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Thursday, August 29, 2013
Chiefs have things to accomplish tonight

By Adam Teicher

Andy Reid has given no indication how much the starters will play for the Kansas City Chiefs tonight or whether they will play at all. A series or two on each side of the ball against the Green Bay Packers at Arrowhead Stadium probably wouldn’t hurt, but the starters received enough work in last week’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers to carry them over to next week’s regular-season opener.

Whether or not the starters play, the Chiefs have some things they should accomplish tonight. Some offensive production wouldn’t be a bad idea. The Chiefs have just three offensive touchdowns in three games, and one of those happened in overtime, after the game should have been over, against the Steelers.

Likewise, the defense hasn’t been very productive in helping the offense in terms of favorable field position. A defense predicated on pressure has created two turnovers, one forced by the starters and the other by reserves.

Here are some other things the Chiefs might like to resolve tonight: