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Good morning! With a game day right around the corner, today's Kansas City Chiefs news is focused on Sunday's match up. Enjoy.

"You have to look at what you’re doing and then try to figure out why you’re not doing as well," Crennel said. "To change completely, there’s a learning curve that goes along with change.

"It might help you, and it might not help you. I think your best chance is to work on your foundations, and if you can identify something that’s definitely hurting you, then you make a change at that point or you change your technique or something there. But wholesale change, I don’t know if wholesale change is the answer."

Chiefs Defensive Coordinator Crennel Not Going Into Panic Mode from KC Star

"We have a set number of plays, and I think the type of plays he’s running has something to do with it also," offensive coordinator Bill Muir said. "We kind of have a number in our mind."

That goes out the window if the Chiefs are somehow able to keep Sunday’s game close.

"We’ll do whatever we’ve got to do to win the game," Muir said.

Chiefs Buzz: KC to do its Running by Committee from KC Star

While Battle isn’t a likely candidate to shoulder the brunt of the rushing load going forward, he’s certainly a bigger part of the Chiefs offense then he was a week ago.

"We’ve had some tough hits and we’re still trying to form an identity, but I think our identity still wants to be a team that runs the football first and foremost," Battle said.

Arrowhead Report: Baldwin Remains Out With Thumb Injury from The Mothership

No word on what Haley will wear for Sunday's game against the Chargers in San Diego. But the Chiefs will wear their red jerseys instead of the white they usually wear in San Diego.

Haley Liked Last Week's Hoodie from The Red Zone

Is dislike for Matt Cassel so vile that fans would honestly wear a Denver Broncos hat to Arrowhead? This isn’t some radio host looking for ratings, but a genuine fan lifting a finger to help the Oakland Raiders beat the Chiefs.

To me, it’s a new sort of low.

Like putting your fandom on hold, selling out or jumping into a mud bath. There’s no way to return and feel clean.

Chiefs Hope To Avoid Becoming Joke from The Examiner

In his four seasons as Chargers head coach, not one of the 67 players listed as doubtful for a regular season game played that week.

That will probably hold true this week with the three starters listed as doubtful on Friday’s injury report in advance of Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Turner Holds Out Hope for the Doubtful from The San Diego Union-Tribune

If things go according to plan against the Chiefs, who look like a terrible team, the offense and defense will both look like well-oiled machines and Bolts fans (myself included) will go nuts over it. However, if the Chiefs can stop the run and come up with a few 3rd down stops in the first half....well, they'll have a chance and it'll be all Norv's fault.

Game Preview: Kansas City Chiefs at San Diego Chargers, Chargers on Offense from Bolts From The Blue

It's not too risky to assume that Matt Cassel will have similar results against the Chargers that Donovan McNabb had, but then again.....this is a team that used to be the best in the league at making JaMarcus Russell look like a decent QB. There could be issues.

Here's the numbers. The San Diego Chargers defense is.....

Game Preview: Kansas City Chiefs at San Diego Chargers, Chargers on Defense from Bolts From The Blue

Sit 'Em

Thomas Jones & Dexter McCluster, RBs, Kansas City Chiefs (at San Diego): Anytime a star running back goes down with a season-ending injury, there’s generally a period of mass panic before the fantasy football world wakes up and looks to pillage the waiver wire. We saw this happen just a few days ago, as Jamaal Charles was lost for the year after tearing his ACL against the Detroit Lions, which prompted a waiver wire race for backups Thomas Jones and Dexter McCluster.

Start 'Em, Sit 'Em, Smash 'Em from National Football Post

Pressure's on:Todd Haley. What happened to the Chiefs? Division winners last season, they have been blown out in their two games by a combined score of 89-10. So it's not happening on offense or defense. Even worse, injuries to key players are piling up. Safety Eric Berry, tight end Tony Moeaki and now running back Jamaal Charles are all gone for the year. Some fans in Kansas City are aiming arrows at Haley, whose team, which heads to San Diego this weekend, actually began the habits of blowout losses late last season in getting blown out by the Chargers and Raiders, before getting trounced in their playoff opener by the Ravens.

The Bell Tolls: Bears, Packers Resume NFL's Oldest Rivalry from USA Today