GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 1: Matt Cassel #7 of the Kansas City Chiefs drops back to pass during a preseason game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on September 1, 2011 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
One of the things I want to see from the Kansas City Chiefs in tonight's preseason finale against the Green Bay Packers is an efficient passing game. Cassel was efficient for the Chiefs in the first two preseason games and dropped off a little bit last week. I want to see KC come out firing on all cylinders, even if the starters are in for just a series or two.
The problem is that the passing attack won't be facing a Packers secondary that's 100 percent. Kevin over at Acme Packing Company says they're a little banged up at cornerback.
Davon House is a very good player and will be a big upgrade at right corner when his shoulder heals. Sam Shields, who has played on the outside for the last couple of seasons, has been demoted and might not have appeared in first team dime packages if House had stayed healthy all preseason. The only way this is relevant to Thursday night's game is that no one should get excited/freak out about the Packers' "starting corner" getting torched, because the real starting corner isn't playing. House is much better than Shields and Jarrett Bush.
Either way, KC needs some momentum in this game, even if it is against a backup. I'd like to see something like 5-of-7 passing for 60-plus yards from Cassel in this game, depending on playing time.
What do you want to see out of the Chiefs passing game tonight?