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Disappointing doesn't even begin to describe the Kansas City Chiefs start to the 2011 season as they have now lost three key players to season-ending injuries.
Promising second-year tight end Tony Moeaki was lost for the year with a torn ACL in the team's final preseason game, while Pro Bowlers Eric Berry and Jamaal Charles have suffered the same fate in the Chiefs' last two games.
Quarterback Matt Cassel has struggled to move the chains, but it's not all his fault as the offensive line play has not been great and receivers have dropped passes that have led to interceptions.
First-round pick Jon Baldwin didn't exactly help matters by breaking his thumb after the Chiefs' first preseason game by getting in a fight with veteran running back Thomas Jones.
The defense appears lost without Eric Berry. Sabby Piscitielli has stepped in to fill his shoes as the team has gone from starting one of the best safeties in the league to one of the worst players in the NFL.
Berry means that much to the Chiefs' defense, as his injury has left a gaping hole in the Kansas City defense that will likely continue to stay there until he returns next season.
The Chiefs got by last season because they had six Pro Bowlers and a healthy team with other mediocre talents around them.
This season, however, they have lost many of their key players, and the lack of depth and quality players throughout the roster has proven to be costly.
The Chiefs best chances for a win this season will be against the Vikings in Week 4, the Colts in Week 5 and their two games in Weeks 10 and 17 against the Broncos.
Expect the Chiefs to find a way to win at least one of those games and likely finish the year at 1-15, earning the option of selecting Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck with the first pick of April's draft.