Alex Smith - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Alex Smith NFL's wild opening round could yield more surprises on Day 2 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Defense was supposed to dominate in the first round of the NFL draft. It did, eventually. It just took a while. After the Browns took Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett with the No. 1 overall pick Thursday night, eight of the next 11 picks were offensive players in a surprising opening day. Overall, 19 of the 32 players were from the defense, which was... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:10:00 GMT 2017-04-28T18:10:00Z Offensive draft early, QBs prized after Garrett is No. 1 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With defensive studs everywhere in this draft, NFL teams turned offensive. With an emphasis on quarterbacks. Hardly stunning in a pass-happy league, except that no quarterbacks in this crop have been highly touted. Yet three went in the first dozen Thursday night, with two surprising trades putting the Bears and Chiefs in position to grab QBs. ... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:41:00 GMT 2017-04-28T04:41:00Z AFC holds on to defeat NFC 20-13 in Pro Bowl ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Pro Bowl has long been more about showmanship than competition. Clearly, that memo missed Lorenzo Alexander. The Buffalo Bills linebacker could have just sat on a late interception for the win, but instead opted to return the ball 20 yards and then lateralled it to Aqib Talib, who came within 13 yards of the end zone in the AFC's 20-13 win over the N... Mon, 30 Jan 2017 06:27:00 GMT 2017-01-30T06:27:00Z The Latest: Andy Reid, AFC hang on to win Pro Bowl 20-13 ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Pro Bowl (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Andy Reid had a good time leading the AFC to a 20-13 victory over the NFC in a competitive Pro Bowl. Alex Smith and Andy Dalton threw touchdown passes, and Reid reached into his bag of trick plays to entertain an announced crowd of 60,834 as the annual All-Star event made its debut in Orlando on Su... Mon, 30 Jan 2017 04:20:00 GMT 2017-01-30T04:20:00Z AP Analysis: A-Rod's biggest call in weekend full of them Aaron Rodgers doesn't just make the big throws, he designs them. The Green Bay Packers quarterback went schoolyard and drew up that amazing pass play in the huddle that set up Mason Crosby's game-winning field goal in Dallas. Rodgers' 36-yard strike to toe-dragging tight end Jared Cook on third-and-20 from his 32 was th... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:37:00 GMT 2017-01-17T00:37:00Z Chiefs' Andy Reid believes holding should have been no-call KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs coach Andy Reid doesn't believe the holding penalty on left tackle Eric Fisher that cost Kansas City a tying 2-point conversion against Pittsburgh on Sunday night should have been called. After watching film of the decisive play in the Steelers' 18-16 playoff win, when Fisher appeared to pull Steelers pass rusher James Harri... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:24:00 GMT 2017-01-16T20:24:00Z Steelers hold off Chiefs on Boswell's 6 field goals, 18-16 KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chris Boswell's pinpoint right leg and Le'Veon Bell's two dancing feet. They do call it football, after all. Indeed, Bell spent much of Sunday watching the film "Happy Feet." "I wasn't nervous about the game," Bell said. "I don't watch ESPN or NFL Live, because I know they'll talk about the game. I don't necessarily want to think about the game. ... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 05:27:00 GMT 2017-01-16T05:27:00Z Chiefs aim to get even for loss to Steelers KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alex Smith endured watching film of the Kansas City Chiefs' meltdown in Pittsburgh earlier this season "a bunch of times" this week, still trying to figure out where everything went wrong. As if he hasn't relived it enough in his nightmares. Ben Roethlisberger threw five touchdown passes. Le'Veon Bell starred in his return from a t... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 01:36:00 GMT 2017-01-15T01:36:00Z It's a mix of familiar, fresh faces at QB in AFC playoffs The AFC playoff field features a mix of familiar faces and fresh blood at quarterback, and this time none of them will have to fret over seeing Von Miller ready to wreck game plans and Super Bowl dreams. While the defending champion Denver Broncos sit this one out and search for a new coach, Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger and Alex Smith return to the playo... Thu, 05 Jan 2017 18:25:00 GMT 2017-01-05T18:25:00Z Smith, Chiefs win AFC West title with win over Chargers SAN DIEGO (AP) — Alex Smith, Travis Kelce and the rest of the Kansas City Chiefs have goals far bigger than simply winning the AFC West. The Chiefs finished off their domination of the division when they beat the last-place Chargers 37-27 Sunday in possibly the final NFL game in San Diego. "Right now it's awesome that we won it and we'r... Mon, 02 Jan 2017 02:43:00 GMT 2017-01-02T02:43:00Z Chiefs rout Broncos 33-10 to keep AFC West title hopes alive KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs knew before kickoff against Denver that they were going to the playoffs. They proceeded to play as if they have much bigger goals. Travis Kelce hauled in 11 catches for 160 yards and a touchdown, Tyreek Hill added a 70-yard TD run to his rookie highlight reel and the Chiefs routed the Broncos 33-10 to keep their AFC West title h... Mon, 26 Dec 2016 06:04:00 GMT 2016-12-26T06:04:00Z The Latest: Cowboys' Witten tops TO for 7th on catches list The Latest on the NFL's 15th Sunday. (all times Eastern): 10 p.m. Dallas tight end Jason Witten has passed former teammate Terrell Owens for seventh place on the career receptions list. Witten caught a 6-yard pass from rookie Dak Prescott early in the second quarter to pass Owens with his 1,079th catch. He had two more catches on that touchdown drive and finished the first h... Mon, 19 Dec 2016 03:03:00 GMT 2016-12-19T03:03:00Z Chiefs beat Broncos 30-27 in overtime DENVER (AP) — Even when the 4,500th second ticked off the clock on this spectacular Sunday night showdown, the Kansas City Chiefs weren't sure they had won and the Denver Broncos wondered if they'd really lost. Cairo Santos' 34-yard field goal hit the left upright and bounced through as the overtime period expired to give the Chiefs a 30-27 victory fueled... Mon, 28 Nov 2016 07:11:00 GMT 2016-11-28T07:11:00Z ICYMI in NFL Week 12: Big 'D' from Von, Houston, Mack, JPP Yes, folks, it's still OK to play dominant defense in the NFL. Just ask Von Miller, Justin Houston, Khalil Mack and Jason Pierre-Paul. Before the Chiefs' 30-27 overtime victory over the Broncos on Sunday night turned into a wild-as-can-be shootout — replete with Tyreek Hill's star turn for Kansas City (TDs on a run, catch and return), a replay review with a second left in re... Mon, 28 Nov 2016 06:55:00 GMT 2016-11-28T06:55:00Z The Latest: Broncos, Chiefs exchange field goals in OT The Latest on Week 12 of the NFL season (all times Eastern): 12:15 a.m. Denver and Kansas City exchanged field goals in overtime, leaving them tied at 27. Brandon McManus connected on a 44-yarder and Cairo Santos countered with a 37-yarder. Kansas City scored with 12 seconds remaining in regulation when Tyreek Hill ca... Mon, 28 Nov 2016 05:19:00 GMT 2016-11-28T05:19:00Z