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The Chiefs and NFL by beat writer Terez Paylor

Chiefs must tackle two problems: turnovers and early deficits

11/01/2012 5:00 PM

05/16/2014 8:10 PM

More than anything else, two failures are killing the Chiefs. By repeatedly committing turnovers, they’re not only costing themselves a chance at points but also giving the opponent a short field with which to work. By consistently falling behind early, they’re allowing the opponent to dictate the terms of the game to them.

So things for the Chiefs would look a whole lot better tonight and for the rest of the season if they can turn those factors around. But turnovers and large deficits may be in their DNA. If that’s true, they have no shot to beat the Chargers.

Read my scouting report on tonight’s game by clicking on the attached link.

When the inactive players are announced, I’ll have them on my Twitter account @adamteicher. Cornerback Stanford Routt wound up as questionable on the week’s final injury report, so there’s a chance he won’t be available for the Chiefs tonight.

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