Kansas City Chiefs (3-0) 31 San Francisco 49ers (0-3) 10
Matt Cassel fantasy prediction: 175 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT
Actual: 250 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT
So...I was wrong. Big time.
Cassel certainly struggled in the first half but really came alive in the second half. The Chiefs did some things creatively on offense -- double-reverse flea-flicker touchdown pass for one -- to get the Chiefs offense, and Matt Cassel, rolling well.
The question moving forward was whether the 49ers just aren't a very good team and the Chiefs offense hit them at the right time or if this is Cassel starting to develop a rapport with offensive coordinator Charlie Weis.
The good news from a fantasy football perspective: Cassel has increased his stats every week through the first three weeks of the NFL season.