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Chiefs vs. Eagles Preseason: Questions Are Answered

Before the Kansas City Chiefs contest against the Philadelphia Eagles, I threw out a few questions I had about the game.

Now that the game is over, let's see if any of them were answered.

Can Matt Cassel put up two good performances in a row?

I'm not sure I would characterize this as a good game. He completed 14-of-23 passes for 85 yards. He also had a touchdown pass to Dwayne Bowe and an interception. Last week he completed 14 passes (on 19 attempts) for 125 yards.

So I would say this was a downgrade from last week but not a game-killer by any means. It was very....average.

Can the offense score more than one touchdown in a preseason game for the first time since Aug. 28, 2008?

Yes! The Chiefs did this. They scored two offensive touchdowns.

More impressive was that the Chiefs first touchdown came on a 16-play drive, about half of which was run with a no-huddle offense. The second touchdown came courtesy of a Kendrick Lewis interception. He picked it off at the 47-yard line and took it back to the 26-yard line.

Can the defense finally tally up over two sacks in one game?

They zipped past this one. Both Andy Studebaker and Demorrio Williams had a sack and Dion Gales fourth quarter take down made five on the night.

If there was one positive you had to take out of this game, it's these sacks.

How will the inside linebackers line up?

Derrick Johnson and Jovan Belcher have been on the first team of the depth chart the last two weeks. I was leaning toward saying those two would be the starters in week one but Demorrio Williams went out and had a heck of a game.

If there's one thing this game didn't help, it was the idea that the decision at inside linebacker will be an easy one.

In the nickel defense, the Chiefs continued with Mike Vrabel moving inside and Andy Studebaker coming on the outside. Because of Studebaker's abilities, this is a must.