Kansas City Chiefs Wiretap

'Record-Breaking Demand' For Super Bowl LIV Tickets

Jan 21, 2020 10:44 AM

The average ticket sold since the 49ers-Chiefs showdown was set for Miami on Feb. 2 is a whopping $6,785, according to the ticket platform SeatGeek.

The current get-in price is approximately $5,500.

“In general, it’s record-breaking demand,” SeatGeek communications manager Chris Leyden said in a phone interview. “It seems like the market is about 20 percent hotter than we anticipated.”

Leyden believes the Super Bowl droughts of the 49ers and Chiefs have contributed to the demand. The 49ers have only been to one Super Bowl since they won in 1995, while the Chiefs haven't reached a Super Bowl in 50 years.

Hard Rock Stadium is also one of the smaller NFL stadiums with a capacity of 65,326.

“On a personal level, it was kind of surprising how much demand there is,” Leyden said. “Right now, it’s looking like a 50/50 split between the two fan bases.”

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Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, San Francisco 49ers

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AFC Title Game Averages 41M Viewers, 34M For NFC

Jan 20, 2020 4:13 PM

The AFC Championship Game won by the Kansas City Chiefs over the Tennessee Titans averaged 41.105 million viewers. The AFC game earned a 23.1/50 Nielsen fast national average household rating/share, making it the highest-rated television program on any network since Super Bowl LIII programming on CBS on Feb. 3, 2019.

The NFC Championship Game drew just 34.13 million total viewers. Last year's AFC Championship Game in the primetime window came in at 53.9 million viewers.

Chuck Barney/Santa Cruz Sentinel

Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, San Francisco 49ers

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Chiefs, 49ers To Meet In Super Bowl LIV

Jan 20, 2020 9:01 AM

The Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers have each advanced out of the Conference Championship and will meet in Super Bowl LIV in Miami.

The Chiefs defeated the Titans by a final score of 35-24 with Patrick Mahomes throwing for 294 yards with three touchdowns and another 53 yards rushing and a touchdown. Mahomes' performance was highlighted by a 27-yard touchdown run to close out the second quarter and give Kansas City a 21-17 lead heading into overtime. 

After a scoreless third quarter, the Chiefs scored two unanswered touchdowns to open the fourth quarter and put the game away.

In the NFC Championship, the 49ers used a dominant running game to defeat the Green Bay Packers by a final score of 37-20. Raheem Mostert had 220 yards on 29 carries and four touchdowns. 

The 49ers had a 27-0 lead heading into overtime and it took a pair of Green Bay touchdowns in the fourth quarter to make the final score closer than the game felt.

The Chiefs are -1.5 point favorites to win the Super Bowl over San Francisco.

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Tags: Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, San Francisco 49ers, Tennessee Titans, Game Recap

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Tyreek Hill: Nobody Can Guard Chiefs Wide Receivers

Jan 16, 2020 8:40 AM

The Kansas City Chiefs are preparing to face the Tennessee Titans in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday.

Tennessee's defense has slowed the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens, but Tyreek Hill isn't worried about the Titans limiting his team.

"I feel like nobody in the NFL can guard any of us, and that's no disrespect to nobody," Hill said. "That's just the confidence that I got in myself and the wideouts I've got around me, including the tight ends and the running backs. I feel like no DB unit, no secondary unit, no linebacker, any defense can guard any of us. So man-to-man is just easy for us to beat. If you just allow us to run through zones, it's even easier."

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Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Misc Rumor

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49ers/Packers Will Be Underdogs Against Chiefs, Favored Against Titans

Jan 15, 2020 12:08 PM

The Kansas City Chiefs will be favored against either potential NFC foe if they advance to the Super Bowl, according to the early odds from SportsBetting.ag.

SportsBetting.ag set initial spreads for the four possible Super Bowl matchups and Kansas City is a favorite against the 49ers and Packers. The Titans, should they pull off another upset, would be underdogs to both NFC teams.

49ers vs. Chiefs (-2.5)
Packers vs. Chiefs (-6)
49ers vs. Titans (+5)
Packers vs. Titans (+2)

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Tags: Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, San Francisco 49ers, Tennessee Titans

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49ers, Chiefs Each 7.5-Point Favorites In Conference Championship Game

Jan 13, 2020 3:07 PM

The San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs are each 7.5-point favorites in their respective Conference Championship Game matchups next Sunday, according to odds from BetOnline.

The 49ers will play the Green Bay Packers in the late game, while the Chiefs will play the Tennessee Titans in the early game on Sunday.

The 49ers beat the Packers 37-8 in Week 12.

The Titans defeated the Chiefs 35-32 in Week 10.

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Tags: Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, San Francisco 49ers, Tennessee Titans

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Patrick Mahomes Likely To Sign 'Mammoth' Extension In Offseason

Jan 12, 2020 11:16 AM

The Kansas City Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes are expected to sign a contract extension this offseason once the NFL's new collective bargaining agreement is finalized. 

Mahomes will almost certainly become the NFL's highest-paid player.

Mahomes will be on the final season of his deal in 2020 with $2.7 million in guaranteed money pending a fifth-year option.

Ian Rapoport reports it is likely to be a "mammoth" contract.

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Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Eric Bieniemy's Agent: Every Year The Standard Changes

Jan 9, 2020 1:01 PM

Eric Bieniemy was widely expected to be one of the top head coaching candidates on the market this offseason, but the New York Giants and Carolina Panthers have already hired coaches.

The NFL has only two minority owners and one minority general manager.

“I think it’s discouraging, to say the least,” said Bieniemy’s agent, Brian Levy, who also represents several African American coaches in college and the NFL. “We’re really trying to find out what the standard is, and every year the standard changes. We’re just trying to swim against the current.”

Bieniemy has been offensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs for the past two seasons.

“There’s no doubt every interview is an opportunity,” Levy said. “Years ago, I worked with Mike Tomlin and everybody suggested the odds were stacked against him getting the Pittsburgh or Miami job. But in the end, you take those interviews because you go in there and blow someone’s doors off, you can get hired.”

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Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Misc Rumor

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Terrell Suggs Sits Four Sacks Away From Playoff Record

Jan 8, 2020 10:32 AM

If he has a big postseason Terrell Suggs could own the NFL's playoff sack record.

Suggs has 12.5 sacks in 18 playoff games, all of which came with the Baltimore Ravens. Now with the Kansas City Chiefs, Suggs is primed for a deep run.

He is third all-time behind Bruce Smith (14.5 sacks) and Willie McGinest (16).

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Misc Rumor, Stats

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Panthers, Giants Request Permission To Interview Eric Bieniemy

Dec 30, 2019 1:06 PM

The Carolina Panthers and New York Giants have requested permission from the Kansas City Chiefs to interview Eric Bieniemy.

Bieniemy has been offensive coordinator of the Chiefs for the past two seasons.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Carolina Panthers, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Giants, Misc Rumor

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Chiefs Claim Terrell Suggs Off Waivers

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Patrick Mahomes Officially Named Chiefs' Starter For Week 10

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