Chiefs Look To Improve Early

Tuesday, October 2nd 2007, 2:45 pm
By: News On 6

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Kansas City Chiefs coach Herm Edwards is thinking about changing his pregame speech -- or perhaps giving it up altogether.

In all four games they've played this year, the Chiefs have fallen immediately behind.

The last two, against Minnesota and San Diego, they faced double-digit deficits at halftime only to rally in the third and fourth quarters and pull out a win.

Edwards says the team has been outscored by 27 points in the first half this year, but has outscored opposing teams by 27 in the second.

Edwards says, "obviously, my pregame speech going out is not very good. My halftime speech is probably a little bit better."

Their rapidly improving defense has pitched a shutout in each of the last two second halves, enabling a slow-starting offense to pull itself together in the second half.