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NFL Kansas City Chiefs

Three Keys for the Kansas City Chiefs This Weekend

Timothy T. Ludwig- US Presswire

l’ll keep this one short. The Kansas City Chiefs can be a good team that wins. The 0-2 team will just need to change a few things.

1. Run the Ball- Jamaal Charles and Peyton Hillis can dominate a New Orleans Saints defense that’s last in the National Football League in rushing yards allowed per game. Quarterback Matt Cassel has been inconsistent so far, and a running game that moves the ball down the field will only open up his opportunities. When the Chiefs won the AFC West in 2010, they led the league in rushing, and they’ll need to head back on that track to turn their season around.

2. Pressure Drew Brees- The Saints quarterback is a perennial elite, and he’s going to get his yards this weekend. However, if Tamba Hali and Justin Houston can get to him, it will lessen the chances of him hitting Marques Colston and Jimmy Graham on deep routes and scoring touchdowns. The Chiefs defense has been horrible in the first two games, and they need to step up and limit this potent offense.

3. Finish Drives- The Chiefs struggled to get into Buffalo Bills territory last weekend, and Hillis’s fumble at the one-yard line essentially doomed the team’s chances for victory. Without tight end Kevin Boss, Cassel is going to have to look elsewhere for red zone targets. If the defense continues to allow teams to walk in to the end zone, the offense will not be able to settle for field goals. Cassel, Charles, Hillis, and Dwayne Bowe will need to produce touchdowns in order to have a chance against the high-powered Saints offense.