Super Bowl champs are favored in this low rent contest that doesn’t command as much attention as playoff competition. Still, here are a few game notes worth sharing for this contest that's mostly being politely ignored.Nearly KC Crunch Time
As the 7-1 Kansas City Chiefs enter the second half of their regular season schedule, it feels like their bye week is coming at an advantageous time. They have one more game against the 3-5 Carolina Panthers at home, followed by a week of rest as they prepare for their final seven games.
No Fun League Fine
Kansas City Chiefs TE Travis Kelce caught a fine from the "No Fun League" for his Week 8 touchdown celebration against the New York Jets. According to reports from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and KC Star beat writer Herbie Teope, Kelce was fined $12,500 for his goalpost dunk.
Fanboy Big Bucks Await
A Holy Grail collection of Patrick Mahomes cards is up for sale ... and some of the pieces in the set are so rare and unique -- the asking price is a cool $7.5 MILLION!!! The owners of the cards -- 29-year-old Robert DeArmitt Jr.
Champs Confront COVID
There's been news about the novel coronavirus swirling around the Kansas City Chiefs this week - and on Friday, head coach Andy Reid answered reporter's questions about it. It started on Thursday morning, when the Chiefs revealed that a member of the team's staff - later identified as the team's head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder - had tested positive for the virus.
QB Mom Is Prez Trump Fan
While many athletes have made sure to make their voices heard as the country awaits the final results of the 2020 presidential election, some family members of those athletes have decided to put in their opinions as well. Chiefs star quarterback Patrick Mahomes' mom decided to take to her personal Instagram account and post some subtle shots at presidential candidate Joe Biden.
Preggo Brit Still Showing Off Insta-Booty
Brittany Matthews, who is engaged to Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, flaunted her pert backside for her 732,000 followers on Instagram. She used the multi-photo post to announce the release date for Balance Athletica's fall collection of apparel.
Close Game Conclusion
The Kansas City Chiefs rallied from a 14-3 deficit to defeat the Carolina Panthers 33-31 at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday. The Chiefs improved to 8-1 entering their bye week, while the Panthers dropped to 3-6. Panthers kicker Joey Slye missed a 67-yard field goal wide right as time expired.
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