching has been horrible at best. They seem to be playing for #59! Go Chiefs!

I wouldn't say they are playing 'for' #59 so much as what happened with #59 gave them a rude awakening.

iratefan
12-02-2012, 04:18 PM
cant stop the cam.

brdempsey69
12-02-2012, 04:18 PM
The Chiefs offense needs another drive like that last one.

matthewschiefs
12-02-2012, 04:19 PM
I think we are going to need anther score to win this one LETS GET IT DONE

matthewschiefs
12-02-2012, 04:26 PM
Well the D is going to have to make a stand here

iratefan
12-02-2012, 04:27 PM
ugly series there.

iratefan
12-02-2012, 04:31 PM
holy christ that was some seriously blown coverage i saw that wide out from the snap. (course overhead cams help)

matthewschiefs
12-02-2012, 04:32 PM
Sack!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

iratefan
12-02-2012, 04:32 PM
nice coverage sack!

matthewschiefs
12-02-2012, 04:32 PM
COME ON D GET THEM OFF THE FIELD HERE

Get the ball back LETS GO

matthewschiefs
12-02-2012, 04:33 PM
Tyson Jackson is PLAYING today

iratefan
12-02-2012, 04:33 PM
omg TJ making some defensive impact...... what the fuu???

Dick Richards
12-02-2012, 04:35 PM
HOUSTON! Beginning to love the guy!

matthewschiefs
12-02-2012, 04:36 PM
NICE job Quinn

matthewschiefs
12-02-2012, 04:37 PM
The Panthers again are helping us

iratefan
12-02-2012, 04:37 PM
wheee that was a huge penalty.

Dick Richards
12-02-2012, 04:38 PM
I wouldn't say they are playing 'for' #59 so much as what happened with #59 gave them a rude awakening.

Yes. Agreed.

Dick Richards
12-02-2012, 04:40 PM
Im watching on a big delay. Sucks.

iratefan
12-02-2012, 04:40 PM
solid fg - shame a foot to the left and that ball was caught by bowe.

matthewschiefs
12-02-2012, 04:42 PM
Need one more stand by the defense and we can win this and make something good happen this horrible weekend

iratefan
12-02-2012, 04:44 PM
"misses the sack" - more like was TACKLED FROM BEHIND!?!

matthewschiefs
12-02-2012, 04:44 PM
OH so close to a BIG sack there

matthewschiefs
12-02-2012, 04:45 PM
GREAT JOB DEFENSE Poe is starting to play as well

ctchiefsfan
12-02-2012, 04:45 PM
Still holding

iratefan
12-02-2012, 04:48 PM
that was a big scramble for quinn.

iratefan
12-02-2012, 04:50 PM
playaction might be good here?

matthewschiefs
12-02-2012, 04:51 PM
1 first down away LETS GET IT DONE

matthewschiefs
12-02-2012, 04:51 PM
playaction might be good here?

I was thinking the same thing. We just need 1 first down and this one is over

iratefan
12-02-2012, 04:53 PM
wtf this forum keeps randomly logging me out. thats some ghey crap right there.

matthewschiefs
12-02-2012, 04:54 PM
Well It's going to be up to the D not to break down LETS GET IT DONE a win would be HUGE for this team right now

matthewschiefs
12-02-2012, 05:00 PM
Win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

brdempsey69
12-02-2012, 05:01 PM
Good effort today. The Panthers DE's have 17 sacks combined this year & today got NONE. Stephenson should keep the job at LT. The O-Line has played much better since he's gotten to be the starter there.

Ryfo18
12-02-2012, 08:43 PM
Good effort today. The Panthers DE's have 17 sacks combined this year & today got NONE. Stephenson should keep the job at LT. The O-Line has played much better since he's gotten to be the starter there.

The more I watch him play the more I see them letting Albert go. Financially it just makes sense.

jap1
12-02-2012, 09:35 PM
The more I watch him play the more I see them letting Albert go. Financially it just makes sense.

I dont like the idea of letting him go, because then we need to draft someone to be a backup tackle. Id rather have a really good backup and sign Albert for a reasonable price.

brdempsey69
12-02-2012, 11:06 PM
I dont like the idea of letting him go, because then we need to draft someone to be a backup tackle. Id rather have a really good backup and sign Albert for a reasonable price.

I got a better idea. Sign Albert as a backup for cheap & if he won't do it, let him walk. Albert has got a back problem & he probably won't get a big contract offer from another team that people think he's going to get. Stephenson brings a mean streak to the LT position that Albert never did.

They might look at getting a backup swing Tackle via FA first before drafting one. They'll have the cap space.


The more I watch him play the more I see them letting Albert go. Financially it just makes sense.

Notice how Jeff Allen seems to be playing better the last two games since Stephenson stepped in along side of him? People may not think so, but it's starting to look like Stephenson and Allen playing together full time have upgraded the left side of their O-Line over Albert and Lilja.

Besides, Stephenson and Allen are not only the present, they are the future. Albert and Lilja are the past or at least, soon to be.

If Pioli did one thing right, it may have been drafting the left side of the Chiefs O-line this past spring which could be excellent for many years to come.

Chiefster
12-03-2012, 12:26 AM
Great to get another win, I only wished it would have been under better circumstances.

Ryfo18
12-03-2012, 01:03 AM
I dont like the idea of letting him go, because then we need to draft someone to be a backup tackle. Id rather have a really good backup and sign Albert for a reasonable price.

Problem is he's going to cost a lot of money. In the NFL today, it's extremely inefficient to spend a ton of money on a position, even if you really need help at that position. That's why it's a luxury to get a guy like Stephenson that is cheap and can get the job done. It's also part of the reason you see teams like the Steelers and Patriots rarely resign their players at top dollar, because they continually draft well.


Notice how Jeff Allen seems to be playing better the last two games since Stephenson stepped in along side of him? People may not think so, but it's starting to look like Stephenson and Allen playing together full time have upgraded the left side of their O-Line over Albert and Lilja.

Besides, Stephenson and Allen are not only the present, they are the future. Albert and Lilja are the past or at least, soon to be.

If Pioli did one thing right, it may have been drafting the left side of the Chiefs O-line this past spring which could be excellent for many years to come.

Yep. I was very worried about letting Albert walk after this year, but we may just have found a way to re-franchise Bowe. For all the reasons I mentioned above, these 2 should be very solid additions to this team. Can't wait to get Hudson in the middle!