Sportsbeat Kc



Podcast by The Kansas City Star


  • Breakdown of Sunday night’s KC Chiefs playoff win vs. Steelers

    17/01/2022 Duration: 32min

    The Chiefs beat the Steelers soundly Sunday night at Arrowhead Stadium to advance to a Divisional Round showdown against the Buffalo Bills next Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • Analysis of KC Chiefs-Pittsburgh Steelers NFL playoff game

    13/01/2022 Duration: 31min

    It’s the opening round of the NFL playoffs, with the Chiefs facing the Steelers at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday night.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • KC Chiefs beat Denver Broncos, prep for NFL playoff opener

    09/01/2022 Duration: 40min

    So the Chiefs did their part on Saturday, beating the Denver Broncos 28-24 at Empower Field at Mile High. Up next, the playoffs. The Chiefs will need to wait for Sunday’s games to conclude before they know an opponent and date for their playoff opener, though. They’ll definitely be keeping a close eye on one Sunday game — Titans at Texans — in particular. But games involving the Bills and Bengals will also factor in. Join KC Star columnist Vahe Gregorian, Chiefs beat reporters Herbie Teope and Sam McDowell and sportswriter Pete Grathoff at about 9 p.m. tonight (Saturday) to discuss Saturday’s action and Sunday’s scenarios. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • The Star’s coverage team talks about the upcoming Broncos game

    06/01/2022 Duration: 28min

    The Chiefs have plenty to play for in the regular-season finale.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • We discuss what went wrong for Kansas City Chiefs in loss at Cincinnati

    03/01/2022 Duration: 34min

    The Kansas City Star’s coverage team of Vahe Gregorian, Herbie Teope and Sam McDowell, and special guests Jesse Newell and Lila Bromberg broke down the Chiefs’ 34-31 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals after the game on Sunday afternoon. Story links: KC Chiefs lose control of AFC seeding: What happened in Sunday’s loss at the Bengals? KC Chiefs’ report card vs. Bengals: This specific aspect doomed Kansas City on Sunday Five things that stood out about the Kansas City Chiefs’ road loss to the Bengals KC Chiefs had a chance to put the game in Patrick Mahomes’ hands. They whiffed How one play epitomized all that went wrong for the KC Chiefs in 34-31 loss to Bengals Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • Why the stakes remain sky-high for Chiefs’ game at Cincinnati

    30/12/2021 Duration: 27min

    The Chiefs clinched a playoff berth with last weekend’s resounding home victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. But they still have some unfinished business to take care of in Week 17, with a chance to clinch the conference’s No. 1 seed — and accompanying first-round bye — in the postseason. On Thursday, Herbie Teope, fellow beat writer Sam McDowell and columnist Vahe Gregorian previewed the game and its implications in a year-end edition of The Star’s SportsBeat Live stream. Their conversation is presented here as a SportsBeat KC replay. With a one-game lead for the top seed, the Chiefs (11-4) need a win to stay ahead of the Tennessee Titans (10-5) with the regular season coming to a close. The Chiefs could clinch that spot Sunday with a win and Titans loss. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • Discussing how the (AFC) West was won

    27/12/2021 Duration: 30min

    The Chiefs didn’t play like a team missing several key starters, hammering the Pittsburgh Steelers from open to close on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. After the game, the Star's sportswriters gathered to analyze Kansas City's victory and look back at this season's turnaround, from 3-4 to the top of the AFC West. This episode originated as a SportsBeat Live video on Sunday evening, and is presented here in podcast form. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • Are Chiefs ready for Sunday afternoon’s showdown vs. Steelers?

    23/12/2021 Duration: 24min

    The Chiefs, riding a seven-game winning streak, stand atop the AFC with a one-game lead for the No. 1 seed in the postseason. Their hot streak could be in jeopardy because multiple players, including tight end Travis Kelce and wide receiver Tyreek Hill, remain on the NFL’s reserve/COVID-19 list ahead of Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Arrowhead Stadium. On Thursday, beat writers Herbie Teope and Sam McDowell sat down with columnist Vahe Gregorian to discuss this weekend’s game. Hear their conversation now on today’s episode of The Star’s SportsBeat KC podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • From the airport, let’s talk about those surging Chiefs

    17/12/2021 Duration: 21min

    Before flying back to Kansas City, two of our KC Star writers took a timeout at the L.A. airport — with a third joining from his hotel room — to dissect the Chiefs’ gutsy Thursday night victory over the Chargers in overtime. This SportsBeat KC podcast, with columnist Vahe Gregorian, beat writer Sam McDowell, and host Herbie Teope, is their analysis of a win that gave the Chiefs a two-game advantage in the AFC West. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • KC Chiefs beat up on Raiders again. They left plenty to discuss

    13/12/2021 Duration: 28min

    The red-hot Chiefs are 9-4 after administering a 48-9 beatdown to the Las Vegas Raiders Sunday afternoon at Arrowhead Stadium. After the game, KC Star columnist Vahe Gregorian and beat writers Herbie Teope and Sam McDowell, plus special guest Lila Bromberg, gathered around the ol’ table for some discussion and analysis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • What awaits the Chiefs Sunday vs. Raiders, and beyond?

    10/12/2021 Duration: 32min

    The Chiefs take on the Las Vegas Raiders on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium with a chance to get their offense back on track. Andy Reid’s team hammered the Raiders 41-14 last month in Las Vegas, so it’s reasonable to think that, in spite of their troubles on offense this season, the Chiefs have prime opportunity to work out some kinks in front of a friendly crowd. The Star’s Sam McDowell, Vahe Gregorian and Sam Mellinger spent some of Red Friday discussing what’s ahead for the Chiefs on a SportsBeat Live stream, which we present here as a podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • Breaking down the Kansas City Chiefs’ fifth victory in a row

    06/12/2021 Duration: 29min

    Week 13 is in the books for the Chiefs and the latest episode of the SportsBeat KC podcast is live. We discussed what happened in the Chiefs’ prime-time victory over the Denver Broncos on Sunday night. KC Star columnists Vahe Gregorian and Sam Mellinger, beat writer Sam McDowell and host Herbie Teope discussed what happened and answered your questions and comments. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • A Red Friday Chiefs discussion before Sunday game vs. Broncos

    03/12/2021 Duration: 42min

    The Chiefs, after a week off around the Thanksgiving holiday, play host to the Denver Broncos on Sunday night at Arrowhead Stadium. Riding a four-game winning streak, the Chiefs are once again atop the AFC West standings. The next three weeks will help determine the outcome of this season’s division race: Starting with Sunday night’s game, the Chiefs play three straight games against opponents from their own division. And they’ve defeated the Broncos 11 straight times dating to 2015. In this SportsBeat Live podcast, which initially aired as a Friday morning livestream, Star columnists Sam Mellinger and Vahe Gregorian join beat writers Herbie Teope and Sam McDowell in discussing what needs to happen for the Chiefs to make it 12 in a row over the orange team. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • All about the ‘D’ in Kansas City Chiefs’ victory over Dallas Cowboys

    22/11/2021 Duration: 33min

    The high-flying battle between two of the NFL’s top teams never materialized, but that was OK with the Chiefs. They defeated the Dallas Cowboys 19-9 on Sunday to extend their winning streak to four games ... and now they’re doing it with defense. Chris Jones had 3 1/2 sacks. The Chiefs got three takeaways and kept the Cowboys out of the end zone. It was a pretty stellar effort against Dak Prescott and the Dallas offense. After the game, KC Star columnists Vahe Gregorian and Sam Mellinger discussed the finer points with beat writers Herbie Teope and Sam McDowell Their conclusion: These Chiefs are improving by the week. Story links: How the Chiefs stole the show in Sunday’s clash at Arrowhead against the Cowboys The grades are in. Here’s our Sunday report card for the Chiefs against the Cowboys FIve things that stood about the Chiefs victory over the Cowboys Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • It’s win or stay home for Sporting Kansas City as MLS playoffs begin

    19/11/2021 Duration: 32min

    A long regular season begins its final chapter on Saturday when Sporting Kansas City plays host to the Vancouver Whitecaps in the MLS Playoffs. Sporting went 9-3-5 in regular-season games at home this season and scored the second-most goals in Major League Soccer (58). But now it’s one and done in the single-elimination tournament. On today’s episode of The Star’s daily SportsBeat KC podcast, soccer reporter Shaun Goodwin tell us what it’s going to take for Sporting to beat one of the league’s hottest teams. Vancouver defeated Sporting in the sides’ last meeting. We also discuss the seasons of Daniel Salloi and Andreu Fontas, and bring you up to date on the latest happenings with the KC Current. Story links: Sporting’s Daniel Salloi is an MLS MVP finalist. Teammates said Andreu Fontas deserved recognition too Andreu Fontas is perfect for Sporting KC. How his season is proving that’s true Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • Talking biggest game of NFL weekend, KC Chiefs vs. Dallas Cowboys

    19/11/2021 Duration: 33min

    The biggest NFL game of the weekend is in Kansas City on Sunday when the Chiefs play host to the Dallas Cowboys. Both teams lead their divisions and this first-time matchup between quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes and Dak Prescott is a pretty good storyline. On today’s episode of the daily SportsBeat KC podcast, Chiefs beat writers Herbie Teope and Sam McDowell and columnists Sam Mellinger and Vahe Gregorian break down the matchup, its narratives and what’s at stake for both teams. The podcast started as a SportsBeat Live stream Friday morning with your questions and comments. Story links: Can KC Chiefs keep their win streak going against equally potent Dallas Cowboys? His family legacy is prison. Chiefs L’Jarius Sneeds bears a burden to break a curse Chiefs vs. Cowboys prediction: Patrick Mahomes faces team of Texas childhood Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • Breaking down QB battle in KC. Dak Prescott vs. Patrick Mahomes. Who ya got?

    18/11/2021 Duration: 30min

    Regular season games don’t come more anticipated than Dallas Cowboys at Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. Dak Prescott vs. Patrick Mahomes, division leaders, Super Bowl preview? On today’s SportsBeat KC, Cowboys’ beat writer and columnist Clarence E. Hill Jr., of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram brings us the Dallas perspective with host Blair Kerkhoff. How will the Cowboys’ high flying offense plan to attack the Chiefs’ improved defense? And what can Dallas do to contain Mahomes and company? After a break, you’ll hear from Mahomes from his weekly news conference. Right off the bat, he was asked about being a Cowboys’ fan growing up in Texas. Story links: Clarence H. Hill Jr.: To be the best Prescott must outduel Mahomes on Sunday Why the Chiefs breakout on offense against the Raiders may persist Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

  • After some October swoon, Mizzou, K-State trending in right direction

    17/11/2021 Duration: 27min

    After weeks of “what’s wrong” with Missouri and Kansas State football, some good fortune has returned to both programs. Missouri has won two of three and, at 5-5, is one victory away from bowl eligibility. It won’t be easy, with a visit from Florida this weekend and a trip to Arkansas to end the regular season. Kansas State already has its bowl ticket and awaits its destination. The Wildcats face a major challenge Saturday when they play host to 11th-ranked Baylor. It will be the final home game for K-State’s Skylar Thompson, one of the most accomplished quarterbacks in program history. Beat writers Lila Bromberg and Kellis Robinett bring us up to date with both teams, and we mix in a little basketball talk on today’s episode of our daily SportsBeat KC podcast. Story links: “Trench mob: How Mizzou assistant Al Davis has turned around the Tigers’ run defense Missouri’s starting quarterback for Saturday’s game against Florida is unclear Kansas State Wildcats vs. Baylor Bears: Five things to know (this game is a

  • The deeper meaning of Kansas’ football victory over Texas

    16/11/2021 Duration: 34min

    Why would anyone have anticipated Kansas, a 31-point underdog last weekend at Texas, ending its 56-game conference losing streak in Austin? The last time KU won a league game, Missouri, Nebraska, Colorado and Texas A&M were in the conference. West Virginia and TCU weren’t. But it happened. Kansas prevailed 57-56 in overtime with the winning two-point conversation scored on a reception from Jalon Daniels by a third-string redshirt freshman walk-on Jared Casey of Plainville, Kan. Saturday marked his first offensive snaps of his career. The national narrative centered on Texas losing, but this was every bit as much about Kansas having its first major moment under first-year coach Lance Leipold. On today’s SportsBeat KC, beat writer Jesse Newell, who covered the game, breaks down what it all means for the Jayhawks. Story links: His first offensive snap for Kansas came at Texas, then he caught the game-winner Here’s how long it’s been since Kansas won a Big 12 road game, before Texas Yes, Kansas beat fo

  • Woah ... Is there more where that came from for the Kansas City Chiefs?

    15/11/2021 Duration: 40min

    The Chiefs started Sunday in last place in a tight AFC West race. After their 41-14 victory at the Las Vegas Raiders, they’re in first. Patrick Mahomes passed for 406 yards and five touchdowns and the defense was solid for the third straight game. They’ve now won three straight, too. There was much to discuss after the game, and Star columnists Sam Mellinger and Vahe Gregorian, beat writer Sam McDowell and host Blair Kerkhoff break it down in this podcast. They also look ahead to this weekend’s game at home against the division-leading Dallas Cowboys. Story links: “I got my swagger back,” A 2014 video sparked breakout in Chiefs’ victory What happens in Vegas? The Chiefs win. Here’s what we learned in their 41-14 victory Chiefs’ romp over the Raiders restored order and maybe even faith itself A 101-yard receiving game from who? The Chiefs showed something important in quest to be champions again Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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