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After a frustrating first half, both coordinators did a fantastic job of making halftime adjustments during this contest, something that seemed missing during the first two games.
Romeo Crennel was being outclassed during the first half by Drew Brees and the Saints offense.
Brees worked with a clean pocket throughout the first two quarters and picked apart the Chiefs' defense, while having over 100 yards passing in the opening quarter alone.
Once the second half began, the Chiefs began to attack the Saints offensive line with a vengeance.
They amassed four sacks in the second half, including three by second-year star Justin Houston.
One of Houston's sacks was a critical safety midway through the final quarter which put the Chiefs within striking distance, and gave them the ball back.
The Chiefs' offense has gained more yards than any team in the league so far, but that number is misleading. Matt Cassel and company have racked up a ton of yardage in garbage time when they are far behind in games.
What is not misleading is offensive coordinator Brian Daboll's new found commitment to the rushing attack that was on display last Sunday.
Jamaal Charles carried the ball 33 times, and a number of those carries were when Kansas City was behind in the contest.
This is a stark contrast to the previous two games when the Chiefs abandoned the run early in games.
With Charles seemingly returning to form as the season goes on, Daboll is going to need to feed the Texas star the football early and often.