Chiefs Line Holding It's Own During Miserable Year

By: DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer
By: DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Here's a situation that ought to send shudders through any head coach: Starting a rookie left tackle next to a rookie guard next to a center playing out of position, all against the NFL's best pass rush.

That's exactly what the Chiefs did last Sunday against Denver.

With left tackle Branden Albert out with an injury, and veteran guard Ryan Lilja now at center because of another injury, Kansas City's reshuffled line looked nothing like coach Romeo Crennel expected when he broke training camp a few months ago.

With rookies Donald Stephenson and Jeff Allen starting alongside Lilja, the patchwork offensive line played well in a 17-9 loss to the Broncos, providing the shakiest of silver linings to an eighth straight loss during a season of misery.


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