Gibson made 10 starts as a rookie last season, and the Twins

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Gibson made 10 starts as a rookie last season, and the Twins

Postby wangshi » Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:24 pm

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Teddy Bridgewater Jersey . - There was a moment early in the fourth quarter Sunday that all the stars were aligned for the Kansas City Chiefs. They were handling business against San Diego, and two other games transpiring elsewhere were going exactly as they needed.In the end, the Chiefs were the only ones who held on.Kansas City beat the Chargers 19-7 to eliminate them from playoff contention, but was knocked out itself when Baltimore rallied past Cleveland and Houston did the same against Jacksonville.Were all disappointed not to make the playoffs, Chiefs owner Clark Hunt said. I think the team, the coaching staff realizes we had the opportunity and we just didnt get it done.Kansas City (9-7) squandered numerous chances in losses to Denver, Arizona and San Francisco, any of which would have gotten the Chiefs into the playoffs for the second straight year.We were 7-3 at one point, sort of got on a slide at the back end of the season that was uncharacteristic of us as a team, said Chase Daniel, who started Sunday for injured quarterback Alex Smith. But at the same time, you end the season on a high note, with a victory.There were other high notes, too. Cairo Santos kicked four field goals to cap a solid rookie season, and Daniel played relatively error free while Smith sat out with a lacerated spleen.Then there was Justin Houston, who had four sacks to finish with 22 on the season, breaking the franchise record set by Derrick Thomas in 1990. Houston had a few minutes left to try to get the NFL record of 22 1/2 set by Michael Strahan in 2001, but mostly fell into pass coverage.Im still heartbroken about not going to the playoffs. Thats what I set my goals on, Houston said. The individual records, itll mean something when Im done playing. Theres nothing more important than putting the ring on.The Chargers (9-7) never gave themselves much of a chance in a game they need to win to reach the playoffs, falling to their AFC West rival for the second time this season.Nick Novak missed a 52-yard field goal attempt late in the third quarter. Midway through the fourth, a touchdown pass to Eddie Royal was overturned by a video review when the ball appeared to skip off the turf — San Diego went for it on fourth down and Philip Rivers threw incomplete. Then with about 4 minutes left, Donald Brown was stuffed on fourth-and-1 at the Chiefs 20.Rivers was intercepted for a second time in the closing seconds of the game.Thats the most disappointing thing. For everything that was at stake and for us to play we did, Chargers coach Mike McCoy said. Im just very disappointed.Rivers finished with 291 yards passing to go over 4,000 in a season for the sixth time, though he also threw two interceptions. Branden Oliver ran for 71 yards and a touchdown.We fought like crazy, Rivers said. Theres soon to be 20 teams that will be sitting in our same position, and theyre disappointed to not be moving on. But we fought to the end. We won nine football games and fell one short of getting ourselves a 17th game.INJURY WOES: The Chargers began the game without running back Ryan Mathews, wide receiver Keenan Allen and centre Chris Watt. They ended it without right tackle D.J. Fluker, cornerback Shareece Wright, wide receiver Eddie Royal and safety Marcus Gilchrist due to injuries.SANTOS SHINES: Not only did Santos match the franchise rookie record of 25 field goals in a season set by Ryan Succop, the kicker he beat out for the job in training camp, he also passed Jan Steneruds rookie record of 112 points. Im happy with him and the progress hes made, Reid said, but we also have to do better in the red zone.CHARLES HITS 1,000: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles only ran for 53 yards, but he still passed 1,000 for the fifth time. That includes three straight since he tore his ACL.SACK CITY: Houston may have had four sacks, but the rest of the Chiefs added three more to the tally. There were other guys who were getting pressure, Chargers offensive lineman Chad Rinehart said. It was a team effort and he was the guy out there who was getting the finished product.SEASON SWEEP: The Chiefs wrapped up their first back-to-back winning seasons since 2005-06 by sweeping the Chargers for the first time since 2003. They beat us twice this year, Rivers said, so they were the better team. Head-to-head, they beat us both times.___Online:AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL Dalvin Cook Jersey . The cause of his death is as of yet undetermined, but police said foul play is not suspected. Ben Gedeon Jersey . -- Canadas Justin Shin shot an 8-under 64 on Thursday on PGA Wests Nicklaus Tournament Course to take the first-round lead in the Web. http://www.thevikingsshoponline.com/Youth-Jerick-Mckinnon-Vikings-Jersey/ . - Urijah (The California Kid) Faber finds himself in an unaccustomed position Saturday night at UFC 175 — on the preliminary card.CLEVELAND -- His blue sweatshirt drenched with beer, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire picked up the boxed bottle of Dom Perignon off his desk and smiled. "Looks pretty good," he said, admiring the pricey Champagne. "Itll look good on the mantle, unless my wife and I drink it tonight. You just never know." Gardenhire became the 10th manager in major league history to win 1,000 games with the same team on Saturday as Minnesota, staked to an early lead by Brian Doziers homer on the games second pitch, beat the Cleveland Indians 7-3. Following the game, Gardenhire was doused with adult beverages by his players, who wore grey T-shirts that said, "1000 wins ... 67 ejections" on the front and "And Still Counting" on the back. Minnesotas Kyle Gibson limited Cleveland to one run over five innings in his season debut after Dozier led off the game with his homer against Carlos Carrasco. Gardenhire, who has managed Minnesota since 2002, joined Tom Kelly as the only managers in Twins history to reach 1,000 wins. Hes also the fifth active manager to hit the milestone, and he joined a list of managing immortals including Connie Mack, John McGraw, Walter Alston, Tommy Lasorda and Earl Weaver as the only ones to get all 1,000 wins with the same team. In typical fashion, the 56-year-old "Gardy," who has guided the Twins to six AL Central titles, downplayed his accomplishment. "I havent looked at the list," he said. "I kind of stayed away from all that stuff. We were kinda talking about it earlier. I really havent gotten into this very much: How many? Who? Maybe Ill look at it now. "I guess you tip your hat to those guys because I know how hard it is." As he spoke with reporters, Gardenhires cellphone buzzed with a flood of incoming congratulatory texts. One of his daughters called immediately after the game and his wife, Lindsay, was in his office as the Twins celebrated. "My kids and my family are very, very excited," he said. "Theyve been waiting for this." In addition to getting the bottle of bubbly from the Twins and the games lineup card as a souvenir, Gardenhire was also touched by the grey T-shirts, which included a photo on the front of him being thrown out by late umpire Waally Bell, who died of a heart attack in October. John Randle Jersey. "Its really heartwarming because Wally Bell is on the front," Gardenhire said. "Hes a very, very dear friend of mine, so it means an awful lot to have that T-shirt with Wally on there -- and its also a pretty entertaining T-shirt." Before taking the mound, Gibson (1-0) did his usual round of high-fives with teammates and coaches in the dugout before delivering a message to Gardenhire. "I went up to him and said, Hey, lets get it today," said Gibson, who allowed one run and three hits in five-plus innings. "Its exciting to be the guy who is out there for the W but its Gardys W for sure. Its a pretty cool day to be a part of." Gibson made 10 starts as a rookie last season, and the Twins are counting on the 25-year-old to do more after giving him the fifth spot in the rotation. The right-hander worked around four walks -- two in the third, when he escaped a big inning by getting Nick Swisher to ground into a double play. Afterward, Gibson was most pleased about getting Gardenhire his win. "The short time Ive played for Gardy, its been a lot of fun," he said. "Hes fun to play for. Hes a great manager." Indians manager Terry Francona was the last active manager to reach 1,000 wins, and he was more than happy to welcome Gardenhire into the club. "Gardys been doing this for a long time," he said. "Yeah, I guess I wish it would have come in the next series. But hes been good at what he does for a long time. I think that number indicates hes getting old." When reminded that he also has 1,000 wins, Francona quipped: "Im old. Thats why I didnt say too many nice things about it." NOTES: Also on the list of managers with 1,000 wins with the same team are: Mike Scioscia, Kelly, Danny Murtaugh and Red Schoendienst. ... The Twins snapped a seven-game losing streak against the Indians. ... After going 0-for-13 to start the season, Dozier is 3-for-5 with a double and homer in this series. ... Twins OF Oswaldo Arcia was given the day off with a sore right hand. 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