KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Chiefs kick off their 2013 home schedule hosting the Dallas Cowboys Sunday. Kickoff is noon.
The Chiefs are coming off a 28-2 win in their season opener at Jacksonville. The Cowboys prevailed in their home opener against the New York Giants.
Here are Jack Harry's three keys to a Chief's victory:
- Protect the football - The Cowboys created the most turnovers in Week 1 of the NFL. Chiefs runners will have to keep and extra tight hold on to the ball.
- Blitz packages - Chiefs need to get pressure on Dallas quarterback Tony Romo right from the get go.
- Attack through the air - Dallas gave up 430 yards passing against the Giants, ranking 31 in league for Week 1.
Here are Frank Boal's three keys to the game:
- Dallas blitz - The Cowboys will test rookie offensive tackle Eric Fisher and the right side of the Chiefs offensive line. They want to confuse them to create gaps for the blitzing players to run through.
- Get Jamaal Charles involved - If the Chiefs win this game, Jamaal Charles has to be effective in both the running game and the passing offense. Dallas will do everything they can to prevent that from happening. They can't let Charles get into a rhythm.
- Special Teams - The Chiefs will lean on this unit all season to tilt the field. A big return or blocked kick can change the entire complexion of a game. Plus, one of the Chiefs biggest weapons is punter Dustin Colquitt. He's the best in the game at pinning the opponent deep in its own territory, making it very difficult to march the length of the field. Don't let the Cowboys Special Teams come up with a big play like Jacksonville did last week with the blocked punt to take a 2-0 lead.
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