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NFL Capsule: Colts at Chiefs

NFL Capsule: Colts at Chiefs

INDIANAPOLIS (9-4) At KANSAS CITY (2-12)

Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - Colts by 6

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Indianapolis 8-6; Kansas City 5-9

SERIES RECORD - Colts lead 13-8

AP PRO32 RANKING - Colts No. 10; Chiefs No. 30

LAST MEETING - Chiefs beat Colts 28-24, Oct. 31, 2011

LAST WEEK - Colts lost to Texans 29-17; Chiefs lost to Raiders 15-0

COLTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (9), RUSH (21), PASS (8)

COLTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (21), RUSH (23), PASS (21)

CHIEFS OFFENSE - OVERALL (25), RUSH (7), PASS (31)

CHIEFS DEFENSE - OVERALL (18), RUSH (27), PASS (7)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Colts can clinch playoff spot with win or tie, or loss or tie by Pittsburgh. They can also become only second team in NFL history to win 10 games one year after losing 14 or more. ... Kansas City rallied from 17 down to beat Indianapolis in only meeting last season. ... Colts QB Andrew Luck has rallied team to victory six times in fourth quarter, a rookie record. He needs 74 yards passing to break Carolina QB Cam Newton's rookie record of 4,051 yards passing set last season. ... Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles second in the AFC with 1,230 yards rushing, despite gaining 10 yards on nine carries last week against Oakland. ... Chiefs last in NFL in scoring and have failed to score offensive touchdown five times in 14 games. ... Kansas City had 17 first-half yards in last Sunday's loss to Oakland. It finished with 119 yards, only 10 of which were on ground. ... Colts have won league-high eight one-possession games. ... Chiefs will play second straight game without WR Dwayne Bowe (ribs). They have one other WR with at least 19 catches this season. ... This will be Colts' first visit to Arrowhead Stadium since 2004. The teams' last three meetings have been in Indianapolis. ... Colts RB Vick Ballard ran for career-high 105 yards last week against Houston. ... Indianapolis WR Reggie Wayne needs three catches for fourth 100-catch season. Only four other players have accomplished feat. ... Colts defense has returned three interceptions for TDs this season.

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Steelers will require fans to wear a mask at Heinz Field, should they be allowed

Steelers will require fans to wear a mask at Heinz Field, should they be allowed

If fans are permitted to attend Pittsburgh Steelers home games this fall, there's one item they can't forget: a mask.

Steelers' director of communication, Burt Lauten, explained the decision to require fans to wear a mask in a statement on Tuesday.

"Our goal is to still have fans at Heinz Field this year with the understanding that social distancing, as well as all fans being required to wear masks, will play a role in the capacity to ensure a safe atmosphere," Lauten said, via ESPN. "We will continue to work with the NFL and public health officials to finalize plans for fans to attend our home games."

Pittsburgh was one of the first franchises to alter its ticketing plans this season, as they decided in May to trim half of their individual game ticket sales due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

The news comes just hours after their AFC North rival, the Baltimore Ravens, announced that M&T Bank Stadium will be capped at less than 14,000 fans this fall, should fans be allowed to attend games.

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In June, The Athletic reported that the NFL will not place a limit on capacity at games, allowing each individual team to make the decision themselves.

"Attendance will be a state-by-state, county-by-county thing," an anonymous NFL source told The Athletic. "It will not be a one size fits all."

Additionally, the NFL has said that the first 6-8 rows of lower bowl sections, including field-level suites, will be blocked off this fall to help slow the spread of the virus. Those sections will be covered with tarps, which teams can use to sell advertising, similarly to what the Premier League in England has done.

With training camp still a few weeks away, there are a lot of virus-related questions the NFL must answer beforehand.

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Howard is a finalist for 2021 five-star defensive end Korey Foreman

Howard is a finalist for 2021 five-star defensive end Korey Foreman

The Howard University football program has moved a step closer to landing perhaps its highest-ranked recruit in years, if not ever.

Five-star defensive end Korey Foreman trimmed his college choice to seven on Wednesday evening, and the Howard Bison were on the list. The other six schools were Southern California (USC), LSU, Alabama, Oregon, Clemson, and Georgia.

In Foreman's tweet, he explained why Howard, a historically Black college (HBCU), was included in his list.

"I am a young black man that is happy and proud of my race," he wrote. "The Black Lives Matter movement is and forever will be powerful and definitely never forgotten. These are the schools I will now be focusing on the most. Set the standard and .. be different."

The news comes just a week after the Howard basketball program landed five-star Makur Maker, who chose the Bison over Division I schools UCLA, Kentucky and Memphis. Maker was the highest-ranked recruit Howard basketball has landed in its history. Mikey Williams, a top-five basketball recruit in the 2023 class, has already hinted about potentially playing at an HBCU as well.

Foreman, a 6-foot-4, 235-pound defensive end, is projected to commit to USC, according to 247Sports. Foreman is ranked the No. 2 overall prospect on 247Sports recruiting rankings for the 2021 class.

However, if the last few weeks are any indication, Howard can't be ruled out.

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