Chiefs enduring their usual wretched preseason

Sports

August 29th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs are assured of their ninth straight losing preseason. At 1-2 going into Thursday night’s final tuneup at Green Bay, the Chiefs since 2004 are a woebegone 7-28 in preseason games. They haven’t posted a winning preseason since 2003, when Dick Vermeil’s Chiefs won the Hall of Fame game to finish 3-2. They then tore through the regular season 13-3. Anyone who insists that preseason games are meaningless should take note that Kansas City’s combined 6-26 record of the past eight years was followed by 53 wins and 75 losses in the regular season, one playoff appearance and no postseason wins. Coach Romeo Crennel may use the starters against Green Bay much more than first-teamers normally play in a game that usually belongs to backups and longshots.