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Jamaal Charles Scores; Chiefs Trail Bills 20-7 At Halftime

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The Buffalo Bills raced to a 20-0 lead over the Kansas City Chiefs in the first half of the first game of the 2011 NFL season and KC looked absolutely helpless as mistake after mistake mounted.

The good news is that the Chiefs drove down the field to score a touchdown and get within two scores, 20-7, at halftime.

QB Matt Cassel started slowly but came back on the last drive to lead the Chiefs to a touchdown. Cassel is 11-of-17 for 87 yards and one touchdown pass to RB Jamaal Charles.

RB Jamaal Charles also started off slow as the Chiefs never got a chance to put a sustainable drive but Charles responded in the final offensive drive. Charles has eight rushes for 52 yards. 

WR Steve Breaston leads all receivers with 20 yards while WR Dwayne Bowe has a pair of receptions for 17 yards. Both tight ends on the roster -- Jake O'Connell and Leonard Pope -- have 15 yards receiving. Charles has four receptions for 10 yards.

The Chiefs need to continue rushing the ball in the second half and get Charles some momentum. They don't appear completely confident in the offensive line as Cassel's passes are often into the flats or on quick crossing routes.