It's all fun and game for Chiefs

October, 11, 2011
10/11/11
4:55
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File this under, the whatever works category.

The Kansas City Chiefs are crediting a beanbag game for saving their season.

The Chiefs are 2-0 since a game that is often played at tailgate parties and picnics was put into the Kansas City locker room by coach Todd Haley and quarterbacks coach Jim Zorn.

According to the Kansas City Star, two plywood boards -- adorned with Chiefs’ logos -- with holes at the top are placed 33 feet away from each other. Players play in two-man teams. Each player gets four beanbags and the object in to get them through the hole on the boards.

Haley and some players told the newspaper that the game has brought camaraderie to a team that was floundering at 0-3 and that was snake bitten by injuries. The more relaxed Chiefs have won two straight games.

Haley is a superstitious guy, so expect the reindeer games to continue in Kansas City. Whatever works.

Here are other AFC West nuggets Tuesday afternoon:

Here are some stories from a reporter who long covered Oakland owner Al Davis, who died Saturday at the age of 82.

Former Raiders’ and Broncos’ head coach Mike Shanahan remembers Davis, a man he respected but with whom he often butted heads.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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