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Chiefs relying on cast of misfits during surprise season

Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Quintin Demps, right, scoops up a ball from Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III and heads toward the end zone during the first half of a National Football League game on Sunday afternoon in Landover, Md.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Alex Smith and Jamaal Charles make the headlines for the Kansas City Chiefs and rightfully so. The quarterback and running back are the biggest names on one of the NFL’s surprise teams.
However, it’s been a cast of misfits that has fueled the Chiefs’ run toward the playoffs.
Take safety Quintin Demps, who three years ago was playing in the UFL. Not only does he have four interceptions, he also returned a kickoff for a touchdown last Sunday against Washington.
Or try Sean McGrath, who was plucked off waivers before the season. The former Henderson ...


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