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KANSAS CITY, Mo. Jacob Eason College Jersey . - This should be the week the Chiefs get right on defence. Arizona running back Andre Ellington is banged up and may not play and the Cardinals have quite a cast of unknowns backing him up.Of course, even the unknowns have been gouging Kansas City the past few weeks.It all started with Marshawn Lynch and the Seattle Seahawks, and perhaps the Chiefs defence could be forgiven for allowing them to run wild. But it was Latavius Murray who ransacked them for Oakland the following week and C.J. Anderson who turned the trick for Denver last Sunday.Not exactly a pair of household names.So even though Ellington could miss Sundays game with what coach Bruce Arians called a severe hip pointer, all that really means is that Marion Grice, Stepfan Taylor and Robert Hughes will be spending this week licking their chops at the prospect of facing Kansas City.Its really a mindset, Chiefs defensive tackle Dontari Poe said, when asked about stuffing the run. We have to wrap up. Thats something we have to practice on and do it in the game.Thats not such an easy thing to do these days.Even though tackling is the one of the most basic fundamentals of football — and perhaps the biggest reason why Kansas City hasnt been able to slow the run — it is virtually impossible to address this time of year. Teams are limited in the amount of time they can spend in pads, and few coaches are willing to risk an injury to key players by tackling this late in the season.Besides, tackling should be second-nature by the time players reach the NFL, much less reach Week 14 of the season. Its hard to spend more time on it in the midst of a playoff push.We havent done too well on it, Chiefs coach Andy Reid acknowledged. Thats something were going to put an emphasis on the best you can right now. There are a lot of things we need to be better at. Ive said that even when we were winning games. You have to keep improving and then youre going to go through ups and downs and you work through those.One of those things is tackling, Reid added. Well do everything we can (in practice) without going live to take care of it.The Chiefs have given up 597 yards rushing the last three weeks, the third-most over a span that long this season, according to STATS. The only two stretches worse belong to the Giants, whose two streaks are skewed by 350 yards rushing that Seattle posted on them last month.Its also the most yards the Chiefs have allowed on the ground over a three-week span since the end of the 2009 season, when they allowed 695 yards in Weeks 14-16.So much of it is gap control and how you handle that, and staying disciplined in your gaps, Reid said. Teams are going to try to distort that linebacker level ... to create seams, and its our responsibility to stay as square as we can and take away those lanes for runners.Runners in this league dont need a lot of room, Reid explained, so you try to constrict that. And then tackling becomes another part of that. If teams do get to the perimeter, or do get to the secondary level or linebacker level, you have to be sure you negate the longer run. That also comes into the picture.Injuries also have played a part of the ineffectiveness of the Chiefs rush defence.Leading tackler Derrick Johnson and defensive tackle Mike DeVito were lost for the season when they tore their respective Achilles tendons in their opener against Tennessee. Another inside linebacker, Joe Mays, broke a bone in his hand and has missed much of the season.We do miss those players. People dont realize how good of a player Derrick Johnson is until hes not in the lineup, fellow linebacker Tamba Hali said. He made a lot of plays. But we have to rally around the guys we have right now.In a hurry, too. The Chiefs have lost two straight and are slipping out of playoff contention with just four games left in the regular season.Its all a mindset, Hali said. We have to harp on it a little bit and just execute. Its fundamental. And these last couple of weeks that have gone by, we havent been technically right in our gaps. And were going to straighten it out. Wholesale Georgia Jerseys .The Toronto Raptors guard, who will represent the Eastern Conference at the All-Star Game in New Orleans on Sunday, says he doesnt complain in the face of adversity "because I know this little girl is just happy for anything. Cheap Georgia Jerseys Authentic . -- New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has no concerns about the health of shortstop Derek Jeter, who was limited to 17 games last season due to leg injuries.ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Seattle Mariners quickly answered those critics who thought Robinson Cano wouldnt have enough support in the lineup to make a difference. James Paxton pitched seven scoreless innings of two-hit ball and Cano drove in his first run for the Mariners on Wednesday night in an 8-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels, completing a three-game sweep in the teams first series under new manager Lloyd McClendon. "The last couple of years, a lot of us guys were younger and going through battles and learning some things," first baseman Justin Smoak said. "Now its time for guys who have been here the last couple of years to step up." Smoak, Mike Zunino and Corey Hart all homered for Seattle, which outscored the Angels 26-8 while sweeping a season-opening three-game set for only the second time in their 38-year history. The other time was in 1985, when they started out 6-0 at home against Oakland and Minnesota before losing 12 of their next 13. "We had a lot of confidence coming in," Smoak said. "Weve got a great pitching staff. Paxton, Erasmo (Ramirez) and Felix (Hernandez) pitched their butts off and gave us a chance to win, and we were able to score some runs. Now we have to keep it going." It was the first time the Angels were swept in a three-game series to start a season since 1992, by the Chicago White Sox at Anaheim. "Thats obviously not the way we wanted to come out and open this thing up," said Angels third baseman David Freese. "They all count, but its a long season and well bounce back. Theres a lot of guys in this clubhouse that understand what a baseball season consists of, and sometimes this happens." Paxton (1-0) threw 99 pitches in his fifth big league start and struck out nine, including Josh Hamilton all three times he faced him. Hamilton also struck out against Nector Noesi for the final out after Noesi game up Mike Trouts RBI triple and Freeses sacrifice fly. Paxton stranded a runner at third base in the first with the help of centre fielder Abraham Almonte, who raced in to make a sliding catch on Freeses sinking liner for the third out. He escaped another jam in the fourth by fanningg Hamilton and Howie Kendrick with two men on, then struck out the side in the fifth. Todd Gurley College Jersey. Paxton became the second pitcher in Mariners history to win four of his first five big league starts. The other was Michael Pineda, who did it in 2011. Paxton, a Canadian-born left-hander, was 3-0 with a 1.50 ERA four starts last September. "I just got in a groove and felt really good," Paxton said. "Probably around the third inning, I kind of found my rhythm and everything was coming together really well for me." Hector Santiago (0-1) was charged with four runs, four hits and three walks in five-plus innings. The 26-year-old left-hander, beginning his first full season as a starter, was acquired in December along with Tyler Skaggs from Arizona in a three-way trade with the Chicago White Sox that sent slugger Mark Trumbo to the Diamondbacks. Seattle scored 18 of their runs in this series with two outs. Cano, who left the New York Yankees after nine seasons to sign a 10-year, $240 million free agent contract, finished his first series in a Seattle uniform 5 for 11 with two intentional walks. "His presence definitely affects any lineup," Freese said. "I mean, you look up and down that lineup and its a complete lineup." Brad Miller, who homered twice for the Mariners in Tuesdays 8-3 win, legged out a double to right with two outs in the third and came home on Canos single. Miller drove in the second run with a two-out single in the fifth. The Mariners broke it open with four runs in the sixth, as Stefan Romero greeted Fernando Salas with an RBI double and Zunino hit his sixth big league homer. Smoak and Hart both homered with two outs in the ninth against Ernesto Frieri. NOTES: Santiagos only other start at Angel Stadium came with the White Sox on May 18, 2013, when he allowed three runs and four hits over 3 1-2 innings in a no-decision. ... 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