Kansas City Chiefs: 9 Starters Who Must Step Up in the 3rd Preseason Game

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Kansas City Chiefs: 9 Starters Who Must Step Up in the 3rd Preseason Game
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After the first two preseason games, Chiefs fans might feel a slight bit of worry. Kansas City has lost both games and, at times, looked very sloppy on the field. For fans, it's easy to write this off as a bad preseason, remembering that these games essentially mean nothing.

For players, though, these games could be the difference between riding the bench and making a name for themselves.

Kansas City will take on the St. Louis Rams in their third game this preseason. This Governor’s Cup matchup will likely mean a lot more for the players than it will for fans.

That’s not to say, though, that the outcome is not important. 

A win against the Rams would show Kansas City is headed in the right direction. For the Chiefs to pull out a win, there are a few starters that will need to prove themselves. The outcome of the next two games could effect their playing time and show whether Kansas City can hope to be contenders again in 2011.

Here are nine starters who need to prove themselves against the Rams and ride that performance into the regular season for their sake and for the sake of the team.

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