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?