[Kansas City.com] The Chiefs gained 172 yards and scored two touchdowns in last week’s preseason opener in Houston.
As feeble as those numbers were, they look positively mighty compared with their output in Thursday night’s hideous, 17-0 loss to the Giants at the Meadowlands.
The Chiefs had only 111 yards and couldn’t score on either of their two possessions while playing the starting offense.
“I don’t think it was a step back,” quarterback Trent Green said. “I think it was kind of a lateral move. Anytime in the preseason, you don’t want to do that. It just wasn’t good enough.”
The Chiefs, among the leaders in long pass plays the last several seasons, couldn’t get anything longer than 13 yards. Green completed four of his six passes but for just 32 yards.
Perhaps even more ominous, the Chiefs had trouble protecting Green.
“You know that coming in here,” Green said. “(Giants ends Michael Strahan and Osi Umenyiora) are both Pro Bowl guys. We knew they were going to bring some pressure. I was able to get the ball off. Yeah, you take some shots, but for the most part they gave me time to get the ball off.”