Chiefs fire coach Todd Haley

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December 12th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have fired coach Todd Haley less than a year after he led the team to the AFC West division title.The injury-ravaged Chiefs dropped to 5-8 after Sunday’s 37-10 loss the New York Jets.Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said Monday the move is “best for the future of the Chiefs,” who lost several of their stars to season-ending injuries, including quarterback Matt Cassel and running back Jammal Charles.Haley leaves with a 19-27 record in nearly three years at his first NFL head coaching job. The Chiefs won the AFC West last season with a 10-6 record.The Chiefs are planning a news conference later today (Monday).