Chiefs turning to backups vs Patriots


November 17th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Kansas City Chiefs will lean on a journeyman quarterback, a running back who’s spent most of his career on special teams and a tight end who has a hard time catching a cold on Monday night against New England. Not exactly what general manager Scott Pioli had in mind when he put this team together. Injuries have hurt the Chiefs this season, particularly on offense. Pro Bowl quarterback Matt Cassel, All-Pro running back Jamaal Charles and standout tight end Tony Moeaki have gone down with what are likely to be season-ending injuries. Tyler Palko will be making his first career start at quarterback.