The Kansas City Chiefs wrapped up a week of practice on Friday, shortly after 1 p.m. CT, days away from their Week 14 matchup against the Washington Redskins on Sunday.
Following Friday's practice, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid stepped in front of the cameras to provide an injury update, a summary of practice and a shout-out to Mizzou football and Sporting KC.
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“We treat it just like a normal game," Allen said. "It’s just not at home, with our home crowd behind us, but when you go out on the road, you have to start early. We have to get their crowd out of the game and get the momentum on our side as early as possible.”
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“I think it’s great," Schwartz said. "It really brings our team closer together, because we spend that whole time on the road. When you’re in a hostile environment, the only way you can really overcome that and play well as a team is come together as a family. Road games, I’ve always enjoyed them. This place gets loud; there are a lot of people there. We’re looking forward to playing.”
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"Since college, I always like feeding off other people's energy," Jenkins said. "I like playing in hostile environments, kind of like an 'us-against-the-world mentality'. Just like when Jamaal makes a long run, or we do something to silence their crowd noise, it's the best feeling in the world."
Jenkins went on to say the Chiefs have their hands full against Washington's secondary.
"They're very talented," Jenkins said. "They have a very good head coach and a very good defensive coordinator and they're very disciplined, so we need to come with our A-game. It's going to be a battle; they have (Redskins CB) DeAngelo Hall and the rest of their strong secondary, so we need to be prepared, because they're going to give us their best. We need to make plays, score some points and leave with a win."
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"I think there was great energy in today's practice," Zombo said. "It was fun to be around and you could just sense the passion and focus; we're excited to play this week."
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"It's a different style of offense," Hali said. "They got the option; they run the stretch (offense), so there are a lot of things in their running game that we have to focus on, while also making sure we can rush the passer."
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"Definitely," Flowers said. "We try to be perfect as always in practice, so we're sharp mentally for anything the opposing team can throw at us. I think we had the best Friday we’ve had, since the season started; hopefully it carries to the field on Sunday.”
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“I think special teams, point blank, is all about effort," McCluster said. "You out-effort that man in front of you and good things will happen.”
Chiefs fans are hoping good things happen in all three phases on Sunday, beginning with the kickoff, which is slated for 12 p.m. CT at FedExField in Landover, Md.
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