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Chiefs vs. Eagles Preseason: Starting Fast For The First Team Offense

TAMPA FL - AUGUST 21:  Quarterback Matt Cassel #7 of the Kansas City Chiefs throws a pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during a preseason game at Raymond James Stadium on August 21 2010 in Tampa Florida.  (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
TAMPA FL - AUGUST 21: Quarterback Matt Cassel #7 of the Kansas City Chiefs throws a pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during a preseason game at Raymond James Stadium on August 21 2010 in Tampa Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)
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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.

Falcons Bucs
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.