Chiefs offense off to a fast start under Matt Cassel

AP

Break up the . . . Chiefs?

Kansas City roared to a 14-0 lead over the Cardinals in the first quarter, looking smooth on offense without Dwayne Bowe, who is apparently en route.

It’s a nice debut for new coordinator Brian Daboll.

Matt Cassel was a clean 5-of-6 for 67 yards, and the Chiefs put together a pair of touchdown drives, including a 12-play, 72-yard grinder.

Of course, 60 percent of Cassel’s completions were to hybrid playmaker Dexter McCluster, so they could obviously use a downfield threat.

Newcomer Peyton Hillis ran four times for 41 yards, and it looks like they’re finding a nice blend between the physical Hillis and Jamaal Charles, who had three carries for 12 yards and an 11-yard reception.