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Game Day! Just not for us. This has to be the worst part of having an opening weekend game on Monday. While we wait for actual play on the field, feed your Kansas City Chiefs addiction with today's news. I know a lot of you will be paying attention to all of the games today. What game are you most interested in? I'm torn between Houston/Indy and Bengal/Pats. Happy Sunday, AP!

Cassel has answered this before, but rarely like this. His eyes well, and his tone is direct.

"I don’t play this game for the people that are against me and think that I can’t do it," he says, and his candor is as surprising as it is refreshing. "I play the game for the people that have always believed in me. I play the game for my family, for my wife, for my mother, so it really comes down to that."

Chiefs QB Cassel has questions to answer this season from KC Star

Should the union decertify, it could have the right to sue the league under antitrust laws if the players are locked out. It is sending out voting cards now because, logistically, getting enough signatures after the season would be difficult, if not impossible.

The story was first reported by the Sports Business Journal, which cited a source as saying the New Orleans Saints already voted to decertify.

AP source: Union considering decertification vote from KC Star

The Kansas City Power & Light District will host a Kansas City Double-Header Tailgate and Watch Party at KC Live on Monday, September 13, 2010, as two major hometown teams play on the same day, miles away at the Truman Sports Complex. The public and media are invited to attend the free, day-long event at KC Live and on Grand Blvd.

KANSAS CITY POWER & LIGHT DISTRICT HOSTS DAY-LONG, DOUBLE-HEADER TAILGATE & WATCH PARTY from Press Release Central

Chargers linebacker Stephen Cooper has a straightforward approach to stopping the Kanas City Chiefs on Monday night.

 

Kickoff return team?

 

"We want to go out there and hit them in the mouth," Cooper said.

 

Running back Jamaal Charles?

 

"We just hit him in his mouth," Cooper said.

 

Cooper Wants To Hit Somebody from NBC San Diego

Safety Eric Berry, fifth overall pick, two spots ahead of the Browns pick ofJoe Haden: Penciled in as the starting strong safety for the Kansas City Chiefs, he is being counted on to help big time in coordinator Romeo Crennell's run defense. Berry, of Tennessee, broke up one pass and was fourth on the team with 11 tackles in preseason.

Some rookies ready to make an impact right away: NFL Insider from The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Norv Turner has a new toy and he wants to show it off to the world. Expect Ryan Mathews to get a lot of carries and to run right through this Kansas City Defense. The Chiefs had the worst run defense in the AFC last season and it is the perfect opening matchup for "Bam Bam" Mathews to perform. He will be putting the Kansas City defenders in the dirt with that stiff arm and by the second half, he should be able to break off long runs after wearing the defense down. 

Week 1 – Bolts on Offense from Bolt Beat

San Diego at Kansas City – New look stadium, same not so good Chiefs. Kansas City thinks they will make a leap in 2010, but they are still a very young team that is a few years away from being a contender. The Chargers are the class of the AFC West, and with Philip Rivers and rookie RB Ryan Mathews running circles around teams in the division, they will be again in the post season and it will start this week with a win over the Chiefs. San Diego 27 Kansas City 7

Sports Gab Network Senior Editor Matt Loede’s NFL Picks for Week One from NFL Gridiron Gab

The Chiefs might be the most underrated team this season.  They have 2 great running backs and a solid D.  If Matt Cassel can get back into a comfort zone with Charlie Weiss coming in, then Kansas City might steal this division.  Upset alert, Chiefs Win.

NFL Gameday Week 1 from Xtra Point Football

How pro football got this way goes back to 1960, when the eight founding fathers of the American Football League were calling themselves the Foolish Club for daring to challenge the 12-team National Football League’s stature. But on the 50th anniversary of the first A.F.L. weekend, what if the A.F.L. had never been formed?

Pro Football Still Owes Debt to A.F.L., Fifty Years After Its Birth from The New York Times