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KANSAS CITY, Mo. Air Max 1 Destockage . -- In the aftermath of a lopsided loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, in primetime no less, Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith acknowledged that you own this right now, you wear it and it stinks.The Chiefs will smell for quite a while.Their embarrassing 43-14 loss on Sunday night left them 2-2 through their first four games, and with more questions than answers heading into a week off.Their offense was inept, their defense was fileted by Ben Roethlisberger and Co., and even their usually solid special teams were a stumbling mess.Youd love to go into it on a better note, Smith said of the bye, but who knows? Whether we like it or not, its here. We have to use it. Get healthy, regroup and bounce back from this.Here are the grimy details from the Chiefs worst loss under Andy Reid:- They lost two turnovers, both of which turned into touchdowns. One was coughed up by suddenly fumble-prone Spencer Ware and the other was an interception on a screen pass flawed from the start.- Smith was sacked four times by a Steelers defense that had just one through the first three games.- Dustin Colquitt shanked a punt that gave the Steelers great field position, and Tyreek Hills punt return touchdown was wiped out by an illegal blocking penalty by Demetrius Harris.- One week after picking off six passes and forcing eight turnovers against the Jets, the Chiefs didnt force a single turnover against the Steelers. Roethlisberger was 22 of 27 for 300 yards and five scores, and LeVeon Bell ran for 144 yards in his return from a three-game suspension.You learn a lot about yourself when you get your butt kicked, Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson said.The best thing about it is it counts as one game. It does not put a damper on the season, and it does not set us into panic mode. Do we need to figure it out? Yes we need to figure it out.The onus on that falls on Reids shoulders.Long recognized as an offensive mastermind, Reid has stumbled through most of the first four weeks.The Chiefs needed a frantic comeback to beat the Chargers in their opener, then failed to score a touchdown in a loss at Houston, before scoring just one offensive TD against the Jets.On Sunday night, the Chiefs didnt reach the end zone until the fourth quarter.Even more damning about the performance? It came a week after the Eagles, led by former Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson, blitzed past Pittsburgh in a 34-3 rout.This one we didnt sustain. We just werent able to sustain drives, Reid said Monday. We had a couple opportunities in the red zone we didnt take advantage of. I have to look in the mirror on that one.Perhaps the only bright spot against Pittsburgh was the return of Jamaal Charles, who tore the ACL in his right knee in Week 5 last season.But the four-time Pro Bowl running back only carried twice and perhaps was pressed into service earlier than desired because of an injury to Charcandrick West.Charles came out of the game healthy, but its unclear what his workload will be like going forward.Well see. Well just play it by ear, Reid said. See how hes feeling and the production and all of those things. Weve got 12 games here to figure that out.Reid said the Chiefs would spend Monday digesting the loss, then cut his players loose for the remainder of the bye week. The NFL has rules about how much they can be in the building during a week off.Still, that doesnt mean the loss wont linger with them.Were 2-2, so its not the end of the world, right? Even though it feels that way, Reid said. We have a week off to step back and analyze and try to fix some of the issues.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL Twitter feed: http://twitter.com/AP-NFL Air Max 1 France .com) - The Chicago Blackhawks aim for their third three-game winning streak of the season when they host the struggling Edmonton Oilers in Sundays battle at the United Center. Air Max 1 France Pas Cher . Louis Cardinals. Victorino is batting sixth and playing right field after missing two games because of back tightness. http://www.franceairmax1.fr/ . A big centre with all the tools to be an elite player, Johansen paced the Blue Jackets with a standout game Saturday night. He had a goal and two assists for a career-high three points as Columbus beat the New York Islanders 5-2 to snap a five-game losing streak. BOSTON -- The Minnesota Wild have earned a Stanley Cup playoff berth in each of the past four seasons. They are one of seven NHL teams to do so during that span, joining the Anaheim Ducks, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Rangers and St. Louis Blues.Under former coach Mike Yeo, the Wild did not get past the second round, losing three consecutive postseason series to the Blackhawks. During an eight-game losing skid in February, and a stretch during which Minnesota went 3-12-4, Yeo was fired and and John Torchetti was named interim coach.Last spring, it was the Dallas Stars who dispatched Minnesota in the first round. So the Wild made more changes. Torchetti was not retained and Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher hired veteran NHL coach Bruce Boudreau last May. Boudreau had spent a total of nine seasons between the Ducks and the Washington Capitals, winning eight division titles.Its pretty early to judge whether the changes will work in Minnesota.?Hard to make what kind of team they are [this early], said one Western Conference scout. Theyve had slow starts and their first periods have been awful, but they seem to wake up and play pretty well. Theyre scoring goals but need to give up fewer than they are. [Its a] funny team right now, and Im not sure what youll see from game-to-game.In the locker room and on the ice, the players are still getting used to Boudreaus system and personality.Its been a great transition. Its been a lot of fun around the rink, around the room, said Wild forward Zach Parise. As a team, theres still a lot we need to get better at, but were seeing it in spurts throughout games. The closer we can get to doing it more consistently, and more often throughout a game, its going to translate into more wins for us. It takes work, and weve got to continue to get better and keep learning. But, in the long run, its going to make us a better team.Gettinng used to a new coach is an adjustment for any team. Vente Air Max 1. Parise explained its been a unique challenge for the Wild this season because the majority of Minnesotas big-minutes players also participated in the World Cup of Hockey and werent around for the majority of training camp.Theres still that adjustment, but the quicker we can snap out of those old habits, itll be better for us, Parise said.Other than a new coaching staff, which also included assistant coaches Scott Stevens and John Anderson, the Wild signed forwards Eric Staal -- who won a Stanley Cup with the Carolina Hurricanes in 2006 -- and Chris Stewart during the offseason. The tweaks to the coaching staff and roster have already had a positive effect on the Wild.Its still early, but I think its been good, said Wild forward Charlie Coyle. Yeah, its a little different -- new coach, new staff -- but for the most part we have the same team, minus a few guys. Were still getting used to each other, still creating that chemistry, but its going well. Everyone gets along. Were learning a new system. Sometimes it takes a little [time] to get used to, but were doing a good job of it so far.Adapting to a new coachs personality can sometimes be a even more challenging than the Xs and Os, but Boudreau is already being heard loud and clear in the dressing room.Hes a great guy, Coyle said. Everyone is a fan of him. His track record speaks for itself. Hes been successful, and all his teams were always at the top of the league. Everyone respects that and knows we can learn from him, so its nice to have a guy like that, and the whole staff as well. It takes some time to get used to the system, but weve had plenty of preseason time to get those reps in, so it comes natural now and we can go out there and just play hockey. 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