The Chiefs are in line to still limp into the AFC playoffs, likely with a home game against the Titans or Ravens.
But that means little at this point for a team that finished a combined 23-9 the previous two seasons and still couldn’t get past the divisional round. This is about having the coach-QB collaboration to get past Tom Brady-Bill Belichick and Mike Tomlin-Ben Roethlisberger. There’s no longer much reason to think that will happen.
With 11 points, a career-high 16 rebounds and 11 assists, Ball reached the milestone at 20 years and 23 days — the exact age at which LeBron James became the youngest player to record his second triple-double in 2005.
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Ball became the youngest player in NBA history with a first triple-double eight days earlier in a loss at Milwaukee.
Limited Mens Zach LaVine Jersey This one was a lot better, Ball said. I actually like this one. Just keep building on it.
Some of that is the work of a host or two recognizing another trip through New England will drive conversation. Most of it barges into football discussions completely unsolicited, and often entirely tangential, from listeners.
Belichick and Brady are so far inside the heads of so many Pittsburghers, it’s a wonder someone isn’t sketching their caricatures onto the wall at Primanti Bros. in the Strip.
Not having Kelvin Benjamin makes Newton a better quarterback — Benjamin was Newton’s security blanket and not having the 6-5 receiver forces Newton to spread the ball around. Newton completed 21 of his 35 attempts to seven different receivers. He would have had at least three more completions had it not been for drops by Russell Shepard and rookie Curtis Samuel, who left after a third-quarter drop with an ugly left ankle injury.