Countdown to Kickoff

TIME TO RUN IT BACK

FOOTBALL

TIME TO RUN IT BACK

Countdown to Kickoff

TIME TO RUN IT BACK

FOOTBALL

Pre-Game and Post-Game Coverage

FOX Football Gameday Host

Zakk is Nationally renowned Rock n Roll Sports Expert! A Sports Broadcasting veteran and former morning host for a nationally-syndicated Fox Sports Radio Network morning show. Talking football is a passion for Zakk and his Gameday coverage chops were built hosting pregame shows for the Atlanta Falcons, 49ers and Chicago Bears.

Dominic "Zakk" Zaccagnini

FOX Football Gameday Host

Zakk is Nationally renowned Rock n Roll Sports Expert! A Sports Broadcasting veteran and former morning host for a nationally-syndicated Fox Sports Radio Network morning show. Talking football is a passion for Zakk and his Gameday coverage chops were built hosting pregame shows for the Atlanta Falcons, 49ers and Chicago Bears.

Soren Petro

Countdown to Kickoff Host

Every week join us as we “Countdown to Kickoff” with our one hour Pre-Game show hosted by Sports Radio 810 WHB afternoon personality Soren Petro. The most informative and comprehensive Pre-Game Show in the region, all about our champion home town team. Soren will break it all down with special guests and expert analysis from around the league as we get ready for kickoff.

Dani Welniak

KCTV5 News Sports Anchor

Dani Welniak is a former pro footballer herself sporting her own Women’s Championship Super Bowl ring. Her experience on the field gives her a strong understanding of gameday strategy. Listen every week as she breaks down the defense and what KC must do to contain the opponents offense.

BJ Kissel

NFL Insider

Every gameday we will check in with Local Sports Expert BJ Kissel to discuss Who’s Hot, Who’s Not, get a College Report from around the country, and go in depth about what the Kansas City Offense and Special Teams need to do on gameday to Run it Back.

Steve Gorman

Rock N Roll Reporter

Every week Zakk will catch up with Former Fox Sports guest broadcaster and Black Crowes Rock N Roll drummer to make their picks for the biggest games of the week.

IT’S BIG GAME SUNDAY KC! TIME TO RUN IT BACK!
LET’S TALK SOME FOOTBALL!

– 2 Hour Pre-Game :  Featuring Classic Rock Music  from all the previous Halftime performances! UPDATES on the BIG GAME from KCTV 5 Dani Welniak, CHIEFS Insider BJ Kissel, and NFL updates from Steve Gorman and NFL GURU Adam Copeland.

Interviews with CHIEFS Legends Mike Garret, Bill Maas, Deron Cherry, and Ken Kremer former CHIEF and sports agent. 


– 1 Hour Countdown to Kickoff :
 Hosted by 810 Sports Radio host Soren Petro with everything you NEED to know about the BIG GAME who is Active and what is going on down in Tampa.

2020 Schedule

Wk
1
Thu
Sep 10
Texans – 34 – 20Arrowhead Stadium
Kansas City
NBC
7:20 pm
Wk
2
Sun
Sep 20
@Chargers – 23 – 20SoFi Stadium
Los Angeles
CBS
3:25 pm
Wk
3
Mon
Sep 28
@Ravens – 34 – 20M&T Bank Stadium
Baltimore
ESPN
7:15 pm
Wk
4
Mon
Oct 5*
Patriots – 26 – 10Arrowhead Stadium
Kansas City
CBS
3:25 pm
Wk
5
Sun
Oct 11
Raiders – 32 – 40Arrowhead Stadium
Kansas City
CBS
12:00 pm
Wk
6
Mon
Oct 19*
@Bills – 26 – 17New Era Field
Buffalo
FOX
4:00 pm
Wk
7
Sun
Oct 25
@Broncos – 43 – 16Broncos Stadium
Denver
CBS
3:25 pm
Wk
8
Sun
Nov 1
Jets – 35 – 9Arrowhead Stadium
Kansas City
CBS
12:00 pm
Wk
9
Sun
Nov 8
Panthers – 33 – 31Arrowhead Stadium
Kansas City
FOX
12:00 pm
Wk
10
Bye
Week
– –– –– –
Wk
11
Sun
Nov 22
@Raiders – 35 – 31Allegiant Stadium
Las Vegas
NBC
7:20 pm
Wk
12
Sun
Nov 29
@Buccaneers – 27 – 24Raymond James Stadium
Tampa
CBS
3:25 pm
Wk
13
Sun
Dec 6
Broncos – 22 – 16Arrowhead Stadium
Kansas City
NBC
7:20 pm
Wk
14
Sun
Dec 13
@Dolphins – 33 – 27Hard Rock Stadium
Miami
CBS
12:00 pm
Wk
15
Sun
Dec 20
@Saints – 32 – 29Mercedes-Benz Superdome
New Orleans
CBS
3:25 pm
Wk
16
Sun
Dec 27
Falcons – 17 – 14Arrowhead Stadium
Kansas City
FOX
12:00 pm
Wk
17
Sun
Jan 3
Chargers – 21 – 38Arrowhead Stadium
Kansas City
CBS
12:00 pm
DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFSun
Jan 17
Browns – 22 – 17Arrowhead Stadium
Kansas City
CBS
2:05 pm
AFC CHAMPIONSHIPSun
Jan 24
Bills – 38 – 24Arrowhead Stadium
Kansas City
CBS
5:40 pm
CHAMPIONSHIPSun
Feb 7
Tampa BayRAYMOND JAMES STADIUMCBS
5:30 pm

Local Coverage

TUNE IN ON GAMEDAY

Team coverage on Fox Football Gameday with a 2 Hour Pre-Game Broadcast hosted by Dominic “Zakk” Zaccagnini featuring News around the league, updates on College Sports, Fantasy Football leading up the the Countdown to Kickoff with 810 Sports Radio host Soren Petro with Gameday Audio Highlights courtesy of Westwood One and Sports Radio 810 WHB!

RED REPORTS

101 The FOX Slacker morning Show 

Listen to the Slacker Morning show every week at 7:30am as we check in with WHB Sports Radio 810 host Soren Petro for the Fox Football FRIDAY RED REPORT to get Teed UP for GAMEDAY! Then get the recap of the previous game every Monday with the Fox Football Gameday Wrap-up. PLUS get Slacker’s FOX Fantasy Football Update on Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30am with Fantasy Football Guru Adam Copeland.

2020 Virtual Tailgate Champion

Join Us

Join the FOX FOOTBALL TAILGATE TEAM! This is our special Facebook Group where we will host Virtual Tailgate Parties and we want EVERY Tailgate Team to join us! WE know not EVERYONE can go to the Stadium to Tailgate this year, BUT we still want the everyone in our kingdom to be able to Tailgate WITH family and friends. From the Stadium parking lot to backyards and back porches, from the front porches and Driveways to decks and patios, from the fan caves and fan attics to EVERY bar and restaurant in the area! WE want to SEE YOU ALL! This is a Private Facebook Group so you need to Sign up to get in. NO COST to get in we’re just us hanging out with our Fans and watching and talking about what we LOVE! KC Football, Tailgating, and KC BBQ… Come Join us! 

CHIEFS NEWS

Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes ahead of schedule after toe surgery

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes said Monday he is ahead of schedule in his rehab after undergoing offseason surgery to repair a turf toe injury.

Mahomes had the procedure days after guiding the Chiefs to a second consecutive Super Bowl appearance, in which they fell to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

“Obviously, we’re trying to be cautious and not push me out there too soon, but I’m doing what I can,” Mahomes said. “I’ve gotten out of the boot finally. It took forever. Now I’m trying to get back on the field and get that stuff working.

“I’m sure they’ll keep me along that same pathway and that hopefully I can do some stuff by the end of the offseason.”

Mahomes played through the injury, sustained in the playoffs during Kansas City’s victory over the Cleveland Browns in the divisional round in January.

Mahomes, 25, was the league’s Most Valuable Player in 2018 before his consecutive Super Bowl seasons, including a win over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV. Even so, he believes he can get better as he gets healthier.

“There are so many different things I can improve in my game,” Mahomes said. “Being able to kind of restart and start from injury with the feet, I can really improve my footwork and try to make myself better.

“I’ve dealt with ankle injuries in my career and being able to teach myself how to hit the right spots in my feet, by teaching myself just how to get back from this injury I think will help me out in the long run and something that I can really focus on.”

Chiefs coach Andy Reid added, “He’s got great flexibility in that toe. He worked his tail off, not a real fun thing for him to do with that. It seems like a small thing, but that toe is rather large and stiff before the surgery and after the surgery. He’s really worked hard to get that right.”

Mahomes has a 38-8 career regular-season record as a starter in four NFL seasons, all with the Chiefs. Last year, he completed 66.3 percent of his passes for 4,740 yards with 38 touchdowns and six interceptions. For his career, he has a 66 percent completion rate with 14,152 passing yards, 114 TD passes and 24 interceptions.

Chiefs legend Fred Arbanas dies at 82

Kansas City Chiefs legendary tight end Fred Arbanas has died. He was 82.

The death of Arbanas, who spent more than 40 years as a politician, was announced on Twitter by the Jackson County (Mo.) Democratic Party. The entity said Arbanas died Saturday. No cause of death was provided.

Arbanas was a member of two Kansas City Super Bowl teams — including a winning effort in Super Bowl IV — during his nine seasons (1962-70) with the franchise. He also was a member of the 1962 AFL champion Dallas Texans before the team moved to Kansas City.

Arbanas was an All-AFL selection in each of his first six seasons. He caught 198 passes for 3,101 yards and 34 touchdowns in an era in which tight ends were primarily blockers.

Still, he set career bests of 686 yards and eight touchdowns while matching his career high of 34 catches in 1964. He averaged a stunning 20.2 yards per catch that season.

Arbanas played his final six seasons after being declared legally blind in his left eye.

According to the Kansas City Star, Arbanas and teammate Al Reynolds were approached on the street by a stranger in December 1964. Arbanas offered to shake hands and the stranger slugged Arbanas in his left eye and scurried away.

Arbanas underwent several surgeries and was left with partial vision in the eye.

Arbanas caught two passes for 30 yards when the Chiefs lost 35-10 to the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl I during the 1966 season. He started Super Bowl IV but had no receptions when Kansas City defeated the Minnesota Vikings 23-7 during the 1969 campaign.

Arbanas was named to the Chiefs Hall of Fame in 1973.

Ex-Chiefs assistant Britt Reid charged with felony DWI

Former Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid was charged Monday with felony DWI for the February accident that left a 5-year-old girl with life-threatening injuries.

If convicted of the Class D felony, Reid could be sentenced up to seven years in prison.

Reid, 35, is the son of Chiefs head coach Andy Reid. He was expected to turn himself in and be booked later Monday. Prosecutors have requested $100,000 bond and GPS and alcohol monitoring of Reid.

Kansas City prosecutors say Reid had a blood alcohol concentration of .113 from a sample taken two hours after he barreled into a disabled vehicle on I-435. Reid was driving 83.9 miles per hour — in a posted 65 — 1.9 seconds before slamming into the vehicle, per the probable cause statement form.

Reid “operated a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, and acted with criminal negligence by driving at an excessive rate of speed,” Jackson County (Missouri) prosecutors said in the filing.

Ariel Young, 5, was critically injured in the Feb. 4 wreck.

“The Kansas City Chiefs organization remains steadfast in our concern for all who have been impacted by this tragic accident,” the Chiefs said in a statement Monday. “Our prayers are focused on Ariel’s continued healing and recovery. The Chiefs are regularly in contact with the family’s designated representative during this challenging time.”

An attorney for the family of Young said the young girl was released from the hospital and went home on April 2.

“The charge is absolutely appropriate under the circumstances,” attorney Tom Porto said in a statement. “Ariel will have to endure the consequences of this crash for the rest of her life. … As of right now, she still cannot walk or talk and depends on a feeding tube for basic nutrition.”

Reid suffered blunt force trauma to his groin in the accident which required emergency surgery, per the filing.

He was initially placed on administrative leave by the Chiefs before the organization decided against renewing his contract. He’s no longer with the team.

Chiefs get free agent C Austin Blythe on 1-year deal

The Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to terms with free agent center Austin Blythe on a one-year deal, NFL Network and The Athletic reported Tuesday.

Blythe, 28, spent the past four seasons in Los Angeles, starting 48 games for the Rams and missing just one game the past three seasons. Blythe graded out as the eighth-best center in run-blocking this past season, according to Pro Football Focus.

The Chiefs ostensibly are moving on from Austin Reiter, their starting center the past two seasons.

Blythe was a seventh-round pick by the Indianapolis Colts in the 2016 draft. He was claimed off waivers by the Rams in May 2017.

NFL NEWS

NFL to release 2021 schedule May 12

The NFL announced Wednesday it will release the 2021 regular-season schedule on May 12 at 8 p.m. ET.

For the first time, NFL teams will play a 17-game slate, with the additional game being approved by an owners’ vote last month. The 17th game will pit teams against interconference opponents that finished in the same place in their respective divisions. The AFC teams will play host for these games in 2021.

Among these matchups: the Green Bay Packers against the Kansas City Chiefs, the Dallas Cowboys visiting the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams playing the Baltimore Ravens.

Other notable games in 2021 include Tom Brady’s return to New England as an opponent when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play the Patriots, and the Jacksonville Jaguars playing the New York Jets in a game that will pit the No. 1 and No. 2 overall draft picks against one another.

The schedule release will also reveal which teams will play in prime time on opening night, with Super Bowl LV champion Tampa Bay expected to be the host.

Seahawks, CB Pierre Desir agree to one-year deal

Free-agent cornerback Pierre Desir agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks.

His agents, EnterSports Management, announced the agreement on Wednesday but didn’t release financial terms.

The 30-year-old played in a combined 12 games last season with the New York Jets and Baltimore Ravens. When the Jets waived him in mid-November, his 47.8 overall grade by Pro Football Focus ranked 71st among 75 qualified cornerbacks on the 2020 season.

He ended last season with 49 tackles, three interceptions, one forced fumble and one touchdown scored.

Desir has 259 career tackles, 42 passes defensed, eight picks, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in 73 games (44 starts) with the Cleveland Browns (2014-15), then-San Diego Chargers (2016), Indianapolis Colts (2017-19), Ravens and Jets.

Desir is a two-time nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, given annually to a player who exhibits leadership on the field and in the community.

Antonio Brown settles lawsuit with ex-trainer

Antonio Brown has settled the civil dispute with his former trainer who had accused the wide receiver of sexual assault, both sides announced Wednesday.

Terms were not disclosed.

Currently a free agent, Brown is expected to re-sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers soon now that he’s clear of the lawsuit, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

Britney Taylor filed a lawsuit against Brown in September 2019, accusing Brown of sexual assault and rape on three different occasions in 2017 and 2018. The accusations led to the New England Patriots releasing Brown.

The NFL investigated Taylor’s allegations. Brown was suspended for the first eight games of the 2020 season for multiple violations of the league’s personal conduct policy. He signed with the Bucs ahead of their Week 9 game.

A statement attributed to both Alana Burstyn, founder and owner of OFM, the sports management firm representing Brown, and David Haas, attorney for Taylor, said “the dispute was resolved.”

“Recently, they were involved in aggressive litigation,” read the statement. “Having reflected on their relationship, both feel that the time has come to move on. … The dispute is resolved and they wish each other great continued success.”

Brown reportedly turned down a $2 million settlement before the suit was filed in 2019.

Brown, 32, is one of the few Tampa players yet to be re-signed from the Bucs’ title run last season.

In eight games (four starts) with the Bucs last season, the four-time All-Pro hauled in 45 receptions for 483 yards and four touchdowns. He caught eight passes in the playoffs, including a touchdown pass during the 31-9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV.

Eagles coach doesn’t name Jalen Hurts starting QB

Philadelphia Eagles coach Nick Sirianni refused to name Jalen Hurts the starting quarterback Wednesday, instead reiterating his intention to hold an open competition.

Sirianni’s comments come on the heels of a report last month that Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie had instructed the coaching staff to make sure Hurts was ready to assume the starting role when the 2021 season opens. Lurie was against bringing in other QBs for an open competition, per the report.

“To name a starter at this particular time … we’ve been working with these guys for two days,” Sirianni said Wednesday.

The Eagles dealt Carson Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts in February for a third-round pick this year and a conditional second-round pick in 2022.

The Eagles selected Hurts in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft to back up Wentz. But when Wentz was ineffective in a Week 13 loss to the Green Bay Packers, Hurts replaced him and started the remaining four games of the season, going 1-3 in the role. On the season, Hurts completed 52 percent of his passes for 1,061 yards with six touchdowns and four interceptions.

Sirianni also said Wednesday that he and his assistant coaches have been playing rock, paper, scissors and “Jeopardy!” with draft prospects to gauge their competitiveness.

CHIEFS NEWS

Chiefs legend Fred Arbanas dies at 82

Kansas City Chiefs legendary tight end Fred Arbanas has died. He was 82.The death of Arbanas, who spent more than 40 years as a politician, was announced on Twitter by the Jackson County (Mo.) DemoContinue Reading

NFL NEWS

NFL to release 2021 schedule May 12

The NFL announced Wednesday it will release the 2021 regular-season schedule on May 12 at 8 p.m. ET.

For the first time, NFL teams will play a 17-game slate, with the additional game being approved by an owners’ vote last month. The 17th game will pit teams against interconference opponents that finished in the same place in their respective divisions. The AFC teams will play host for these games in 2021.

Among these matchups: the Green Bay Packers against the Kansas City Chiefs, the Dallas Cowboys visiting the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams playing the Baltimore Ravens.

Other notable games in 2021 include Tom Brady’s return to New England as an opponent when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play the Patriots, and the Jacksonville Jaguars playing the New York Jets in a game that will pit the No. 1 and No. 2 overall draft picks against one another.

The schedule release will also reveal which teams will play in prime time on opening night, with Super Bowl LV champion Tampa Bay expected to be the host.

Seahawks, CB Pierre Desir agree to one-year deal

Free-agent cornerback Pierre Desir agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks.

His agents, EnterSports Management, announced the agreement on Wednesday but didn’t release financial terms.

The 30-year-old played in a combined 12 games last season with the New York Jets and Baltimore Ravens. When the Jets waived him in mid-November, his 47.8 overall grade by Pro Football Focus ranked 71st among 75 qualified cornerbacks on the 2020 season.

He ended last season with 49 tackles, three interceptions, one forced fumble and one touchdown scored.

Desir has 259 career tackles, 42 passes defensed, eight picks, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in 73 games (44 starts) with the Cleveland Browns (2014-15), then-San Diego Chargers (2016), Indianapolis Colts (2017-19), Ravens and Jets.

Desir is a two-time nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, given annually to a player who exhibits leadership on the field and in the community.

Antonio Brown settles lawsuit with ex-trainer

Antonio Brown has settled the civil dispute with his former trainer who had accused the wide receiver of sexual assault, both sides announced Wednesday.

Terms were not disclosed.

Currently a free agent, Brown is expected to re-sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers soon now that he’s clear of the lawsuit, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

Britney Taylor filed a lawsuit against Brown in September 2019, accusing Brown of sexual assault and rape on three different occasions in 2017 and 2018. The accusations led to the New England Patriots releasing Brown.

The NFL investigated Taylor’s allegations. Brown was suspended for the first eight games of the 2020 season for multiple violations of the league’s personal conduct policy. He signed with the Bucs ahead of their Week 9 game.

A statement attributed to both Alana Burstyn, founder and owner of OFM, the sports management firm representing Brown, and David Haas, attorney for Taylor, said “the dispute was resolved.”

“Recently, they were involved in aggressive litigation,” read the statement. “Having reflected on their relationship, both feel that the time has come to move on. … The dispute is resolved and they wish each other great continued success.”

Brown reportedly turned down a $2 million settlement before the suit was filed in 2019.

Brown, 32, is one of the few Tampa players yet to be re-signed from the Bucs’ title run last season.

In eight games (four starts) with the Bucs last season, the four-time All-Pro hauled in 45 receptions for 483 yards and four touchdowns. He caught eight passes in the playoffs, including a touchdown pass during the 31-9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV.

Eagles coach doesn’t name Jalen Hurts starting QB

Philadelphia Eagles coach Nick Sirianni refused to name Jalen Hurts the starting quarterback Wednesday, instead reiterating his intention to hold an open competition.

Sirianni’s comments come on the heels of a report last month that Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie had instructed the coaching staff to make sure Hurts was ready to assume the starting role when the 2021 season opens. Lurie was against bringing in other QBs for an open competition, per the report.

“To name a starter at this particular time … we’ve been working with these guys for two days,” Sirianni said Wednesday.

The Eagles dealt Carson Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts in February for a third-round pick this year and a conditional second-round pick in 2022.

The Eagles selected Hurts in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft to back up Wentz. But when Wentz was ineffective in a Week 13 loss to the Green Bay Packers, Hurts replaced him and started the remaining four games of the season, going 1-3 in the role. On the season, Hurts completed 52 percent of his passes for 1,061 yards with six touchdowns and four interceptions.

Sirianni also said Wednesday that he and his assistant coaches have been playing rock, paper, scissors and “Jeopardy!” with draft prospects to gauge their competitiveness.