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Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 11/19

SAINT JOSEPH, MO - JULY 31:  Quarterback Tyler Palko #4 takes a water break during Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp on July 31, 2011 in Saint Joseph, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
SAINT JOSEPH, MO - JULY 31: Quarterback Tyler Palko #4 takes a water break during Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp on July 31, 2011 in Saint Joseph, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Good morning! We have a quick Arrowheadlines for you today. Here is your Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy!

There aren't many faces left from the 2008 Chiefs squad that was defeated 17-10 by the Patriots on Opening Day in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

To be exact, only 13 players who suited up for the Chiefs that day remain with the team. Of that total, 12 were active, eight were starters and six rookies were playing in their first  NFL game.

Arrowhead Report: Few Chiefs Remain From 2008 Meeting With Pats from The Mothership

The first two interceptions of Brandon Flowers' NFL career came on passes by Brett Favre. For good measure, Flowers returned one of them 91 yards for a touchdown.

Perhaps because he started his career that way, Flowers no longer finds it a big event to be defending passes against a future Hall of Fame quarterback.

Chiefs' Cornerbacks Are Up For The Challenge from KC Star

Tyler Palko will make the first start of his NFL career for the Chiefs on Monday night in place of injured Matt Cassel. While the Chiefs won't scrap their playbook because of the change, they will try to do some things that play to Palko's strengths when they face the Patriots in New England.

Palko is more mobile than Cassel and is a better passer on the run.

Chiefs Buzz: Team To Try And Make Most Of Palko's Strengths from KC Star

The last time the New England Patriots faced the Kansas City Chiefs, an injury to Tom Brady created an opportunity for Matt Cassel to earn himself a job as an NFL starting quarterback.

More than three years later, Cassel's unavailability has opened the door for another unproven player to try to take advantage of.

Tyler Palko will make his first career NFL start in place of an ailing Cassel when the Chiefs visit Gillette Stadium to battle the AFC East-leading Patriots in a Monday night matchup that offers plenty of intriguing storylines.

NFL Preview - Kansas City (4-5) at New England (6-3) from The Miami Herald

Brian Waters had a chance to sign with several teams after being released by the Kansas City Chiefs. He chose the one without a lot of "knuckleheads."

The New England Patriots.

The five-time Pro Bowl player fit smoothly into the Patriots' vacant right guard spot after signing eight days before the season opener. On Monday night, he will face the team he spent his other 11 NFL seasons with.

Patriots RG Brian Waters Set To Face Former Team When New England Meets Kansas City from The Washington Post

Waters was asked to revisit how his time in Kansas City ended. 

"I think it ended well. I think it ended the way it was supposed to," he answered. "Honestly, it was a mutual decision between both parties and I think both parties are happy. I know I'm excited about where I am and how I'm playing and the guys I'm playing with. I think they're excited about the guys they have in my place, those young offensive linemen who are now really starting to grow into and turn into the guys I knew they already were. I think it's ended up well."

Brian Waters On Facing Former Team from ESPN

In some cases, you might have the head of the personnel department and he stays upstairs. You never see them. That wasn't Scott Pioli. He was always around and he always wanted to talk to most of the guys. He made great decisions when he was here and I think that is tied to his instincts. He wanted to get a feel of a lot of the players, to try to get to know them, to see what type of character they had. I think he always wanted to know the mood of the team, the character of the team, and as he was looking for additions he'd be thinking, "How does this player fit with our locker room community?"

Banged-Up Chiefs A Long Shot vs. Pats from ESPN

The bandwagon is dilapidated. In need of players, direction and a paint job the way fans see it, Kansas City requires an overhaul.

Mirroring "The Beverly Hillbillies," Kansas City, the beard and Todd Haley are hoping for better in New England.

It's a tough spot for Haley. Some want Haley gone, but injuries like the ones the Chiefs have suffered aren't the norm.

Chiefs Fans Understandably Upset With Inconsistency from The Examiner