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Chiefs plagued by slow starts on offense

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Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, left, talks with side judge Tom Hill during the second quarter of a National Football League game on Nov. 3 in Orchard Park, N.Y.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It had to be a painful experience for Chiefs coach Andy Reid, someone who prides himself on being an offensive innovator, to relive the first quarter of last Sunday’s game in Denver.
The first 19 plays included a false start penalty, a fumble in the red zone, another fumble on a snap, a dropped pass, a sack and a three-and-out.
When it comes to lousy execution, that about covers it.
It was the latest and most glaring evidence of a troubling trend in which the Chiefs offense struggles to get out of the gates. They’ve ...


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