The Kansas City Chiefs have been emphasizing starting fast during the preseason. The results so far haven't exactly shown they can do that.
Here's how Matt Cassel and the first team Chiefs have finished so far in preseason. The total number of plays in the drive are in parentheses.
|Drive 1||Punt (4)||Fumble (3)|
|Drive 2||Fumble (3)||TD (8)|
|Drive 3||Missed FG (10)||Punt (10)|
|Drive 4||Missed FG (8)||Punt (4)|
|Drive 5||XXX||FG (14)|
Not exactly inspiring is it?
But you do see some progress from game one to game two. I think the key for the Chiefs is continuing that progress in game three. With these stats, I think progress for the first team offense would be TWO touchdowns in the first half. As I've mentioned like a dozen times this week, the Chiefs haven't scored more than one offensive touchdown in a game since Aug. 28, 2008.
Progress would be getting that second touchdown in the first half. Besides, it would be nice for those fans that will inevitably leave at halftime to see a couple of scores.