One overlooked advantage for the Kansas City Chiefs against the San Diego Chargers on Monday Night Football is all the new ingredients for the Chiefs.
New coordinators, Eric Berry and Javier Arenas in the secondary and Dexter McCluster on the offensive side of the ball.
There's not much tape for the Chargers to watch on these guys. Sure they can check out the preseason but the Chiefs didn't open up their playbook against those teams.
Chargers coach Norv Turner was asked (via 610 Sports) about the two rookies in the secondary -- Berry and Arenas.
"If it works out by situations and coverages that you get those guys isolated then obviously those are things you look to take advantage of. So much of it ends up being a matter of scheme. They do such a good job with the scheme and I don't see them putting those guys in bad positions where you can take advantage of them consistently."
As for McCluster, it's a similar problem. No one quite knows where he'll line up.
"You're going to see the things he likes. Because it's the opening game we know we're going to see a lot of things they haven't shown in the preseason and we just have to make the adjustments and handle it."
We'll see if the Chiefs can capitalize on this advantage.