Chiefs 2-0, but not because of Cassels

MIKE RUTSEY, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 8:16 PM ET

The Kansas City Chiefs may be one of eight teams that have gone 2-0 and are leading the AFC West but it’s a little early in the day to start planning any sort of parade route.

The Chiefs are still a team with plenty of question marks, especially on offence and specifically regarding quarterback Matt Cassel.

In Kansas City, Cassel is either viewed as a glass half full or half empty but in no way is he thought of as being the complete package, the answer.

Although they are 2-0, Cassel is ranked 29th in yards passing with 244, just three ahead of Buffalo’s Trent Edwards. He has thrown one touchdown pass, has been intercepted twice and his longest completion is for just 27 yards, which leaves him with a lowly quarterback rating of 55.8.

The Chiefs are 2-0 due to the fact they upset San Diego at home in a monsoon and, last Sunday, sneaked by the Browns in Cleveland.

This week they start their toughest three-game run of a soft schedule as they are home to San Francisco then following a bye week, have road games at Indianapolis and Houston.

In those games, Cassel has to step it up.

“I have said it before, it is tough to win games in the NFL,” Cassel said. “No matter how you do it, we are 2-0 right now and we are happy about being there and this team is gaining confidence. But we know that we have a lot of improvement and that is something that this team doesn’t take lightly and we are willing to make the sacrifice to get better.”

Any improvement the Chiefs show had better start with Cassel.


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