The Kansas City Chiefs host the division rival Oakland Raiders for a 3:05 p.m. kickoff on Sunday, Oct. 28 at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs are currently 1-5 while the Raiders enter the game at 2-4.
QB Brady Quinn will start under center for the Chiefs after being named the starter by Head Coach Romeo Crennel on Monday. Quinn started in the last game at Tampa Bay on Oct. 14 and completed 22 of 38 passes for 180 yards with two interceptions. Sunday’s contest will mark his 14th career start and fi rst in consecutive games since Dec. 20, 2009.
Offensively, Kansas City is led by RB Jamaal Charles, who leads the league in rushing yards (98.5) and scrimmage yards (119.3) per game. He is averaging 5.1 yards per carry and 7.8 yards per reception out of the backfield.
In another corner of the same room, there is sadness about a career that could be ruined. Matt Cassel’s run as an NFL starter has come to an end for the time being, and perhaps forever.
Crennel summed it up with his simple explanation of why Quinn, and not Cassel, will start Sunday’s game against Oakland at Arrowhead Stadium — and remain the Chiefs’ starting quarterback for the foreseeable future.
“My biggest deal was my gut (feeling) in telling me that I needed to impact the team by changing the dynamic — by having a different dynamic,” Crennel said. “Brady Quinn is the guy I want to go with.”
The Chiefs may be as whole for Sunday’s meeting with the Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium as they’ve been for any game this season.
Running back Peyton Hillis (ankle) and defensive tackle Glenn Dorsey (calf) practiced for the first time in several weeks, though it was unclear whether either player would play against the Raiders. The Chiefs don’t have to issue an injury report until Wednesday.
The other injured players who will probably be on the injury report later in the week are tight end Steve Maneri (ankle) and wide receiver Devon Wylie.