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Chiefs vs. Titans: Trent Green's Five Things to Watch

Plenty of storylines to follow for the Chiefs third preseason game on Friday night

The Kansas City Chiefs (2-0) will take on the Tennessee Titans (1-1) on Friday night at 7:00 p.m. CT at Arrowhead Stadium.

It's the third preseason game for both teams, and it's generally the game in which you'll see the most action from the starters.


On Wednesday, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said his first-team will play into the third quarter, and then the two's will follow them to finish out the game.

Even though these preseason games don't count on the final scorecard, many individual jobs are won and lost based on performances on these games.

It's also the last opportunity many of the starters will have before this team heads down to take on the Houston Texans in Week 1 of the regular season.

For the Chiefs, there isn't a shortage of storylines to follow on Friday night either.

Before he was the color analyst for the NFL on CBS and the Chiefs preseason games, Trent Green was busy throwing touchdowns at Arrowhead Stadium. He currently ranks second in franchise history in passing yards (21,459), touchdowns (118), completions (1,720) and attempts (2,777).

He's well-versed in the game of football and he's got five things to watch in the game on Friday:

1) "First and foremost, it has to be the offensive line. I think that's the area of concern coming into the season. We've looked at it the first two weeks of the season, but it continues to be injuries and guys shuffling in and out. Trying to find that right chemistry and that right mix on the offensive line."

2) "An interesting thing, staying on the offensive side of the ball, would be wide rookie receiver Chris Conley. He got some reps last week but really hasn't been that involved. It will be interesting to see him get more opportunities, and not only with those opportunities maybe get some catches, get the ball in his hands a few times."

3) The next thing in my mind when you start talking about the defensive side of the ball is Marcus Peters. I think we're all interested to continue to see his development. I think it's pretty clear what the plan is with Sean Smith after the first two weeks of the preseason. They really haven't played him with the starters in preseason games. Last week he played into the fourth quarter, so you have to find out what Marcus Peters has. Of course, you have Jamell Fleming and we'll continue to find out what Steve Nelson has as well, but the main guy I want to see is Marcus Peters. He's going to have a lot of playing time this next game."

4) The duel of the camp is long snapper with James Winchester and Andrew East. Not a lot of excitement around that position unless something goes wrong. But right now you have two young guys competing for the spot and we'll see how that shakes out."

5) The broadcast on KCTV5!


Photos from the Chiefs week one game against the Titans.

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