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Published on 11/21/2012 at Wed Nov 21 07:00.
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The Kansas City Chiefs are being hush-hush about who will start at quarterback against the Denver Broncos this week.

“When you look at the numbers, both of them (quarterbacks Matt Cassel and Brady Quinn) are about equal,” Chiefs’ Coach Romeo Crennel told the Kansas City Star.  “[We will] make a decision and go with it.”

Unfortunately for Cassel and Quinn, it makes little difference to Denver’s Elvis Dumervil who starts at QB for Kansas City on Sunday, as he has found success against both players in the past.

“We are doing some good things (on defense), Dumervil said after Denver’s victory over San Diego last week.  “We’ve got to keep working, but there’s a lot of plays that we can predict.  We want to be great, and that’s a good thing.”

In his past four games against Cassel and Quinn, Dumervil has recorded 5.5 sacks.  In ten starts, Kansas City’s quarterback duo has been sacked a combined 23 times this season.  Denver’s defense leads the NFL with 35 sacks heading into Sunday’s showdown at Arrowhead.

Whether it’s Quinn or Cassel, the Chiefs know both Dumervil and outside linebacker Von Miller will be coming.  The dynamic duo has combined to record 21 sacks and 10 forced fumbles—already matching and topping their 2011 totals of 21 combined sacks and 2 forced fumbles.

Sunday’s game is scheduled to kickoff at 11 a.m. MT and will be broadcast on CBS.  Somebody has to the start for the Chiefs on Sunday.  Whoever it may be, it will be fun watching Denver’s defense harass him, looking for a sixth consecutive victory this season.

  • areferee

    The tendency might be to consider playing the hapless Kansas City Chiefs a second “bye week”. Big mistake. The Chiefs, (and Brady Quinn), would like nothing better than to spoil the Broncos roll toward the Division Championship with a home upset victory over an over-confident team.

    No one knows better than Peyton Manning that you can’t overlook a weaker team in the NFL by assuming a victory. He and John Fox had better instill that message to the other 52 on the roster… especially Moreno, if he plays, that only a 100% effort will do.

    The Chiefs and Crennel are spoiling for a win. We’d better be ready to stop the run on defense and not lay the ball down on offense. We aren’t there yet, folks. This is Arrowhead Stadium, after all.

    This should be the year we dominate the West with a clean sweep. But we gotta bring a big broom… and do the work.