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 hopeful Patrick Mahomes (toe) is ready by June

Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes is on track to return from toe surgery in time to participate in the Chiefs’ minicamp in June, general manager Brett Veach said Monday.

Mahomes, 25, underwent surgery for turf toe on Feb. 10.

“It’s a three-month recovery, so we’re hopeful (he returns) somewhere around that mandatory minicamp, if we have it,” Veach said. “We certainly think by training camp he’ll be ready to go and we’ll be smart with him.”

Mahomes injured his left big toe in the first quarter of Kansas City’s 22-17 divisional playoff victory against the Cleveland Browns on Jan. 17.

He had one of the worst games of his NFL career in the 31-9 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV, completing 26 of 49 passes for 270 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions. He rushed five times for 33 yards and was sacked three times.

Also Monday, Veach said the Chiefs are hopeful starting tackles Mitchell Schwartz (back) and Eric Fischer (Achilles tendon) will be ready for training camp following offseason surgeries.

“I would probably say Pat’s ahead of them just because of that type of injury and a quicker recovery,” Veach said. “Hopefully we’ll have all three ready to go by training camp.”

Mahomes is 38-8 as a starter for the Chiefs, earning three Pro Bowl selections and the 2018 MVP award since he was drafted in the first round (10th overall) in 2017.

Chiefs RT Mitchell Schwartz undergoes back surgery

Kansas City Chiefs right tackle Mitchell Schwartz underwent back surgery on Wednesday and said that his “recovery process isn’t too long.”

Schwartz posted pictures of himself in a hospital gown and face mask prior to the procedure on various social media accounts.

“Injury update: I’m getting surgery today,” he wrote. “I was hoping to recover enough to get back for playoffs/Super Bowl but that didn’t happen. It’s time to address the issue. The recovery process isn’t too long, which is nice. Looking forward to a healthy 2021!”

Schwartz, 31, had his streak of 134 consecutive regular-season starts end after leaving the Week 6 game against the Buffalo Bills with the back injury. It turned out to be season-ending even though Schwartz delayed surgery in case he could return for the postseason.

Schwartz played his first four NFL seasons with the Cleveland Browns (2012-15) before joining Kansas City as a free agent.

He earned first-team All-Pro honors with the Chiefs in 2018.

Kansas City lost 31-9 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Super Bowl earlier this month. The Chiefs had trouble protecting quarterback Patrick Mahomes in the contest with left tackle Eric Fisher (Achilles) and Schwartz both sidelined.

Patrick Mahomes early favorite to win 2021 NFL MVP award

The dust has barely settled from Super Bowl LV and all eyes have turned back to Patrick Mahomes.

Despite seeing his Kansas City Chiefs come up short in the big game last week, Mahomes has been installed as the early favorite to win NFL Most Valuable Player honors for the 2021 season.

Mahomes, who won the award in 2018, is listed at +500 by DraftKings.

Mahomes, 25, is expected to be motivated after throwing for 4,740 yards and 38 touchdowns during the regular season before enduring one of the worst games of his NFL career in last Sunday’s 31-9 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He completed 26 of 49 passes for 270 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions in Super Bowl LV.

Reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers resides at +800 to capture his fourth such award.

Rodgers received 44 votes to earn his third career MVP award (2011, 2014) on Feb. 6. Rodgers led the league with 48 touchdown passes, a 70.7 percent completion rate and a 121.5 rating.

Fellow quarterbacks Josh Allen (Buffalo Bills) and Russell Wilson (Seattle Seahawks) are both listed at +1300 to win the 2021 NFL MVP.

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford is fifth on the list at +1500 following his trade from the Detroit Lions.

Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady of the Buccaneers sits at +1600 to win his fourth NFL MVP honor, while Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has the same odds to capture his second in three years.

The first non-quarterbacks on the list are Tennessee Titans bulldozer Derrick Henry and fellow running back Christian McCaffrey of the Carolina Panthers. Both are at +3300.

Yahoo Sports NFL writer Terez Paylor dies at 37

Yahoo Sports senior NFL writer Terez Paylor died unexpectedly Tuesday at 37 years old.

“We are heartbroken to learn that our friend and teammate Terez Paylor has passed away,” Yahoo Sports editor-in-chief Johnny Ludden said in a statement. “Terez was a dogged, thoughtful reporter to many who knew him in the NFL. To us, he was a friend who always had a warm smile and a kind word. He cared deeply about his family, was passionate about his work and remained intensely proud of his Detroit and Kansas City roots. Our sympathy is with Terez’s family and everyone who knew and cared about him.”

Paylor joined Yahoo Sports in 2018 after 12 years spent at the Kansas City Star. He covered the Kansas City Chiefs for five seasons.

“Hearing the news of Terez’s passing is heart wrenching,” the Chiefs communications team said in a statement. “He was so young and full of life, he always wanted to do right by people. … He was a true professional and a great man with a bright future ahead of him.”

Paylor graduated from Howard University in 2006. He was one of 48 voting members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

“While we are shocked and saddened by Terez Paylor’s sudden passing, we also celebrate his extraordinary life that touched so many,” Ebony Reed, his fiancee, said in a statement. “Terez was an exceptional journalist whose passion for football made him a respected voice. His legacy will leave an enduring impact on sports journalism, the NFL, the Kansas City Chiefs, and their fans.

“More important, Terez was a devoted son, grandson, brother, an adoring fiance, and a wonderful friend to so many. To know him was to love him. He will be dearly missed.”

NFL NEWS

Report: Bears release veteran CB Buster Skrine

The Chicago Bears released veteran cornerback Buster Skrine, ESPN reported Monday, a move that will save the club $2.7 million in cap space.

Skrine signed a three-year, $16.5 million deal to join the Bears ahead of the 2019 season.

Skrine played in 12 games last season (three starts), finishing with 66 tackles, three passes defensed and a forced fumble.

He has nine career interceptions in 10 seasons with the Cleveland Browns (2011-14), New York Jets (2015-18) and Bears. He was selected by the Browns in the fifth round of the 2011 draft.

Bears add ex-Texas coach Tom Herman to staff

The Chicago Bears added former Texas Longhorns head coach Tom Herman to their staff on Monday.

Herman’s title is “offensive analyst/special projects.”

Herman, 45, guided Texas to a 7-3 record in 2020 and a 32-18 record over four seasons.

He led the Longhorns to four straight bowl wins, including a 55-23 victory against Colorado in the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio on Dec. 29.

Four days later, Herman was fired and replaced by former Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian.

Herman guided the Houston Cougars to a 22-4 record and two bowl appearances from 2015-16 before taking over in Austin. He also served as the offensive coordinator at Ohio State (2012-14), Iowa State (2009-11), Rice (2007-08) and Texas State (2005-06).

Chiefs hopeful Patrick Mahomes (toe) is ready by June

Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes is on track to return from toe surgery in time to participate in the Chiefs’ minicamp in June, general manager Brett Veach said Monday.

Mahomes, 25, underwent surgery for turf toe on Feb. 10.

“It’s a three-month recovery, so we’re hopeful (he returns) somewhere around that mandatory minicamp, if we have it,” Veach said. “We certainly think by training camp he’ll be ready to go and we’ll be smart with him.”

Mahomes injured his left big toe in the first quarter of Kansas City’s 22-17 divisional playoff victory against the Cleveland Browns on Jan. 17.

He had one of the worst games of his NFL career in the 31-9 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV, completing 26 of 49 passes for 270 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions. He rushed five times for 33 yards and was sacked three times.

Also Monday, Veach said the Chiefs are hopeful starting tackles Mitchell Schwartz (back) and Eric Fischer (Achilles tendon) will be ready for training camp following offseason surgeries.

“I would probably say Pat’s ahead of them just because of that type of injury and a quicker recovery,” Veach said. “Hopefully we’ll have all three ready to go by training camp.”

Mahomes is 38-8 as a starter for the Chiefs, earning three Pro Bowl selections and the 2018 MVP award since he was drafted in the first round (10th overall) in 2017.

J.J. Watt, Cardinals agree to two-year deal

Star defensive end J.J. Watt took to social media on Monday afternoon to announce that he is joining the Arizona Cardinals.

Watt wrote on Twitter “source: me” while posting a picture of himself working out in a Cardinals shirt.

The Cardinals confirmed that Watt agreed to a two-year deal but didn’t announce financial terms. Multiple media outlets reported Watt’s contract is worth $31 million with $23 million guaranteed.

Watt ended what he termed as a “wild” free agency after asking for — and receiving — his release from the Houston Texans on Feb. 12.

Watt, who will turn 32 on March 22, will join former Texans teammate DeAndre Hopkins with the Cardinals. Because he was released by the Texans, Watt is eligible to sign his contract now.

Watt was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year on three occasions during his 10 seasons in Houston. He was also a first-team All-Pro five times and won the Walter Payton Man of the Year award in 2017 after raising more than $37 million for victims of Hurricane Harvey.

He is the team’s all-time leader in sacks with 101, tackles for loss (172), quarterback hits (282) and forced fumbles (25). He has 531 career tackles, 61 passes defensed and 16 fumble recoveries since the Texans made him the No. 11 overall selection in the 2011 NFL Draft.

Watt played in 128 games with the Texans, despite losing chunks of three seasons to injuries. He played in just three games in 2016, five in 2017 and eight in 2019.

CHIEFS NEWS

NFL NEWS

Report: Bears release veteran CB Buster Skrine

The Chicago Bears released veteran cornerback Buster Skrine, ESPN reported Monday, a move that will save the club $2.7 million in cap space.

Skrine signed a three-year, $16.5 million deal to join the Bears ahead of the 2019 season.

Skrine played in 12 games last season (three starts), finishing with 66 tackles, three passes defensed and a forced fumble.

He has nine career interceptions in 10 seasons with the Cleveland Browns (2011-14), New York Jets (2015-18) and Bears. He was selected by the Browns in the fifth round of the 2011 draft.

Bears add ex-Texas coach Tom Herman to staff

The Chicago Bears added former Texas Longhorns head coach Tom Herman to their staff on Monday.

Herman’s title is “offensive analyst/special projects.”

Herman, 45, guided Texas to a 7-3 record in 2020 and a 32-18 record over four seasons.

He led the Longhorns to four straight bowl wins, including a 55-23 victory against Colorado in the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio on Dec. 29.

Four days later, Herman was fired and replaced by former Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian.

Herman guided the Houston Cougars to a 22-4 record and two bowl appearances from 2015-16 before taking over in Austin. He also served as the offensive coordinator at Ohio State (2012-14), Iowa State (2009-11), Rice (2007-08) and Texas State (2005-06).

Chiefs hopeful Patrick Mahomes (toe) is ready by June

Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes is on track to return from toe surgery in time to participate in the Chiefs’ minicamp in June, general manager Brett Veach said Monday.

Mahomes, 25, underwent surgery for turf toe on Feb. 10.

“It’s a three-month recovery, so we’re hopeful (he returns) somewhere around that mandatory minicamp, if we have it,” Veach said. “We certainly think by training camp he’ll be ready to go and we’ll be smart with him.”

Mahomes injured his left big toe in the first quarter of Kansas City’s 22-17 divisional playoff victory against the Cleveland Browns on Jan. 17.

He had one of the worst games of his NFL career in the 31-9 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV, completing 26 of 49 passes for 270 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions. He rushed five times for 33 yards and was sacked three times.

Also Monday, Veach said the Chiefs are hopeful starting tackles Mitchell Schwartz (back) and Eric Fischer (Achilles tendon) will be ready for training camp following offseason surgeries.

“I would probably say Pat’s ahead of them just because of that type of injury and a quicker recovery,” Veach said. “Hopefully we’ll have all three ready to go by training camp.”

Mahomes is 38-8 as a starter for the Chiefs, earning three Pro Bowl selections and the 2018 MVP award since he was drafted in the first round (10th overall) in 2017.

J.J. Watt, Cardinals agree to two-year deal

Star defensive end J.J. Watt took to social media on Monday afternoon to announce that he is joining the Arizona Cardinals.

Watt wrote on Twitter “source: me” while posting a picture of himself working out in a Cardinals shirt.

The Cardinals confirmed that Watt agreed to a two-year deal but didn’t announce financial terms. Multiple media outlets reported Watt’s contract is worth $31 million with $23 million guaranteed.

Watt ended what he termed as a “wild” free agency after asking for — and receiving — his release from the Houston Texans on Feb. 12.

Watt, who will turn 32 on March 22, will join former Texans teammate DeAndre Hopkins with the Cardinals. Because he was released by the Texans, Watt is eligible to sign his contract now.

Watt was named NFL Defensive Player of the Year on three occasions during his 10 seasons in Houston. He was also a first-team All-Pro five times and won the Walter Payton Man of the Year award in 2017 after raising more than $37 million for victims of Hurricane Harvey.

He is the team’s all-time leader in sacks with 101, tackles for loss (172), quarterback hits (282) and forced fumbles (25). He has 531 career tackles, 61 passes defensed and 16 fumble recoveries since the Texans made him the No. 11 overall selection in the 2011 NFL Draft.

Watt played in 128 games with the Texans, despite losing chunks of three seasons to injuries. He played in just three games in 2016, five in 2017 and eight in 2019.