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Chiefs Release QB Terrelle Pryor

Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- The Kansas City Chiefs released quarterback Terrelle Pryor on Tuesday.

Pryor came over to Kansas City at the end of last season after the Seattle Seahawks released him. Pryor spent 2011 to 2013 with the Oakland Raiders before requesting a trade.

The Chiefs have four other quarterbacks on the roster that include starter Alex Smith, Chase Daniel, Tyler Bray and Aaron Murray.

During his time with the Raiders, Pryor completed 56 percent of his passes for 1,953 yards, nine touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

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Chiefs Lose QB Smith to Lacerated Spleen

Jason O. Watson/Getty Images(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith has a lacerated spleen that will keep him out of Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers.

It's tough news for a Chiefs team that earns a playoff berth with a win and a Ravens loss coupled with a Texans loss or tie on Sunday.

Apparently Smith suffered the injury in the third quarter of the team's game against Pittsburgh when he took a shot to his abdomen.

"Generally (lacerated spleens) take six weeks (to heal) but everybody is different,'' Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder said. "He's a young, healthy guy that's got a high metabolism. If we're playing three, four weeks from now, we'll rescan him and see where he's at."

With Smith out, Chase Daniel becomes the starter. This will only be Daniel's second start in five NFL seasons.

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Chiefs At Steelers Preview

Jason O. Watson/Getty Images(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- The Kansas City Chiefs still have a lot to play for with two games remaining in the season.

Kansas City (8-6) sits in the seventh spot in the AFC wild card behind the Ravens (9-5) and Steelers (9-5).

"He is a guy that doesn’t get rattled," Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton said of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. "He is one of those quarterbacks that just knows how to keep plays alive scrambling. He is not fast but he is deceivingly quick and just maneuvering and that’s what makes him great."

"I think you have to put him up there with one of the elite quarterbacks especially with the year he is having right now," Sutton continued. "He is just very efficient at what he does."

It's also an important game for the Steelers, who can clinch a playoff berth for the first time since 2011.

"We’re not looking at feelings," Steelers veteran linebacker James Harrison said. "We’re going to go out there and play each down and play each quarter and play each half and try to come out with enough good plays to get a ‘W'. We need to win this game. I’ll worry about anything else after we get through this next week."

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Chiefs Prepare for Cardinals

Jason O. Watson/Getty Images(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- The Kansas City Chiefs (7-5) will be in Arizona to take on the Cardinals (9-3) on Sunday.

The Chiefs have lost two games in a row and sit two games back of the AFC West leading Denver Broncos (9-3) to go along with being one of six teams with a 7-5 record in the AFC.

"Anytime you get a couple losses strung together it's tough," Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith said. "Got to fight to reverse it.  I think the thing is to go back to your fundamentals, go back to what you know what works."

The NFC West leading Cardinals have also lost two games in a row, but sit one game ahead of the Seahawks (8-4).

"There's two pictures -- the two-game losing streak and being 9-3. We have to get back to the things that got us to this point," Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said. "The next one is huge to maintain where we're at. The sky has not fallen yet. We're still No. 1, and we need to stay there this week."

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Raiders Notch Year's First Win, Upset Chiefs 24-20

Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- Derek Carr threw only one touchdown pass Thursday night, but it was the most important one for the Oakland Raiders. With 1:42 remaining in regulation, Carr connected with James Jones on a 9-yard scoring play that put the Raiders ahead for good as they beat the Kansas City Chiefs 24-20.

It was the first win of the year for Oakland (1-10) who snapped a 16-game losing streak that dated back to last season. Led by a dominant run game, the Raiders racked up 179 yards on the ground while the defense held the Chiefs to just one touchdown on three redzone trips. 

"That was really hard-fought, they are a great team obviously, they will probably go to the playoffs and do some great things," Carr said. "I can't wait to see my teammates' smiles."

The Raiders jumped out to a 14-0 lead on a pair of touchdown runs from Latavius Murray in the first half. Kansas City (7-4) eventually clawed back, tying the game at 17-17 in the four quarter when Alex Smith and Jamaal Charles connected for a 30-yard touchdown pass. The Chiefs then took the lead on a Cairo Santos field goal with nine minutes to play.

Over the next seven minutes, Carr orchestrated a 17-play, 80-yard drive that ended with the Raiders earning their first victory since Nov. 17, 2013, when they defeated Houston.

Meanwhile, Kansas City had their five-game win streak snapped and fell half a game behind Denver for first place in the AFC West.

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Alex Smith's Gearing Up for Return to San Diego

Jason O. Watson/Getty Images(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- San Diego native Alex Smith is looking forward to the Chiefs game against the Chargers (5-1) on Sunday.

Kansas City sits at 2-3 and Smith knows how important a divisional game is.

"These games are physical," Smith said.  "They're tough games, you expect that.  It's going to come down to the end; back and forth; you have to find a way to be on the right side of that."

Smith, who grew up playing High School football in San Diego, said that the goal was always to get to play in the spotlight.

"That was the goal to get to play at Qualcomm," Smith said.  "Championship game was played there, it was a big deal.  Fortunately I got to play there twice, my junior and senior year."

Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers is off to one of his best career starts and Smith is well aware of their offensive attack.

"Within the pocket I think he is probably as good as there is," Smith said of his fellow quarterback.  "He gets it out quick, anticipates, really does some good things."

The Chiefs are 1-2 on the road this year.  San Diego is 3-0 at Qualcomm Stadium.

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Charles Returns To Help Chiefs Destroy Patriots

Jason O. Wastson/Getty Images(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- Jamaal Charles' ankle seemed just fine Monday night. Charles, who missed the Kansas City Chiefs game last week against the Miami Dolphins with a high ankle sprain, caught two touchdowns and ran for another to help the Chiefs rout the New England Patriots 41-14.

"Coach said he was going to look for me, and see how it feels during the game," Charles said, "and I guess I started feeling like myself. He didn't want to take me out."

Charles finished the game with 18 rushes for 92 yards, and teammate Knile Davis had 16 carries for 107 yards in the win.

The Chiefs (2-2) never allowed the Patriots (2-2) to get comfortable on offense, constantly pressuring Tom Brady, who had three turnovers -- two interceptions and one fumble -- in the loss.

"It was just a bad performance by everybody," Brady said. "We need to make sure we never have this feeling again. We've got to figure out what we have to do better."

Alex Smith completed 20 of 26 passes for 248 yards and three touchdowns for Kansas City, whose fans set the record for loudest outdoor sports venue in the first half, according to the Guinness World Records. The Chiefs' fans hit a noise level of 142.2 decibels, which tops the previous record of 137.6 set by the Seattle Seahawks' fans last season.

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Kansas City Chiefs Preparing to Host New England Patriots 

iStock/Thinkstock(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- After starting the season 0-2, the Kansas City Chiefs (1-2) will be looking to get back to the .500 mark when they play host to the New England Patriots (2-1) this Monday night in Week 4 of NFL action.

The Chiefs enter the showdown with their passing offense ranked 25th in the NFL. They will counter a Patriots defense that is ranked number one against the pass.

In three-starts this season, Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith has thrown for 643 yards with four touchdowns and three interceptions. He has also rushed for 95 yards on 13 carries. Kansas City has converted on six of nine trips in the red-zone this year.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady needs 219 passing yards to become the sixth player in league history with 50,000 yards.

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Chiefs Sign Smith to Four-Year Deal

Jason O. Watson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Kansas City Chiefs have apparently found their quarterback of the future, signing Alex Smith to a four-year contract extension. Multiple media reports say the deal is worth approximately $68 million.

Smith was acquired last season in a trade with San Francisco for a third round pick in 2013 and 2014. The extension will keep the signal caller in Kansas City through the 2018 season as he still has one year remaining on his current contract. 

"It was a priority of ours to get this deal done and keep Alex in a Chiefs uniform long-term," Kansas City general manager John Dorsey said in a statement. "Alex is a proven leader on and off the field. He is a special individual with a lot of ability, and we are fortunate to have him here."

The 30-year-old posted one of the best seasons of his career last season, throwing for 23 touchdowns and a career-high 3,313 passing yards. In his first season with the Chiefs, Smith helped the team to an 11-4 record and a spot in the playoffs.

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Luck Rallies Colts to Stunning 45-44 Victory Over the Chiefs 

Peter Aiken/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) --  Andrew Luck orchestrated one of the greatest comebacks in NFL playoff history, leading the Indianapolis Colts to a stunning 45-44 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday.

Luck threw four second-half touchdown passes to help the Colts rebound from a 28-point deficit.  It is the first postseason victory of the young quarterback's career.

It is only the second time in playoff history a team rallied from a deficit of 28 or more points to win, according to STATS.

"We never panicked," Luck said. "We took it one play at a time."

Kansas City (11-6) lost its final three games after a 9-0 start to the season.  They lost several key players to injury during the game.  Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles left the game in the first quarter with a concussion and did not return.

Alex Smith passed for 378 yards with four touchdowns, but it was not enough to hold off the fiesty Colts.

Indianapolis (12-5) will either travel to Denver or New England next weekend for the divisional round.

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