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

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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;