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1. Chiefs' Chase Daniel throws for three touchdowns in 34-19 preseason victory at Arizona

By Terez Paylor - Kansas City Star

"The Chiefs' starters may have looked ordinary in their preseason opener against the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday night, but the same cannot be said for their No. 2 units.

After a first quarter that featured a rare Alex Smith interception, a big passing play allowed by the defense and a plethora of injuries, it was quarterback Chase Daniel and the rest of the backups who stole the show in the Chiefs' 34-19 victory over the Cardinals.

That had to be somewhat comforting for Chiefs coach Andy Reid, who was apparently displeased enough with his starting offense to leave that group in for three series, while the starting defense left after only two."    READ MORE…

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The Kansas City Chiefs take on the Arizona Cardinals in week one of the 2015 preseason.

2. Before he could fly, Jamaal Charles had to overcome childhood fears and disabilities

By Vahe Gregorian - Kansas City Star

""It's not about judging people. It's about expressing yourself in your own way," Charles said, reflecting on his journey. "Everybody's different. That's just life. I don't think anybody in the world is the same, even twins.

"I am who I am. God made me who I am. He made me to have a learning disability, so I accept it. He made me to be this person I am today with all the (accolades) …

"I don't judge what God did to me. The things I went through in life, I went through for a reason. He gives certain people certain things.""    READ MORE…

3. Chiefs serve notice on first play for passing attack plans

By Adam Teicher - ESPN

"The Kansas City Chiefs served notice on their first offensive play of the preseason what direction they intend to take their passing game. Quarterback Alex Smith threw deep down the left sideline for new wide receiver Jeremy Maclin in Saturday's night game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Arizona.

The play didn't work. Maclin was well covered by cornerback Justin Bethel, and the pass was incomplete."    READ MORE…

4. Chiefs mailbag: How suspended, IR, PUP rules affect 53-man roster

By Herbie Teope - Chiefs Digest

"Starting cornerback Sean Smith serves a three-game suspension to start the season, meaning the Chiefs will need to move him to the reserve/suspended list on final roster cuts from 75 players to the 53-man roster on Sept. 5.

Smith is eligible to return to the active roster on Tuesday, Sept. 29, and the Chiefs will then need to make a move to free space to accommodate his return.

An example of such a move occurred in 2014 when the Chiefs placed linebacker Derrick Johnson and defensive end Mike DeVito on injured reserve, using one of the available spots to activate then-Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe, who served a one-game suspension to start the season."    READ MORE…

5. Chiefs don't get just one TD catch from a wide receiver, but three!

By Adam Teicher - ESPN

"The Kansas City Chiefs proved their wide receivers can indeed can touchdown passes. The Chiefs went without a TD from a wideout in 2014, but got three of them in Saturday night's preseason opener against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Arizona.

Here are some quick thoughts on the Chiefs' 3419 win over the Cardinals:

So that's what the end zone looks like: The starting offense couldn't score a touchdown in three possessions, but backup quarterback Chase Daniel threw scoring passes to wide receivers Fred Williams, Frankie Hammond Jr. and Da'Ron Brown."    READ MORE…

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