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Friday, August 26, 2011
Three things: Rams-Chiefs

By Bill Williamson

Three things to watch for in Kansas City’s preseason game against visiting St. Louis on Friday night. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET:

1. Increased production by the starters: The Chiefs’ starters made strides against Baltimore after virtually doing nothing in the preseason opener. This is their third preseason game and it is critical that the unit shows some crispness in the game.

2. The play of Tyler Palko: The backup quarterback played well against Baltimore after not playing well in the first preseason game. If he performs well in this game, it could secure his job as the backup in the regular season.

3. Better offensive line play: The Chiefs gave up five sacks against Baltimore. of course, a lot of the issues were with the backups. Still, this unit needs to play tighter against the Rams.