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.

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Gameday and Weekly Coverage Home and Away

2020 Schedule

Wk
1
Thu
Sep 10
TexansArrowhead Stadium
Kansas City
NBC
7:20 pm
Wk
2
Sun
Sep 20
@ChargersSoFi Stadium
Los Angeles
CBS
3:25 pm
Wk
3
Mon
Sep 28
@RavensM&T Bank Stadium
Baltimore
ESPN
7:15 pm
Wk
4
Sun
Oct 4
PatriotsArrowhead Stadium
Kansas City
CBS
3:25 pm
Wk
5
Sun
Oct 11
RaidersArrowhead Stadium
Kansas City
CBS
12:00 pm
Wk
6
Thu
Oct 15
@BillsNew Era Field
Buffalo
FOX
7:20 pm
Wk
7
Sun
Oct 25
@BroncosBroncos Stadium
Denver
CBS
3:25 pm
Wk
8
Sun
Nov 1
JetsArrowhead Stadium
Kansas City
CBS
12:00 pm
Wk
9
Sun
Nov 8
PanthersArrowhead Stadium
Kansas City
FOX
12:00 pm
Wk
10
Bye
Week
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Wk
11
Sun
Nov 22
@RaidersAllegiant Stadium
Las Vegas
NBC
7:20 pm
Wk
12
Sun
Nov 29
@BuccaneersRaymond James Stadium
Tampa
CBS
3:25 pm
Wk
13
Sun
Dec 6
BroncosArrowhead Stadium
Kansas City
NBC
7:20 pm
Wk
14
Sun
Dec 13
@DolphinsHard Rock Stadium
Miami
CBS
12:00 pm
Wk
15
Sun
Dec 20
@SaintsMercedes-Benz Superdome
New Orleans
CBS
3:25 pm
Wk
16
Sun
Dec 27
FalconsArrowhead Stadium
Kansas City
FOX
12:00 pm
Wk
17
Sun
Jan 3
ChargersArrowhead Stadium
Kansas City
CBS
12:00 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.

FOX Tailgate Party Patrol

101 The FOX has teamed up with Amini’s for the Season to find a Virtual Tailgate CHAMPION with our FOX Tailgate Party Patrol! Be it from home, from a parking lot, or virtual we want to help EVERYONE party in STYLE all season long! 101 The Fox is giving YOU the chance to have YOUR tailgate upgraded by the Fox Tailgate Patrol with some of the BEST KC BBQ for FREE for your crew. Send US your pictures and register your Tailgate Team WITH US! Then share your Game Day Tailgate videos and more with us in the FOX Football Tailgate Club! We will host Virtual Watch Parties give out prizes and more! Before every game one person will WIN some the tailgate essentials for their next party! All of the qualifiers for the season will be in the drawing to WIN the GRAND PRIZE $4,000 to Amini’s to get everything they NEED for their AT HOME Watch Party to be given away at the end of the season!

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

Ravens, Chiefs to meet in titanic AFC showdown

A Monday night home game brings national spotlight, potential distractions and the height of anticipation for the Baltimore Ravens.The 2-0 Ravens circled the Week 3 “Monday Night Football” game on the schedule in April, knowing it would give them a chance to measure up against Patrick Mahomes and the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs.Baltimore buried its first two opponents — the Cleveland Browns and Houston Texans — setting the stage for another showdown with Mahomes. The Ravens are 16-3 since the start of the 2019 regular season. They’ve won 14 consecutive regular-season games.But they’re 0-2 against Mahomes and the Chiefs with losses each of the past two seasons by a grand total of eight points, including 33-28 in Week 3 last season.”He’s got all these tools and has all this talent around him,” Ravens All-Pro cornerback Marlon Humphrey said of facing Mahomes. “As good as he is in the pocket, he’s just as good if not better outside the pocket. Preparing for him is really tough. He’s never out of the game.”Reigning MVP Lamar Jackson laments not getting his shot at Mahomes in the AFC playoffs last season. The Ravens lost to the Titans, and the Chiefs took down Tennessee in the conference championship game. After Jackson’s offensive line underwent changes in the offseason, early returns are beyond positive.Kansas City survived a white-knuckle Week 2 scare at the hands of the Chargers, beating Los Angeles on a Harrison Butker 58-yard field goal in OT. The Chiefs get the idea that every team will place a bull’s-eye on this team.”It’s definitely the team that we know we need to beat If we want to be champions. This is one of those teams you have to get past,” Ravens Pro Bowl left tackle Ronnie Stanley said.And Baltimore has defensive personnel to replicate some of the gap control schemes that helped the Chargers again make Mahomes appear mortal.The Ravens also have an NFL-best five takeaways after two games and old friend Marcus Peters, the starter opposite Humphrey at cornerback, should be considered a clear and present danger facing his old mates from Kansas City. Combined, the Ravens CB tandem scored five defensive TDs in 2019. Peters is a pick-six machine with six defensive touchdowns (seven total) in his career.”I was on the field during the Super Bowl just walking around, watching the other teams warm up,” Humphrey said. “The energy I felt down there in Miami, it really just triggered my whole offseason … just thinking, ‘Man, the only thing I really want is a Super Bowl.'”Jackson and Mahomes are meeting for the third time and are the established NFL elite, not just among the 25-and-under candidates. Each brings a certain stop-and-watch appeal and are among the league’s most popular attractions for much different reasons.”These two are two of the best,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Thursday. “Here you have an opportunity to watch them compete against each other. It’s really fun to watch them grow.”Jackson has a fan in Mahomes.

Chiefs WR Watkins in concussion protocol

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins is in the NFL’s concussion protocol, coach Andy Reid announced Thursday.Watkins absorbed a hit to the head from Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Denzel Perryman during Kansas City’s 23-20 overtime victory on Sunday. Perryman was not penalized for the hit.Reid noted Thursday that Watkins is also dealing with a neck issue.”It’s more neck right now than the other part. He’s working through it,” Reid said.Watkins, 27, has eight receptions for 93 yards and a touchdown in two games this season for the Chiefs (2-0), who rely on speedy wideout Tyreek Hill, tight end Travis Kelce and others in their potent passing game.

Butker kicks Chiefs to OT win over Chargers

Patrick Mahomes passed for two touchdowns, and Harrison Butker’s franchise record-tying 58-yard field goal in overtime spoiled Justin Herbert’s impressive debut, as the Kansas City Chiefs beat the AFC West-rival Los Angeles Chargers 23-20 on Sunday at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif.The winning kick with 1:55 left was Butker’s second 58-yarder of the day. He matched the club record set by Nick Lowery, who kicked 58-yard field goals in 1983 and 1985.The Chiefs (2-0) fell behind 17-6 in the second half, but erased the deficit with 11 unanswered points in the fourth quarter. The run capped when Mahomes threw for 54 of his 302 yards on a one-footed toss to Tyreek Hill for a touchdown.Hill finished with 99 yards on five receptions.A successful two-point conversion pass to Mecole Hardman made up for an unsuccessful PAT in the second quarter after a 10-yard Travis Kelce touchdown reception. Jerry Tillery broke through to block the kick.That was the sole misfire for Butker on a historic day. His 30-yard field goal as time expired forced overtime.Mahomes helped set up Butker’s game-tying field goal with a 12-play, 63-yard drive spanning the final 2:27 of regulation. Facing a third-and-20 late into the possession, Mahomes found a seam up the middle to run for 21 of his team-high 54 rushing yards.Los Angeles (1-1) — which went 2-9 in one-score games last season but opened the 2020 campaign with a 16-13 win in Cincinnati — won possession to open overtime. Herbert threw for the final seven of his 311 yards, gained on 22-of-33 passing, helping set up a fourth-and-1.

Chiefs, Texans reportedly all test negative after opener

The 2020 NFL opener between the Kansas City Chiefs and Houston Texans did not result in any positive COVID-19 tests among players or team staff, ESPN reported on Thursday.One groundskeeper who was not near players tested positive, Adam Schefter reported.All players were tested after the Week 1 game at Arrowhead Stadium on Sept. 10. The results represent an encouraging sign for the NFL, which is not using the type of campus environment or bubble location that helped the NBA, NHL and WNBA control spread of the coronavirus.

NFL NEWS

Falcons place CB Terrell on reserve/COVID-19 list

The Atlanta Falcons placed starting cornerback A.J. Terrell on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday.

The 2020 first-round draft pick will miss Sunday’s home game against the Chicago Bears. He will become the first NFL player to miss a game this season due to the coronavirus.

Terrell’s positive test was taken Friday morning and he practiced with the Falcons that day, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

“Now immediate contact tracing goes into effect, per league protocols, but the Falcons have not gotten any other positive test results,” Schefter posted on Twitter.

Terrell, who turned 22 on Tuesday, was the 16th overall pick in the draft out of Clemson. He started the first two games for Atlanta (0-2) and registered 11 tackles and one quarterback hit.

It’s another blow to a Falcons secondary that is already missing cornerback Kendall Sheffield (foot) and safety Ricardo Allen (elbow), who were both ruled out Friday.

Atlanta elevated cornerbacks Tyler Hall and Delrick Abrams from the practice squad and also promoted linebacker Edmond Robinson as a COVID-19 replacement for Sunday’s game with the Bears (2-0).

Bucs plan to admit more fans after governor’s order

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will open Raymond James Stadium to fans next weekend, now that Gov. Ron DeSantis has lifted restrictions on businesses throughout Florida.

On Friday, DeSantis signed an executive order that removed all rules that impacted businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“We’re not closing anything going forward,” DeSantis said.

So the Buccaneers, who hadn’t planned on a return of fans until Week 6, will allow a limited number of spectators when they play the Los Angeles Chargers on Oct. 4.

While the team did not specify a target number, the Tampa Bay Times said attendance will be capped at 10,000. Beginning with the Oct. 18 game against the Green Bay Packers, Raymond James Stadium will be limited to 25 percent capacity, or 16,250, the Times said.

“We have been working tirelessly with local and state authorities, as well as medical experts, to ensure a safe environment at Raymond James Stadium,” Buccaneers COO Brian Ford said. “We are ready and excited to welcome our fans back.”

Only longtime season-ticket holders will have a chance to see quarterback Tom Brady lead the offense, however.

For the Chargers game, season seat holders who have held their tickets since 1998 or earlier will be given the first chance to but tickets. For the remaining home schedule, the Bucs will hold a “priority presale” for season pass members who kept their 2020 payments as credit toward 2021 games having the chance to buy limited tickets for up to two games.

As of Saturday, Florida’s other teams – the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Miami Dolphins – had not announced any modifications to their attendance plans.

Florida is the third in the United States in total cases of COVID-19 — trailing California and Texas — at almost 700,000 and reported 2,847 new cases in the past day, Johns Hopkins University reported.

NFL reminds team personnel to wear their masks

The NFL has fined coaches and teams $1.75 million so far this season for failing to comply with mask requirements aimed at stopping the spread of the coronavirus.

And on Friday, the league sent a memo reminding teams of the rules ahead of Week 3.

“All individuals, except for active players in the bench area, are required to wear face coverings at all times on game day, including on the sidelines and in the coaches’ booth,” said the memo, shared by NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero via social media.

The memo reiterated that the rule applies to all non-playing club personnel and “strongly encouraged” players who didn’t expect to substitute into the game to wear masks.

Pelissero also reported that the NFL is investigating an unnamed team for allowing unauthorized access to the locker room. The NFL’s strict COVID-19 protocols limit the non-players and coaches who can enter the locker room.

After Week 2 games, the NFL fined Pete Carroll (Seattle Seahawks), Kyle Shanahan (San Francisco 49ers), Vic Fangio (Denver Broncos), Sean Payton (New Orleans Saints) and Jon Gruden (Las Vegas Raiders) $100,000 each for violating the mask policy. Their teams also were assessed $250,000 each.

Vikings rule out top two CBs Hughes, Dantzler vs. Titans

The Minnesota Vikings will be without starting cornerbacks Mike Hughes and rookie Cameron Dantzler against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, the team announced Friday.

Further, CB Kris Boyd (hamstring) is listed as questionable on the final injury report.

Dantzler missed Week 2 after injuring a rib against the Green Bay Packers in Week 1. Hughes, out with an injured neck, had his 2019 season cut short with a cracked vertebra.

The Vikings will turn to Holton Hill, rookie Jeff Gladney and Boyd, if he’s cleared to play. The Vikings also have Mark Fields and Harrison Hand.

“We’ve got a lot of corners on this team,” Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Friday. “That’s part of the plan all along, to have some extra guys. We’ll be all right.”

The injuries come amid the loss of linebacker Anthony Barr for the season. Barr (torn pec) underwent surgery this week. The Vikings signed former Denver Broncos LB Todd Davis earlier this week but how much he plays Sunday is unclear.

The Vikings selected Dantzler in the third round of this year’s draft. He registered three tackles in Week 1.

Hughes registered 11 tackles in the first two games of the season. The third-year pro has two career interceptions in 22 games (seven starts).

CHIEFS NEWS

Chiefs WR Watkins in concussion protocol

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins is in the NFL’s concussion protocol, coach Andy Reid announced Thursday.Watkins absorbed a hit to the head from Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Denzel PContinue Reading

NFL NEWS