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Chiefs Head to Seattle to Face Toughest Team Yet

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The Kansas City Chiefs are headed to Seattle to take on the Seahawks for their toughest test of the preseason. Their first preseason game against the 49ers was the easiest test and they have continued to build since. The Chiefs will play their starters for the first half and maybe some of the third quarter. Alex Smith should come out to start the second half according to coach Reid. Alex hasn’t gotten the playing time this preseason that Reid has expected to this point. Smith has looked fantastic throughout his playing time and looks ready for a good year. Of course with Smith the question is will it continue when the season starts.

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Watch the special teams units during the game; they can give you a good idea where players stand, especially for the third preseason game.

The biggest question on the offensive side of the ball is at left guard. Does Bryan Witzmann have what it takes to hold onto the starting job? Does Zach Fulton show that he is the guy that should start between Eric Fisher and Mitch Morse? Or will Parker Ehinger show that it’s his job when he is ready to return? Witzmann has a great chance to prove he’s capable against a very good Seattle defensive line on Friday night. If he is able to more than hold his own he should continue to start into the regular season.

People will argue that the biggest question on the defensive side of the ball is second corner or inside linebacker. Both positions have questions but inside linebacker seems settled to me. However, to me, the second corner position isn’t in question. I see Steven Nelson as continuing to be that corner. Terrance Mitchell and Phillip Gaines are fighting for the third corner position and with Mitchell not being able to play Friday night, it’s Gaines’ spot to lose.

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Chris started covering the Chiefs four years ago. Since then he started the Check With Me podcast with co-host Ryan Tracy. During training camp in 2016 Chris & Ryan were asked to host the Locked on Chiefs podcast. Follow @ChrisClarkNFL for more Chiefs and NFL coverage.

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