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“Jamaal is a good player . . . and give Oakland credit,’’ Daboll said. “They did a nice job of stopping the run. We tried to move it some other ways. Every week is a new week.“You go as the game develops. You try to run or pass based some on what you think you can do and some on what they’re doing. If they’re doing a good job of stopping the run over and over, we’re going to try and move the ball in another fashion. If we’re running the ball well, we’ll continue to run the ball.’’

 

“We’re familiar with San Diego, and they’re familiar with us,” said Cassel, who is 2-4 in his career against the Chargers. “It will be a great atmosphere, it will be a nationally televised game at night, and everyone is excited in this locker room.”Quinn was injured in the first quarter of the 26-16 loss to Oakland and replaced by Cassel. Quinn was evaluated by doctors Monday and had he been cleared to play, would be starting Thursday. Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel said a decision on Quinn’s prognosis for upcoming games will be determined after he undergoes more tests.

 

This past weekend the Chiefs Community Caring Team hosted the 20th annual First Downs for Down Syndrome (FDFDS) Step Up Walk in an effort to raise awareness and funds to support education and medical needs in youth with Down syndrome.FDFDS is the charity of choice for the Chiefs offensive linemen who greeted the participants as they were getting ready to cross the start line. On Saturday, 345 teams participated in the walk which consisted of 8,659 people walking to step up for Down syndrome.

“As a position group, we are really excited to again be involved not just with the Step Up Walk but First Downs for Down Syndrome as a whole,” Chiefs player, Ryan Lilja commented. “To see thousands and thousands of people out here braving the cold temperatures because they have been touched by Down syndrome warms our hearts.”

 

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