Here are some halftime thoughts from O.co Coliseum, where the Chiefs trail 14-7.
1. Alex Smith is playing some of his best football right now. He’s delivering the ball confidently, accurately and on time, and whenever he senses pressure, he typically finds a way to scramble out of it and turn it into a positive play. Give the man credit.
2. The Chiefs have been rotating running backs Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware, so sorry fantasy football guys — it looks like a full-blown running-back-by-committee situation. The good news is that both are running hard, and both look more than capable of carrying the mail.
3. Left tackle Eric Fisher is having a rough game. Mario Edwards, Jr. has blown through him on at least two occasions, while Khalil Mack beat him for a sack. It’s not the end of the world, because Fisher is playing well this year, but it will be interesting to see whether he can bounce back in the second half.
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4. One player to watch this game is Dee Ford, who is making his first career NFL start. So far, he has not done much. He needs to make a splash play sometime in the second half.
5. Marcus Peters has been a joy to watch this season. He plays with a tremendous amount of energy, and he’s been bobbing his head and skipping around ever since pregame warmups. It’s obvious his return to his hometown of Oakland means a ton to him.