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Chiefs vs. Seahawks: Can Matt Cassel Make It A Hat Trick


When the Kansas City Chiefs face off against the Seattle Seahawks tonight at Arrowhead Stadium, QB Matt Cassel will be going for a hat trick.

No, not that that one.

Cassel will attempt to put together his third impressive outing in a row tonight.

In the first preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals, the Cassel-led Chiefs offense looked unstoppable. Cassel was five of six passing for 67 yards and a TD. He led two TD drives and then took a seat.

Last week against the St. Louis Rams, Cassel was solid again, even though the guys around him were not playing well. Cassel completed 13 of 18 passing attempts for 142 yards with no TDs or INTs. The KC offense scored ten points in the half that Cassel played, despite miscues like a fumble and penalties that derailed drives.

Tonight is the game that is often called the dress rehearsal for the regular season. Coaches tend to play their starters into the third quarter and the game planning is often a lot more complex than any of the other preseason games.

The Seahawks feature the best defense the Chiefs have played all preseason so if Cassel can have another strong outing, it should go a long way toward building more excitement around the 2012 Chiefs.

Cassel should have all his toys at his disposal. Dwayne Bowe is back and is expected to see limited action. Romeo Crennel will also probably try to get Jamaal Charles a few extra touches this week as well so that he is ready for the regular season. The star RB had only two touches in last week’s game.

What do you think Addicts? Will we see another impressive offensive performance from “Zombie Cassel” or will he come back down to earth a bit this week?

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  • micah stephenson

    Only way I can see him not having a good game is if the Oline doesnt provide enuff pass protection. Besides that Cassel has outplayed the rest of the AFC west QBs so far including P.Manning.

  • chiefridgy

    Hopefully “sand cassel” is gone ….

  • Danny W

    I hope he does well Paddy but I highly doubt it. The seagulls have one of the best secondaries in the NFL. If Carroll adjust to the check down I think Cassel will struggle immensely.

  • Calchiefsfan

    If Cassel gets the support from the o line and his receivers can hang on to the ball he should have another good night. He’s been going through his progressions and putting a lot of zip on the ball as well as being accurate. We’ve got too many weapons now to cover everybody. Maybe big nights for McCluster and Hillis. Bowe should loosen things up for Baldwin.

  • wolfpack0735

    i would bet that if its raining or the field is wet the ACL crew dosent play. No since in taking hances for a meanless game