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CALGARY -- The Calgary Stampeders refuse to let a few injuries to key players dampen their enthusiasm heading into the CFL playoffs. Calgary finished atop the CFL standings with a 14-4 record and earned the right to host the West Division final at McMahon Stadium on Nov. 17 against either the Saskatchewan Roughriders or the B.C. Lions. In their final game of the regular season in Vancouver last Friday, the Stamps suffered a 26-7 setback to the Lions and also lost the services of three starters due to injury in the first half. Defensive linemen Micah Johnson and Demonte Bolden both injured knee ligaments and receiver Marquay McDaniel sustained a high ankle sprain. With all three deemed unable to play in the West Final, the Stamps will count on other players to step up in their absence. "Thats been our mindset all year," said defensive tackle Junior Turner. "Guys have gone down and out and guys have filled in." Running back Jon Cornish, who was one of 10 Calgary players named to the CFLs West Division all-star team on Wednesday, said that dealing with injuries is nothing new for the Stamps. "Were a team that played through all kinds of injuries last year and we came into this season virtually the same team," said Cornish, who missed one game in the regular season with a thigh contusion. "We understood that people get hurt playing football, so I dont ever think that we need to do any rallying. The next guy up did what they needed to do and they understood that they either did it right or theyre off the team." Calgary coach John Hufnagel said that Turner and Etienne Legare will be counted upon to anchor Calgarys defensive line up the middle, while hell also consider activating Earl Okine and/or Oren Wilson from the practice roster. "We brought Mr. Wilson in to see what he can provide for us," Hufnagel said. "Earl Okines been here for a couple, three, four weeks. With Etienne Legare and Junior Turner we have enough men to fill the holes." Standing 6-foot-6 and weighing in at 286 pounds, Okine appears to have the physical stature to make an impact on defence for the Stamps. "The CFL is a tough game and absolutely its a very fast-paced athletic game and it takes a lot of adjustment, but Ive been here," said Okine, while adding that hes been waiting patiently for his opportunity. "Ive been working very hard in practice, getting in with my defensive line, working very hard every day after practice and before practice." The Stamps received some good news on Wednesday as Joe West returned to the practice field after missing the past three games with a shoulder injury, while fellow receiver Brad Sinopoli is close to making his return from a concussion he sustained on Oct. 18 in Edmonton during Calgarys 27-13 win over the Eskimos. "Brad Sinopoli was back on the practice field doing a bit of individual work," Hufnagel said. "Hell do a little bit of contact work (Thursday), but everything looks like hell be able to make the game, so well adjust accordingly with the players that we have." While the Stamps have suffered their fair share of injuries, quarterback Kevin Glenn said that theyve had enough depth to plug those holes with capable replacements. "It just seems like when a guy does go down, its another guy thats coming back off of injury just to fill that spot," Glenn said. "You dont ever want to see that kind of stuff happen, but it just seems like for us its been happening at the right time that weve been losing a guy, but getting a guy back too." In the case of receiver Jeff Fuller, the Stamps benefited from a player who took advantage of making the most of his opportunity when it was given to him. Fuller signed with the Stamps on Sept. 14 and then spent four weeks on the practice roster before making four catches for 75 yards in his CFL debut on Oct. 18 against the Eskimos. "A guy coming in so late like that and actually playing very well at the end of the year has been another help," Glenn said. Fuller followed up his impressive debut by making six catches for a team-leading 113 yards during a 29-25 win at home over the Riders on Oct. 26 before hauling in five passes for 66 yards in the season finale against the Lions. "Im definitely extremely excited about this next game coming up," Fuller said. "Its opportunities for other players to come in and make plays and make a run at this Grey Cup. Im here now and Im loving every minute of it and feel myself getting better. Its just a blessing to be a part of such a great program." Thanks to their performance in the regular season, the Stamps have the benefit of an extra week to prepare to host the West Final. "Its unique, its beneficial and its welcoming," Hufnagel said. "Thats why you work so hard during the regular season to try to finish first so you do have a bye week." 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We get that fixed well be back on track, but weve stalled the last two weeks.After losing to previously winless Oakland a week ago, the Chiefs are now headed to Arizona desperate for a victory to get their playoff hopes back on track.Theyll have to perform better than they did against the Broncos.Alex Smith had 153 yards passing and two touchdowns for the Chiefs (7-5), the second of them to Jamaal Charles to make it 26-16 early in the fourth quarter. But Smiths pass on the 2-point try fell incomplete, and the Broncos added another field goal to put the game away.Smith was sacked six times and Denver held Kansas City to 151 yards of total offence.It really feels like the last two weeks (have been) uncharacteristic of who we are as a team, Smith said. Itll be a little bit of that, a gut-check time. Theres still a lot of very meaningful football left for us. Its a matter of what we do with it.Peyton Manning threw two touchdown passes, one of them to Anderson, as the Broncos (9-3) remained a game up on San Diego in the AFC West. Connor Barth added five field goals, matching the franchise record for a single game set twice before by Jason Elam.Its crazy, said Barth, who was signed this week to replace Brandon McManus. My agent and I always talk about just one kick at a time and so thats what I try to do every time.It certainly wasnt the kind of performance expected of the Chiefs, who emerged in a frenzy before the game wearing all-red uniforms for the third time in franchise history.The Chiefs were honouring veteran safety Eric Berry, who will miss the rest of the season after a mass suspected to be lymphoma was found in his chest. Berry has professeed his love for the red-on-red look, which the Chiefs wore last year against Dallas and this year versus New England.ddddddddddddhile the Chiefs won both of those games, they hardly gave themselves a chance Sunday.Manning capped an effortless 74-yard drive with a 23-yard third-down pass to Thomas in the first quarter. Then, after the Broncos forced a second consecutive three-and-out, Manning found Anderson out of the backfield on third down for a 15-yard touchdown strike to make it 14-0.Anderson, who went undrafted last year, was coming off a 167-yard rushing performance last week against Miami. Starting in place of the injured Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman, he proved that it was no one-week fluke, gashing the Kansas City defence with nearly every touch.Even when the Chiefs stopped the Broncos, they were usually within range for Barth.He said he was laying out by the pool this time last week, Manning said. He came in here in zero-degree weather and went 5 for 5 in field goals. That was huge.Meanwhile, very little was going right for the Chiefs on offence.After recovering a fumble deep in Denver territory early in the second half, they managed three yards before kicking a field goal. On their next possession, Smith had a pass batted at the line and intercepted by DeMarcus Ware, the first pick hed thrown in 179 attempts. And on the Chiefs next possession, Smith was sacked by Ware on third-and-1 to force another punt.Then, when the Chiefs finally held Denver on third down, backup cornerback Marcus Cooper inexplicably let the punt to bounce off his leg. The Broncos recovered for a fresh set of downs.Barth added his fifth field midway through the fourth quarter to seal the winThere was no positive out there, Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce said. You cant say the offence, defence or special teams really had a solid day.Notes: Chiefs DE Allen Bailey left the game with a concussion. OG Mike McGlynn left with a quadriceps injury. Neither of them returned. ... Denver has not lost at Arrowhead Stadium since the 2010 season. ... Manning had 179 yards passing. The Chiefs still have not allowed a 300-yard passer this season. ... Charles was held to 35 yards rushing on 10 carries.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL ' ' '