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The Chiefs have another tough task ahead of them. After being one of the best NFL teams at home in the month of December, they’ve lost every December home game since 2007. They hope to change that today against the Denver Broncos. Despite the ugly performance as of late, this shouldn’t be a tough game for Denver. Matt Cassel’s biggest weakness has been identified since he made his debut with the Chiefs in week two. He even had this issue with the Patriots offensive line when leading all quarterbacks for most times sacked in 2008. Elvis Dumervil is leading the NFL with 14 sacks and three forced fumbles under his belt. Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels will not only use Dumervil, but a couple other big guys to apply pressure on Cassel. The Broncos rank number five in the NFL in total defense, pass defense and points allowed. However, if the Chiefs want any chance in pulling the upset, they’ll have to rely on their newest, no longer known as, secret weapon. Keys to the game: 1. Keep feeding the ball to Charles: In last weeks humiliation to the Chargers, Jamaal Charles was the only bright spot in this football game. Despite fumbling the football early in the game, Charles had 147 total yards of offense off of 17 touches with one rushing touchdown. The Broncos are ranked 17th against the run, giving the Chiefs a big advantage. Kolby Smith has been placed on the IR and Dantrell Savage is out for the game. This gives Charles a chance to shine again. 2. Don’t allow 40+ yard plays: The Chiefs defense leads the NFL for giving up the most passing plays with more than 40 yards or more. They have a total of 16 with the rushing game added on. This is a sarcastic comment, but a the same time, the Chiefs may need to strongly consider it: If they need to, have a defensive back 40 yards away from the line of scrimmage, that way they don’t give up many plays. But who knows, that idea might always get busted as well, just with the way the defense is playing. I’m picking Denver to win this game. Hopefully Kansas City can pull the upset. The Denver offense may struggle, but it’ll be their defense that comes through. 21-14. Inactives for the Chiefs: CB Donald Washington, RB Dantrell Savage, G Andy Alleman, LB Justin Rogers, WR Mark Bradley, TE Jake O’Connell and LB Pierre Walters. The inactive third quarterback is Matt Gutierrez. Inactives for the Broncos: WR Kenny McKinley, RB LaMont Jordan, G Seth Olsen, T Brandon Gorin, DL Chris Baker, WR Brandon Lloyd and DE Jarvis Moss. The inactive third
quarterback is Tom Bradstater.

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Chiefs/Cowboys (Texans/Cowboys) pregame

Posted by FarzinVousoughian | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 11-10-2009

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With the way this Chiefs team has performed this year, its apparent that the Chiefs have to rely on deactivated players from the opposing team. This week, the Cowboys number one kick returner and leader in receiving yards will sit out for todays old school game. The Cowboys offense will have some setbacks without Felix Jones and Roy Williams. They’ll have to rely highly on Marion Barber, Tashard Choice, Patrick Crayton and Jason Witten. Witten, the leader in receptions for the Cowboys and only two yards behind Williams. Crayton has also been a key asset as well for the Cowboys receiving core this year. Barber is not going to be able to take all the carries for the Cowboys. Choice has struggled a little bit this year while trying to fill in for Barber. The Chiefs have limited their key injuries heading into this game, that means its time for the Chiefs to take advantage of the injuries and woes of the Cowboys.

–Keys to the game

1. LSU Ends–Glenn Dorsey and rookie Tyson Jackson, both defensive ends that played in LSU (also, Dorsey was the first Chiefs pick in the 2008 draft while Tyson was the first pick in 2009 for the Chiefs), will need to step up. They have been very quite ever since they’ve entered the NFL. Both players have a combined 13 tackles (11 Dorsey, 2 Jackson) and no sacks. Despite the Cowboys have a strong offensive line, Tony Romo cannot handle pressure. It’s been proven ever since he has came off the bench to become the number one quarterback for the Cowboys.

2. Flowers pick 6–Brandon Flowers has been quiet this season so far in his three games with one key interception early in vs the Giant last week before New York put the game away. Flowers could be a game changer if Romo cannot make the right decisions, especially with Williams out.

3. Two minute drill–As mentioned before, Romo simply cannot get the job done while under pressure. If Romo has to put together a game winning drive, then the Chiefs defense will need to hold.

This game will come down to Tony Romo and whether or not he can play under pressure in one of the loudest stadiums in the NFL. The Chiefs offense should put some points on the score board. The defense will have to come through and limit the Cowboys offense in scoring.

Gameday Inactives

CHIEFS
15 Matt Gutierrez – 3rd QB
14 WR Quinten Lawrence
23 CB Mike Richardson
29 RB Dantrell Savage
60 G/T Ikechuku Ndukwe
84 WR Bobby Engram
85 TE Jake O’Connell
97 LB Pierre Walters
 
COWBOYS
7 Stephen McGee – 3rd QB
11 WR Roy Williams
28 RB Felix Jones
36 S Michael Hamlin
43 S Gerald Sensabaugh
64 G Montrae Holland
77 T Pat McQuistan
98 LB Curtis Johnson

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