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 The other game pits two division rivals from the AFC West against each other in the first of two games that they will play this year. Kansas City is trying to prove that they are relevant once again, while San Diego is taking their first step without Tomlinson and Vincent Jackson. It should be an interesting debut for all four teams, and most of the country gets to see these games taking place during primetime Monday night.Ryan Mathews, who is replacing perennial Pro Bowler LaDainian Tomlinson in the Chargers' backfield, took a brutal hit by Derrick Johnson and lost the ball. Brandon Carr scooped it up and ran 16 yards to the San Diego 12 and Cassel made it 14-7 with a 2-yard TD pass to rookie tight end Tony Moeaki.

McCluster, a scatback who was a training camp sensation with his quickness and flair, took a San Diego punt in heavy rain in the second quarter and cut left. He sailed almost untouched down the sideline and got the only block he needed from Andy Studebaker in a 94-yard return that put KC on top 21-7 late in the half. The return broke Dante Hall's team record by one yard.
While Kansas City isn’t expected to do much better than their four wins last season, the Chargers know that taking them lightly could mean a season-opening loss which is something this team can’t afford.
"The fans tonight, what great energy out there," Chiefs head coach Todd Haley said.

"This is how I visualized Arrowhead and it's because of those people who were out there in some pretty difficult conditions and it didn't look like too many were shying away from it.

The planning and construction of the venue took six years, though fans are hopeful that it will not take that long to turn the team into playoff contenders.The team is rebuilding, bringing in Haley and general manager Scott Pioli last year. Romeo Crennel and Charlie Weis, who helped turn the New England Patriots into a dynasty, are back together assuming their old jobs of defensive and offensive co-ordinators.

The team has also been using its poor results the last few seasons to harvest a crop of promising draft picks including McCluster and free safety Eric Berry, who both contributed to Monday's upset result.
Holmgren did not attend the Browns' season-opening loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, and most presumed it was because of recent foot surgery. But Holmgren said his back ''went wacko'' because of his foot, and he had to have an epidural.

''I watched the game laying on my stomach in my den, looking up at the TV,'' he said. ''Right now I'm in a lot of pain.I'll be there. I'm not missing another game.The Heritage Hall event kicked off Ring of Honor week. Through Sunday, the new exhibit on the north side of Cleveland Browns Stadium will include the original busts of the 16 hall of famers, along with jerseys, shoes and other memorabilia from the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The memorabilia will be rotated, and copies of the busts are being made.
Also attending the press conference were Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, president and executive director of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Steve Perry, and former and current Browns Joshua Cribbs, Eric Steinbach, Kevin Mack and Frank Stams.

''I can't get enough of this stuff. Football has been how I've been able to provide for my family and then to be able to get involved in stuff like this, it's the bonus, it's the cherry on top of the sundae,'' Holmgren said. ''I love it.
Hello again, Kansas City Chiefs fans. You're back and you're loud again.

Through the television and radio, you could hear the Tomahawk Chop from the Arrowhead Stadium crowd pick up with less than a minute left in the game. The Chargers were driving, down by a touchdown. They quickly made it to the 4-yard line and the Kansas City Chiefs defense not only held the Chargers on a goal line stand but drove them back a couple of yards too.
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