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Chiefs anxious to get back to winning ways

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The Kansas City Chiefs may not have entered the 2012 season with the same expectations that the Saints had but this was a team that was 7-9 last season and eager to build on a strong finish under then-interim head coach Romeo Crennel.

So far they have been outscored 75-41 leading fans and local radio hosts like 'Bulldog' Bob Fescoe to go on rants about their poor play "Stop embarrassing yourselves.  You're embarrassing your mother, you're embarrassing your father, you're embarrassing the city, you're embarrassing your wife and your children, and your dog."

All embarrassment aside, the Chiefs have a laundry list of improvements, starting with the turnover margin.  They have six turnovers on the season and not a single takeaway.

"Throughout the course of the game, we'll have flashes of being brilliant and really good at times," Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel said.  "Then we'll have let-ups and that's the one thing we can't have, the negative plays, whether it's a penalty or an incomplete pass, we've got to stay away from that.  The other glaring thing is turnovers."

In addition to zero takeaways on defense, they only have one sack to their name, ranking their pass rush dead last in the league.  That lack of defensive stature will be tested against Drew Brees and company.

"They do a little bit of everything, they can run the ball and pass the ball," linebacker Derrick Johnson said.  "Drew Brees is a guy that's proven in the league and he's been doing it for a while and he plays at a high level whenever he gets on the field and he's very smart.  The running backs are great, blocking is good, receivers are pretty good.  They've got all the personnel so that they can run the ball or pass the ball, depending on what they want to do when they get to the game."

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