Chiefs Getting Off To Fast Starts
Associated Press - September 24, 2013 3:41 am
Panthers 28, Chiefs 16
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Kansas City Chiefs are all about fast starts these days.
They’ve started fast in games, taking the lead in the first quarter of each of them, and carrying that advantage into halftime twice. And they’ve started fast on the season, beating the Jaguars, Cowboys and Eagles to surpass their win total from all of last year.
While that may seem like something to scoff about so early in the season, consider that Kansas City never led a game in regulation until Week 9 a year ago.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid insisted that he’d rather score most than first, but he also said there’s value in getting on the board early. It helps build confidence while also allowing a team to settle in for the rest of the game.