Originally posted on NBC Chicago  |  Last updated 12/1/11
The Neckbeard returns this Sunday, accompanied by a coach who isn't fond of shaving, a back-up QB, and a subtle scent of Gates' BBQ sauce. What else do you need to know about the Chiefs before kickoff? Who's your QB? After the injury to Matt Cassel, the Chiefs relied on back-up Tyler Palko. His first three outings earned him a QB rating of 47.5. After Kyle Orton was cut, the Chiefs picked him up on waivers, but he hasn't played for Kansas City yet. The most interesting subplot to the game will be watching if the Chiefs turned to the QB-Formerly-Known-As-The-Neckbeard, or if they will stick with Palko. Schedule snafus: The Chiefs are in the middle of a tough stretch. Starting two weeks ago with the Patriots, they have five 2010 playoff teams in a row, including all four of the teams who played in the conference championships. Somewhere over the Dwayne Bowe: The Chiefs feature two wide receivers whose names you will hear often on Sunday. Bowe is one of the league's top receivers,
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