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Chiefs Trail Bills by Seven at the Half

Besides two turnovers, which the Chiefs did not turn into points, the first half of this game has been uneventful. It's 10 to 3 in favor of the Bills.

Here are some notes on the second quarter. My notes on the first quarter are here.


  • The direct snap to Jamaal Charles with the Cassel fake fumble was a good play call, if only because Matt Cassel fumbles so much.
  • Jamaal Charles is turning into a really solid red zone threat. The extra 2-3 yards he can get on a burst/dive at the end of a run are huge.
  • Brandon Carr's strip of Bills WR Nelson was awesome and the second turnover of the day for the Bills. It gave the Chiefs the ball at mid-field.
  • Leonard Pope getting some action - he's had a couple of catches this game already.
  • Two 4th and 1 conversions for the Chiefs. They faced 4th and 1 three times in the first half.
  • Matt Cassel, besides a few over thrown passes, is playing very well - 18/24 for 145 yards.


  • Matt Cassel had Mark Bradley open on a deep pass but he overthrew it - twice.
  • Brandon Albert's false start penalty negated a big first down pass and catch from Cassel to Charles.
  • Chiefs gave up a sack on 3rd and 3 to force a punt.
  • Mike Vrabel dropped a sure interception with about four minutes to go in the half.
  • Glenn Dorsey left the game with two minutes left because of a knee injury. His return is questionable.

I think this is the game a lot of people expected - not too exciting and both teams playing a bit sloppy on both sides of the ball.

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