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Chiefs and Saints Playing Catch Up

Posted Sep 19, 2012

Something has to give as two 0-2 teams are hungry for wins

Both the Chiefs and the Saints are looking to break into the win column and will be fighting for a victory on Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

Sunday’s contest marks the 10th meeting between the Chiefs (0-2) and the Saints (0-2), each looking for their first win of the 2012 season.

Head coach Romeo Crennel said the Chiefs are concentrating on making corrections and preparing to face a team in a similar situation.

“We’re preparing and getting ready to go down to New Orleans to play a team who is similar to us really – both teams are struggling – so we’ll see if we can improve some of the things we need to improve to try to win a game.”

The Saints, who won Super Bowl XLIV in 2009, are also without a win to start the 2012 season. They, much like Kansas City, are searching for answers, are scheming for a win, and have had a rough start to the season.

Saints interim head coach, Aaron Kromer’s mentality is similar to Crennel’s as he faces a unique situation.

“We haven’t lost two games in a row in a long time, let alone being winless for two games. It’s unchartered territory for our group, and we just have to stay together.”

The last time the Saints found themselves in a situation like they face in the 2012 campaign was 5 years prior. QB Drew Brees commented on the past two games and the letdown that has come with a losing record.

“We’re disappointed, we’re very disappointed. Obviously it’s not the way we wanted to start but I feel like we’re making improvements from game one to game two and hopefully that results in a win.”

A win is needed for both teams. Both have had a disappointing start but the Chiefs are looking to improve in the coming weeks and claim their first “W” of the season.

CB Brandon Flowers is ready to move forward and put the past two weeks in the teams’ rear view.

“I can pinpoint that we’re 0-2. We’ve got to get those losses behind us, you can’t keep dreading them and harping on them saying this and that, this and that. We’ve just got to move forward. We watched film, corrected the things we needed to correct and get that 0-2 out of our heads.”

QB Matt Cassel is also focused on a win, and understands that the Chiefs win and lose as a team and have to be prepared for the challenge.

“Like I said, I’m going to continue to say every week is a must win. Is there a sense of urgency about it? Absolutely. We want to get a win, and everybody in this room is working extremely hard to get that done.”

A victorious outcome will be claimed by the team that is able to execute. Chiefs’ fans are hopeful they will be able to move forward and celebrate a win this weekend.

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