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Chiefs Blowout Pats, Abdullah’s Excessive Celebration Penalty, Kyle Orton New QB In Buffalo, Raiders Fire Head Coach

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Tom BradyIn the NFL, it was Monday Night Football with the Kansas City Chiefs hosting the New England Patriots.  From the first snap it was clearly apparent that the Chiefs were not afraid of the mighty Patriots’ logo.  They absolutely crushed the Pats, and the Chiefs’ defense made Tom Brady look like a confused rookie quarterback.  So much so, that the Patriots actually put in their new rookie quarterback, Jimmy Garapolo, during the 4th quarter because it was such a blowout.  The Pats are in trouble this season.  Kansas City 41, New England 14. 

In a bit of controversy during the game, the Chief’s Safety Husain Abdullah picked off a pass from Tom Brady and scored a TD. He then dropped to the ground in a show of prayer. He received a penalty for excessive celebration. Abdullah is a practicing Muslim. Apparently Rule 12, Section 3, Article 1 (d) of the NFL rulebook states that “players are prohibited from engaging in any celebrations or demonstrations while on the ground.” See for yourself if this is excessive. 


Kyle OrtonElsewhere in the NFL, the Buffalo Bills are in that middle ground right now of either being a somewhat decent team with playoff potential or completely spiraling out of control.  And they have opted to at least try and become the former.  On Monday, they made the tough decision to bench their young QB EJ Manuel and call Kyle Orton out of retirement.  Orton, the aging vet, is a very stable, yet unexciting option at quarterback.  Plus, he has a very nice receiving corps to play with.  Who knows — maybe he can turn the Bills around.  

Finally in the NFL, the Oakland Raiders are off to yet another horrible 0-4 start.  They have dashed the hopes of their fans yet again.  But at least they took action, pinning all the blame on head coach Dennis Allen and firing him.  Allen had an 8-28 record as Raiders head coach, and failing to turn things around this season, the Raiders had just seen enough.  They are choosing a short-term replacement, and it could be former Dolphins coach Tony Sparano.  Maybe he can help get the Raiders a few wins this season. 

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