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Brief on the Chiefs

That was a big, big win for the Chiefs, who looked like a completely different team than those they’ve put on the field the past three seasons.

Especially on defense.

I expected the offense to be ahead of the defense this season, but it was Romeo Crennel’s D that was the biggest factor in Kansas City’s 21-14 late-Monday night win over the San Diego Chargers.

This is a win over the prohibitive favorite in the AFC West. It’s a divisional victory that carries an impact. Oakland lost. Denver lost. San Diego lost.

And the Chiefs, with some exciting rookies and a defense that might finally assert itself, won.

Much more to come in tomorrow’s blog about Kansas City. But this one was big, a much-needed confidence boost for a team – and a franchise – that needed it.