Fanboys Check Stats
The Kansas City Chiefs are on the road for the first time in 2020 and the destination is SoFi Stadium, the new home of the Los Angeles Chargers. That also means it's the first AFC West contest of the year and the Chiefs once again hope to extend their divisional dominance into another season.
Cleaning Up Coach
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid should have a bit more success following the NFL's protocols related to wearing masks on the sideline this week. Reid was the talk of the town following the Week 1 tilt with the Houston Texans, but it wasn't because he coached a clinic around Bill O'Brien.
Woke Double Take
"Just because the name isn't an overt racial slur doesn't mean it isn't an offensive misappropriation of term, used to commodify and dehumanize a people."
Every single sports team, professional or otherwise, with a Native American name, mascot and/or logo should have to change it or be banned from their field of play. And, since they'll be playing on Sunday - for the second weekend in a row, on a field emblazoned with the words "End Racism" - why not start with the Kansas City Chiefs?
Everybody Betting Big On Money Mahomes
NFL bold predictions, Week 2: Bears' Khalil Mack ends slump | NFL.com Scott Pioli: The Chiefs will find their stride in a BIG way this weekend at the Chargers. They have had extra time to rest and prepare for this divisional game, and Patrick Mahomes will pass for over 400 yards against a good Los Angeles defense.
Baller Bling Debuts
Play video content Exclusive How'd Kansas City Chiefs rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire celebrate his huge NFL debut?? DIAMOND PENDANTS, BABY!!! TMZ Sports has learned Patrick Mahomes ' new star teammate just copped some ice after his first-ever monster game in the pros ... and the jewelry is INSANE!!
Snitches Get Riches
The record-breaking contract extension of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes sent excitement to the whole locality during the offseason. A liquor store employee named Katie Camlin was the first person to break the news of the signing after she previously tweeted on a Chiefs front-office employee who came to Plaza Liquor and bought six bottles of Dom Perignon champagne.
Super Bowl Champs Confront Empty Feelings
INGLEWOOD, Calif. - A barrage of fireworks erupted. Plumes of smoke hung in the air. The chorus of a catchy Nipsey Hussle song blared from the loudspeakers. Only one element was missing Sunday night when the 2020 Los Angeles Rams sprinted out of the tunnel to take the field for the first time at their palatial new stadium: There were no fans in the stands to applaud them.
No Crowds, No Cash
The NFL season kicks off Thursday. The Wall Street Journal reports that NFL revenue could fall as much as $4 billion in 2020, depending on how many fans eventually attend games. That's the reality in Los Angeles, where developers built a grand, new stadium with room for 70,000 people to watch the Rams and Chargers play football - but until things change, there will be no fans.
Team Probs Beyond Hype
4:25 p.m. ET | CBS What to watch for: Keep an eye on the turnover margin. In losing five of six games to the Chiefs since Anthony Lynn took over as head coach, the Chargers' offense has committed 17 turnovers, and their defense has generated only two of them.
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