Chiefs vs. Packers: 5 Takeaways From Chiefs Win


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1. Chiefs head into regular season on a high note

The Kansas City Chiefs are 2-2 in the preseason under Coach Andy Reid and starting quarterback Alex Smith. During this preseason we have seen glimmers of the offensive production that this team in capable of. Twice during the games so far the 2 minute drill has shown just how good this offense can be when everything clicks together. Look for the Chiefs to keep this momentum running into the opener versus Jacksonville.

2. The defense is hungry

In the last few years the Chiefs defense has gone up and down in terms of drive and really getting after the ball. If this offseason has shown one thing about this young defense is that they are hungry. They have been aggressively attacking the ball and this has resulted in teams not having scored more than 20 points in a single game. Yes, this is the preseason, but so far this Sutton defense has been fantastic and should look to be trouble for any offense coming up against them.

3. Special teams are going to be just that: special

The Chiefs special teams have made a huge turnaround from previous years. Twice during the off season the special teams have taken the ball all the way to the promised land, most recently the 109 yard return from rookie Knile Davis against the Steelers. Dave Toub has proven why he is the best in the business when it comes to special teams and he has turned them around. They are poised to make a huge impact during the 2013 season.

4. Tyler Bray was the right decision

Ricky Stanzi may have been the all American, but Tyler Bray is the man. During the Green Bay game, Bray was fantastic for an undrafted rookie quarterback, throwing 3 touchdown passes and earning him the third quarterback position. Look for Reid to continue to work with Bray and possibly turn him into the franchise quarterback that the Chiefs saw when they picked him up.

5. Reid and Dorsey have a tough decision

Andy Reid and John Dorsey have the toughest of decisions taking this team down to the NFL mandated 53 man roster. Thanks to a terrific game by on-the-fence players such as Junior Hemingway, they have just made the decision to get this roster down even tougher. However, even though it is extremely tough, you can be sure that Reid and Dorsey will put together the best team possible.

Overall this is going to be a special year for the Kansas City Chiefs. With new personnel, new coach and a new quarterback, look for the Chiefs to make a lot of noise in the AFC West and be the team with the best turnaround of the season.