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
Texans – W34 – 20Arrowhead Stadium
Kansas City
NBC
7:20 pm
Wk
2
Sun
Sep 20
@Chargers – W23 – 20SoFi Stadium
Los Angeles
CBS
3:25 pm
Wk
3
Mon
Sep 28
@Ravens – W34 – 20M&T Bank Stadium
Baltimore
ESPN
7:15 pm
Wk
4
Mon
Oct 5*
Patriots – W26 – 10Arrowhead Stadium
Kansas City
CBS
3:25 pm
Wk
5
Sun
Oct 11
Raiders – L32 – 40Arrowhead Stadium
Kansas City
CBS
12:00 pm
Wk
6
Mon
Oct 19*
@Bills – COVID Reschedule
to Monday 4pm Game time
New Era Field
Buffalo
FOX
4:00 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
– –– –– –
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

Report: Injury guarantee helped spur Jets’ release of Bell

A hefty injury guarantee for 2021 helped to spur the New York Jets to release running back Le’Veon Bell, ESPN reported Sunday.Bell’s contract carried an $8 million guarantee for 2021, adding to the buyer’s remorse the team had over signing him to a four-year, $52.5 million deal as a free agent in March 2019.Rather than take the risk, the Jets decided to release him. The Kansas City Chiefs signed Bell to a one-year deal on Thursday.Bell, 28, was a two-time All-Pro while spending 2013-17 with the Pittsburgh Steelers, for whom he had three 1,200-plus-yard rushing seasons. He sat out the 2018 season in a salary dispute.

Chiefs rule out WR Watkins vs. Bills; put G Osemele on IR

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins and left guard Kelechi Osemele have been ruled out for Monday’s game against the host Buffalo Bills.Watkins, 27, is nursing a hamstring injury while Osemele tore tendons in both knees during Sunday’s 40-32 loss against the Las Vegas Raiders. Osemele was placed on injured reserve, the team announced Saturday.In five games this season, Watkins has 21 catches for 222 yards and two touchdowns. He has eight receiving scores in two-plus seasons with the Chiefs and 33 career receiving touchdowns in 81 games with the Chiefs, Los Angeles Rams and Bills.Osemele, 31, started all five games this season and has made 101 career starts in nine seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, the then-Oakland Raiders, New York Jets and Kansas City.Mike Remmers, a veteran who made 14 starts for the New York Giants last season, replaced Osemele in last week’s game versus the Raiders.

Report: Chiefs deal could pay RB Bell $1.69M

Running back Le’Veon Bell’s contract with the Kansas City Chiefs carries a low price tag, ESPN reported Friday.Bell was released by the New York Jets on Tuesday, and he signed with the Chiefs on Thursday.ESPN reported that his new deal carries a $1 million base salary, which works out to $687,500 when prorated to account for the portion of the season remaining. Bell also could make another $1 million based on his playing time and postseason incentives, according to the report.The amount that Bell receives will reduce the amount the Jets were still obligated to pay, $6 million for the rest of the 2020 season.Bell, 28, was a two-time All-Pro while spending 2013-17 with the Pittsburgh Steelers, for whom he had three 1,200-plus-yard rushing seasons. He sat out the 2018 season in a salary dispute, then landed a four-year, $52.5 million free agent deal with the Jets in March 2019.

No longer unbeaten, Chiefs and Bills look to rebound

Two teams that seemed to be steamrolling toward a clash of unbeatens now find themselves looking to recover.Although the Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills are each 4-1 and leading their respective divisions in the AFC, each will be coming off their first defeats Monday at Orchard Park, N.Y. The game got pushed back four days because of dominoes related to COVID-19 developments and kick off at 5 p.m. ET.Each team allowed 40 points in their recent losses, creating deficits neither Patrick Mahomes nor Josh Allen could overcome quarterbacking the Chiefs and Bills, respectively.Mahomes was constantly hounded and sacked three times by the Oakland Raiders in a 40-32 loss, leaving him to scurry quickly from the pocket and often look over the top in third-and-long situations.”We can’t just rely on the big play,” said Mahomes, who completed a season-low 51.2 percent of his passes against Las Vegas. “We have to execute at a high level and when the big play comes, you have to hit it.”Although Mahomes often clicks on those looks, the end of a 13-game winning streak — including playoffs, highlighted by last season’s Super Bowl victory — proved he is mortal.Now, Mahomes must move on from a setback without experienced receiver Sammy Watkins (hamstring) and guard Kelechi Osemele (knee).”I can help with different calls and putting people in better positions,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. “Everyone has a little piece of the pie here.”That includes the Kansas City defense, which permitted 20 points or less in each of the Chiefs’ first four games before allowing 490 yards to the Raiders, including five chunk plays of 40-plus yards.Botched execution hurt the Bills in their first defeat and now they have a short week to recover after falling to Tennessee, 42-16, on Tuesday. Two interceptions and long returns Buffalo gave up on special teams proved fatal against a virus-plagued opponent that had practiced only once in 12 days.One of Allen’s interceptions bounded off the hands of a receiver, but the Bills quarterback will still be looking to rebound against the Chiefs. That will be a collective effort, though, after his defense could only get him the ball twice in the final 17 minutes against Tennessee.Allen relies on one of the NFL’s hottest receivers, Stephon Diggs, who ranks second in the league with 509 receiving yards. Allen, meanwhile, ranks second in passing yards (1,589) and touchdown strikes (14).

NFL NEWS

Both Monday games are on after no new positives

Both Monday night games were cleared for kickoff following the latest round of negative COVID-19 tests, multiple outlets reported.

The Buffalo Bills (4-1) host the Kansas City Chiefs (4-1) at 5 p.m. ET on FOX and the NFL Network.

The Dallas Cowboys (2-3) host the Arizona Cardinals (3-2) at 8:15 p.m. ET on ESPN.

The Chiefs-Bills game was originally scheduled for last Thursday but was moved during a coronavirus-related NFL scheduling change.

Niners await evaluation on RB Mostert’s injury

An update on the injury to San Francisco running back Raheem Mostert isn’t expected until Monday at the earliest, coach Kyle Shanahan said after the 49ers defeated the visiting Los Angeles Rams on Sunday night in Santa Clara, Calif.

Mostert sustained a sprained left ankle late in the second quarter on Sunday, and finished the half with 64 yards on 16 carries. After having the ankle retaped at intermission, he returned for the third quarter, only to leave after one carry for one yard.

He also made two catches for 11 yards in the first half.

Mostert, who began the night with a team-leading 238 yards and one touchdown on 34 carries, was limping on the sidelines after exiting the game.

“We don’t know yet on Raheem,” Shanahan said. “I’m sure we’ll find out tomorrow.”

“I think Raheem has shown this league, starting last year, how special of a back he is,” Shanahan said. “Any time you lose a special guy like that, there definitely is a change. But I’ve also got a lot of confidence in our other guys too.”

Mostert missed two games earlier this season due to an ankle sprain.

Mostert rushed for 772 yards and eight touchdowns on 137 carries in 2019, and added 180 yards and two more scores on 14 catches.

JaMycal Hasty rushed for 37 yards on nine carries, including some runs as the Niners were chewing up the clock in the second half.

“I thought he did a real good job when he came in,” Shanahan said. “Hasty was up for the challenge, got some fresh legs in there, and I thought he gave us some juice a little bit. … Hasty got his opportunity and from what I saw, I thought he really helped us.”

Garoppolo tosses 3 TDs as 49ers dump Rams to end skid

Jimmy Garoppolo threw three first-half touchdown passes and Jason Verrett stalled a Los Angeles Rams rally with an end-zone interception Sunday night as the San Francisco 49ers ended a two-game losing streak with a 24-16 victory in a matchup of the last two NFC champions.

George Kittle caught seven passes for 109 yards and one touchdown to spark a 49ers offense that did most of its damage in the first half en route to a 21-6 lead.

The San Francisco defense, which was last seen serving up 436 yards and 43 points in a blowout home loss to the Miami Dolphins last week, kept the Rams out of the end zone for the first 56 minutes in large part by limiting Jared Goff to 198 passing yards on 19 of 38 completions.

Garoppolo’s big first half featured TD throws to Deebo Samuel for six yards, Kittle for 44 and Brandon Aiyuk for two. He went 17-for-21 for 215 yards in the half without an interception.

Garoppolo, who was pulled at halftime of last week’s loss to Miami, finished the game 23-for-33 for 268 yards and the three scores. He was not intercepted.

San Francisco running back Raheem Mostert ran 17 times for 65 yards before suffering an ankle injury and leaving the game early in the third quarter.

In an attempt to win at home for the first time in four outings this season, the connections with Samuel and Kittle gave the 49ers (3-3) a 14-0 lead in the first minute of the second quarter before the Rams countered with their only score of the half on a 10-yard pass from Goff to Robert Woods.

Samuel Sloman’s PAT was blocked, allowing the 49ers to go 15 points up when Aiyuk corralled his short TD catch with 1:47 left in the half.

Goff was just 5-for-12 in the half for 42 yards. The Rams were outgained 291-102 in the turnover-free first 30 minutes.

The teams could only trade field goals — a 42-yarder by Sloman and a 49-yarder by the 49ers’ Robbie Gould — until the Rams (4-2), seeking a third straight win, made it a one-score margin on a 40-yard pass from Goff to Josh Reynolds with still 3:24 to play.

However, the Rams never got the ball back.

LA’s other threat in the second half came at the end of a nine-play, 60-yard drive in the third period. But on a fourth-and-goal at the 2, Verrett picked off a pass intended for Reynolds, allowing San Francisco to retain a 21-9 lead.

Goff finished with two TD passes and one interception. LA’s Darrell Henderson Jr. was the game’s leading rusher with 88 yards on 14 carries.

Report: Titans fear torn ACL for LT Lewan

The Tennessee Titans are 5-0 but might have to move on without starting left tackle Taylor Lewan.

Lewan left Sunday’s 42-36 overtime victory against the Houston Texans in the third quarter, and the Titans fear he may have suffered a torn ACL, according to FOX Sports.

The 29-year-old is scheduled for an MRI exam on Monday.

Ty Sambrailo, who replaced Lewan, gave up a sack to J.J. Watt on his second snap as Ryan Tannehill lost a fumble that led to a Houston touchdown. Sambrailo, 28, signed a one-year deal with Tennessee in the offseason. He has 13 starts in a six-year NFL career, with experience at both tackle spots and left guard.

“We’re sure lucky to have him,” head coach Mike Vrabel said after Sunday’s game. “He’s one of those guys that takes advantage of the situation. We’ll continue to work and make sure that we’re trying to find ways to help people where they need help.”

Another potential option is moving right tackle Dennis Kelly to the left side or to put rookie first-rounder Isaiah Wilson in the mix. He has not played this season but recently returned to practice after originally being placed on the NFL reserve/COVID-19 list in July.

Lewan, a first-round pick of the Titans (No. 11 overall) in 2014, is a three-time Pro Bowl selection. He has started 85 of his 90 games with Tennessee.

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