7 Things to Watch for in Preseason Week 2 for Kansas City Chiefs

7 Things to Watch for in Preseason Week 2 for Kansas City Chiefs

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The Kansas City Chiefs are coming off an exciting 41-39 preseason victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. The fans learned a lot about their team, and they'll learn even more on Sunday against the Carolina Panthers. Here are seven things to keep an eye on during the Chiefs' second preseason game.

7. The Backup Quarterbacks

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7. The Backup Quarterbacks

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Tyler Bray and Aaron Murray are two very exciting young quarterbacks to keep an eye on. Andy Reid called Bray the most improved player on the team, and watching his continued growth will be interesting. Murray didn't get to throw a pass against the Bengals. We should see more of him against Carolina, and get a better idea of why the Chiefs felt compelled to draft a second developmental quarterback.

6. The Suspect Offensive Line

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6. The Suspect Offensive Line

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If the depth chart stays the way it is now, the Chiefs won't have a single starter on the offensive line older than 25. There is a lot of potential along Kansas City's line, but also a lack of experience. Are the young guys equipped to get the job done? We'll get a better idea on Sunday.

5. The Wide Receivers

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5. The Wide Receivers

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The Chiefs' receivers were not very productive last season. Dwayne Bowe and Donnie Avery need to step it up in 2014, but they could also use a little help from the other wideouts. Undrafted rookie Albert Wilson, Junior Hemingway and A.J. Jenkins are the leading candidates to bring the position a boost.

4. The Young Tight Ends

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4. The Young Tight Ends

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The coaching staff had plans to involve the tight ends heavily in the offense last season, but that was scrapped due to multiple injuries at the position. Travis Kelce and Demetrius Harris hope to bring that plan back. Both players have shown incredible receiving skills in camp, and they flashed those abilities against the Bengals. Kelce made a beautiful 69-yard catch-and-run for a TD, and Harris added a nice 30-yard grab.

3. The Cornerback Situation

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3. The Cornerback Situation

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Marcus Cooper, Ron Parker and Sean Smith are now rotating for first-team reps in camp. This is one of the most surprising position battles on the team. It will be interesting to see how they respond on the field, and who wins one of the two starting spots.

2. Dee Ford's Pass Rush

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2. Dee Ford's Pass Rush

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Many fans were skeptical when the Chiefs used their first-round pick on player at a position where they are so strong, but Ford is getting the chance to answer those doubts. He looked incredibly explosive against the Bengals and watching him work against the Panther will be very entertaining.

1. Special Teams

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1. Special Teams

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One of the most exciting times during a game for Chiefs fans is when the ball is in the air heading to a Kansas City return man. In coordinator Dave Toub's system, De'Anthony Thomas, Albert Wilson and Knile Davis are incredibly dangerous and fun to watch.