The Kansas City Chiefs enter the 2010 season much different than the 2009 season. That's because they actually have a strength on offense -- the running game.
The Chiefs figure to lean heavily on those two particularly against a tough opponent like the San Diego Chargers on Monday Night Football.
The San Diego Union-Tribune has a scouting report on the Chiefs focusing on their running game and they include a quote from Chargers LB Brandon Siler, who says stopping the Chiefs run game is their number one priority.
"A lot of it is playing assignment football," Siler says. "If everyone mans their gap, and tackles well, we can minimize their effectiveness and contain what they do. Stopping the run against the Chiefs would definitely get this defense on the right track this season. Stopping the run is our top priority."
This will be one of the Chiefs first big tests. The Chargers have a solid defense but were just 20th in rushing yards allowed.
This game will give the Chiefs an opportunity to showcase their new look running game. We can start to determine just how good they'll be with this game as the Chargers focus in on stopping them.