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Christmas gift: Chiefs will rest starters

Once again, Merry Christmas everyone. As I didn't really get you anything, let me do so now:

The Kansas Chiefs, locked into the No. 5 playoff spot and not excited about exposing their players to injuries, are expected to rest their starters against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday.

Translated, the Kansas City Star reports, that means the Chiefs, 11-4, likely will approach this game against San Diego, 8-7, much like KC coach Andy Reid did four times in Philadelphia when his Eagles’ teams were locked into playoff positions going into a final week, the same way most teams approach a final preseason game.

He’ll give the starters a series or two and then go to the backups. Unlike in the preseason, a team with 53 players on the active roster can’t rest everyone. But don’t expect to see much of quarterback Alex Smith, running back Jamaal Charles or outside linebacker Tamba Hali, who did not practice Tuesday because of a swollen knee.

“I’m going to work some guys in,” Reid said. “Most of them have already worked in. … I talked to the team, and I will have it figured out by the end of the week exactly how I’m going to work it."

Why is this important news to you on Christmas Day?

Well, the Chiefs play the San Diego Chargers. And the fact they're going to play reserves gives the Chargers, who've already beaten the Chiefs once this season, a greater chance of winning this game as well.

And ...

For the Dolphins to make the playoffs, they need to win on Sunday against the New York Jets and hope for one of two other things to happen: Miami needs Baltimore to lose OR San Diego to beat Kansas City.

The Chargers' chances just got better.

Merry Christmas.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/12/24/4712392/chiefs-reid-to-mix-and-match-players.html#storylink=cpy
Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/12/24/4712392/chiefs-reid-to-mix-and-match-players.html#storylink=cpy

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haha, Wow...I'm good bro, just having fun.

Blind Faith,
you're right, I haven't traveled much, only Mexico, Europe and India. I've never been to South America, Africa or the poorest of the poor countries, but it doesn't mean my heart doesn't understand their plight. We are indeed a blessed nation and it's our obligation, (as individuals) to do all we can to help our brother's and sisters wherever and whenever possible, but just as Jesus said, the poor will always be among us. I'm not trying to downplay your personal experiences in any way. It sounds like you have some compassion as well.

America has to be admired for all its incredible achievements over the last 200 years. It truly is amazing.

Aside from that though, most of our people live in a fantasy world not remotely connected to reality. They have been programmed to believe so much nonsense propaganda that they have become plain ignorant to the world outside their tiny shell. Most are too xenophobic to look beyond the confined borders the machine here has created for them, or they simply lack the literacy to educate themselves beyond what the propaganda machine wants to force feed down their throats.

Don't take my word for it. Do a little research and you will find the government, our government, yes those people you vote for, have intentionally planned the dumbing down of our society since the end of WWII, if not sooner. And they have been quite successful.


On another note....


GO FINS!

I think we make the playoffs. Playoffs? YEAH PLAYOFFS!

Fins Nation, root for you team and enjoy this week!! Merry Christmas!

Blind Faith,
Kudos! I've personally never seen anything that heavy. You're undoubtedly a very caring soul or your girlfriend was very hot. In any case, it sounds like you did some remarkable work. Cheers!

Jimmy Cefalo, arguably the biggest Dolphin homer on the planet, said none of our RB's can run or block. LMAO!!

As long as D Thomas and M Egnew are on the squad you know we stink!

19-0.yeah,this team is playoff ready Eh?

Posted by: Ape Tamer | December 25, 2013 at 11:24 AM

A lot of good teams lost last week:

Seattle, KC, N.O., Balt, GB, CHI, Det,

the next week a team can play a hundred times better, especially at home. lets face it Buffalo has our number. but we don't see them until next year.

Cefalo also said the only OL that should return next year is Pouncey. 4 new OL and 2 new RB's. Thanks Ireland.

Yeah the fins don't deserve to go to the playoffs cause they laid an egg against buffalo, they only already beat 3 of the top 4 seeds and beat the chargers and steelers but they cant beat playoff teams yeah ok, you morons that say that are brain dead anybody can beat anybody these days you just gotta get in the playoffs and get hot

Fireland,

Jimmy Johnson, SB winning coach, said the Raiders had to tack Jamarcus in the draft because he was the best QB. How did that work out.

Are you really that friggen tupid to think any ex jock knows any better?

Are you really that friggen tupid to think any ex jock knows any better?

Posted by: I guess so | December 25, 2013 at 10:18 PM

Sorry dude but I think I'll take Jimmy Cefalo's opinion over yours 8 days a week! LMAO!! tupid?? LOL

Playoffs?


Heeeereeeeee

Weeeeeeeeee

Coooooooome!

Yeah!

The Fool says in his heart there is no God. Go Fins!

The fact we are in the running for a playoff spot after all that has happened this season - injuries, scandals - is a testament to our GM. He found the right acorns to keep it together.

Grade A job Mr. Ireland!

Merry Christmas to all. It has been a great couple of days of family, festivity and food.
We are so blessed to live in a day and time with so much prosperity in our nation.
We have a sovereign nation, freedom protected by our Constitution that is supported by our military.
Roll on,America.

Da Dolphins may get into the playoffs,,,,yippied do da day. First of all these Dolphins have to depend on other teams loses or wins to get into the playoffs and thats the rub of all lousy teams. Its to bad da Dolphin are so talent starved they can't win the games they need to get into the PO's. Philbin/Sherman don't have the coaching talent to evaluate talent to put on the field. They got Ireland. Man, Im sick and tire of this crap,,,,,Wheres Cam Cameron?

Funny that you guys are rooting for the Chargers because we're rooting against the dolphins (and ravens) so we can get in..if both fins n ravens lose we're in because we're not losing at home to the Chiefs second string team Chargers already beat their 1st string guys IN KC

The fact is that Either Dion Sims, Mike Egnew or even Nate Garner should be or have been coached up to be in the backfield with T-Hill to block for him. This coaching staff is blind and stuck in the mud. I hope its quick sand & they diapear after the season. This is week 17 and they still think that Lamar Miller & Daniel Thomas can block. As for the GM? two moves that blew up in his face 1) letting Carlos Dansby go and signing Phillip Wheeler and 2) Spending the money that should have been spent on the offensive line on Brandon Gibson when we already had Rashad Marshall on the roster. I'd rather loose to the Jets & get a higher draft pick then watch another painful playoff game loss similar to the Buffalo game last week. That's what would happen if they play in Cincy
(7-0 @ home) or vs Brady in NE.

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