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Lightning Strikes On The Field And In The Sky As Chiefs Lead Chargers

Time is winding down in the second quarter and the Kansas City Chiefs are leading the San Diego Chargers 14-7. 

I've got quite a few notes about the first two quarters after the jump so here are some quick hits:

  • Jamaal Charles ran for a touchdown and Matt Cassel hit TE Tony Moeaki for the Chiefs' two scores;
  • The crowd is definitely a factor - the Chargers have been harassed all night by the Arrowhead faithful; and,
  • Joel tells me it's raining quite a bit at Arrowhead Stadium, as well as lightning near by.

I've got a bunch of notes, after the jump.

  • RB Jamaal Charles had an awesome 56-yard TD run in the first quarter. It was his second touch of the game and season. That TD felt as good as any TD last season;
  • CB Brandon Flowers had a nice tackle for about a one-yard loss on the right side of the line of scrimmage. Business as usual for Flowers;
  • So far, the Chargers have two delay of game penalties and have used one timeout due to the Arrowhead Stadium crowd noise;
  • Javier Arenas almost broke a punt return for a touchdown but Andy Studebaker let the Chargers' punter get to Arenas. He also had another solid 
  • Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt had a 7-yard punt in the second quarter that was all his fault;
  • Besides Jamaal Charles' 56-yard TD run and a couple of good 5+ yard runs by Thomas Jones, the Chiefs' offense has been anemic;
  • LB Derrick Johnson stripped the ball from Chargers' rookie Ryan Mathews and Chiefs' CB Brandon Carr recovered it for the Chiefs' first turnover;
  • QB Matt Cassel had a gutsy run near the goal line for a first down;
  • After that Cassel run, the Chiefs' called a play action fake and Cassel hit rookie TE Tony Moeaki for an easy touchdown reception;

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