Palko starting for Chiefs against Bears

Associated Press  |  Last updated December 04, 2011

PITTSBURGH - DECEMBER 6: Tyler Palko #4 of the Pittsburgh Steelers watches his team from the sideline during the game against the Oakland Raiders on December 6, 2009 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
Struggling quarterback Tyler Palko is starting for the Kansas City Chiefs against the Chicago Bears on Sunday instead of newcomer Kyle Orton. The Chiefs were forced to turn to Palko after Matt Cassel suffered a season-ending injury to his throwing hand, and the results so far haven't been good. Palko threw three interceptions in each of his first two starts and committed seven turnovers in all during that stretch. Kansas City claimed Orton, the former Bear, on Nov. 23 after Denver waived him. Chicago and Dallas also put in claims, but the Chiefs got him because they have a worse record. For the Bears, defensive tackle Anthony Adams (back) and cornerback D.J. Moore (ankle) are inactive.
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